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post #1 of 27
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Alright, my Australian friend who's absolutely fascinated with PC's, Linux, and gaming wants to build a new system. $1,100 AUS is the price limit, which is roughly $940 US. Here's what she's thinking.

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AMD 6000+ AM2
Cosair DDR2 800mhz.
Gigabyte GA-M57SLI
2x8500GT (Already told her this is a bad idea)
Antec P182.
Not too sure on the PSU yet.
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She's willing to overclock, but she wants to stick with AMD.

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post #2 of 27
why amd. they suck. there are better cpus thats cheaper than that amd cpu. convince her not to get those 8500gt
    
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post #3 of 27
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Quote:
Originally Posted by startekee View Post
why amd. they suck. there are better cpus thats cheaper than that amd cpu. convince her not to get those 8500gt
There are better CPU's than AMD's current offerings, but she wants AMD. Either way, I wouldn't say AMD's suck just like I wouldn't say Intel sucks during the early P4 days.
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post #4 of 27
Replace the 6000+ with a E6400/E6300, get DS3 as mobo and one 8800gts 320mb.
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post #5 of 27
If you want AMD get a Brisbane 3600 and OC it...much better value for your money.
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post #6 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by startekee View Post
why amd. they suck.
Look out! Big man with his e6300 coming through!

Lose the 6000. Like suggested before, 3600 X2 and 8800GTS 320
post #7 of 27
3600 with a 8800 or 2900.
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post #8 of 27
Yeah...ditch the 8500s for sure.
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
X25-M 80GB, 1TB WD Black Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Asus VW246H Saitek Eclipse 
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My System
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i7 860 Asus Maximus III Formula ASUS 5870 8GB G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3 2000 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
X25-M 80GB, 1TB WD Black Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Asus VW246H Saitek Eclipse 
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Corsair HX620 Antec 300 G5 
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post #9 of 27
If you want to order off the net. Go to Umart and order this.

AMD Athlon™ 64 3600 AM2 Processor Retail Dual Core AM2
Asus M2N-E SLI AM2 nF500-SLI HT2000 2xPCIEx16 SLI8x RAID 1394a GbLAN ATX
DDR2 1G PC5300 DDR2 RAM Corsair value select(single stick)
Seagate Barracuda 320GB 7200RPM(16Mb Cache)
Asus GeForce 8600GTS 256MB DDR3 PCIEx16 2xDVI-I HDCP HDTV
Samsung 18xDVD -/+R/RW Dual Layer OEM Black SATA (SH-S183A)

Total $857 Plus whatever postage is.

Maybe fix some things (eg HDD and DVD). But seems alright to me otherwise.
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post #10 of 27
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What about CPU cooler/PSU/motherboard?

EDIT: Ah, a new post.

No need for hard/optical drives. She's already got 1.25TB storage...
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB Western Digital Slot-loading thing OS X Snow Leopard 1440x900 glossy thing 
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Broken-backlit chiclet-type Awkwardly-shaped wall wart Aluminum block 
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$265 MacBook Pro
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2.8GHz Core 2 Duo POS GeForce 9400M/9600GT M 4GB 1066MHz DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB Western Digital Slot-loading thing OS X Snow Leopard 1440x900 glossy thing 
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