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Old 02-10-2008, 09:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I found this deal, could anyone tell me if they know if this deal is any good, the cons and pros etc, or if you know of a better deal for around the $1000 price range. This is what I found, any comments?

AMD Athlon Dual Core 6000 + M2 $1150.00 AU Dollars

GA M56S-S3 Motherboard
3.5" FDD Panasonic
2G DDR II Ram 667Mhz Kingston
500GB WD SATA II with 16Mb Cache
iCute Case with Cooler Master 550W Extreme power
Add Monitor from Monitor List
512Mb Geforce 8800GT PCI Express
Logitech PS II Keyboard & Optical Mouse
20 Speed LG DVD-/+ RW Dual Layer
Built in Gigabit Lan and Firewire and USB 2.0 Wireless Lan

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Old 02-10-2008, 09:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't know how much it goes for in austrailia, but you can get better for the money.
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Old 02-10-2008, 10:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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not a good deal but its average, you could do better.
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Old 02-10-2008, 10:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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As always, you can do way better building one yourself.

I'm not exactly sure of the value in American $$, but I wouldn't pay that much. I wouldn't buy anything AMD, to be honest XD.

Shop around a little more. If you like the pre-built side, look into some bare bones (I don't know any of the good AU merchants). Otherwise, research research and research some more to build your own rig.

EDIT: At around that price, you could afford a laptop with the same amount of power in it. I've recently gotten into ASUS' G Series laptops, you may want to take a peek if you're interested.
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Thanks for the replys, I had a look around and someone recommended this:

CPU: Intel E8400 $269
Mobo: Gigabyte P35-DS3 $131
RAM: 2x1GB 800 A-DATA $62
HDD: WD SATA 500GB $132
Vid Card: Generic 512MB 8800 GT $289
DVD-RW: Asus 1814 BLT SATA $42
Case + PSU: Coolermaster CAC-T05 (w/ 460W) $108
Keyboard + Mouse: Logitech Deluxe 250 $15 and Internet 350 $23

Total: $1071

What are your thoughts? I can also pay an extra $70 and get it built and delivered :P
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Old 02-10-2008, 11:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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CPU: Intel E8400 $269
Mobo: Gigabyte P35-DS3 $131
RAM: 2x1GB 800 A-DATA $62
HDD: WD SATA 500GB $132
Vid Card: Generic 512MB 8800 GT $289
DVD-RW: Asus 1814 BLT SATA $42
Case + PSU: Coolermaster CAC-T05 (w/ 460W) $108
Keyboard + Mouse: Logitech Cordless Desktop Deluxe 660 $31

compared to:

CPU: Intel CORE 2 Q6600/2.4Ghz/2x4MB/1066FSB/LGA775 *
MOBO: Asus P5K-SE S775 QuadCore P35 FSB1333 DDR2 SATA2 PCIEx16 GbLAN ATX
RAM: DDR2 2048MB(2x1G)PC5300 667Mhz Kingston
HDD: Western Digital 500G SATAII 7200 rpm HDD(16Mb Cache)
GRAPHICS: Albatron GeForce 8800GT 512MB DDR3 PCIEx16 HDCP 2xDVI-I HDTV
CASE: iCute ZL08-5G-BB 500W 25CM Fan Middle Tower (Black)


Any ideas?
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The second build is better mainly becuase it has a P35 board however the ram is quite slow.
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I would take the second one cause of the board and quad. I could careless about 4ghz clocks, I'll take an extra two cores. Can you substitute items, like the psu and ram? I would change those over.
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Old 02-12-2008, 06:48 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Yeah I can subsitute items if I build it myself.
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Corsair 620hx would suit this build well heck even the 550vx and 520hx would be fine for this.
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