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Building my computer

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December 20, 2010 1:44:38 AM

Please use site for shopping for parts if possible, i live in Australia.
Going to update main post with new build idea.

What i want- Motherboard with 3x crossfire, at least 4core cpu, 6gb ram, graphicscard, dunnpo 6950?

Case- Ive already bought this item and it has been shipped.
Motherboard- Going for this motherboard mostly because of its 3way cross fire, and cheapness. Also (this may sound really dumb) it looks nice, my case has a flexi glass window.
CPU- Can't decide, im torn between A six core CPU or a four core CPU What do you guys think? I want a six core for future proof, rather spend an extra 30$ then have to get a new one in a couple years. six core four core

Ram Undecided, i don't know good brands of Ram, anyone give me a pointer?
Power supply-Was thinking of the corsair brand, Only heard good things from corsair, but if anyone has a cheaper, and also not going to explode and destory my computer, im open minded.
Graphics card- Was thinking of buying a really high end graphics card and go for the 6950 yes i know 6970 is better, but it costs way to much for the slight performace boost.
Monitor-Undecided, anyone know of good LED ones? I want a really, really nice monitor
Keyboard-Already bought
Mouse-Already bought
Optical drive- have no idea, anyone that will read discs, play music, games ect.
Hardrive- 1tb will be good.

Anything ive posted that doesn't say bought, can be changed, so keep that in mind.

Approximate Purchase Date: Some time in 2011

Budget Range: approx 1000$ to 1500$- Preferably to 1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, steam, movie editing, movies

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

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country of Origin: Australia

Parts Preferences: AMD CPU, Corsair PSU, ATI Graphics card

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: In the far off future, when the price of the card drops

Monitor Resolution: Unknowen, most likely 1920X1080

Additional Comments: Brother has windows 7 64bit OEM version, which i think comes with three W7's

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December 20, 2010 2:30:44 AM

go for the ASRock 870 Extreme 3 motherboard, save AU$90:

You can still crossfire and overclock fine.

Get the 4 core Phenom II 955, you can overclock it easily

RAM: get 4 GB of DDR3-1600. corsair, crucial, G.Skill, Mushkin, A.Data, Kingston all good brands. whatever is cheapest.

graphics: get a pair of 6870s and crossfire. Get a 750-850W PSU for them. It will outperform any single 69xx except the 6990

optical: they are pretty much all alike. Get the cheapest 22x-24x DVD burner you an find.

December 20, 2010 2:36:51 AM

Hmm ok, i don't want to over clock.

Seems pretty good, but the motherboard you sent cross fires at 8x mode, will that be a problem?
as fore crossfiring 6970's, to expensive i dont want to spen 600 on a Grahics card. ive edited the front page for more info
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December 20, 2010 8:55:48 AM

Wow u guys @ OZ are lucky - if u eying a Thuban - 1075T Black Edition is available! So off (for rough guide, not insisting you to purchase from 'em)


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December 20, 2010 9:02:18 PM

thats a HUGE case. Should fit anything in it.

As for 8x/8x vs 16x/16x, the difference is only about 2%

get that 1075t Batchuka suggested. 6 cores, better memory controller. top notch system.
December 21, 2010 12:18:26 AM

Awesome, was worring bout it, thanks to all for the help
December 21, 2010 12:18:40 AM

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