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September 3, 2009 3:04:13 PM

Ok hi guys, im building a new gaming system which is gona cost me round bout $1900 (lucky my budget is $2000), im not gona oc it unless i rele need 2 in the far far off future lol. so this is 4 pure gaming. o n im from australia so the local prices here will differ from american prices, jst a heads up thats all (speakin of which my $1800 will prob be $1550 in us). so heres the spec of the actual system w/o the monitor,mouse, keyboard, speakers (bcuz iv alredy got those):

case: Antec TWELVE HUNDRED Full Tower Gaming Case $239.00

motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-EP45T-UD3LR DESKTOP BOARD $165.00

power supply: ANTEC TRUEPOWER NEW 750W MODULAR PSU $229.00

hard drive: WD CAVIAR GREEN 1.0TB $ 99.00 (special price)

dvd drive: PIONEER BDC-202BK BLU-RAY COMBO OEM $159.00

cpu: INTEL CORE 2 DUO E8500 3.16GHz 2X3MB $244.00

memory: GEIL 4GB KIT DDR3 VALUE SERIES C9 1600M $139.00

graphics card: GeForce GTX 285 1024Mb DDR3 $429.00 (special price)

operating system: MS WINDOWS VISTA HOME PREM OEM/64BIT/WIN7UPG $149.00

total: $1852.00

ok all i want to kno is am i wasting money on anything, or can i do better(course within the price range of $2000), or am i total noob that dsnt no wat hes getting into (recently learnt how 2 put pc's 2gether). i just want a gwd gaming system 4 under $2000. thnx again.

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a b 4 Gaming
September 3, 2009 3:09:59 PM
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The caviar green isnt going to hurt your performance in game but it will hurt loading times, it is slower than most drives, get the caviar black or the samsung F3 1TB drive. Get the GTX275, its slightly slower than the GTX285 but alot less expensive and can be easily clocked as high as a GTX285.

whats the resolution on your monitor and where are you buying from?

Also be aware for that price you can get a top of the line AMD 955 with a 4890 which will perform extremely well also and is not at the end of its lifetime, you have no processor upgrade path with the build you chose.
a b 4 Gaming
September 3, 2009 3:36:03 PM

+1 for the AMD955 + 4890. You could probably squeeze in Crossfire at that price point, $1500US.


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September 5, 2009 5:31:25 PM

hunter315 said:
The caviar green isnt going to hurt your performance in game but it will hurt loading times, it is slower than most drives, get the caviar black or the samsung F3 1TB drive. Get the GTX275, its slightly slower than the GTX285 but alot less expensive and can be easily clocked as high as a GTX285.

whats the resolution on your monitor and where are you buying from?

Also be aware for that price you can get a top of the line AMD 955 with a 4890 which will perform extremely well also and is not at the end of its lifetime, you have no processor upgrade path with the build you chose.





ok im buying from a site called PLE, and netplus (aussie sites btw). n ive got a samsung 2333sw 23'inch. resolution wud hafta be at 1920 x 1080. and ye i asked a frnd of mine 2 n he sed that wd black wud b bettr, i looked em up n im most likely goin 2 get the wd black unless i have 2 sacrifice that 4 bettr anything internal other then the Hard Drive.
September 5, 2009 6:28:20 PM

Looks goods but dual cores are so 2006, just my opinion always go for more cores.
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