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400AUD first light gaming build

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July 19, 2011 10:46:07 AM

Hi I was just wondering since this is my first build. I already have a 5570 grafix card. Is this a decent build for $400?

Location: Australia

Case: Aywun A1-977 Black Mid Tower Chassis with 500W PSU

Core: Intel Core i3 2100 Dual Core Processor

HDD: Seagate 500GB Internal Hard Drive

Gigabyte GA-H61M-D2-B3 Motherboard - Intel Socket LGA1155 - Intel H61 Chipset - Dual DDR3-1333 - 1x PCIe x16, 3x PCIe x1 - 4x SATA2 - 10x USB 2.0 - 1x DVI & 1x D-sub - Gigabit LAN - 7.1HD Audio* Micro ATX (GA-H61M-D2-B3)

Kingston ValueRAM - Memory - 4 GB ( 2 x 2 GB ) DDR3 - 1333 MHz

Samsung SH-222AB/BEBS Internal 22x DVD Burner - SATA


*note that I already have a 5570 ddr3 1gb.

For games like Black ops and Grid on about 1440x990 on high-ish and photoshop cs4.


And also, is this site reliable?
http://www.mwave.com.au/system.asp?

any online site would be fine.

Thanks in advance.

*You can completely scrap my build if you want, I'm no IT professional. :D 

edit: maybe something like this: AMD A8-3850 Llano 2.9GHz?

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July 19, 2011 2:17:55 PM

1) Cant talk about aus, i'm usa.
2) The build looks good.
3) I am unfamiliar with Aywun, but in general, the only case/psu combo I would trust is Antec. Do more research there, and DON'T buy a cheap psu.
Your parts do not need much cooling; any case should do the job, even a cheap one.
4) The 5570 needs only a 400w psu:
http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/ati-rad...
5) The llano is strong on integrated graphics and weak on cpu. Considering that you already have a graphics card, stick with your sandy build.
6) Take the time to download and read, cover to cover both the case and motherboard manuals. They will answer many questions you might have about your first build
----------good luck-----------
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July 20, 2011 9:34:21 AM

www.msy.com.au < that is the only place to go in australia for parts.
i3 2100 $117
G-B H61M-D2B3 $70 (although there are cheaper motherboards)
4gb gskill 1333 $34
sata dvd burner $25
WD Blue 500gb HDD $37
antec vsk case with 450w continuous psu $105
http://www.antec.com/Believe_it/product.php?id=MjI2Ng== (this has a much better quality psu from a reliable psu manufacturer that would allow you to run a decent vid card like a amd 6850. This is the psu in that case http://www.antec.com/Believe_it/product.php?id=MjQwNw==

you are now at $388 and have a RELIABLE PSU
you could also go with an AMD build with phenom x4 955 + AMD motherboard for a similar cost to the i3
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