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New system build

Last response: in Systems
December 16, 2009 8:39:36 AM

Not sure if you would call this a mid end gaming pc or what so...
Usage: Gaming (games like COD MW2), school work, internet and a small amount of video editing/music editing
Resolution of screen: 1920x1080
Country: Australia
Budget: $1500 AUD (1,351.14 USD) but i really dont want to go that high, i only will if it is needed. Not including the screen.
How much i want to spend: $1250 AUD(1,126.01 USD). Not including the screen.

CPU: AMD Phenom II 720 2.80Ghz, 7.5MB Cache, 667Mhz FSB, Triple Core (Black Edition)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 790X
RAM: Corsair 4GB Kit (2x2GB), PC-10600 (1333MHz) DDR3, 9-9-9-24, Dual Channel Kit
HDD: Samsung 500GB Spinpoint F1, SATAII, 7200rpm, 16MB Cache, NCQ, NoiseGuard, SilentSeek
Graphics: XFX Radeon HD5750 (700mhz), 1GB GDDR5 (2300mhz), PCI-E 2.0, Fan Cooler, Dual DVI, HDMI
PSU: Corsair Micro - CMPSU-450VXAU
Case: Raidmax Aztec
Screen: Asus 21.5W(16:9) 5ms 1920x1080 FHD1080P 300nits 20K:1 D-sub BLK

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December 16, 2009 11:31:30 AM

Refer to the thread "How to Ask for New Build Advice." We really need a budget and resolution is THE factor for the video card.

First, don't get Corsair RAM. It's overpriced. Pick up a set of G.Skill DDR3 1333 mhz 7-7-7-x sticks. There are some Eco sticks with 1.35v that I like to recommmend.

Second, you should be getting the Spinpoint F3. This is the fast drive, not the F1.

Third, depending on the resolution (and budget) and if you're thinking of upgrading your monitor, you should also consider this 5850. At very least, you should be getting the 5770. It's a lot better for only marginally more.

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