New Build $700-800

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
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  1. at your price range, you're probably better off with an athlon build
  2. ok any ideas then? I was planning on getting this but someone on here said it could be crap.
    thats what I have been planning on getting so something based on that would be good. but im up for suggestion :D
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    AMD Phenom II X4 955
    Team Elite 4GB Memory 2x 2GB Kit, PC3-10660
    Samsung 500GB 3.5" Spinpoint F3
    LG 22x DVD Burner
    Sapphire Radeon HD 5770
    Corsair CX-400 400W
    NZXT Gamma Classic


    Other cases:

  4. 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
  5. oh mosox.. had a look at yours its looking good, might get that. Will still wait a while though, is Mwave a good store?
  6. 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?

  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. It's easy and you can't go wrong, the connectors are made to fit only where they need to be.

    For an AMD custom rig similar with the one above the price on that site is $890+the build price.
  10. That site is cheaper for some parts, you can get some of your stuff from there:

    Phenom II 955 - 159
    Asus M4A87TD-USB3 - 110

    Get the other parts from the first site.
  11. Best answer selected by im_caius.
  12. 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
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