Solved New Aussie PC Build Tags: New Build Systems Last response: August 22, 2009 2:34 AM in Systems Share austempest August 22, 2009 2:28:22 AM Hey, Before i start, i'd just like to point out that I'm Australian, so all prices quoted below are in AUD, and i'm looking more for compatability, reliability and bottlenecks than price. APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Soon, Like a week or two (as soon as i get paid ) BUDGET RANGE: AUD1200-1800 (for box only, already have monitor/mouse/speakers/etc.) SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: the usual internets, movies (on a 24" screen @ 1920x1200), music as well as photoshop image editing, minor video editing, and mid range gaming. PARTS NOT REQUIRED: only the box is req'd PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: i mostly use CentreCom PARTS PREFERENCES: I tend towards AMD and ATI, but only for the reason that i've had Intel screw up on me before. OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Not on the initial build, but is possible in the future MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200 ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Bling is always good, hence the flashy case. This is what i've come up with so far. AMD Phenom II X4 Quad Core 955 3.2GHz 8MB Cache (AM3) - Black Edition AUD$309.00 http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=27_29&products_id=38256 Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P AMD Mainboard - 4x DDR3 / 6x Sata Raid / 1x IDE / Gigabit Lan / AM3 AUD$260.70 http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=36_63&products_id=39965 Asus EAH4870-HTDI-1G RADEON 4870, 1G, DDR5, PCIE2.0, 2xDVI, HDTV, HDCP, HDMI AUD$218.90 http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=26&products_id=34785 Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 7200RPM 32MB SATA 3Gbs AUD$163.00 http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=107_22&products_id=35051 Lite-On Super AllWrite SATA DVD Re-Writer (24x - Black) AUD$70.40 http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=49&products_id=38647 Corsair DDR3 4GB PC-10600/1333 (2x XMS3 2GB) TW3X4G1333C9DHX Ram AUD$133.10 http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=115_23&products_id=30041 Antec Nine Hundred Two - Black Ultimate ATX Gaming Case (No PSU) AUD$199.10 http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=125_126&products_id=36053 Zalman 750W Dual HeatPipe ATX Power Supply (ZM750-HP) AUD$189.20 http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=74&products_id=30768 Total Price AUD$1,543.40 More about : aussie build Best solution hunter315 August 22, 2009 2:34:04 AM I would swap the PSU out for this one http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cP... The corsair is only marginally more expensive but is known for being a good PSU brand. Since that ASUS 4870 is at stock speeds you can save a bit and get a lifetime warranty by switching to XFX http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cP... Share Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources New Gaming PC for BF3 et al aussie PC build Forum SolvedAussie building an Animation/Render PC @ $1750 - Specced Forum new build!! im aussie solution $700 Aussie PC Build Forum New Build / Aussie Needs some advice Forum New pc for aussie Forum New build for Aussie gamer Forum Hows My Aussie Build solution SolvedNew PC Build, do you think this is good? And can you transfer? Windows 8 from old to new solution SolvedNew pc build, will everything work? (PC noob) solution SolvedNew PC Build? solution SolvedNew pc build: "Reboot and select proper boot device" Help. solution SolvedNew PC Build solution SolvedNew PC Build time! Hopeless at picking PSU's.. solution SolvedNew to PC Building: Is this a balanced PC build? solution SolvedRate my new pc build? solution SolvedNew pc build solution SolvedNEW Pc BUILD solution SolvedPlease Check My New APU PC Build! Thanks! solution SolvedSuggestions for my new PC Build solution More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !