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... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumAussie building an Animation/Render PC @ $1750 - Specced ForumNew pc for aussie ForumNew Gaming PC for BF3 et al aussie PC build ForumAussie Toms Hardware Site Please ? Forum[ Aussie ] Pc Case Gear Forum$1000-1200 PC for an aussie Forum$700 Aussie PC Build ForumNew gaming Pc Build ForumPCI compatibility question ForumNew build powering on and off ForumVERY FIRST system build help Forum$1500 i7 Build for the Buck! - Buying Tomorrow! ForumThermaltake Spedo Build ForumNew game/sound machine...What chipset??? ForumNew game/sound machine...What chipset??? ForumFinnaly done with build, what to do after first post? ForumLooking to build HTPC HULU PC ForumNew Build For Client - £900 - Intel i7 - Final Tweaks More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !