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post #1 of 22
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Hey guys building pc for my GF and as a backup allrounder for me also.

This is what i have so far must stay under $800au

1. Phenon II 550 black ed $116au

2. Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P AMD770/SB700 chipset/DDR3 1600 $108

3. Corsair TW3X4G1333C9A 4GB (2x XMS3 2GB) PC-10600 (1333MHz) DDR3 $155

4. Western digital 500gb sata 7200rpm 16mb cache $58au

5. Asus EAH 4850 512mb $136au

6. LG DVD22X+- DUAL LAYER DVD Rewriter with Software(GH22NP20) $48au

7. Antec 300 $80au

8. Antec ATX EarthWatts 500W $95

9. Thermalright Ultra 120 eXtreme Heatsink Rev. C $75


PLS choose your parts from here http://www.umart.com.au/newindex2.phtml?bid=2

REP+ for the help guys, going away tomorrow for week so be patient.

Keen to see suggestions
post #2 of 22
spend a few extra bucks and get the quad core- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103704
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buy a good name power supply for reasonable price- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371007

everything else id say is on....however u might wanna check open box on newegg, they always have some really good deals on mobos, and for all all theyre open box, they have 30 day return policys and ive bought 4 open boxes and all have worked perfectly. good luck
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post #3 of 22
On a budget ...

http://www.umart.com.au/pro/products...=140&sid=29894

Excellent PSU's for the price.

And either CM 690 or Storm Scout for the case
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What about an Antec 300 case cause it is within your budget when with the OCZ PSU:
http://www.umart.com.au/pro/products...=140&sid=29894
Antec 300:
http://www.umart.com.au/pro/products...id=2&sid=30183
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post #5 of 22
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On a budget ...

http://www.umart.com.au/pro/products...=140&sid=29894

Excellent PSU's for the price.

And either CM 690 or Storm Scout for the case
Like those cases are they full towers? was hoping for a smaller case.

The smaller the better as long as the goods fit with decent air flow
post #6 of 22
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spend a few extra bucks and get the quad core- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103704
ehh. the 550 BE is actually better in most cases, and in the end a better processor for gaming . Encoding and stuff that utilizes multiple cores favor a quad, but for the price the 550BE is a good buy. Also if your lucky, you can unlock it to a quad which is a bonus

oh and he clearly stated au which is Australian. I don't think he can get stuff sent from newegg!
Edited by Skylit - 11/11/09 at 2:19am
post #7 of 22
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What about an Antec 300 case cause it is within your budget when with the OCZ PSU:
http://www.umart.com.au/pro/products...=140&sid=29894
Antec 300:
http://www.umart.com.au/pro/products...id=2&sid=30183
Mmm Antec 300 not bad good price will it fit a 4850 not sure how big they are??
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ehh. the 550 BE is actually better in most cases, and in the end a better processor for gaming . Encoding and stuff that utilizes multiple cores favor a quad, but for the price the 550BE is a good buy. Also if your lucky, you can unlock it to a quad which is a bonus
Cool if you come across a link on unlocking the other cores i'd like to have a read
post #9 of 22
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Cool if you come across a link on unlocking the other cores i'd like to have a read
There might be threads on the forum but I cant really find a link at the moment. There are a few youtube videos on unlocking if you want to view them.

Remember unlocking isn't 100% It depends on batch and what not. I would say there's a 75% chance.

If you don't want to risk it, just get a Athlon quad.

620 x4 vs 550BE http://www.anandtech.com/bench/default.aspx?p=106&p2=97


Edited by Skylit - 11/11/09 at 2:35am
post #10 of 22
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Mmm Antec 300 not bad good price will it fit a 4850 not sure how big they are??
The Antec 300 should fit an ATI 4850
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Cool if you come across a link on unlocking the other cores i'd like to have a read
Here is a link to a very helpful guide on unlocking the extra cores:
http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/53...ing-guide.html
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