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March 7, 2011 3:58:05 AM

Hi,

I'm thinking of building a new computer of $500-$700, (will use a tad more if needed.) I do not live in the Newegg or Tigerdirect
are so some builds might have to be cut down a bit because prices here in Australia are insane.

USE: Casual Gaming,( but I prefer games on High quality.)
PREFERRED: AMD Processor. (Intel if it is worth it but only 1155s.)
I would like it to be upgradeable and future-proof.
I have three identical monitors at home and I might want to put them into use with Eyefinity on 3 15' monitors. (Maybe.)

Cheers.






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March 7, 2011 4:07:09 AM

You could check out my build in my siggy. They're fairly similar to your budget range but I don't know since prices in Ausi are different than the US. You really wouldn't have a CPU upgrade path at this point, but a GPU upgrade path would be an option.
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March 7, 2011 3:21:57 PM

I've been running eyefinity for about a month now with a (2)gb Sapphire 6950.

I've got (3) 21.5" ASUS led's with a resolution of 5760x1080.

I primarily play wow and have it set to good settings with shadows @ fair and sunshafts turned off. I get very playable FPS usually in the mid 50's to 70's with v-sync disabled. Wow can drop into the mid 20's in battle grounds with lots of AOE and in some areas that have detailed terrain.

Downloaded Crysis 2 demo played at gamer settings and get mid 30's fps, which is fluid.

I plan on crossfire down the road. Two 6950's in crossfire are impressive. If you plan on running eyefinity you will eventually run crossfire/SLI to have the best experience. Remember this when buying your MB & power supply. If i would have known then what I know now I would have gone for a MB that supports Crossfire off the bat(I have to upgrade now). Got a great price on MB & CPU in combo (phenom II x2 555) and had no plans to turn it into a gaming rig, but rather was just upgrading from a P4.

My PSU is 650w and should do the trick but if I would have known that I was eventually going eyfinity/crossfire I would have gone for atleast 750w

Here is a combo worth checking out

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

With eyefinity you definately want the (2)gb card

You will also need

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Works great and made setting up eyefinity very easy.
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March 7, 2011 3:39:14 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You might want input from others on the RAM selection. I've been running it for over a year now with no problems. The 6950 fits in the Antec 300 with about a 1/4" to spare it will be tight with two...I'm about to find out.

Total after rebates is $750 +/- but you have upgrade options with the MB and PSU. Case has decent ventilation. I'd look at the CM Hyper 212+ if you plan on overclocking.

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March 7, 2011 3:41:03 PM
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March 7, 2011 3:41:48 PM

pacific27 said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You might want input from others on the RAM selection. I've been running it for over a year now with no problems. The 6950 fits in the Antec 300 with about a 1/4" to spare it will be tight with two...I'm about to find out.

Total after rebates is $750 +/- but you have upgrade options with the MB and PSU. Case has decent ventilation. I'd look at the CM Hyper 212+ if you plan on overclocking.


OP is from Australia and not US
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March 8, 2011 4:43:25 AM

Martin9630 said:
Thanks for the build, which site is this from?

www.pccasegear.com
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March 9, 2011 8:44:50 AM

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