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December 14, 2010 9:58:37 PM

Hey yet again
*I LIVE IN AUSTRALIA, PLEASE GET PARTS FROM EBAY.COM.AU*
Looking into building my own computer, Il be looking to play games such as Source games (Garrys mod, half life, left 4 dead) RPG's (mass effect2, The witcher) RTS (Command and conquer, Dawn of war) FPS (Call of duty, FEAR) MMO's (Guild wars) and finnaly Unrealsed games (Deus ex 3, Crysis 2) Now i am on a budget probly around 1000$ But please keep it as cheap as possible.

Minium- Motherboard- 2X crossfire support
Ram- 4gb's
CPU-At least a quad core.
Case-BIG!
Hardrive- At least 500Gb
Monitor- Cheap and at least 20' and 1680X1080 Resoultion
Heres what i got so far

Case-- http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2...

Ram-- http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2...

Motherboard-- http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2...

CPU-- http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1...

Power supply-- http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2...

Im not too sure on Hardrives or DVD drives. Anyone who could lend a hand?

Keep in mind i only earn 20$ a week from my job, so this will take awhile to all buy, il get a chunk of it at my birthday.
Thanks!

EDIT: oh and thermal paste!




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December 14, 2010 11:34:38 PM

Might I reccomend avoiding ebay and instead buying from one of these online sellers:

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php
http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer
http://umart.com.au/

All are reputable, will deliver (almost) anywhere in the country, and wil have lower prices than EBay.

For instance, from PCCaseGear:

CPU - AMD 1055T $199.00 ($27 Cheaper)

However, for a CPU, 6 cores is overkill. Quad core is all you need. EG.

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition - $169

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Mobo - Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H Rev2 Motherboard - $165 ($38.95 Cheaper)

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

(Note, I'm no expert with AMD systems, I'm not sure whether there are better motherboards available or the following RAM would be compatible)

RAM -
Corsair CMX4GX3M2A1600C9 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 - $69 ($60 cheaper, higer frequency, same CAS)

PSU - Corsair HX-650 - $143

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

It'll do 2 card CF, which I think is all you'll need.

GPU - Gigabyte Radeon HD6850 1GB Overclocked Edition - $219

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

This is a personal choice, there's a wide variety of HD 6850s available - pick one you like.

Case - Look around, there's a lot around that price range.

HDD - Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB HD103SJ - $59

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Take your pick of thermal paste. Also, have a look on the site, there's a wide range of monitors for you to pick. This is another one of those areas where personal taste is a factor.

Also, as to why you should not buy off ebay? Its more expensive, its unreliable, and you do NOT want to have to chase warranty up through that. Buying from a reputable store is far, far easier for you.
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December 15, 2010 11:12:21 AM

Dun wanna sound like Mother Goose but AUD $1K with a nice LCD and gaming on the table isn't much so off that link provided
$995AUD

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December 26, 2010 1:07:16 AM

Best answer selected by lavitz1125.
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December 28, 2010 8:24:51 PM

lavitz1125 said:
Would this motherboard http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_p...oducts_id=... fit fine in this case http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_p...oducts_id=... ?
Could someone tell me the easy way to find out if a case fits with motherboards. Or is it default it always fit with normal cases


I know you've picked best anser and all, but I noticed this - an ATX motherboard will fit in an ATX case, but so will a mini-ATX motherboard. All motherboard will conform to a standard (mini-ITX, mini-ATX, ATX - I'm sure there's others) and cases will allow a set of motherboard standards. For yourself, you'd be looking for an ATX setup :) 
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