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Old 09-12-2006, 06:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am planning to build a computer and i was wondering if anyone could rate or tell me if any of these components wont work together etc.

These prices are in Australian Dollars from the site scorptec.com.au .

Required Components:

- Hard Drive(s)
- Motherboard
- Video Card
- Sound Card
- Case
- CPU
- Memory
- PSU
- Operating System
- Sound System (optional)
- Disc Drive (Optional)

Components Used:

Hard Drives: Samsung SP2504C (250GB, SATAII, 7200RPM, 8MB, NoiseGuard).
$129.00

Motherboard: ABIT KN9S (AMD AM2, 7.1Ch Audio, DDR2-800, SATAII 300 RAID).
$159.00

Video Card: MSI RX1300PRO-TD256E (ATI X1300 Pro, 256MB, Supports up to 2560x1600, DVI).
$129.00

Sound Card: Creative SBLIVE5.1 (5.1Ch Audio, Inbuilt Decoder).
$39.00

Sound System(optional): Logitech X-230 (2.1Ch Audio, 32w RMS).
$75.00

Case: Antec P180 (6x3.5” Bays, Silver, 1 Fan included).
$216.00

CPU: AMD ADA3800CUBOX (Dual Core, 2Ghz, 1MB Cache).
$235.00

Memory: Geil GX22GB4300DC (DDR2-533, CAS4, 2GB Kit, Heatspreader, Low Noise).
$295.00



PSU: Antec NeoHE-380 (380W, 18dBA, 80,000 Hours).
$119.00

Operating System: Microsoft N09-01991 (XP Home Edition, SP2, OEM1).
$140.00

Disc Drive(Optional): Pioneer DVR-111DBK (DVDR+/-, Dual Layer, CDRW, DVDROM).
$53.00

Total: $1462.00 or $1334 excluding optionals

This computer will mainly be used for gaming and for work when needs be.
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Old 09-12-2006, 06:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Don't get Samsung hard drives, instead get either Seagates or Western Digitals.
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Samsungs are quieter, though not bad (At least better than Maxtors)

whilst you arent making a hi-fi system, therefore Samsung is as well recomemnded, Hitachi makes good drives as well, until you are makng a reah hifi system, then seagate/WD are recommended. else, everyting's fine
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I have no experience with Samsung hard drives, that was the only thing that caught my eye with your pc. I don't like Hitachi, they seem to break after 2.5 years in my experience with them.
The other thing that caught my eye was your graphics card. If you're playing new games you'll really appreciate something more powerful, I'd recommend at least an x1600. the 1300 is the lower end card for this generation. It's respectable but the rest of your system is so powreful you'll really like having a better card. The 1600s aren't much more, check out some of those.
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Case is too much $ and has a POS front door..

Get 800 speed memory...

Vid card is weak..but ok if not gaming much

Get a Fotron 450w psu if available..or antec 500watt...

Otherwise looks good...

Rec WD or Seagate Hardrive...

Price's look high is aussie land...
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