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1000 to 2000 dollar GAMING PC-AUSTRALIA.

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October 26, 2009 4:43:59 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE:Whenever i can muster up money, most likely next FEB.
BUDGET RANGE: 1000-2500AUD. After Rebates (does it matter for AUS?)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming. just for gaming a videos.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Anything, except monitor unless that falls between price range.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: www.centrecom.com.au COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Melbourne, Australia.

PARTS PREFERENCES: i would like an intel i-7 preferably, with an NVIDIA GTX260 or 280.

OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe, depends on games and price

MONITOR RESOLUTION: not too high, not sure. will get better monitor later on.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Want to have to for a while. at least 4-5 years/want to be able to upgrade. MUST BE ABLE TO KEEP UP WITH NEW GAMES AND PLAY CRYSIS ETC.

THANKS GUYS.
October 26, 2009 6:02:31 AM

If I had $2,500 to drop right now I would do this:

Intel Core i7 920 Processor LGA1366 2.66GHz 8MB Cache CPU (centrecom) AUD349
Asus P6T LGA1366 X58 6DDR3 FSB1600(OC): (centrecom) AUD278
Corsair DDR3 6GB PC-12800/1600 (3x 2GB) (centrecom) AUD295
OCZ GameXstream 850W SLI Ready PSU (UMART) AUD199
Asus GTX295 1792MB DDR3 PCIE2.0 2 (UMART) AUD599
Intel SSD X25-M 80G SATA 2.5 (ebay, free delivery) AUD450
CoolerMaster RC-932-KKNI HAF Black Case (UMART) AUD209
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM(UMART) AUD119
TOTAL AUD2498

However I game at 1080p and I have a thing for Intel solid state drives.

The resolution at which you game is very important so you should really figure out the resolution you intend to play at. This in turn will effect what graphics card that is most suitable for you.

Given you are talking about buying in February I would just say sit tight and post again in January next year. By that stage the 5870x2 should have been released and maybe just maybe nvidia may have gotten off it's arse and released something new.
October 26, 2009 4:33:16 PM

**Just a note.. at the moment, i would not go with Nvidia because ATI definitely has better cards right now and for less money.

Intel Core i7 920

EVGA E758-TR 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 998677

SAPPHIRE 100281SR Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

XIGMATEK Intel Core i7 compatible Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Windows 7 professional 64-bit. The oem is only $40 more than home premium
October 27, 2009 12:21:09 AM

Snurp85 on what basis do you assert the GTX295 is bettered by the 5870? I also point out that here in Australia the price for the GTX295 and 5870 is much the same. Notwithstanding DX11 I would definitely buy the GTX295 if I was building right now. But I am not and neither is the punter so in any event as the punter is only going to be buying next year it is patently clear that he should simply wait to see what better graphics card options present by that time.

I also point out you are suggesting windows 7 pro to a gamer seems rather a superfluous choice.
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