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August 25, 2009 3:28:45 AM

I'm putting a price on a Gamers system together for a friend in England & i live in Australia so it's a bit of fun.The best prices i found was at http://www.scan.co.uk/Index.aspx?NT=1-0-0-0-0
She will want to buy it all at 1 store.This is what i put together for her i went over budget alreay a bit at $803 pounds but i want it to be a good system that will last for a good while.Here it is.

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/AMD-Phenom-II-X3-720-Bla...
Motherboard
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Gigabyte-GA-MA785GMT-UD2...
Memory
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/4GB-(2x2GB)-Corsair-TwinX-XMS3-DDR3-PC3-10666-(1333)-240-Pin-Non-ECC-Unbuffered-CAS-9-9-9-24
Harddive
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/640GB-HGST-(IBM-Hitachi)-SATA-3Gb-s-7200-rpm-16MB-Cache
Dvd Rom Drive
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Sony-DRU-870s-24x-DVDR-1...
Case
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Antec-Three-Hundred-Blac...
power Supply
http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=866139
Keyboard
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Logitech-Media-Keyboard-...
Mouse
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Logitech-MX518-Gaming-Gr...
Graphics card 2 choices
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/1GB-XFX-HD-4890-PCI-E-20(x16)-3900MHz-GDDR5-GPU-850MHz-800-Cores-2x-DL-DVI-I-HDTV-HDCP-Ready
or
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/896MB-XFX-GTX-275-55nm-2...
Operating System
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Microsoft-Windows-7-Home...(Green)-PreOrder-Release-22-10-09

I want to be shure the power supply is ok .
Any help would be great Michael :) 

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August 25, 2009 4:14:33 AM

Crap, its a really good build and i dont want to cut down on anything. Whats the budget supposed to be? What resolution monitor does she play on? The only thing i might cut back on is the mouse and keyboard or have her go pick those up in a local store they will likely be cheaper.
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August 25, 2009 4:18:19 AM

Thanks for the quick reply it was $750 pounds but i wanted to be shure it was a good build didnt want to skimp so it was hard what to get she wants to play entropia it use the cry2 engine so it need to be pretty fast.
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August 25, 2009 4:23:08 AM

If you need to get the cost down you could drop down to a 550 or 545, but that still wont bring you under budget but it will bring you closer. The performance difference isnt a ton, the 545 would be just under the 550 on this chart and as you can see even the low end athlon II is capable of getting in the 60's for an average
http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2009-desktop-cpu-cha...
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