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November 4, 2009 7:30:40 AM

Hey guys i have been racking my brain over what computer to buy/build, as i am not very computer savvy...but the i had a thought....TAKE IT TO THE FORUMS!!! I would like this:

A KICKASS gaming PC(NOTHING ELSE, AS I HAVE A MAC) for anywhere up to $2800 INCLUDING the monitor and keyboard and mouse(if this is too hard, dont worry. i would prefer a great PC than peripherals)

Must be parts from centrecom.com.au as i am australian, and trust this site.

Preferred parts : Intel core i-7 (920 and up, as i WANT A SOCKET 1366, FOR UPGRADABILITY)
ATI Radeon 5870 (if 2 can be squeezed in, which may be hard, please accomodate this when choosing PSU, CASE ETC)

I CAN NOT STRESS THAT THIS MUST BE A GREAT, KICKASS GAMING PC AND NOTHING MORE!!!! I DONT WANT TO KEEP SWITCHING PARTS ETC EVERY 6 MONTHS, BUT AT THE SAME TIME, I REAAAALLLY WANT UPGRADABILITY, AND I WANT IT TO LAST A WHILE.

I.AM.NOT.LOOKING.INTO.OVERCLOCKING. i understand that the i-7 cards auto overclock, which is fine.

obviously parts must be compatible, and yes, i am looking into CROSSFIRE OR SLI(WHICHEVER GPU I CHOOSE)

parts will not be bought for a while, most probably next JAN OR FEB, so if you want to suggest a part but know its superior is being released soon, go for it(however i dont want things like "they say that it may be coming out", i want concrete answers, unless there is a lot of evidence supporting the theory)

Finally, please dont post 1 component posts. i would really like whole builds to be posted...

Thanks guys, please try and respond as i would like to know ASAP..

:) 

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November 4, 2009 7:44:27 AM

Here's a start - I didn't see the purchase date until after I prepared the post...

Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core

ASUS P6T SE LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel

G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop

XFX HD-585A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal

Intel X25-M Mainstream SSDSA2MH080G2C1 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal

Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W Continuous Power

COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower

SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-GP 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders

HannsĀ·G HG-281DPB Black 28" 3ms Widescreen LCD HDMI

That might be a little over your budget depending on your local prices. See the link in my sig for some keyboards, mice, and speakers.
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November 4, 2009 8:37:23 AM

just a little bump
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November 4, 2009 8:53:46 AM

What more do you want? Someone to link you directly to the .au site? Just check and see if they're available and what the final price is and then let us know.
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November 4, 2009 8:56:44 AM

sorry, but yes that would be nice. im not sure if you realise, but searching for specific things on an AU site is very difficult. ESPECIALLY when the search yields multiple products and you are not very computer savvy. Sorry for being an australian....
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a b 4 Gaming
November 4, 2009 9:20:56 AM
November 4, 2009 9:24:57 AM

thanks...but what about the 1366 mobo with the socket 1166 cpu? do 1366 mobo's support 1166?
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a b 4 Gaming
November 4, 2009 9:28:09 AM

LOL, it's 4AM, sorry I fixed it.
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November 4, 2009 9:29:04 AM

lmao sorry...its only 10 30pm here.....my bad
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November 4, 2009 9:34:04 AM

sorry...i know this should be easy...but im pretty bad with coomputers.....do you mind suggesting suitable RAM, COOLER AND DVD DRIVE?
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a b 4 Gaming
November 4, 2009 9:43:58 AM

^ See above.
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November 4, 2009 9:58:04 AM

thanks man, also and finally...is there a big difference between the 5850 and the 5870? except price?
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a b 4 Gaming
November 4, 2009 10:10:50 AM

About 10-20% difference depending on the exact game or benchmark. I just listed the 5850 because of price concerns...
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November 4, 2009 3:36:02 PM

Here is what I would do: (I didn't look at parts for the above post so some may be the same) :D  Don't need a aftermarket cooler since you don't plan to overclock, stock should be fine, then.

Intel Core i7-920 / 2.66GHz / 8MB Cache / LGA1366
http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cP...

Asus P6T-DELUXE-V2 Intel Mainboard - 6x DDR3 / 6x Sata Raid / Dual Gigabit Lan / LGA 1366
http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cP...

XFX HD5870 1GB, DDR5, 256bit, PCIE, Dual DVI-DL, HDMI (HD-587A-ZNF9)
http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cP...

Corsair DDR3 6GB PC-12800/1600 (3x 2GB XMS3) TR3X6G1600C7 Ram
http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cP...

Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 7200RPM 32MB SATA 3Gbs
http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cP...

Corsair TX-750 750W ATX Power Supply
http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cP...

LG GH22NS50 SATA DVD Re-Writer (22x - Black)
http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cP...

Antec Nine Hundred Two - Black Ultimate ATX Gaming Case (No PSU)
http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cP...

Asus 24" VW246H BLACK LCD - 2MS / WUXGA 1920x1080 / D-SUB / DVI / HDMI / SPKS
http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cP...

Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard USB
http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cP...

2550.

Leaves some for mouse (personal preference more then anything) If you want an SSD, could trade down the 5870 to a 5850 and add a OCZ Vertex SSD and grab another 5850 later on. Or 2 5850's now. Or you can upgrade the PSU to modular or to an 850W as well.

Plenty of options with that much of a budget. And by Jan/Feb (also same time I will be purchasing mine, most of same parts I recommended as well) GT300's should be out by then, prices will fluctuate, etc. Revisioned 58** cards will be out, OC'd, etc.
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