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How bout this cheap gaming computer?Any suggestions because I'm new =(

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September 22, 2010 7:29:37 AM

Motherboard - Foxconn A7DA 3.0 AM3 *$111.20 AUD*
CPU - AMD Athlon II X4 Quad Core 640 3.0GHz *$128.70 AUD*
GPU - HIS Radeon HD 5850 iCooler Video Card *$331.20 AUD*
RAM - Kingston 2GB Memory, PC3 10600 (1333MHz) DDR3 *$54.00 AUD*
HDD - Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AADS 500 GB *$45.00 AUD*
DVD Drive - Samsung SH-S223C Internal 22x Speed *$24.00 AUD*
Overall - $694.10

Will these parts work together and does it seem like a fair system for the money?
What Powersupply and case would you suggest for these parts?
These are all prices from Mwave, newegg doesn't ship to Australia, so are there any other cheaper sites with these parts?
Any other information i should know?
Thanks :) 
September 22, 2010 8:00:23 AM
September 22, 2010 9:03:06 AM

Is there anything else apart from that i should upgrade or buy?
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September 22, 2010 9:47:06 AM

No.

Maybe this site is cheaper:

http://www.megabuy.com.au/

What monitor do you have? If it's not full HD that video card might be overkill.

September 22, 2010 9:53:13 AM

I use a 720P TV as a monitor :/  I got it because i also have my PS2 hooked up to it.
September 22, 2010 9:49:42 PM

Awesome (y) but the thing is I might want to crossfire in the future, and neither of his mobo's can :/  but i did replace my hdd with his suggestion :) 
September 22, 2010 10:18:35 PM

chloefreak17 said:
Awesome (y) but the thing is I might want to crossfire in the future, and neither of his mobo's can :/  but i did replace my hdd with his suggestion :) 


crossfire or sli in the future is usually a bad idea . IMO by the time you need to upgrade you are always better off buying a single newer generation card .
September 23, 2010 9:24:47 PM

hmm.. ill have a think about it..
if i do go with a single gpu what is a good motherboard around that price? Also a good psu as well?
or should i just go with mosox's suggestions
September 23, 2010 9:51:05 PM

I like the Asus boards mentioned above but I would probably get

ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3
which is very similar but has the option of on board gfx
It also has the unlocking and auto overclocking features

No one knows whether the next generation of AMD cpu's will fit an AM3 mb , but I think you have the best chance of upgrading the cpu later if you stick with 890/880/870 northbridge and 850 south bridge chipset mb's

Have you priced this stuff at pccasegear?
September 23, 2010 10:02:46 PM

+1 for asus
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