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Old 11-29-2007, 03:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all

im wanting to build a new computer mainly designed for games.

already i have a nVidia GeForce 7600 GS, a couple of DVD burners and a K-mex Pw 450 PSU and some cards that i want to keep.

I want to get a new Motherboard and CPU but have no idea where to start.

Also need to know what is required with a new motherboard etc etc.

Also a cool new case!!

Any Ideas??

my limit isnt to high but $1000 Australian would be stretching my limit
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Old 11-29-2007, 03:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds like you're looking for a motherboard, processor, and RAM. You'll also need a hard drive if you don't have one. Head on over to b1gapl's Recommended PC Components thread and see if you can find anything you like.

I personally recommend an Intel processor with a motherboard that uses the P35 chipset.
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Old 11-29-2007, 03:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
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im havin a look now, ill throw together a parts list of ideas.

it would be helpfull if i had prices!
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Your best way to get prices is find a site that ships to Australia and just look them up there.

I don't know of anything about Australian currency or sites to shop that ship there.
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Old 11-29-2007, 04:11 AM   #5 (permalink)
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How will i know a case will fit my chosen motherboard?
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Any ATX case will fit an ATX mobo... micro ATX cases will not fit an ATX mobo.
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Old 11-29-2007, 04:24 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Ok this is what i have come up with.

MotherBoard = Abit IP35 Socket 775
Universal abit > Motherboard, Digital Speakers, iDome, AirPace, Multimedia

Newegg.com - ABIT IP35 Pro LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

CPU = Intel Core 2 Duo E6550

Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 Conroe 2.33GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail

RAM = 1GB Patriot Extreme Performance DDR2-800

Newegg.com - Patriot Extreme Performance 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory - Retail

CPU fan = Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro

Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail

Case = Gigabyte 3D Aurora Series

Bjorn3d.com -Gigabyte 3D Aurora Case Review, Satisfying Your Daily Tech Cravings Since 1996

HDD = Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB ot Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 250GB

Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 "Perpendicular Recording" ST3250820A 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive - OEM

Ide like to know if my vid card can fit this and if the board will fit the case??

Can anybody show me an Aus price for al the products??
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Old 11-29-2007, 04:26 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Any ATX case will fit an ATX mobo... micro ATX cases will not fit an ATX mobo.
hmmm, will check that
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I'd suggest 2GB RAM
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Old 11-29-2007, 06:00 AM   #10 (permalink)
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i would recommend these sites as i have had buying experience from all of them.

www:
itsdirect.com.au - best all round site and fairly good prices
pccasegear.com.au - good site for best cooling needs/cases
pcmaniacs.com.au - another good all round site
tekcorp.com.au - have alot of gskill ram which i love
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