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Old 11-13-2009, 10:20 PM   #1
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Default My End of Year $3000 Computer

G'day for 2 weeks now i have been building my computer in theory with $3000 i have collected over this year. I have now finished and was just wanting some other opinions on it.

Intel opinions don't count.

This is everything there is so if theres some cables i need please speak up because im pretty sure everything is gold.

Here it is:
#########End of the year computer#########
Speakers
Logitech Z-5500DTHX Speakers
Price: $365
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...annel&CMP=OTC-

Keyboard
G15 Gaming Keyboard
Price: $76
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...annel&CMP=OTC-

Computer Tower
HAF932
Price: $150
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-160-_-Product

Mouse
Razer Death Adder Mouse
Price: $48
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826153007

Hard Drive 1
PQI 2.5 128GB SSD Sata II
Price: $305
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820141438

Hard Drive 2
Seagate Barracuda 1TB SATA 3.5inch 7200RPM
Price: $114
http://www.pcsuperstore.com.au/produ...roductID=13198

Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P AMD 790FX Socket AM3 Motherboard
Price: $187
Review: http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.c...id=2449&page=7
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-MA790FXT-UD5P

Ram
Corsair Dominator 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin X 2
Price: $300
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...es)-_-20145264

Screen
LG 32LH30 32" Full HD LCD HDTV
Price $ 480
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...IN#detailspecs

Processor
Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Processor
Price: $209
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16819103692&
cm_re=Phenom_II_X4_965-_-19-103-692-_-Product

Graphics Card
EVGA 017-P3-1296-AR GeForce GTX 295 Superclocked Edition
Price: $560
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130508

Optical Drives
Sony Optiarc Black SATA DVD/CD Rewritable Drive X 2
Price: $64
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827118030

PSU
Thermal take Tough power XT
Price: $128
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817153104

Total:
$2981

I had to convert them to Australian moneys because that's where i live.
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Old 11-13-2009, 11:17 PM   #2
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G'day for 2 weeks now i have been building my computer in theory with $3000 i have collected over this year. I have now finished and was just wanting some other opinions on it.

Intel opinions don't count.

This is everything there is so if theres some cables i need please speak up because im pretty sure everything is gold.

Here it is:
#########End of the year computer#########
Speakers
Logitech Z-5500DTHX Speakers
Price: $365
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...annel&CMP=OTC-

Keyboard
G15 Gaming Keyboard
Price: $76
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...annel&CMP=OTC-

Computer Tower
HAF932
Price: $150
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-160-_-Product

Mouse
Razer Death Adder Mouse
Price: $48
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826153007

Hard Drive 1
PQI 2.5 128GB SSD Sata II
Price: $305
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820141438

Hard Drive 2
Seagate Barracuda 1TB SATA 3.5inch 7200RPM
Price: $114
http://www.pcsuperstore.com.au/produ...roductID=13198

Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P AMD 790FX Socket AM3 Motherboard
Price: $187
Review: http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.c...id=2449&page=7
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-MA790FXT-UD5P

Ram
Corsair Dominator 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin X 2
Price: $300
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...es)-_-20145264

Screen
LG 32LH30 32" Full HD LCD HDTV
Price $ 480
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...IN#detailspecs

Processor
Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Processor
Price: $209
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16819103692&
cm_re=Phenom_II_X4_965-_-19-103-692-_-Product

Graphics Card
EVGA 017-P3-1296-AR GeForce GTX 295 Superclocked Edition
Price: $560
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130508

Optical Drives
Sony Optiarc Black SATA DVD/CD Rewritable Drive X 2
Price: $64
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827118030

PSU
Thermal take Tough power XT
Price: $128
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817153104

Total:
$2981

I had to convert them to Australian moneys because that's where i live.
besides getting 8GBs of RAM when 4 would probably be enough and not getting a top of the line psu for the exact same $$ you'll spend on the TTP I don't see anything wrong with it...

my only suggestion would be this Corsair or this Antec psu if you want to spend a little more, and if you want to spend a little less and still get a good psu, this 1KW OCZ ProXStream was only $70 shipped for me (23507 zip code)...
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why dont you want to consider intel? i would go for the phenom II 955 and buy a good CPU cooler and then overclock it. you could easily get it to run faster than the 965 and you would save some money. i would also pick some RAM with better timings. any of these will work: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...20(PC3%2012800)
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Id think buying a 5870 would be better choice then a 295 for price to performance, and power requirements to.
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Id think buying a 5870 would be better choice then a 295 for price to performance, and power requirements to.
The HD 5870 has better price vs performance, and just plain ol' better performance than the GTX 295.

As for being convinced not to buy 8GB RAM, if you're spending $3000 on a computer, I'd go with 8GB anyway. People say you'll never need more than 4GB but before I upgraded from 4GB to 8GB I was hitting 100% RAM usage quite a bit. If it's in the budget, go for it imo.

You'll save like $150 getting an HD 5870 over a GTX 295, use that money on 4GB more RAM imo.

Lower price, lower power consumption, lower temperatures, higher performance, DX11 support... No reason not to get the HD 5870.



As for the Phenom II X4 965 b.e.... All it is is a Phenom II X4 955 b.e. overclocked... Just get the 955 and overclock it yourself it is literally the exact same CPU.
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why dont you want to consider intel? i would go for the phenom II 955 and buy a good CPU cooler and then overclock it. you could easily get it to run faster than the 965 and you would save some money. i would also pick some RAM with better timings. any of these will work: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...20(PC3%2012800)


EDIT: FOOK. I'm an idiot. I thought you mean an i7 965.

Still, I'm going to keep this picture here.
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EDIT: FOOK. I'm an idiot. I thought you mean an i7 965.

Still, I'm going to keep this picture here.
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