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Need advice on mobo&ram $1000- AM3 x4 965 gaming pc

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June 9, 2010 6:11:47 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This weekend saturday 12/06/2010 im in Australia BUDGET RANGE: $1000- AU


SYSTEM USAGE : purely for gameing online "all i really play is call of duty modern warfair 2" as with my old system when i host the game my pc really struggles and chuggs along.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers,modem, OS win 7 64 bit, monitor is lg w2353v, I am reuseing my old power supply which is "ozc 700w model number "oczgsx700" hard drive "seagate 500gb barracuda 7200.12, case.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS:
http://www.msy.com.au/Parts/PARTS.pdf
" prices are in AU Dollars COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Australia

PARTS PREFERENCES: cpu AM3 x4 965 $207-

motherboard Asus M4A89GTD-Pro-USB3
http://www.asus.com.au/product.aspx?P_ID=fcsXWSxnhzZE9r...

or gigabyte ga- 890GPA-UD3H
http://www.gigabyte.com.au/Products/Motherboard/Product...

or gigabyte ga-890fxa-ud5 "must purchase else where"
http://www.gigabyte.com.au/Products/Motherboard/Product...

i dont know which mobo to purchase asus mb has chipset AMD 785G/SB710 and expansion slots 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (blue @ x16 mode
gigabyte mb has chipset AMD 890GX/ SB850 and expaision slots 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x8
or pay the extra $100 for the gigabyte ga-890fxa-ud5 which i can crossfire with 3 cards which i dont know if i will ever use ??

Ram i dont know what ram to buy from the above web site, was going to get 4 gig kit just i dont know what would be the best for timings ect please advise me the extra money dosent matter.

Video card ATI 1GB 5850 Powercolor / HIS / Gigabyte / Asus $ 339 /339 /342 /379 one of the following please advise


OVERCLOCKING:yes / CROSSFIRE: Yes would like to allow for overclocking

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080, or 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: please advise on a cooling fan for overclocking from above web site. i intend to purchase a second video card when the price drops.


ok thanks very much any help would be appreciated

my old system is
Processor AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+, 2200 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
ga-m59sli-s4
Total Physical Memory 2.00 GB
512mb 250 gts

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June 9, 2010 6:53:22 AM

^ Go with X4 955 rather than the 965...Just 200MHz difference and it wont matter if you will be overclocking the CPU as you can easily reach the clock levels similar to the 965..

Mobo - Get the 890GX mobo...It does x8x8 crossfire, which is good enough for the current cards...So no need for that 890FX board...

RAM - 4G Kit ddr3 1333 G.Skill-Ripjaws
or
4G Kit ddr3 1600 G.Skill-Ripjaws

CPU Cooler - Cooler Master Hyper 212+ -> 39AUD

DVD - Get any...nearly all are same...

Graphics card - HIS/ Gigabyte...
ASUS is also good, but not worth the extra money...

And what about the case ??
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June 9, 2010 10:21:36 AM

you made me lolz"and what burner should i buy just looking at a cheap blue ray sata for $20ish dollars" the cheapest burner is 130 american on newegg and the cheapest reader is 50 bucks. no way you will get it for 30. but thankyou for making me laugh.


okay for a case y don't you look at the haf 922. its a monster howeeever your case looks really good. how much does it cost?
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June 9, 2010 1:40:10 PM

samdsox ... yes you are right that is funny. now i will just be getting a new Dual Layer DVDRW not a blue ray
will edit my previous post.
the Aerocool vx-e pro LE case with no power supply will cost $139- AUD
http://www.msy.com.au/Parts/manufacturerPromotional.pdf

yea the haf922 looks good msy dont sell it i will have to look around some more
thanks
p.s. glad i made you laugh.
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June 10, 2010 6:44:04 AM

yes so it has i never saw it.
thanks for letting me know
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June 10, 2010 9:49:36 AM

ok guy i have decided on the case it will be the HAF 922
should get it all tommrow except for the video card misses says i can get that in another 2 weeks so going to build it and put my old video card in for the 2 wweks
thanks guys
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June 12, 2010 5:52:33 AM

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