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post #1 of 25
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hi all im new to overclock.net and im starting to build my own gamerz rig for the first time and was wondering if i could get some help with hardware details.

i have decided to go for an amd but am not sure what cpu and motherboard to go with im looking to spend no more than $600AU on the cpu and mobo.

other parts i have on order:

thermaltake armour full tower with side window

ocz gamexstream 700w psu (i think thats what its called)

22" asus LCD monitor with HDCP

P.S i dont have a prefered dealer in australia, anyone will do.
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post #2 of 25
I dropped these suggestions already in one of your other threads:

CPU: AMD ATHLON64 X2 AM2 3600+LV (1.8GHZ) 64-BIT DUAL-CORE CPU Price inc GST - $123.20
HDD: 250GB SEAGATE 7200.10 7200RPM SATA-II HARD DISK Price inc GST - $129.80
RAM: CORSAIR 2048MB VALUE SELECT 240-PIN PC5300 DDR2 RAM Price inc GST - $143.00
MoBo: ASUS M2N-SLI DELUXE AMD SKTAM2 NF570 BOARD Price inc GST - $231.00
Video: GAINWARD GEFORCE 8600GTS 256MB DDR3 PCI-E X16 VIDEO CARD- Price inc GST - $319.00


BUT why AMD..... Intel Core 2 Duo is faster, esp. when overclocked.

Look here:
E6320 Price inc GST - $275.00
ASUS P5N32-E-PLUS SLI NFORCE LGA775 BOARD Price inc GST - $341.00
    
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post #3 of 25
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well i was trying to decide between the 8600GT or GTS xxx edition lol

i already have a case, PSU and monitor thats where the extra $750 went lol.
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post #4 of 25
Chosapproved Stamped!
post #5 of 25
So you need:
CPU
MoBo
RAM
Video
HDD
DVD

Right? Or also keyboard/mouse?
    
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post #6 of 25
Thread Starter 
thanks man, so there all in AU dollars?
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post #7 of 25
Thread Starter 
got mouse and im getting a saitek keyboard so thats teken care of thanks again.
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post #8 of 25
yes... let me get the links.... and fine-tune it

AMD ATHLON64 X2 AM2 3600+LV (1.8GHZ) 64-BIT DUAL-CORE CPU Price inc GST - $123.20
ASUS M2N-SLI DELUXE AMD SKTAM2 NF570 BOARD Price inc GST - $231.00
Geil 2048MB DDR2-800 Ultra Twin Pack PC-6400 240-pin DDR2 RAM, 4-4-4-12 (2 x 1024MB) Price inc GST - $242.00
Point of View nVidia 8800GTS Extreme 320mb PCI-E x16 video card, 2x DVI, video out Price inc GST - $473.00
250GB SEAGATE 7200.10 7200RPM SATA-II HARD DISK Price inc GST - $129.80
PIONEER DVR-212D BLACK OEM SATA DVD-RW DRIVE Price inc GST - $88.00



Yep, got the links working now.. I'll fill it up with the rest
    
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post #9 of 25
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this is the psu im getting if u didnt see already

http://www.auspcmarket.com.au/

this is also the screen im getting

http://www.asus.com.au/products.aspx?l1=10&l2=89

and everyone knows what a black thermaltake armour with side window looks like
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post #10 of 25
I am familiar with the parts you're getting...

What do you think of my previous posts... it's a little over budget ($37 Aus to be exact), but heck, I think you would not mind an 8800GTS

I choose a SATA DVD burner... you'll love the cable management, and you can turn off the IDE Controller on the motherboard... MUCH faster boot times
    
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KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
N/A Corsair HX520 Coolermaster Cavalier N/A 
Mouse Pad
N/A 
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E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
N/A Corsair HX520 Coolermaster Cavalier N/A 
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