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May 23, 2012 1:51:00 AM

Hey Guys,


Approximate Purchase Date: About a month from now

Budget Range: $1200-$1600 AU dollars

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (WoW, BF3, Diablo 3) etc, Watching movies using HDMI to Samsung 32" TV

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: http://www.umart.com.au/newindex2.phtml?bid=2 (Umart Milton) Or any other known online part retailers close to Brisbane.

Country: Australia, QLD

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: No real preferences other than Windows OS

Overclocking: Not planning to currently but maybe down the track

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024

Additional Comments: No bling is necessary, would just prefer performance. A suggestion to a good Wireless Network card would also be greatly appreciated.


New to building PC's using selected parts and not sure where to start (i've looked at a couple of recomended builds but they all reference Amazon and Umart didn't stock some of the parts and not sure about compatibility with Motherboard etc. As previously mentioned I would like a build that can run some of the previously mentioned games smoothly. Any help or input on a build would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your time.
-Matt



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May 23, 2012 2:40:01 AM

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May 23, 2012 3:21:05 AM

Thanks for the quick reply!, I'll look into the parts you suggested (they all look good). Also any suggestions as to the best wireless card to get. My PC will be unable at this point to be connected with a LAN cable?
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May 23, 2012 3:23:44 PM

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