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Old 08-26-2005, 01:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Specs:

Athlon64 3200+(Venice) Skt 939
Gigabyte K8NF9, Onboard digital sound, Firewire, NForce 4 chipset, Gigabit LAN
1Gb Geil Ram 2x 512mb sticks
GTR PowerSupply 550W
160Gb Hdd SATA
Black Case with quick release connectors for Cdrom, Dvd drives etc...
6600Gt Video Card PCIe
Pioneer Dvd Dual Layer Burner 109

Roughly $1000Aus without Monitor, Keyboard, or OS
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Old 08-26-2005, 02:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Or found this for roughly $889AUS

Processor
AMD ATHLON 64 3000+ S939 VENICE CORE, HT2000 MT/s, 512K L2 Cache

Motherboard
ECS NF4-A939 (NFORCE Chipset) Socket 939

Memory
512Mb DDR PC3200 (Dual Channel 2x 256Mb)

Hard Drive
80Gb SATA150 7200rpm 8Mb

Optical Drive
LG 16X DVD-/+ R/RW Dual Layer (Play CD&DVD and Burn CD & DVD)

Floppy Drive
1.44Mb

Video Card
ATI RADEON X700 256Mb PCI-E (with DVI and VGA for dual display

Sound Card
6 Channel Audio

I/O Port
2x Front and 4x Back USB2.0 Port , 1x Parallel Port, 2x Serial Port

Ethernet Card
Gigabit LAN

Keyboard and Mouse
Microsoft Optical Mouse and Keyboard (Black)

Case
ATX Tower Case with 350W PS + 12cm Fan (Black or Silver)

Operating System
NO (Sold Separately)

Modem
NO (Sold Separately)

Speaker
NO (Sold Separately)
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Old 08-26-2005, 02:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Or just found this one for $999AUS
Processor
AMD ATHLON 64 3500+ S939 VENICE CORE, HT2000 MT/s, 512K L2 Cache

Motherboard
ECS NF4-A939 (NFORCE Chipset) Socket 939

Memory
512Mb DDR PC3200 (Dual Channel 2x 256Mb)

Hard Drive
80Gb SATA150 7200rpm 8Mb

Optical Drive
LG 16X DVD-/+ R/RW Dual Layer (Play CD&DVD and Burn CD & DVD)

Floppy Drive
1.44Mb

Video Card
ATI RADEON X700 256Mb PCI-E (with DVI and VGA for dual display

Sound Card
6 Channel Audio

I/O Port
2x Front and 4x Back USB2.0 Port , 1x Parallel Port, 2x Serial Port

Ethernet Card
Gigabit LAN

Keyboard and Mouse
Microsoft Optical Mouse and Keyboard (Black)

Case
ATX Tower Case with 350W PS + 12cm Fan (Black or Silver)
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Old 08-26-2005, 02:26 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Four things;

1.) What are you going to be using the PC for? If gaming, list some games you'd like to play with it.

2.) The first one looks best right now.

3.) If gaming, get atleast 1GB RAM.

4.) Build it yourself. You can save Hundreds of $AUS.
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Old 08-26-2005, 02:30 AM   #5 (permalink)
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heavy duty gamer as well as graphic designer work.

Playing at the moment- Farcry, Battlefield 2, Doom 3, as well as BF 42, Vietnam and Dawn of War

I got about an extra 400 on top for monitor (CRT most likely) and XP home
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Old 08-26-2005, 02:31 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Building a computer ain't cheap here... In oz retailers make you bleed for parts here,
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