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Trying to make a low-cost build. If you haven't noticed i live in Australia. My budget is AUS$500 which is around USD$465.
My computer usage consists of simple gaming, internet surfing, little converting and graphic/video editing and other basic usage.
I would want a motherboard with onboard graphics and sound, but still has the option to upgrade later when needs are required.
Would be having a mid-tower case.
No screen, software, mouse, keyboard or speakers are needed to be included in this build.

Would be getting most of my hardware from a store called MSY with the following prices for parts I need:
Pentium 4 Socket 775pin M/B
G-B 945GCM-S2L / ASUS P5GC-MX/1333 59 / 61
Gigabyte G31M-S2L / G31MX-S2 81 / 94
ASUS P5N-MX / P5KPL-VM All-In-One 85 / 92
ASUS P5KPL / P5K-SE / P5K 1394 92 /119 /143
ASUS P5KR–Raid,1394 / P5K-E-WiFi 155 / 205
ASUS P5E-X38 279
ASUS P5E3 DDR3 “Limited†Soon 279
ASUS P5N-E SLI / P5N-D 145 / 252
ASUS Striker Extreme /Striker II Formula 399 / 421
G-B 965P-DS3P/DS4/DQ6 (Vic.Clayton only) 149/199/289
Gigabyte P31-DS3L 95
Gigabyte P35-DS3L / P35-DS3 123 / 131
G-B P35-DS3R/P35C-DS3R/P35-DS3P 156/162/163
Gigabyte X38-DS4 (NSW,SA Only) 199
Gigabyte X38-DQ6 339
G-B EP35-DS3 /EP35-DS3P /EX38-DS4 149/179/254

Intel 775pin E-series (CD/C2D) (Genuine Retail Box)
E1200 66
E2160 / E2180 / E2200 83 / 95 / 105
E4500 / E4600 145 / 167
E6550 / E6750 / E6850 205 / 229 / 327

A Grade DDR 2 Memory
Thermaltake Cyclo RAM Cooler – Cools upto 4 Module
17
512M-800 Generic-Retail 19
1G-800 Generic/Apacer/Transcend/Kingmax 27/27/27/2
1G-800 A-DATA / Samsung / Kingston 31 /31 /3
2G Kit-800 (2x1G) Apacer /A-DATA /Kingston 59 /59 /6
2G-800 Generic / Apacer / Transcend 46 /46 /4
2G-800 A-DATA / Kingmax 51 / 53
4G Kit-800 (2x2G) A-DATA 102
1G DDR2 1066 PQA 41
2G Kit-1066 (2x1G) PQA 82
1G-667 Kingston / Samsung 27 / 31
2G Kit-667(2x1G) Kingston 54
2G-667 A-DATA (VIC-Clayton,SA-Plympton) 51
1G-667 Kit A-DATA (VIC-Clayton,NSW,QLD) 30

31/2†7200rpm – IDE or SATA Hard Disk Drive PRICE
Seagate 80G IDE 52
Maxtor SATA 80G /160G /250G /320G
/500G
50/58/74/89/139
W.D. IDE 80GB /160G /250G /320G /500G 52/62/82/93/124
W.D. IDE 400G (VIC-Clayton, SA-Plympton) 105
W.D.SATA 80G / 160G / 250G / 320G 52 / 64 / 82 / 93
W.D. SATA 500G / 750G / 1TB 132 /196 /289
Seagate IDE 160G /250G /320G /500G /750G 62/77/102/147/239
Seagate SATA 80G / 160G / 250G / 320G 52 / 63 / 79 / 102
Seagate SATA 500G / 750G 156 / 247

Beige or Black CDRW/DL DVDRW PRICE
LG IDE CD-RW (Vic & QLD branches only) 15
LG 20x IDE / SATA DL DVD-RW 35 / 35
SONY 20x IDE / SATA DL DVD-RW 35 / 35
AOPEN 20x IDE / SATA DL DVD-RW 35 / 35
Pioneer 20x IDE 115DBK / SATA 215BK DL DVD-RW 35 / 37
ASUS Retail Lightscribe 18x IDE / 20x SATA DL DVD-RW 39 / 39
LG Blu-Ray Writer (Vic & SA branches only) “HOT†“HOT†445
Pioneer Retail SATA Blu-Ray Combo Player / Writer 235 / 47

Selected Quality P4 & AMD CASE W/ Power Supply PRICE
EAD Compressed Air Duster 15
SHAW 550W Shark Beige Case (Victoria Branches Only) 29
SHAW Xtreme-550 / Tornado-550 / Bach-720 39 / 39 / 49
R.D. Performance-600 / Stacker-1394-600 49 / 55
SHAW Super Armor-1394 / Super Piano-1394(desktop) 79 / 65
ASUS VENTO TA-861 / TA-9A / TA-B4 69 / 89 / 89
SuperFlower SF707-Dual / SF791 / Xion 79 / 99 / 85
Thermaltake Wing RS-100 / RS101 / Matrix 91 / 95 / 99
Thermaltake Soprano / SopranoVX / BachVX 121 / 121 / 166
F1 RACING Red / Yellow Case 85 / 85
Cooler Master Elite RC-330/331/332/CAC-T05/CAV-T01 69/69/69/108/125
Antec NSK4480 / NSK6580 / Sonata III 104/135/178

If u didn't realise the items refer to the numbers on the right side. This is just a reference for you guys to help me. Build compiliations with parts not on this list are greatly appreciated too, I willing to hunt around for parts.

Thanks for your help.
The Box
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q9400 Gigabyte GA-EP31-DS3L Nvidia 9800 GTX 2 x 2GB DDR2 Generic Kingston 
CoolingOSCase
Antec Tricool (Low speed, rear) x 1 Windows Vista Home Basics 32 Bit Antec Sonata III 500 
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Intel Q9400 Gigabyte GA-EP31-DS3L Nvidia 9800 GTX 2 x 2GB DDR2 Generic Kingston 
CoolingOSCase
Antec Tricool (Low speed, rear) x 1 Windows Vista Home Basics 32 Bit Antec Sonata III 500 
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post #2 of 14
do you prefer intel or amd?
Socrates
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 920 @ 3.6 Biostar TA790GX-128 XFX HD6850  8GB Kingston 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ RevoDrive 120GB (PCI-E) (2) DVD RW/CD RW Windows 7 Ultimate x64 3x Acer 21.5" (1920x1080) 
PowerCaseMouse
OCZ StealthXStream 600W Xigmatek Utguard Logitech MX518 
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Phenom II 920 @ 3.6 Biostar TA790GX-128 XFX HD6850  8GB Kingston 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ RevoDrive 120GB (PCI-E) (2) DVD RW/CD RW Windows 7 Ultimate x64 3x Acer 21.5" (1920x1080) 
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OCZ StealthXStream 600W Xigmatek Utguard Logitech MX518 
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I will make one recommendation and say that if you are looking a lot end processors go with AMD... That's only my opinion but I find you get more for less.

~B~
2010 MBP 15"
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
INTEL CORE i5 520M nVIDIA GEFORCE GT 330M 8GB DDR3 @ 1066MHz SEAGATE MOMENTUS XT 500GB 
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INTEL CORE i5 520M nVIDIA GEFORCE GT 330M 8GB DDR3 @ 1066MHz SEAGATE MOMENTUS XT 500GB 
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SUPERDRIVE 15.4" @ 1440x900 
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post #4 of 14
just for the sake of easy reference to price list...
http://www.msy.com.au/Parts/PARTS.pdf

good luck
newbie
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6550 Gigabyte P35-DS3 gainward 4850 A-DATA DDR2-800 2GB 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
Seagate SATA 500gb 22" Proview Antec Truepower Trio 550W Antec P-182 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6550 Gigabyte P35-DS3 gainward 4850 A-DATA DDR2-800 2GB 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
Seagate SATA 500gb 22" Proview Antec Truepower Trio 550W Antec P-182 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BlankThis View Post
I will make one recommendation and say that if you are looking a lot end processors go with AMD... That's only my opinion but I find you get more for less.

~B~
but if you overclock you can get an low end intel processor and kill the mid range of amd.
Socrates
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 920 @ 3.6 Biostar TA790GX-128 XFX HD6850  8GB Kingston 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ RevoDrive 120GB (PCI-E) (2) DVD RW/CD RW Windows 7 Ultimate x64 3x Acer 21.5" (1920x1080) 
PowerCaseMouse
OCZ StealthXStream 600W Xigmatek Utguard Logitech MX518 
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Socrates
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 920 @ 3.6 Biostar TA790GX-128 XFX HD6850  8GB Kingston 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ RevoDrive 120GB (PCI-E) (2) DVD RW/CD RW Windows 7 Ultimate x64 3x Acer 21.5" (1920x1080) 
PowerCaseMouse
OCZ StealthXStream 600W Xigmatek Utguard Logitech MX518 
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post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by k1t View Post
just for the sake of easy reference to price list...
http://www.msy.com.au/Parts/PARTS.pdf

good luck
MSY website has got to be the worst website ever.

500 Dollars Aus is pretty much gonna get you junk. And i really mean it.

Personally if you can pay a bit more say 750-800. You would be better off.
post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by Benny99 View Post
MSY website has got to be the worst website ever.

500 Dollars Aus is pretty much gonna get you junk. And i really mean it.

Personally if you can pay a bit more say 750-800. You would be better off.
yes, that is for sure ... then you might be able to get a multi core processor lol
Socrates
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 920 @ 3.6 Biostar TA790GX-128 XFX HD6850  8GB Kingston 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ RevoDrive 120GB (PCI-E) (2) DVD RW/CD RW Windows 7 Ultimate x64 3x Acer 21.5" (1920x1080) 
PowerCaseMouse
OCZ StealthXStream 600W Xigmatek Utguard Logitech MX518 
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Socrates
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 920 @ 3.6 Biostar TA790GX-128 XFX HD6850  8GB Kingston 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ RevoDrive 120GB (PCI-E) (2) DVD RW/CD RW Windows 7 Ultimate x64 3x Acer 21.5" (1920x1080) 
PowerCaseMouse
OCZ StealthXStream 600W Xigmatek Utguard Logitech MX518 
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post #8 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Benny99 View Post
MSY website has got to be the worst website ever.

500 Dollars Aus is pretty much gonna get you junk. And i really mean it.

Personally if you can pay a bit more say 750-800. You would be better off.
couldn't agree more... the price list is just so hard to read and has limited range of products... but it's cheapest local store available...(for me at least)
newbie
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6550 Gigabyte P35-DS3 gainward 4850 A-DATA DDR2-800 2GB 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
Seagate SATA 500gb 22" Proview Antec Truepower Trio 550W Antec P-182 
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newbie
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6550 Gigabyte P35-DS3 gainward 4850 A-DATA DDR2-800 2GB 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
Seagate SATA 500gb 22" Proview Antec Truepower Trio 550W Antec P-182 
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post #9 of 14
not really much to work with my friend...700 would be the absolute lowest in my opinion.
The Engine
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q6600 G0 ASUS MAXIMUS FORMULA X38 HIS 4850 512mb Crucial Ballistix Tracers 2GB DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Western Digital 250gb Windows XP SP2 LG 19'' LCD Widescreen 2ms Merc 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Thermaltake Toughpower 850W Xcilo Twin Engine Mx518 CorePad XXXL 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q6600 G0 ASUS MAXIMUS FORMULA X38 HIS 4850 512mb Crucial Ballistix Tracers 2GB DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Western Digital 250gb Windows XP SP2 LG 19'' LCD Widescreen 2ms Merc 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Thermaltake Toughpower 850W Xcilo Twin Engine Mx518 CorePad XXXL 
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post #10 of 14
Hmmm, Pity newegg doesn't ship down under.

Just go to this site and build yourself a computer. I have bought all my previous stuff from here and haven't found any better prices. Their australia-wide shipping costs $20 for all orders, 5-7 business days for eastern states shipping (I don't live over east so I can't verify that).
The Engine
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo E6850 Asus P5N-E SLI 2x Gigabyte GeForce 8800GTS 512 in SLI 4Gb (4x1) Corsair Twin2X XMS2 PC-6400 
OSPowerCase
Kubuntu 9.04, Windows XP Pro (gaming) Corsair 750-TX CoolerMaster Ammo 533 
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Core 2 Duo E6850 Asus P5N-E SLI 2x Gigabyte GeForce 8800GTS 512 in SLI 4Gb (4x1) Corsair Twin2X XMS2 PC-6400 
OSPowerCase
Kubuntu 9.04, Windows XP Pro (gaming) Corsair 750-TX CoolerMaster Ammo 533 
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