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Australian $1500 build

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February 15, 2010 7:16:51 AM

Hey guise

i am buying a new computer
Main purposes : this computer main purpose will be to run 3 HD moniters, for the main reason of work, the computer should also be quite good at games and video encoding.

core i7 build http://s904.photobucket.com/albums/ac244/bombat1994/com...

am3 build http://s904.photobucket.com/albums/ac244/bombat1994/com...

core i5 build http://s904.photobucket.com/albums/ac244/bombat1994/com...

they r all from itestate.com.au

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February 15, 2010 11:38:28 AM

They all look pretty good. I would change the HDD to a Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB though. It's all around better than that WD. Also, see if you can find CAS Latency 7 sticks of RAM (7-7-7-x).

On the i5 build, I would change the board to an Asus P7P55D-E Pro. The Gigabyte you choose is decent, but if you Crossfire, you lose USB 3/SATA III support. That doesn't happen on the Asus, and they're about the same price.

As far as which one you should go with, I would make another change to the i5 build. I would use the i7-860. The 860 is just as good as the i7, but uses the cheaper chipset.
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