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December 16, 2009 8:21:04 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: If not straight after Christmas than two weeks after tops BUDGET RANGE: 1100 AUD-1500 AUD After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE: Gaming (sims 3, COD MW2) internet, watching movies, movie editing/music editing

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Speakers, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE FOR PARTS: scorptec.com.au but im getting the case of ebay.com.au COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Australia

OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes, for now i only have one card but i want to buy another in the middle of 2010

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

Components:
CPU: AMD Phenom II 720 2.80Ghz, 7.5MB Cache, 667Mhz FSB, Triple Core (Black Edition)

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 Do i need to buy a wireless add in card?

Case: Raidmax Aztec

Memory: OCZ 4GB Kit (2x2GB), PC-10666 (1333MHz) DDR3, Platinum Edition, 7-7-7-20, 1.65v, Dual Channel, XTC heatspreaders

PSU: Corsair CMPSU-550VXAU 550W ATX Power Supply, 120mm fan, PCI-E Graphics Card Connector, 6 SATA Connectors, Universal AC input 90~264V

Graphics: XFX Radeon HD5770 (850mhz), 1GB GDDR5 (2400mhz), PCI-E 2.0, Fan Cooler, Dual DVI, HDMI

HDD: Samsung 1TB Spinpoint F3, SATAII, 7200rpm, 32MB Cache

Optical Drive: LG GH22NS50 22xDVD+-R, 12xDVD-RAM, DL, BLK, SATA, NERO EXPRESS7

Monitor: Asus VH222D 21.5"W, 16:9, 5ms, 1920x1080P, 300nits, 20K:1(ASCR), D-sub, BLACK

USB Wireless Card: D-Link DWA-125 WIRELESS 150 LAN USB ADAPTER Will I have any problems with this using apple airport wirless router?


Is there anything else I can do to improve it? Thanks for the advice about the RAM.
December 16, 2009 8:50:56 PM

If you need a wireless network connection I recommend getting a USB wireless card, not an internal. There doesnt seem to be any performance difference and the USB is portable to another computer and easier to work with if there is a problem.
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December 16, 2009 10:48:09 PM

There's no point buying a tri-channel memory kit for your system, get a 4GB dual channel kit instead. Only x58 mobos utilise triple channel memory, as that is not what your system is based on, it won't go.
This is good for quite a lot cheaper http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/35101-ocz3p1333lv4g.... Apart from that good.
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December 16, 2009 10:56:22 PM

Good call Silvune, I totally overlooked that. AMD motherboards only want 2 sticks of RAM.
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December 16, 2009 11:06:16 PM

I'm sure I've overlooked that kind of mistake when offering advice b4. I don't remember having a good excuse tho, hopefully you do :D 
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