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New first time custom build about $1500(need info as soon as possible)

Hey, im am building a new custom pc and it would be great to get some advice on the parts

BUDGET: around $1500

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: within a month

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, internet surfing, movies/TV, maye some video editing

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Centrecom - www.centrecom.com.au

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Australia

PARTS PREFERENCES: no preferences really, just like advice on what i have looked at already

OVERCLOCKING: not at the moment but maybe if i get a better cooler

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: not at the moment, but probably in the future

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Samsung SyncMaster 2253BW (1680x1050)


Processor
Intel Core i7-930 / 2.80GHz / 8MB Cache / LGA1366 - $349AUD
http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=28&products_id=43966


Motherboard
Asus P6X58D-E Intel Mainboard - 6x DDR3 / 6x Sata / Gigabit Lan / LGA 1366 - $295AUD
http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=62&products_id=44987


RAM
Corsair DDR3 6GB PC-10600/1333 (3x XMS3 2GB) TR3X6G1333C7 Ram - $240.90AUD
http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=23&page=1&sort=3a&products_id=39315


Graphics Card
XFX ATI HD5830 PCI-E 2.0, 1GB, DDR5, 256bit, Dual DVI, HDMI, Display Port, DX11, Fan (HD-583X-ZNFV) - $275AUD
http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=26&sort=3a&page=2&products_id=44618

OR

Gigabyte ATI R583UD-1GD RADEON HD5830, 800Mhz, 1GB, GDDR5, PCIe2.0, DVI, HDMI, DP - $275AUD
http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=26&sort=3a&page=2&products_id=44441

Hard Drive
Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 7200RPM 64MB SATA 6Gbs - $95AUD
http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=22&products_id=44803


Case
Thermaltake V5 - Black Midi ATX Tower Case - $82.50AUD
http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=126&products_id=45012


Cooling
standard cooling, maybe some better cooling in the future CPU...
advice would be great


PSU
Antec TruePower New Series 750W ATX Power Supply - $153AUD
http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=74&products_id=36655


Optical drive
Samsung SH-S223C SATA DVD Re-Writer (22x - Black) - $33AUD
http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=49&products_id=45969


Advice on anything here would be great!!!
also, would this be able to run games on higher settings such as FarCry2, COD6: MW2, GTA IV, Team Fortress 2, etc.


I was also wondering about AMD because in another post i read this http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/285078-31-timer-opinions-build-general-purpose-gaming#t2105442
Quote:
I had been planning on going i7 with my next build, but it was just leaked that Intel is planning on EOL-ing that socket next year. There's no word yet on when AM3 is going EOL, but at this point, I think it's safe to assume that it will at least be 2012, maybe 2013.



It would be great to know more about this and if its true, if so, suggestions about AMD and what mobo, etc. would be great
especially since there cheaper and then i might be able to get a better Graphics Card for eg. ATI HD5850 or 5870 instead

any suggestions about my build will be greatly appreciated


Thanks in advance for all your help!!!
30 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about time custom build 1500 need info possible
  1. How Much Video Editing will you be doing?
    That will be a deciding factor in choosing your CPU

    Also Are there any other retailers other than centrecom.com.au
    They have a very poor selection.
  2. Not much, just the small amount here and there.
  3. http://www.scorptec.com.au/
    http://www.mwave.com.au/
    http://www.pccasegear.com/
    http://www.pcsuperstore.com.au/
    http://www.techbuy.com.au/

    You Might want to consider these retailers unless you have a really compelling reason to shop at Centrecom.com.au
  4. ill check them out, and i actually will.

    ill be back on later on in the evening
  5. If you're primarily gaming, you would be better off going with either an AM3 build or a P55 build. Gaming doesn't benefit from hyperthreading, so there's little point in spending the extra $200-300 on cpu/mobo/ram for an i7 build if you're not rendering/editing/whatever. Spend it on the GPU instead.

    It's true that both current Intel sockets are going away within the next year, while AM3's EOL hasn't been announced yet. However, if you don't plan on upgrading your processor within the next few years, it doesn't really matter.
  6. Processor
    AMD Phenom II X6 1090T - $354AUD
    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=29&products_id=45168


    Motherboard
    ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 - $189AUD
    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=63&sort=3a&filter_id=17&products_id=45001


    RAM
    GeIL GV34GB1333C9DC 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 - $129AUD
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=186_538_913&products_id=14254
    (If you want more than 4GB get two and you will have 8GB)


    Graphics Card
    (Go with the Gigabyte Higher Clock Speed)
    Gigabyte ATI R583UD-1GD RADEON HD5830, 800Mhz, 1GB, GDDR5, PCIe2.0, DVI, HDMI, DP - $275AUD
    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=26&products_id=44441


    Hard Drive (Stick With This Hard Drive)
    Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 7200RPM 64MB SATA 6Gbs - $95AUD
    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=107_22&page=1&sort=3a&products_id=44803


    Case
    Thermaltake V5 - Black Midi ATX Tower Case - $82AUD
    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=126&page=1&sort=3a&products_id=45012


    Cooling (Amazing cooler, it works as well as some water coolers)
    CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ CPU Cooler - $45AUD
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=207_23_312&products_id=12544


    PSU
    OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular - $115AUD
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=15_305&products_id=12402


    Optical drive
    Lite-On Super AllWrite SATA DVD Re-Writer OEM (24x - Black) - $34AUD
    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=49&page=1&sort=3a&products_id=44462

    $1319AUD in total (And you still have room to go to 8GB of RAM or get a better Video card although 4GB and an 5830 are still Amazing)
  7. And if you want to overclock get some good thermal paste:
    Arctic Silver Ceramique (2.5g) - $6AUD
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=207_163&products_id=2970
  8. The above build is pretty good, though rather than a 1090T X6, I'd suggest going with a Phenom II X4 955, as the additional 2 cores aren't used by modern games. With that savings (should be about $150 or so), you should be close to affording a 5870, which will max out most games at 1920x1080. There's also little need to go with 8 GB of RAM for your purposes, though it wouldn't hurt anything.
  9. I would stick with the PSU in the OP as it is higher quality, has more power, which a second 5830 will want/need.
  10. Processor
    AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE - $180AUD Recommended by Coldsleep
    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=29&products_id=42900


    Motherboard
    ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 - $189AUD
    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=63&sort=3a&filter_id=17&products_id=45001


    RAM
    GeIL GV34GB1333C9DC 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 - $129AUD
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=186_538_913&products_id=14254
    (If you want more than 4GB get two and you will have 8GB)


    Graphics Card

    Two Gigabyte ATI R583UD-1GD RADEON HD5830, 800Mhz, 1GB, GDDR5, PCIe2.0, DVI, HDMI, DP - $550AUD Reccommended by Silvertune
    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=26&products_id=44441


    Hard Drive (Stick With This Hard Drive)
    Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 7200RPM 64MB SATA 6Gbs - $95AUD
    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=107_22&page=1&sort=3a&products_id=44803


    Case
    Thermaltake V5 - Black Midi ATX Tower Case - $82AUD
    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=126&page=1&sort=3a&products_id=45012


    Cooling (Amazing cooler, it works as well as some water coolers)
    CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ CPU Cooler - $45AUD
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=207_23_312&products_id=12544


    PSU
    Antec TruePower New Series 750W ATX Power Supply - $153AUD Recommended By silvertune
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=15_305&products_id=12402


    Optical drive
    Lite-On Super AllWrite SATA DVD Re-Writer OEM (24x - Black) - $34AUD
    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=49&page=1&sort=3a&products_id=44462

    $1457AUD (closer to your budget but better performance)
  11. Going crossfire is certainly up to you, but I personally prefer to get 1 big graphics card to start with. That leaves you an upgrade option if the graphics start to slip in a year or two. If, instead they're fine for a few years, you can get whatever the big new graphics card is at that point. If 2x 5830 starts to slip in a year or two, you have no choice but to get an entirely new setup.

    Something like this ASUS 5870 for $478.

    That is, however, up to personal preference.
  12. coldsleep said:
    Going crossfire is certainly up to you, but I personally prefer to get 1 big graphics card to start with. That leaves you an upgrade option if the graphics start to slip in a year or two. If, instead they're fine for a few years, you can get whatever the big new graphics card is at that point. If 2x 5830 starts to slip in a year or two, you have no choice but to get an entirely new setup.

    Something like this ASUS 5870 for $478.

    That is, however, up to personal preference.


    I agree the 5870 Is his best bet if he does not want to crossfire
  13. I googled "crossfire 5830" and found a decent review from tweaktown.

    Tweaktown says:
    Quote:
    Two HD 5830s are going to set you back $479.98. Compared to the HD 5870 this setup is slightly more expensive as the HD 5870 retails for around $399.99 to $439.99. So, the question we need to answer is; whether or not it’s worth spending an extra $40 - $55 buying a HD 5830 CF setup over a single HD 5870? - In a word, yes. For slightly more money you're getting slightly more performance at the highest resolution.


    I'd disagree with the above, I'm not sure it's worth the extra money (apparently $AUS 75) for the performance gains they saw. But, again, it's up to whether or not you want to start with CrossFire or use it as an upgrade path for later.
  14. i5 750 + hd 5870 + 4gb ddr3 2000mhz + vertex 2 60 gb series and you are in business
  15. all this info is great and i think goin with the AMD will be a better idea, and plus just for your info it would be better for me to get all the parts from the same retail/online shop because i need a tax invoice for a whole computer because over here (Australia) we have an educational rebate. i can claim upto $1500 and get $750 back because you tell them that its for educational purposes

    this is why i need to get the parts from the same shop, for the tax invoice
  16. i will more likely go with a single graphics card at the moment, and go CrossFireX in the future when i need to

    so with the savings of the CPU, etc. would i be better off goin with a 5850 or 5870 at the moment

    also will the 750W PSU be able to power the 2 Graphics card in the future or will i have to buy a new PSU aswell
    which then i would be better off goin with a PSU with a bit more power now???

    the only problem that i have with centrecom is that the only RAM they sell is kingston value or corsair so its kinda ***.
  17. subpk10 said:
    i will more likely go with a single graphics card at the moment, and go CrossFireX in the future when i need to

    so with the savings of the CPU, etc. would i be better off goin with a 5850 or 5870 at the moment

    also will the 750W PSU be able to power the 2 Graphics card in the future or will i have to buy a new PSU aswell
    which then i would be better off goin with a PSU with a bit more power now???

    the only problem that i have with centrecom is that the only RAM they sell is kingston value or corsair so its kinda ***.


    The PSU will be fine

    Also what is wrong with Corsair?
  18. i like them its just sometimes there a bit overpriced, and some more choice would be nice


    also if i were to go with a single 5870 which one do you think i should go for??

    and since they only sell corsair i have to go with them of coarse, but i would like some help on which RAM to choose, im not sure which ones are better for the price and so on
  19. Best answer
    subpk10 said:
    all this info is great and i think goin with the AMD will be a better idea, and plus just for your info it would be better for me to get all the parts from the same retail/online shop because i need a tax invoice for a whole computer because over here (Australia) we have an educational rebate. i can claim upto $1500 and get $750 back because you tell them that its for educational purposes

    this is why i need to get the parts from the same shop, for the tax invoice


    b]Processor
    AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE - $180AUD
    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=29&products_id=42900


    Motherboard
    ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 - $189AUD
    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=63&sort=3a&filter_id=17&products_id=45001


    RAM
    Corsair DDR3 4GB PC-12800/1600 (2x XMS3 2GB) $147AUD
    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=23&page=1&sort=3a&products_id=40283

    Graphics Card
    Asus ATI 5870 $478AUD
    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=26&page=1&sort=3d&products_id=44992

    Hard Drive (Stick With This Hard Drive)
    Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 7200RPM 64MB SATA 6Gbs - $95AUD
    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=107_22&page=1&sort=3a&products_id=44803


    Case
    Thermaltake V5 - Black Midi ATX Tower Case - $82AUD
    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=126&page=1&sort=3a&products_id=45012


    Cooling
    Centercom.com.au does not carry the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus


    PSU
    Antec TruePower New Series 750W ATX Power Supply - $153AUD
    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=74&products_id=36655

    Optical drive
    Lite-On Super AllWrite SATA DVD Re-Writer OEM (24x - Black) - $34AUD
    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=49&page=1&sort=3a&products_id=44462

    $1358AUD All from Centercom.com.au (except cooler get the cooler some where else)
  20. just to make sure, will the power supply run 2x 5870 CrossFireX
    so if i go with a 5870 in the future if i add another one will the PSU still handle it
  21. i can get the cooler master hyper 212 plus for $37AUD at scorptec http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/37645-rr-b10-212p-g1
  22. Yes the PSU will be fine. Even at FULL POWER DRAWthe system I showed you, will max out at 725ish
    But if it makes you feel better, Consider the:

    Antec TruePower Quattro 850W ATX Power Supply $193AUD
    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=74&page=1&sort=3d&products_id=24638
    (Might as well you would still be under $1500AUD) hint hint :)
  23. subpk10 said:
    i can get the cooler master hyper 212 plus for $37AUD at scorptec http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/37645-rr-b10-212p-g1


    GET IT! (It almost performs as well as some water coolers)

    Review For the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
    http://www.maximumpc.com/article/reviews/cooler_master_hyper_212_plus


    Also pick up some Arctic Silver Thermal Paste
    http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/10/315/165
  24. ill probs do that, and ill go with the WD Caviar Black 750GB for $4 more

    also what is the difference between the
    Asus M4A89TD-PRO-USB3
    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=63&page=1&sort=3a&products_id=46332

    and

    Asus M4A89GTD-PRO-USB3
    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=63&page=1&sort=3a&products_id=45001


    why is it $23 more
  25. Yeah the Hard Drive upgrade is a good idea

    The $212AUD one is the: M4A89TD-PRO-USB3 It has better CrossfireX (X16) but no onboard Graphics
    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=63&page=1&sort=3a&products_id=46332

    The $189AUD one is the: M4A89GTD-PRO-USB3 It only has (X8) Crossfire but it has onboard graphics
    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=63&page=1&sort=3a&products_id=45001

    But other than the graphics everything else is pretty much the same

    You might actually want to go with the $212AUD board, as that 23 extra dollars worth of board will come in handy when you crossfire
  26. ok, ill probs do that since its still in the budget and its worth it in the long run
  27. Yeah definitely. Go with the better board.

    Look at your original planned build and then look at your current planned build.

    Pretty different eh?
  28. yeah it is, i think ive got a good idea of wat im goin to get now
  29. Best answer selected by subpk10.
  30. Looks like this might be the final choice :D :pt1cable: :D


    Processor
    AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE - $180AUD
    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=29&products_id=42900


    Motherboard
    Asus M4A89TD-PRO-USB3 AMD Mainboard - 4x DDR3 / 6x Sata Raid / Gigabit Lan / AM3 - $212.30AUD
    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=63&page=1&sort=3a&products_id=46332


    RAM
    Corsair DDR3 4GB PC-12800/1600 (2x XMS3 2GB) $147.40AUD
    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=23&page=1&sort=3a&products_id=40283

    Graphics Card
    Asus ATI EAH5870-2DIS-1GD5-V2 RADEON 5870, 1G, DDR5, PCIE2.1, 2xDVI, HDCP, HDMI, DX11, ATX $478AUD
    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=26&page=1&sort=3d&products_id=44992

    Hard Drive
    Western Digital Caviar Black 750GB 7200RPM 32MB SATA 3Gbs - $99AUD
    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=22&products_id=35025


    Case
    Thermaltake V5 - Black Midi ATX Tower Case - $82.50AUD
    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=126&page=1&sort=3a&products_id=45012


    Cooling
    probably get the cooler master hyper 212 plus - $37AUD, but will come with stock as first
    will get the cooler from scorptec - http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/37645-rr-b10-212p-g1


    PSU
    Antec TruePower Quattro 850W ATX Power Supply - $193AUD
    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=74&page=1&sort=3a&products_id=24638

    Optical drive
    Lite-On Super AllWrite SATA DVD Re-Writer OEM (24x - Black) - $34.10AUD
    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=49&page=1&sort=3a&products_id=44462


    Thanks for all the help :D :pt1cable: :D
    I shall have loads of fun with this new computer when i order it and then get it :D :pt1cable: :D


    EDIT:

    I shall report back in a couple days if this is what i get or if i end up getting anything changed!! ;) ;)
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