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New gaming PC build, $950 budget.

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February 23, 2012 8:01:49 AM


Hi,
I am looking into building a cheap gaming pc that could also work well for school. I have never done this before so I am just looking for a little help from experienced people like you guys. Please share your opinions, it would help heaps.
So far the only problem I can see is the FX 6100 CPU. I have read that it is not great for gaming, and I should go for the Phenom.
Thanks for reading and any help is greatly appreciated.

Approximate Purchase Date: In the next 2 weeks.

Budget Range: Maximum is $950 AUD (including monitor)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, school, Internet browsing, media, video editing.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, speakers and 2nd hard drive (already got a 250 gig 5400rpm WD from a old pc) and DVD Drive (also from old pc)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Anything Australian. Amazon does not ship much to Australia.

Country: Australia (Melbourne)

Parts Preferences: Must have a SSD.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

What I have so far:
AMD FX 4100
http://bit.ly/Aa2YEV

Asus M5A97
http://bit.ly/AB7hWa

Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo
http://bit.ly/x669Qc

OCZ Fatal1ty 550W
http://bit.ly/yuJN8i

OCZ Agility 3 60GB
http://bit.ly/yI2sdd

G.Skill Value RAM 8GB
http://bit.ly/wEzHsB

MSI GTX 560 Ti 1GB
http://bit.ly/ynWT2c

Corsair Carbide 500r White
http://bit.ly/xYEd1T







February 23, 2012 8:34:28 AM

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