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Building a Gaming PC for $1500 (NZD)

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February 11, 2010 9:13:46 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: within the next few weeks
BUDGET RANGE: $1500(NZD) from the site given which is a New Zealand site.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: mainly just gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: www.pricespy.co.nz

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: New Zealand

PARTS PREFERENCES: I would like to use a Intel CPU.

OVERCLOCKING: No

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280 x 1024

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I would like this computer to have high stability and be able to run most games, especially starcraft 2 when it comes out. It does not have to be an ultimate gaming pc, just a decent one that runs most games reasonably and within the budget range.
February 11, 2010 11:48:22 AM
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February 11, 2010 11:51:04 AM

damm, sorry again, psu link is ok, wrong link under case
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February 11, 2010 9:59:13 PM

thanks so much for this reply :) .. will take in this advice
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February 11, 2010 10:17:30 PM

what is the actualy resolution of your monitor?

the parts suggested above look fine , but you may be able to get better performance on a higher resolution system by spending the $ differently

You have a processor thats more powerful than you need , and the gfx card is good without being great

also keep in mind that pricespy listings dont include freight . Depending on where you are in NZ it may cost you much more as the "bargain" sites often overcharge the freight .You may be better off going in to a store and saying "heres what pricespy says are the best prices" , and asking them to match the whole thing as a package deal
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February 11, 2010 11:28:53 PM

The resolution of my monitor is 1280 x 1024. However I may plan later when i get more money to upgrade to a 1920x1080 monitor.
What processor do you suggest I use rather than that one chosen?
Thanks for the tip about the package deal for the prices.
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February 12, 2010 1:25:42 AM

also, one more question would I need any cooling system for my pc?
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February 12, 2010 8:38:39 AM

tcs said:
The resolution of my monitor is 1280 x 1024. However I may plan later when i get more money to upgrade to a 1920x1080 monitor.
What processor do you suggest I use rather than that one chosen?
Thanks for the tip about the package deal for the prices.

he might advice you to get the i5, well I won't, if you can get the i7, get it.

tcs said:
also, one more question would I need any cooling system for my pc?

note, the stock is fine.
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