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Gaming build - under $1500 AUD

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May 31, 2010 5:12:22 AM

Approx. time till purchase: a few days

Purpose: Gaming, Internet

Price range: $1300 - 1500 AUD

Country: Australia

Parts not needed: Keyboard, mouse , speakers, dvd, monitor, OS

Preferred source: Ideally, MSY ( http://www.msy.com.au/ ). Parts list here: http://www.msy.com.au/Parts/msy.htm. Otherwise, any Australian site like www.techbuy.com.au or www.pcmarket.com.au is fine.

Over-clocking: Maybe

SLI / Crossfire: Maybe

First time building a computer like this and i'm kind of excited about it :)  . I've done some research and have come up with something that I think should be ok (all prices are the ones given on the MSY price-list from above):

CPU: ($187) AMD X4 955

MOBO: ($165) ASUS M4N98TD-EVO

RAM: ($139) 4G DDR3 1333 G-Skill Ripjaws

GPU: ($464) nVidia GTX 470

HDD: ($85) Seagate SATA 1TB

PSU: ($170) Thermaltake EVO Blue 750w

CASE: ($154) Lian Li Lancool K62 (If I can't get this one, I also like the Thermaltake Armor+ MX for $145).

So what does everyone think? Will it work? Any suggestions on parts?

Thanks in advance for any advice. Like I said this is my first time building a computer so any help will be much appreciated.

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a b 4 Gaming
June 2, 2010 10:12:47 PM

Nice choice of parts. But then I think you already know that.
Lancool Dragon Lord K62 is a lot better case than the Armor+ MX IMO.
Have fun.
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