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Old 08-20-2005, 05:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys, what do you think of this pc I am getting

MEMORY
CORSAIR VALUE SELECT 1024mb PC4200 (533mhz) DDR2 RAM CAS4

MOTHERBOARD
Gigabyte GA-8I915P-DUO S775, 915P, ATX, PCIEx16, DualDDRII+DDR, RAID, SATA, GbeLan, audio

CPU
Intel Pentium 4 531 64bit(3.0Ghz/PRESCOTT/1MB/800 FSB/0.09u/LGA775/HT/EM64T)

DVD-RW
LG GSA-4163 16x DVD+/-RW with Dual Layer OEM Black

SPEAKERS
Logitech R-10 2.0 Speaker set

KEYBOARD / MOUSE
Microsoft Basic Black Value Pack, Keyboard with hotkeys & Optical Mouse OEM

MONITOR
Philips 107E66 17IN/0.27/70KHz/OSD/MPR-II/PNP/BLACK

VIDEO CARD
PowerColor R43A-ND3 Radeon X800, 256MB, PCI Express, DVI, TV OUT

HARDDRIVE
Western Digital WD1600JD 160gb 7200rpm 8mb SATA

CASE with PSU
XG Sidewinder Black ATX case with 400w SATA ready PSU with window

All for 1642.95 AU including shipping and handling
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Old 08-20-2005, 05:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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what is going to be the main use of this pc?
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Old 08-20-2005, 05:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Its going to be for everything, photoshop, multimedia, but mainly gaming

I want to get this as a base computer then upgrade from there
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Old 08-20-2005, 06:27 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I will work out the best system i can for around 1600-1700 AU and get back to u i know some good sites.
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Old 08-20-2005, 06:41 AM   #5 (permalink)
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here use this site,

http://www.staticice.com.au

It will find the place with the cheapest bit of hardware in Aus.

The setup looks fine but if you can afford it i would suggest a
AMDx2
DFI Mobo
6800GT

the CPU you have now wont perform aswell as most of AMDs 64 processors and since you also want to do some multimedia stuff i would suggest the X2.

But if you cant afford it that system is fine on your budget.
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Old 08-20-2005, 12:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
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What kind of multimedia? If your part of multimedia does not include heavy video, I recomend going the AMD route.

And for the video card, going the 6800GT route would be better, if you want an explination why just search around here
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Old 08-20-2005, 06:59 PM   #7 (permalink)
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yeah, i would do exactly what DJ said.

If you use that site i provided you could save $200 easy.

If you tell us your max budget and what exactly you want to do on it i am sure we can get something better together.
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Old 08-20-2005, 07:59 PM   #8 (permalink)
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iim is aus go to MSY
Will you oc? if not get this from MSY

AMD 3200+ 939 venice
GigaByte k8nf-9
1gig OCZ Performance
200gig SATA Seagate
Saphire 256mb X800GT (performes on par with 6600GT or a bit faster)
Antec Sonate case w/380 watt psu
benq 71E+ 17" LCD 8ms
Pioneer 110D black dl

$1533 AU
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if you will oc this is what im getting for ocing

from MSY i will get
Thermaltake Tsunami w/ 400watt pure power
Pioneer 110D black dl
200gig Seagate SATA

From CPL (only in melbourne)
GeCube 256mb X800 PCI-E
AMD 64 939 3000+ venice

from Scorptech (only in melbourne)
1gig G.Skill PC3200GH 2-2-2-5 (can oc to 2-2-2-5 ddr520)
DFI NF4 Ultra-D

Swap meet (no warrenty)
17" CRT dell (just till i have more cash)

$1500-1600 not sure how much exacterly but will oc really well
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Old 08-21-2005, 12:28 AM   #10 (permalink)
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but see the problem is if he gose with the X800 line it will be no good in like the next 2-3 years, it is allready showing signs of age.

he should go with a card with PS3 and something better then a 6600.
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