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Old 01-14-2005, 02:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am 14 years old. And I am not a hard core gamer. Only for maybe a few games. The prices are in Australian Dollar. And I want it to be around A$2000.
Can be a tiny bit over. If I want to make my own computer from scratch, can you tell me if I am missing anything?

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Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 120Gb 7200 8Mb cache SATA NCQ Hard Disk $122.10 http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/...roducts_id=883

Case: Coolermaster Centurion CAC-T01 Black (400W PSU) $104.50 http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/...oducts_id=6545

DVD Writer: Sony DRU-710A Dual Layer DVD Burner $145.20 http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/...ducts_id=11475

DDR Ram: Kingmax Super Ram 512Mb PC4000 (500MHz) Memory $148.50 http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/...oducts_id=9013

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-K8VT800 Pro (Via K8T800) $160.60 http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/...oducts_id=9852

Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3400+ $324.50 http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/...oducts_id=5618

Graphics: Gigabyte ATI Radeon 9600XT 256Mb VIVO (AGP) $266.20 http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/...ducts_id=10024

Monitor: BenQ 17" G774 Monitor (17in CRT Flat Monitor,.25 DP,1024x768) $225.00 http://www.marvelcomputers.com.au/en-us/dept_126.html

K/B + M: Logitech Cordless MX Duo $135.30 http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/...oducts_id=2007

Sound: Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Value $99.00 http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/...ducts_id=11948

Power: Antec True550 550 Watt PSU $148.50 http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/...oducts_id=5084

Speakers: Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers (70 Watts) $110.00 http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/...ducts_id=11896

Total: $1989.40
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Old 01-14-2005, 03:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Get rid of that 9600xt.
Get this instead. It will cost a lil more but overall better performance!!!!!! Just cutback on prices on other "un-nessecary" items like the mouse etc...
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...102-431&depa=1

Also that site your buying everything from is ripping you off. Buy from newegg. They want $238 for my CPU, i got mine from newegg for $152
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Go with newegg, much better prices. Also, go for a better graphics card.
This one is good:
6800GT
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...121-177&depa=1

Much better than a x800se

or if you dont want to spend so much a:

6600GT
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...127-147&depa=1
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Ok, thanks a lot. If you have anymore ideas, please post. Thanks
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Is newegg.coman amercian site? If so i cant get anyhting from there, because I live in australi and it says there;s no internation shipments
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uzi9mm, he is from australia, so he cant buy anything from newegg. And the exchange rate causes the difference in prices. It seeems like they are decent prices for what he is looking at building. It also looks like a solid pc.
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DDR Ram: Kingmax Super Ram 512Mb PC4000 (500MHz) Memory $148.50 your motherboard doesn't support this. It will work, but only at pc 3200, you could save a bit of money on getting pc3200 ram.
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If you want australian sites:

www.i-tech.com.au
www.auspcmarket.com.au
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Also, i-tech have really good specials, so make sure you check them out.
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Another addition, I-tech's prices are fairly good. I looked at a s939 3200+ from Newegg, and a s939 3200+ from I tech:

Note AUD = Australian Dollars
USD = United States Dollars

Newegg 3200 - $235 USD

I-Tech 3200 - $319 AUD

$235 USD = $309 AUD (according to www.xe.com)

So, if I-Tech's prices were the same as newegg, the 3200+ here would cost $309 AUD. Mostly computer things are a bit expensive in Australia because of extra shipping, processing, taxes, etc so we get another $10 onto that CPU to make it the price $319 dollars.

All matches up huh

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