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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 :p  )

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

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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...
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