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Old 01-07-2008, 05:52 PM   #1
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Exclamation Building a new computer, Advise?

This is the computer im planning to build:

Pioneer DVR-212 18X DVD+/-RW Burner SATA BLACK With Software $45

Xsonic 7022D P4 450W Red/Black Case w/8cm Fan $65

Asus M2A-VM AM2 AMD690G PCIEx16 DVI-D VGA RAID GbLAN $102

Kingston KVR800D2N5K2/2G 2GB KIT 800MHz(PC2-6400) DDR2 NON E $79

Western Digital 320GB 8MB SATA Hard Disk Drive (WD3200AAJS) $95

AMD Athlon64 x2 (Socket AM2 Dual Core) 6000+ CPU (3.0 GHz) $189

MSI GeForce 8600GT 256MB DDR3 128bit PCIEx16 2xDVI TV-Out $99

All prices are in AUD. i got all these prices from http://www.qcgo.com.au/woolloongabba/


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Old 01-08-2008, 05:14 PM   #2
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This is not a bad setup depending on what you are going to use your computer for. Are you going to be using it for gaming, watching dvds or just stuff like surfing the web? It also depends on your budget and what kind of operating system you will be using. I saw you chose a dual core processor. The quad core processors by amd and intel have way better performance for only a little more cost. You also might want to consider going with a 512mb video card if you are going to be gaming or watching dvds. Take a look at my website: www.computerknowledgeforyou.com if your interested in more info on the quad core processors. You also might want to consider getting a processor and motherboard combo to save some cash. I have some listed on my site that might be helpful.....
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not a bad setup but id go with intel for more peformance and reliability. id spend a bit more money and get 4 gb ram and a better graphics card if you are gong for gaming
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All prices are in AUD. i got all these prices from http://www.qcgo.com.au/woolloongabba/


Your views would be greatly appreciated.
Try running the items through StaticIce to see if you can save some $$$$ (don't forget to allow for shipping)
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Thanks everyone but i dont think a quad core fits into my budget and i probly wont use it to its full potential, so ill stick with my dual.

A True Folder- staticice is a really helpful site thanks!

I did do some more research and i have found this:

CPU/Processor AMD AM2 Athlon 64x2 Dual Core 6000+ 3.0GHz 176.00

3.5" HDD SATA-300 320GB 16MB Seagate 99.00

Desktop DDR2 Ram 2GB (2x1024MB) PC8500 1066MHz (Samsung Chipset) 77.00

MotherBoard AMD AM2 S940 ASUS M3A (Phenom 64 x4 /FX) 121.00

5.25" SATA DVD Buner/Rw Samsung SH-203B 20x (OEM with Nero 7.5) 38.00

ATX CASE CoolerMaster Centurion 5 RC-T05 with 460w Black 105.00


Prices once again in AUD. and from http://www.itestate.com.au/

Think its better or worse than before?
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