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July 29, 2010 9:49:28 AM

Evening or Morning =)

After countless hours reading and scanning the internet, arguments with a friend i have come up with these 2 pc's each destined for gaming.

Purchase Date:- Before christmas.
Budget Range:- just under 4k
System Usage:- Gaming
Parts Not Req:- Mouse - Keyboard
Pref Websites:- www.pricespy.co.nz & www.playtech.co.nz & www.trademe.co.nz
Country of Orig:- New Zealand
Overclocking: Maybe
Sli/Crossfire: No
Monitor Res:- 1920x1080
Additional Comz:- Just straight up gaming really

Ok i have to setups an i5 and a x4

Intel i5 Setup.
Case:- Antec Nine HUndred Two - $181.77
PSU:- Thermaltake Litepower W0356 700W - $107
CPU:- Intel Core i5 750 2.66GHz Socket 1156 Box - $300
MotherBoard:- Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3 - $187.88
GPU: MSI Raedeon Hawk 5770 - $275.00
Ram:- Kingston HyperX Blu DDR3 PC12800/1600MHz CL9 2x2GB - $188
HDD:- Samsung SpinPoint F3 HD502HJ 16MB 500GB - $70
DVD:- Asus DRW-24B1LT - $46.78
Monitor:- ViewSonic VX2433wm 1920x1080 - $300
OS:- windows 7 - $200

AMD x4 Setup

Case:- Cooler Master HAF 932 - $236
CPU:- AMD Phenom II X4 920 2.8GHz Socket AM2+ Box - $200
MotherBoard:- Asus M4A785TD-V EVO - $150
PSU :- Thermaltake Litepower W0356 700W - $107
GPU: MSI Raedeon Hawwk 5770 - $275.00
Ram:- Kingston HyperX Blu DDR3 PC12800/1600MHz CL9 2x2GB - $188
HDD:- Samsung SpinPoint F3 HD502HJ 16MB 500GB - $70
DVD:- Asus DRW-24B1LT - $46.78
Monitor:- ViewSonic VX2433wm 1920x1080 - $300
OS:- windows 7 - $200

all up for both costs NZD$3645 I've basically kept the same setup just changed the obvious but i feel quite confident about it all. just need expert advice to ease the mind. any advice is as always much obliged and appreciated. Thank you.



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July 29, 2010 10:11:05 AM

So just to clarify you are building 2 seperate PC's?
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July 29, 2010 10:13:20 AM

Yup one for my wife and the other for me
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July 29, 2010 10:22:03 AM

Well the only problem I could see is that the AMD build is using an AM2 socket I think you would be better of with an AM3 socket build. Also have you checked ofr reviews on the psu?
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July 29, 2010 11:08:45 AM

Best answer selected by wRoadieZ.
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July 29, 2010 11:11:29 AM

moe112 said:
Well the only problem I could see is that the AMD build is using an AM2 socket I think you would be better of with an AM3 socket build. Also have you checked ofr reviews on the psu?



Sorted ... Asus M4A79XTD EVO AM3 socket instead of the 785 wich i didnt pick up on, also found a review on the forums about the psu and that it's close to rubbish. So looking at others in mind. Thank you mate =)
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July 29, 2010 11:23:09 AM

If you tell me how much you have to spend on the power supply I could suggest some decent units, I'm guessing $150-$200 each.

Edit: In case you cant find anything or are stuck, anything from Corsair is fine & Coolermaster Silent Pro series is good, they both are a bit more expensive than the $200 mark but rule #1 Dont go cheap on the power supply. Also you shouldn't need more that 700W - 750W seeing as how you only need 600W to Xfire 5770.
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