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November 15, 2010 2:38:03 AM

Hello all! :hello:  :hello:  :) 

Is this a good built for mid - high end gaming Pc (would like to have Highest graphics for games with good Framerate)
the pc will mostly be used for black ops, starcraft 2, World of warcraft ect... and web surfing.

Budget - $1000 - 1350 au


* AMD Phenom II x4 965 BE - $ 159 au

* Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 - $ 225 au

* 3.5" HDD SATA-300 1.5TB
32Mb/7200rpm Seagate - $ 85 au

* 4Gb (2x2GB) PC3-12800 (How many Gbs of ram should I get and whats teh different between 1600MHz vs 2000MHz)
(1600MHz) DIMM Kit - $ 89 au

* 5.25" DVD Burner/Rw - $ 22 au
SATA LG GH22-NS50 LGE 22x (oem) Black

* Radeon HD 6850 - $ 225 au ( Should I get crossfire x2 for these Radeons or is one GPU good)

* Gaming Case Apache - $ 65 au
H-21BK (Huge Fan on the side) No PSU

* Power Supply 650w Power case - $ 59 au
(Peak Power 650w/True Power 400W)

* Second Ram site description - $ 39
http://www.elixir memory.com/products/file/Elixir-DDR3-1G-A-UDIMM-R10-HS.PDF

Total cost - $ 968 au
cash left - $ 382 au

Thanks! :bounce: 

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November 15, 2010 2:46:26 AM

Hello, it appears that you are in Australia. Where are you buying from? Where do you live? You may be able to find a place that offers pickup, umart and gocomp in Brisbane offer pickup.

Your base build seems pretty solid and the prices seem good.

That motherboard is high end and not really required. Pretty much it just goes like this, 880G for single CF, 890GX for dual CF and 890FX for more then 2 cards. So really you only need an 890GX board.

You also have not included brands, models names, etc for RAM and HDD.

Ahh I just realised your PSU, that is not good. Originally I thought it was a Antec TruePower. You should NEVER scimp on the PSU, a bad PSU dying can mean the death of all your components. Look for Antec and Corsair PSUs at around 650W.

Also I woul prefer a name brand case like a Coolermaster HAF922 or Antec 902.

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November 15, 2010 3:02:20 AM

Wolygon said:
Hello, it appears that you are in Australia. Where are you buying from? Where do you live? You may be able to find a place that offers pickup, umart and gocomp in Brisbane offer pickup.

Your base build seems pretty solid and the prices seem good.

That motherboard is high end and not really required. Pretty much it just goes like this, 880G for single CF, 890GX for dual CF and 890FX for more then 2 cards. So really you only need an 890GX board.

You also have not included brands, models names, etc for RAM and HDD.

Ahh I just realised your PSU, that is not good. Originally I thought it was a Antec TruePower. You should NEVER scimp on the PSU, a bad PSU dying can mean the death of all your components. Look for Antec and Corsair PSUs at around 650W.

Also I woul prefer a name brand case like a Coolermaster HAF922 or Antec 902.



Thanks for Quick reply

- I'm buying from a place called It estate at North rock NSW and J & W in sydney.
- I live in Sydney so no Brisbane for me.

The ram is a Patroit and Elixir.

I can change the PSU to a 600W Coolermaster plus.

The HDD is a Seagate.

I can change the case to a Coolermaster Cm scout.
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November 15, 2010 3:03:32 AM

Also I can get a 890Gx board =P
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November 15, 2010 3:04:16 AM

Oh oh if $$ is an object i would really

Hit a decent 80+ 650Watter (yours sound like the not so good Extreme Power series CM)
790X/790GX if u want CF but no need USB/SATA 3.0
955BE
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November 15, 2010 3:24:51 AM

batuchka said:
Oh oh if $$ is an object i would really

Hit a decent 80+ 650Watter (yours sound like the not so good Extreme Power series CM)
790X/790GX if u want CF but no need USB/SATA 3.0
955BE


ok thanks

I can get a 700w Coolermaster Extreme plus

also the 965 BE is only $ 4 more then the 955 at the shop, and for the Motherboard I'm finding it hard to find a good shop for motherboards?
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November 15, 2010 8:28:49 AM

Also I can onlty do places that offer pick up
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November 15, 2010 9:26:44 AM

Oh ok, no you can't pickup from megabuy. You should be able to find a 890GX board at one of the stores your looking at. Link me to the stores and I'll have a look.

The Extreme Power Plus line of PSUs seem to be utter crap. What other choices do you have? Link to the shop?

Also instead of posting twice in a row use the edit feature.
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November 15, 2010 10:10:21 PM

Wolygon said:
Oh ok, no you can't pickup from megabuy. You should be able to find a 890GX board at one of the stores your looking at. Link me to the stores and I'll have a look.

The Extreme Power Plus line of PSUs seem to be utter crap. What other choices do you have? Link to the shop?

Also instead of posting twice in a row use the edit feature.


Ok, the Stores are It estate ( http://www.itestate.com.au ) and J & W ( http://www.jw.com.au )

Also thanks for the info on the PSU, I looked around and saw a different PSU Huntkey 700W
( http://www.itestate.com.au/pages/product/pdt_product_de... )

Oh, another thing what's better for ram 1333 MHz, 1600 MHz or 2000 MHz and how many GB's of it?

Sorry I'm new didn't know about edit feature :) 

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November 16, 2010 4:26:29 AM

Hey, Huntkey is another brand to stay away from. Unless there are reviews on a so-so branded PSU it is not a good risk.

The Corsair TX-650 seems like the best buy at $145 though this is overpriced as they can be bought for $115.
http://www.jw.com.au/corsair-650w-tx-650-atx-power-supp...

High clocked RAM is mainly for OCing but since you have a BE CPU this doesn't count so 1333MHz will be fine.
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November 16, 2010 9:27:58 AM

Thank you soooo much for spending your time to help!! =D
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November 16, 2010 10:42:17 AM

Glad I could help, I forgot to look for a motherboard for you. Did you find one?
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February 12, 2011 8:24:24 PM

Hello all, sorry for opening an old thread but I want to thank everyone for the help on my homemade PC.

The specs of the PC turned out to be this.


- Phenom II x4 965 Black edition
- Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 Motherboard
- Kingston GB kit 1333 DDR3
- Thermaltake V6 Case Black Edition ( messed up was supposed to buy v9, so be it )
- Sata Samsung 3.5" 1TB
- LG Sata Black DVD RW
- Seasonic 620Watt bronze PSU
- Gigabyte GB 5870 VGA Card

- Total build price $ 1156 Aus (includes GST)

Thats my current build and I'm loving it!

Soon to be upgrades

- Another Kingston 4GB kit
- 21 - 23" LED Monitor


THANKS AGAIN ON THE HELP!
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