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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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  1. 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.
  2. This was my sub 600 Aussie build off
    http://www.pccasegear.com/

  3. 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?ItemList=Combo.593519

    With eyefinity you definately want the (2)gb card

    You will also need

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814999030

    Works great and made setting up eyefinity very easy.
  4. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.616918

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.593519

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157198

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814999030

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682014532

    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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  6. pacific27 said:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.616918

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.593519

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157198

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814999030

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682014532

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

    www.pccasegear.com
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