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Old 05-31-2008, 12:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking to upgrade, wondering if anyone can recommend a good combination of CPU, Motherboard and RAM? Whithin the Range of $500 - $700 Australian.
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what is the primary use of the computer?
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Old 05-31-2008, 12:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix Tracer 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
q6600. I need more info before choosing a MB. Sli?, Crossfire? Single card solution?
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Don't laugh:

AMD 3500+ 939
Asus A8N-E Nforce 4 Ultra
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For gaming, you'd be better off with better graphics card(s)

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2 x Asus 3850 512MB - $318
Gigabyte GA-790X-DS4 - $139
AMD X2 6000+ - $165
2x1GB DDR2-800 - about $50

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Thanks for the info, i was planning to upgrade the video card later on. Was hoping for a one card solution.

Just thought that someone may have a few ideas on a good combo.
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Take Apokalipse's build with a 5000+ Black Edition... or go Intel

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9600gt's SLI or single 8800gts g92
DDR2 800 kit
750i FTW (for SLI) or Gigabyte EP35-DS3R or DFI Lanparty DK

btw I'm having trouble navigating that site so I do not know if all this stuff is there or not
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Old 06-02-2008, 02:29 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks will check them out, in the mean time tell me what you think of this setup. I have no idea about motherboards and only limited knowledge about everthing else.

Antec TruePower Trio 550W ATX Power Supply $122.00
Cooler Master Elite 330 Black/Silver Tower Case (No PSU) $62.70
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400/ 3.00GHz/ 6MB Cache/ 1333FSB/ LGA775 $221.10
Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS4 motherboard $214.50
XFX 9600GT xXx Edition 512MB, DDR3, 256bit, PCIE, Dual DVI, HDTV, HDCP, HDMI (PV-T94P-YHD4) $235.40
Seagate Barracuda 320Gb 7200RPM 16Mb SATA 2 $81.70 X 2
Team Elite DDR2 4GB PC-6400/800 (2x2GB) Ram $156.20

Here is where i normally get parts (CentreCom Online - Notebooks & Computers) if you can put something together that is better for the same price or less from there i would like to hear about it!!
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That looks good. It has the best cpu of all the builds listed. If you can, get a 8800gts 512mb but a 9600gt is still a good card.
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