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Old 04-22-2006, 12:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, im looking for a desktop PC, but im not sure how much I should spend.

I don't know much about hardware so I was hoping youse could help me out.

All I Know is that I don't want it to cost anymore than

$1700 AUD = 1,265 USD.

Thankyou, in advance.



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Old 04-22-2006, 12:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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hehehe my build is around that same price....

CPU: AMD 64 4000+ San Diego s939
Mobo: DFI nf4 ultra-infinity s939
RAM:Corsair valueselect (1 gig, 2X512)
Vid: eVGA 6800GS
HDD:120 gig Western Digital cavier sata 7200RPM
Case: Thermaltake tsunami
psu: OCZ Powerstream 550
Monitor: Acer 19" 12ms
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Old 04-22-2006, 01:33 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Static, are these specs alright?

$700.00 USD
$950.00 AUD

Processor: Intel Pentium 4 CPU 631 3.0 GHz/800FSB/2M S77

Memory (RAM): 1GB DDR400 PC3200 Memory (512MB x 2)

Hard Drive: IDE Hard Drive 160GB (7200RPM) Ultra ATA

Optical Drive (CD Drive): 16X DVDRW Dual Layer Drive

Floppy Drive: 3.5" 1.44MB Floppy Drive Black

Inbuilt Modem: 56K Controllerless Hard Modem

Keyboard: Black Systemax

Mouse: Black 3 Button Systemax
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Old 04-22-2006, 03:15 AM   #4 (permalink)
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They're decent, but you could do a lot better. What video card? Motherboard? Case? PSU? I recommend a SATA-compatible motherboard and a SATA hard drive for cleaner cables and higher performance over the IDE. Also, I highly recommend AMD over Intel at this point. They've proven to be the superior CPU. That'll most likely change come the release of Conroe, but that's not really relevant to the discussion.

It's also important for you to tell us your main uses for this PC, because that can greatly affect what hardware you should get.

Edit: Are you building this yourself or buying it prebuilt? If you're getting a prebuilt, you may want to tell us the retailer you're doing business with.
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i htink it is a prebuilt
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Old 04-22-2006, 03:18 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm building it myself. I am using it for Gaming. Not High Gaming or anything, but basic stuff. Like CSS.
Could you recommend an AMD Processor then?
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I can recommend my choice of either single core or dual core to comfortably fit your budget, whatever you may choose to buy (dual core preferrably):

Opteron 146 (single core): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103598

Opteron 165 (dual core):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103588
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Old 04-22-2006, 03:30 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks, my mate told me to get a video card <$100AUD would you guys be able to find one?
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Old 04-22-2006, 03:41 AM   #9 (permalink)
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get atleast a 6800GT but a 6600Gt probably would fit you well, if your jsut planning on playing CSS then no need for a really high end graphic card.
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Lol, then how about you guys design me a PC under the prices I stated earlier?
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