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October 17, 2010 10:24:49 AM

hi guys im 15 years old and im getting a computer in december, i live in south africa, the PC will be used for programming and gaming, my absolute budget for the pc is 8000 rand excluding the graphics card, and case as im probably going to get an ATI 6xxx series graphics card and i own a coolermaster storm scout case, i have access to a wholesaler so i can get things a bit cheaper than the sites im going to suggest, my budget for the whole pc including graphics card is 10000rand, if you can save money on the build il have more money to spend on a graphics card, here are some sites to give you an idea of the prices here and so on

http://www.sybaritic.co.za/store/index.php

http://www.rebeltech.co.za/

http://www.comx.co.za/

http://www.landmarkpc.co.za/store/

any help is appreciated

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October 17, 2010 11:55:19 AM

first 1 to give me a proper answer will be selected as best answer
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October 17, 2010 12:30:50 PM

Workable rig with integrated graphics before u await HD 6000 series GPUs

5000 Rand off the 1st site u linked to ^^

If looking for an after market cooler hit something like a CM 212+
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October 17, 2010 1:44:38 PM

im wanting to spend around 7000 on the build without the graphics card, as i wont be able to justify getting a 5000 rand graphics card to my parents, i have been given 10000 it would be easier if i get a more expensive build, lol i actually want to spend the whole 10000 rand
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October 17, 2010 1:45:32 PM

and i was looking to crossfire etc in the future so a better PSU might be required
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October 17, 2010 1:58:32 PM

and if i was to go with an amd build i was looking at the 890fx boards i can get this build from the wholesaler

Intel® Core™ i7 950 - 3.03GHz Quad Core, Socket 1366, 8MB L3, 4.8GT/s QPI, 45nm, x64 Support, Intel VT, 3 Year Warranty 1 R 2,179.00
GIGABYTE® X58A-UD3R: X58 & ICH10 Chipset - Socket LGA1366, QPI Interface Up to 6.4GT/s - Supports: Core i7 LGA1366 Processors 1 R 1,999.00
Transcend® High-Performance Tri-Channel 2GB DDR3-1333 x 3 240-Pin Module Kit : 6-Layer PC Board, Life-Time Warranty 1 R 1,399.00
Seagate® Barracuda™ 7200.12 Series - 1TB Serial ATA II (SATA2) Plus - Serial ATA 300 (3Gbps) With 32MB Cache @ 7200RPM - NCQ 1 R 479.00
LITEON® 24 Speed DVD Super All-Write SATA, 24x+R/-R, 8x +R/-R DL, 8x +RW, 6x -RW, 12x -RAM, 16x DVD, 48xCDR, 24x RW, Black 1 R 149.00
GIGABYTE® ODIN 720W 24-Pin Power Supply, 4 Molex & 6 SATA Power Connectors, Intel LGA775 Ready & Approved, Includes Power Cable 1 R 799.00

i am unsure when it comes to the ram and PSU, the whole build is about 8000 rand including vat which is a bit too much
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October 17, 2010 2:08:33 PM

if i were to go for an amd build it would look like this

AMD® Phenom™II X6-1055T - 2.80GHz Six Core, Socket AM3, 9MB, HyperTransport Bus, 45nm, AMD64 Support, 3 Year Warranty 1 R 1,699.00
GIGABYTE® 890FXA-UD5: AMD 890FX Chipset - Socket AM3, 5200MT/s HyperTransport - Supports: AMD Athlon™ II & AMD Phenom™ II 1 R 1,999.00
Transcend® aXeRam™ DDR3-2000 4GB Gaming RAM Kit - Matched Pair Of 2x 2GB Modules - Aluminum Heat Spreader 1 R 1,399.00
Seagate® Barracuda™ 7200.12 Series - 1TB Serial ATA II (SATA2) Plus - Serial ATA 300 (3Gbps) With 32MB Cache @ 7200RPM - NCQ 1 R 479.00
LITEON® 24 Speed DVD Super All-Write SATA, 24x+R/-R, 8x +R/-R DL, 8x +RW, 6x -RW, 12x -RAM, 16x DVD, 48xCDR, 24x RW, Black 1 R 149.00
GIGABYTE® ODIN 720W 24-Pin Power Supply, 4 Molex & 6 SATA Power Connectors, Intel LGA775 Ready & Approved, Includes Power Cable 1 R 799.00

the total is 7500 including vat
i am unsure when it comes to the ram, PSU, and the motherboard, do you think the motherboard is overkill?
i went with the x6 1055T over the 1090T as it is better price vs performance and il have a bit more money on the graphics card, i think il go for an hd6850 when it comes out, the most i can spend on a GPU is about 3000 as my parents think it is just for gaming and i wont be able to justify the cost, so the sweet spot would be 7000 on the build excluding the graphics card, hopefully the 6850 will be lower than 3000 when it comes out

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October 17, 2010 9:29:38 PM

I would get a motherboard with fewer PCI-Express x16 slots, since SLI/CrossFire will limit the bandwidth of the other slots, and your USB 3.0/SATA 3 bandwidth.

The RAM is complete overkill; you won't see a huge performance difference with 2000 MHz as opposed to 1600 or 1333.

I would go with a Seasonic PSU like Batuchka suggested. Gigabyte doesn't make the greatest PSUs, and although the 620W Seasonic Batuchka recommended is R20 more, the reliability is much higher. The PSU is arguably the most important choice in a PC.

Also, don't forget to buy the OS ;) 
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October 19, 2010 2:00:54 PM

i already have windows 7 64 bit
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