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Old 12-09-2005, 03:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey TF,

Im looking to upgrade my PC and i should have $1000 by early next year.
This will be a gaming machine and im hoping it will OC alright.
I need some help deciding on parts though. I have put together a very rough outline of what i think i can get.

CPU: 3800+ x2/ opteron 170
Mobo: somthing DFI or MSI
Ram: 1-2gb-looking at OCZ or G-skill - am planning to OC once i buy suitable fans..
PSU: 450-500w - no idea on brands
Video Card: looking at 6600gt, 6800gs, 6800gt- depends on money.

I have case, keyboard...all that other stuff.

Can anyone suggest a build similar to this or one that will fit within the $1000 range...

(i will be upgrading to sata hd after i regain some more money)

Thankyou in advance
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Old 12-09-2005, 03:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I think alot of people prefer OCZ modstream power supplies.
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Spend it all on a fx-60!
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FX-60 FTW!!!!1!!11!!ELEVEN!!!1!11ONEONEONE!!!!11111!!
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Old 12-09-2005, 02:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136166
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136152

CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103562

RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146970

PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104155

Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130258
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looks good ridlyn...now i just gotta find an australian site thaat sells it

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