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My budget is >$600AUD
Tell me how i can improve this build and possibly fit a $20 Combo Drive into the budget, thanks


Thermaltake Litepower 500W ATX PSU $54.00
G Skill 4G(2x2G) DDR3 1600Mhz PC12800 RL 9-9-9-24(CL9D-4GBRL) $45.00
Seagate SATA 3 500GB 16m Cache $38.00
Gigabyte GTX550 OC 550TI DDR5 1GB 970/4200MHZ HDMI $151.00
Intel Core i3 2100 3.10Ghz 3MB Cache LGA1155 CPU $116.00
Fractal Design Define Mini Tower Case Black ( USB3.0) $136.00
AsRock H61M-VS L1155 2xDDR3 SATA2 USB2.0 $55.00

$595AUD
Edited by ThirtySixNights - 8/20/11 at 5:56am
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post #2 of 9
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Originally Posted by ThirtySixNights View Post
My budget is >$600AUD
Tell me how i can improve this build and possibly fit a $20 Combo Drive into the budget, thanks


Thermaltake Litepower 500W ATX PSU $54.00
G Skill 4G(2x2G) DDR3 1600Mhz PC12800 RL 9-9-9-24(CL9D-4GBRL) $45.00
Seagate SATA 3 500GB 16m Cache $38.00
Gigabyte GTX550 OC 550TI DDR5 1GB 970/4200MHZ HDMI $151.00
Intel Core i3 2100 3.10Ghz 3MB Cache LGA1155 CPU $116.00
Fractal Design Define Mini Tower Case Black ( USB3.0) $136.00
AsRock H61M-VS L1155 2xDDR3 SATA2 USB2.0 $55.00

$595AUD
Do you need an operating system? Monitor, keyboard, mouse. All things to factor in.

I got this same build for $589 at PC Case Gear. Shop around.
Edited by samywamy10 - 8/20/11 at 6:10am
 
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No, i only need the things i've listed
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I edited my post . Is the case necessary...$135....
 
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The case is neccesary, a good case is never outdated
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After some research, I've found that the i3 is more AWESOME than I first realized. The only thing I thought is you can get a WD caviar green 750 GB for about $60 That extra 250 GB could come in handy after a few games get installed. The new games are getting really big on space.
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First we thought more cores was better, damn now i don't know what to believe.
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post #8 of 9
I don't know, but have you read this:
http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...e-updated.html
It compares the i7 to the i3 in gaming, and media i don't think will push it more than gaming. But this is where I realized that the i3 was a great processor. I realize that the i3 and i7 tested are older models, but I think the principle should still be the same.
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I guess it really comes down more to the what the application prefers rather then what the cpu is actually capable of.
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