Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

New Build $700-800

Last response: in Systems
Share
September 24, 2010 5:38:44 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: within this fortnight or month

Budget Range: 700-800 (of course the cheaper the better)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Internet, Torrents, Photoshop, Gaming, Video Editing, 3D editing (Maya, thought i'd try it)

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Anywhere for Australia

Country of Origin: Australia

Parts Preferences: I will be getting a 20-23" screen later on. No real preferances up to you what you think is better

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Up to you

Monitor Resolution: to suit HDMI (22" and 32" )

Additional Comments: Nothing really, I would rather Intel but not too fussed

More about : build 700 800

a b B Homebuilt system
September 24, 2010 5:52:55 AM

at your price range, you're probably better off with an athlon build
m
0
l
Related resources

Best solution

a b B Homebuilt system
September 24, 2010 6:12:10 AM
Share
September 24, 2010 6:24:21 AM

what about this from Maco Technology Computers?:

Intel Core i5 760 2.8HGz 8MB Cache LGA1156 CPU $243
4GB DDR2 Corsair TWIN2X4096-8500C5C 1066MHz CL5-6-6-18 (2x2GB) $149
ASRock P55 Pro-USB3 LGA1156, 4xDDR3, 2xPCIE, RAID $133
Sapphire PCIE ATI HD5570 1GB 128-bit DDR3, DVI, HDMI, Low Profile $103
500GB Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AADS SATA 3.0Gb/s 32MB Cache $55
Samsung 22X SATA Black DVD-RW OEM with Software and SATA Data and SATA Power Cables $33
Black Tower Case with 500W SATA Cables PSU $43
Linksys WPC54G Wireless-G PCMCIA Card $39

Total: $798
m
0
l
September 24, 2010 6:26:47 AM

oh mosox.. had a look at yours its looking good, might get that. Will still wait a while though, is Mwave a good store?
m
0
l
September 24, 2010 6:36:43 AM

CASE SKU#16011345 - Great Wall Erina 307 Mid ATX Tower, No Power Supply
INTEL CPU 1156 SKU#19010207 - Intel Core i5 760 Processor - Requires Graphics card
MOTHERBOARD SKU#28023293 - Gigabyte GA-H55M-USB3 Micro ATX
DDR3 RAM SKU#37140722 - PQI 4GB (2x 2GB) DDR3 RAM
POWER SUPPLY SKU#34040449 - Corsair CX 400W Power Supply
GRAPHICS CARD SKU#42050531 - MSI GeForce GT 220 - 1024MB 128-bit GDDR2 RAM
MAIN HARD DRIVE SKU#22040336 - Western Digital Caviar Green - 500GB
OPTICAL DRIVE SKU#17040310 - LG 22x DVD Burner
WIFI SKU#46060318 - ASUS Wireless 802.11 N

that is $770 plus $79 build price. what if i build it myself?
but i get an error saying this:
Error Details:
Please review the motherboard selected to see if it can accommodate the quantity of add-on devices. You may need to change the motherboard or remove one or more add-on devices from the system. You may not have enough slot(s) or physical space for the device on slot:

is that right?

thanks
m
0
l
a b B Homebuilt system
September 24, 2010 7:26:43 AM

The video cards on both those Intel systems are very weak. In that budget you can't get a quad core from Intel and a decent video card. No worry, the AMD quads are very good as well.

Building it yourself is easy and fun.

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/274745-13-step-step...
m
0
l
September 24, 2010 7:39:47 AM

never built before, I have switched hard drives and ram. thats about it. Will i be able to do it do you think. I understand all of the terms, and im good with computers just no experience with building them.
m
0
l
a b B Homebuilt system
September 24, 2010 7:57:54 AM

It's easy and you can't go wrong, the connectors are made to fit only where they need to be.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1y8T8QAsDZs

For an AMD custom rig similar with the one above the price on that site is $890+the build price.
m
0
l
a b B Homebuilt system
September 24, 2010 9:19:45 AM

That site is cheaper for some parts, you can get some of your stuff from there:

http://www.msy.com.au/Parts/PARTS.pdf

Phenom II 955 - 159
Asus M4A87TD-USB3 - 110

Get the other parts from the first site.






m
0
l
September 24, 2010 9:48:55 AM

Best answer selected by im_caius.
m
0
l
October 8, 2010 3:58:43 AM

hey, i bought this computer and the problem is, that even though I got a 430W PSU (you said 400W) it keeps cutting out (the video card). And i have now found out that the Video Card needs atleast 450W supply. Now I have to buy a new PSU if what I've just tried doesnt work. I tried Underclocking my CPU from 3.4GHz to 2.8GHz. Still this is a dissapointment seeing I have to compromise my performance just for it to run.

if you have any other ideas i'd be glad to hear them
thanks,
Caius
m
0
l
!