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July 9, 2010 12:36:00 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ASAP BUDGET RANGE: 2000-2500 AUD ($2000 USD approx)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming. more gaming. movies and such.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard/mouse/screen

PREFERRED WEBSITE FOR PARTS: most of the parts are found at www.pccasegear.com.au if not, searched on staticice.com.au in top 5 prices (ram. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Australia mate!

OVERCLOCKING: Naturally :p 

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Mabye if i get a 5870

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050 but hope to soonish get a second screen @ 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I havnt built a computer myself before but i look forward to it. Im not particularly sure about the graphics card as i few quite a number of nvidia physix games.
Would the PSU be enough if a put in a 200 series nvidia card for physx later (not a necessity)?
Or if i did get a 5870 i would hope to crossfire it in the future but there are so many different brands/types of them its hard to know what one to get. anyway, any advice u

Case: Lian Li PC-60FNBW (would prefer Lian Li PC-8FIB but I can't find it anywhere)
PSU: XFX 850W Black Edition
CPU: AMD 1090T (already bought)
HSF: Zalman CNPS10X Extreme
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 Motherboard
GPU: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 480 1536MB (possibly a second physx card later)
RAM: Kingston KHX1600C9D3K2/4G
HDD:Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB HD103SJ
SSD:Intel X25-M 80GB
Optical: Old LG dvd burner; maybe a bluray drive in the distant future
Keyboard/Mouse: Already own
OS: Windows 7 Pro 64bit Dont need to buy
TOTAL(including CPU): approx $2280 AUD

EDIT: i don't mind if you link your recommendation of items @ newegg.com and such, provided i can find it at an aussie website

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July 9, 2010 12:55:34 PM

1. You have selected a top of the line 16/16 crossfire capable 890FX
2. GTX 480 is SLI capable and across the board HD 5850/5870 are better buys vs GTX 470/480 The latter also consumes more power then a HD 5970 @@ Read reviews about current Fermi GPUs w.r.t
idle/load temps, noise and retail pricing as per performance and reconsider?
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July 9, 2010 1:03:22 PM

yeah i know its a crossfire only but from what i've read i wouldn't want 2 gtx 480's anyway because they are so hot.. But as i said i wouldn't know where to start as to what brand of 5870 or what kind (other than i know i wouldnt need an eyefinity6 edition)
Theres super clocked gigabyte ones or sapphire toxic or sapphire vapour-x and so on. Hence the dilemma of what specific 5870. Unless i just got the cheapest, in my case that would be a powercolor or amazetech version, neither brand i know or have heard much about
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July 9, 2010 4:01:42 PM

Where i'm at had built with the Powercolor HD 5870s and even ref ones aren't hot running @ load during gaming
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July 10, 2010 2:42:39 AM

My advice for your first build is to buy Intel core i7 instead of AMD :p 
<- intel fanboy

scrice said:
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ASAP BUDGET RANGE: 2000-2500 AUD ($2000 USD approx)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming. more gaming. movies and such.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard/mouse/screen

PREFERRED WEBSITE FOR PARTS: most of the parts are found at www.pccasegear.com.au if not, searched on staticice.com.au in top 5 prices (ram. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Australia mate!

OVERCLOCKING: Naturally :p 

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Mabye if i get a 5870

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050 but hope to soonish get a second screen @ 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I havnt built a computer myself before but i look forward to it. Im not particularly sure about the graphics card as i few quite a number of nvidia physix games.
Would the PSU be enough if a put in a 200 series nvidia card for physx later (not a necessity)?
Or if i did get a 5870 i would hope to crossfire it in the future but there are so many different brands/types of them its hard to know what one to get. anyway, any advice u

Case: Lian Li PC-60FNBW (would prefer Lian Li PC-8FIB but I can't find it anywhere)
PSU: XFX 850W Black Edition
CPU: AMD 1090T (already bought)
HSF: Zalman CNPS10X Extreme
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 Motherboard
GPU: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 480 1536MB (possibly a second physx card later)
RAM: Kingston KHX1600C9D3K2/4G
HDD:Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB HD103SJ
SSD:Intel X25-M 80GB
Optical: Old LG dvd burner; maybe a bluray drive in the distant future
Keyboard/Mouse: Already own
OS: Windows 7 Pro 64bit Dont need to buy
TOTAL(including CPU): approx $2280 AUD

EDIT: i don't mind if you link your recommendation of items @ newegg.com and such, provided i can find it at an aussie website

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July 11, 2010 12:02:03 PM

xxsk8er101xx said:
My advice for your first build is to buy Intel core i7 instead of AMD :p 
<- intel fanboy

well i would have got intel but their 6core is $1400 or so which puts it well out of my price range.
It seems as though ill be getting 5870's though finding any IN STOCK for below a $600 480 price is proving very difficult :( 
Similar issue with cases.. I might end up getting an Antec DF-35, ah well
Thanks for the help though
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