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January 12, 2011 4:19:29 AM

Hello to the community,

I'm about to travel to Hong Kong soon, and I was wandering if I should purcahse any computer parts to buy over there. But here is the catch, I don't need it atm, it's just that the prices in Australia are more expensive than there buy 50+ dollars. I'm going to get a new GPU to replace my old one, but I was thinking along the lines of RAM or HD, stuff like that? ATM I have 4GB of RAM and one new 500GB WD (green) and a 2-3 year old HD (also WD).
Just an enquiry, cause it would be quite a while before I go there again after this trip. And the prices here are hefty.

Thank you!

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January 12, 2011 5:44:06 AM

If you are thinking of buying computer parts and you are concerned about prices, why don't you just buy computer parts online? Best site to buy computer parts >
January 12, 2011 7:10:43 AM

I'm in Australia, and the shipping prices would be crazy to buy online from overseas websites.
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January 12, 2011 7:50:12 AM

Currently my system is a

-890GX mobo

-Phenom II x6 1055t

-9800 GT (I am thinking of upgrading this to a 6970, reason for this instead of 570 is for the crossfire in the future, if games get tougher and its cheapher in HK.)

-4GB RAM (I am thinking of upgrading this to 8GB, is that enough? futureproof?)

-500GB WD green (need more?)

should i buy an audio card?

any tips for those things?
a b B Homebuilt system
January 12, 2011 10:19:32 AM

If you buy a video card from there what about the warranty?
January 12, 2011 10:57:49 AM

I have relatives there that can help with that. I'm not too worried about that.
January 13, 2011 3:13:29 AM

Are there any parts of my computer that are bottlenecked? If so, the time would be now for me to upgrade it before I come back.

I'm running:
-Phenom II x6 1055t
-Kingston 1333 2x2GB RAM (thinking of making it a total of 8GB)
-Inno 3d 9800GT (--->HD 6970, any good brands?)
-Earthwatts 750
-WD Caviar Green 500GB
-ASRock 890GX Extreme3 Motherboard
-Antec 300 Case

Is there anything I should get to upgrade, as I'm leaving tomorrow morning.
a b B Homebuilt system
January 13, 2011 5:06:44 AM

For gaming you don't neeed more RAM but a new video card would be nice. Even a HD 6850 is way faster than what you have. Or if you want something more powerful a HD 6950 is fine.