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Old 11-21-2006, 07:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Got the bucks, but where to spend it?

Hey all!
Ok this is the plan. I want a gaming system that i wont need to update for at least another 3 years (and get rid of this crappy Dell Dimension 4600).

Though i just need a little help on a case, would these 3 fans be enough to keep my computer from overheating?
Ventilation Dual 80X80X25 mm Front Fan (Included)
One 80X80X25 mm Top Fan (Included)
One 80X80X25 mm Rear Fan (Included)

Also i dont know if i have to add a PCI card (USB and Firewire etc) or if it comes with the motherboard.

All figures in Australian dollars.


If there is anything im missing or i should get (not going to switch from AMD to Intel...prices would be wayyyy over!) then shoot at me!

Thanks in advance

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Old 11-21-2006, 07:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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an Intel E6600 out performs the CPU you picked and is also cheaper by about $100.

You could then use that money to buy a good Intel mobo like gigabyte DQ6 or Asus P5B or wait till more 680i boards are out.

Also make sure your case can fit a 8800GTX in.

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Old 11-21-2006, 04:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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hmmm i have like 25+ legit windows just send me da mony
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Old 11-21-2006, 06:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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First thing i suggest is making a compyter from somewhere else since stuff has reviews..and is much better. But if you really are limited or want somewhere in AUS then i built one with that. I used an E6600 C2D for 479 and then an Aus P5B DELUXE for 300 to make it the best mobo you can get for Core 2 Duo and then a Core 2 that will BLOW AMD away. Trust me do that and you will be set. Also dont buy windows, get a friends use one off another computer you own or ehem the last option which isnt very legal. Also That Ram is FAST but i dont think you need the 500 buck ones...go for the 460. Its about the same.
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Old 11-21-2006, 11:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
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ok thanks for the comments guys, im pretty sure ill get my sister to build it for me (shes done like 2 years of computer tech she better know how too!).

Anyway thanks for the tip on the E6600, i compared that the FX-62 and in most cases was equal or better...and about $750 cheaper

Btw how many fans do you guys think i need for all this high tech equipment, i dont want to run into issues of overheating this baby.
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Old 11-22-2006, 12:32 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Intel Core 2 Duo...

The rest looks good.
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Old 11-22-2006, 01:53 AM   #7 (permalink)
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well btw i already own Windows Home XP but i lost my disc some how.

However, i got TuneUp Utilities 2006 that tells me the Product ID and Key. Can i somehow download Home XP (legally for now) and then enter this product id? Dont really know how it works but i would like to save $130 if i could.

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