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Old 01-28-2007, 11:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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please check my future build and tell me if anthing is wrong or if there is anything i should know. Thanks in advance.

Case
Thermaltake Soprano Midi Tower Case, Black, "X" type transparent window panel, NO PSU, Dual 12cm and single
http://www.scorptec.com.au/product/20103

PSU
Antec TruePower Trio 430W ATX Power Supply, 120mm fan, PCI-Express Graphics Card Connector, 4 SATA Connectors
http://www.scorptec.com.au/product/20185

CPU
Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 (1.86Ghz/Allendale/2MB/1066FSB/EMT64/XD/Dual Core)
http://www.scorptec.com.au/product/19780

Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-945G-S3 Core2Duo, ATX, 945G, PCIEx16, DUALDDR667, SATA2, VG, GbELAN
http://www.scorptec.com.au/product/20554

Monitor
AOC 193FW+ 19" Widescreen LCD 1440x900, Slim bezel, 5ms Response, 800:1 Contrast, DVI
http://www.scorptec.com.au/product/21300

Hard Drive
Seagate ST3160811AS Baracuda 7200.9 160GB SATAII 300, 7200rpm, 8mb Buffer, NCQ
http://www.scorptec.com.au/product/19827

RAM
KINGSTON VALUE RAM 1024mb kit (2x512mb) PC5300 (667 MHz) DDR2 RAM CAS5
http://www.scorptec.com.au/product/19555

Operating System
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit DVD OEM Single Pack
http://www.scorptec.com.au/product/21447

Graphics Card
Hightech ATI Radeon X1650 Pro IceQ 256MB 128-bit DDR2, Dual Link DVI, TV Out, HDTV, PCI Express X16 interface
http://www.scorptec.com.au/product/20507

DVD Drive
Asus DRW-1608P3S-BLK DVD+-16X8X8(16X6X8), CD40X32X40, DVDRAM5X, All DVD Media, Black
http://www.scorptec.com.au/product/19095

TV Tuner
Compro T100 Low Profile Digital HTDV Tuner
http://www.scorptec.com.au/product/20269

LED Light
Blue Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp with On/Off Switch and Sound sensor
http://www.scorptec.com.au/product/4235

Anti-Static Wristband
Anti Static Wrist Strap BM-102B
http://www.scorptec.com.au/product/1378

Speakers
Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers 70watts
http://www.scorptec.com.au/product/12682
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Old 01-29-2007, 02:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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scorptec is too expensive IMO. Go to MSY instead (they are literally one street away from scorptec)

www.msy.com.au

Anyway, how much do you want to spend, and what are you going to use it for?
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Old 01-29-2007, 03:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I live in country NSW and the nearest MSY is 400km away. I am buying off scorptec because they had the best prices online that delivered. Also they have a good reputation and their website is easy to use.

My budget is around $2000AU. I wont be using my computer for gaming and I wont be overclocking. I will be mostly be using it for downloading music/movies, watching dvd's, watching TV, recording TV, running two websites and basic photo editing.

It would be good if you could give me some advice. I am planning to buy my parts within a week. Thanks.
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That's a fine selection of pieces, nothing I would do radically different, and it's all compatible.

How much does it add up to (I'm too lazy to do the math myself)? AU$2000 is a lot for a non-gaming, non-overclocking build. And by the way, with a better video card, that'd be an excellent gaming and overclocking rig .
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It adds up to around AU$1950. It cost more because I brought a better power pack abd case and also have a tv tuner and vista. My original build which was similar except it was P4 and XP cost $1600. I thought that if I spend a little more on the newest parts it would last a lot longer.
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Well the price seems a bit high, but you don't live in the US. I think I know, above all people, what it is to see prices 20-30% higher than in the US. One just accepts the fact; there's nothing else to do.

Also, going Core 2 Duo is much better than going P4. It will definitely last longer.
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I live in country NSW and the nearest MSY is 400km away. I am buying off scorptec because they had the best prices online that delivered. Also they have a good reputation and their website is easy to use.

My budget is around $2000AU. I wont be using my computer for gaming and I wont be overclocking. I will be mostly be using it for downloading music/movies, watching dvd's, watching TV, recording TV, running two websites and basic photo editing.

It would be good if you could give me some advice. I am planning to buy my parts within a week. Thanks.
www.staticice.com.au
you can find stuff cheaper
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Oh I forgot to mention StaticIce in his previous threads, but you will definitely find the lowest price on all the parts. Just find one that delivers.
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