New Computer

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Sep 21, 2007

New Computer by jackb at 9:20 AM (1,075 Views / 0 Likes) 11 replies

  1. jackb
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    Am think about buying a new computer soon and i was wondering what you guys and girls thought about this.... i am aiming for around $1000 (Australian)..

    any suggestions are welcome


    CPU – Intel CORE 2 DUO E6750 - 2.66GHz
    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/produc...oducts_id=25225
    Price = $239.00


    GPU –ASUS GF8600GT, 512MB, DDR3,
    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/produc...oducts_id=24602
    Price = $192.00


    Mother Board – Gigabyte GA-P31-DS3L
    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/produc...oducts_id=25944
    Price = $129.80


    Ram – Corsair DDR2 2GB
    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/produc...oducts_id=19910
    Price = $105.60


    PSU/Tower – Cooler Master Centurion Black/Silver Tower Case (430W)
    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/produc...oducts_id=26556
    Price = $129.80


    Hard Drive – Seagate Barracuda 250Gb 7200RPM 16Mb IDE
    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/produc...oducts_id=18433
    Price = $82.50


    Optical Drive – LG Re-Writer (20x/Dual Layer Black)
    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/produc...oducts_id=26084
    Price = $46.20

    Sound Card - Creative Sound Blaster 5.1 (OEM)
    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/produc...oducts_id=26609
    Price = $22.00

    Total - $ 1001.90


    Thanks in advance
     
  2. .::5pYd3r::.

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    Centrecom is a great store i've bought al laptop from them
     
  3. jackb
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    yeah i was just flipping through the green guild and found them...

    there prices are great compared to scorptec.
     
  4. FAST6191

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    There is onboard audio which is pretty good and will do fine for near enough everything.

    If I am not mistaken that ram clocks 667MHz, go 800MHz at the very least (the very fast stuff will likely not confer that great a performance gain for the cost).

    I am not convinced about the PSU though, I would up it to 550W (and make it a good one) at least for a high power machine like this.

    Graphics. I assume no SLI is happening here (the motherboard will not do it either) but none the less that card will sort you out for some time (most reviews say it overclocks nicely as well).
     
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    Same CPU, GPU and RAM I'm going to get [​IMG] (Well different GPU manufacturer, but same chipset)
    I agree with FAST6191. I'm getting a 400W (a good one though, but should have a bit more power), but I'm probably going to upgrade it when i need more power [​IMG]
     
  6. jackb
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    i can only make one of those changes either get a better PSU or get a higher clocked ram...? which is more important... also getting a better PSU will allow me to over clock higher right?

    hows this ram
    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/produc...oducts_id=19912
    Corsair DDR2 2GB PC-6400/800 (2xXMS2 1GB)
    Price = $147.70

    also i scraped the sound card.

    ...actually i might be able to get the better PSU.... how is this

    Case - Cooler Master Centurion 541 Black/Silver Tower Case (No PSU)
    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/produc...oducts_id=26855
    Price = $ 85.50

    PSU - Hairong 550W ATX Power Supply
    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/produc...oducts_id=18281
    Price = $30.80

    i am unsure about the Quality of the PSu seeing as it is only $30... will it do?

    thanks
     
  7. FAST6191

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    It will run with "bad" ram but a dodgy/underpowered PSU will cause you a whole heap of problems.
    Edit: Hairong are not held in high regard in the PSU world.

    Personally if you are that hard pressed for cash I would scrap the drive and make do with whatever you can beg, borrow or steal (you just need it read DVDs really) and go from there (before buying a drive a month or two down the line).
     
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    Right now you may not notice a great deal of difference but come a year from now you could well see effects more distinctly (more memory seems to be the way a lot of things are heading). As for the extra $30 I would probably go and flip a coin (I do not see much else you could make a machine now with but update easily later).

    That case-PSU combo should be OK (500W is right on the limit for this sort of thing, I would not overclock too much either (say 3Ghz for the processor, leave the ram and maybe something on the graphics card).
     
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    ok thanks for all your help fast6191

    so the system will look something like this.. if i were to buy it right now.


    CPU – Intel CORE 2 DUO E6750 - 2.66GHz
    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/produc...oducts_id=25225
    Price = $239.00


    GPU – ASUS GF8600GT, 512MB, DDR3,
    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/produc...oducts_id=24602
    Price = $192.00


    Mother Board – Gigabyte GA-P31-DS3L
    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/produc...oducts_id=25944
    Price = $129.80


    Ram - Corsair DDR2 2GB PC-6400/800 (2xXMS2 1GB)
    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/produc...oducts_id=19912
    Price = $147.70


    PSU/Tower - Antec Sonata III Quiet Super Tower Black (500W)
    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/produc...oducts_id=24490
    Price = $184.00


    Hard Drive – Seagate Barracuda 250Gb 7200RPM 16Mb IDE
    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/produc...oducts_id=18433
    Price = $82.50


    Optical Drive – LG Re-Writer (20x/Dual Layer Black)
    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/produc...oducts_id=26084
    Price = $46.20


    Total - $ 1076.2 ($ 1021.2 without assembly)

    i am also unsure as to weather i will assemble it my self as i don't have much experience in doing so....
     
  11. .::5pYd3r::.

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    i'd say just for an extra 50 bucks get them to assemble it
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  12. cubin'

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    yeah it's worth getting them to assemble it for sure...or someone near your home so you can take it to them if you have any problems and they'll troubleshoot it for you and fix it, saves heaps of headaches.
     

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