What are good parts for this?

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May 16, 2011

What are good parts for this? by Sop at 9:10 AM (711 Views / 0 Likes) 14 replies

  1. Sop
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    Banned Sop groovy dude lmao

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    Argh! I'm getting a really painful headache anything for that? Also my mum said she would buy me some a pc for my birthday so I want to get good motherboard and case and PSU and crappy everything else and then sh said I could Upgrade it myself I asked in another thread but just got bad answers.
     
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    How much money?, cant really tell without a budget.
     
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    Oh mum says max of 320
     
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    You probably only get bad replies because you keep opening a dozen threads on the exact same topic.

    With a low budget, you'll only be looking at budget components. Picking out a good budget case is simply a matter of looking at the pictures and comparing the price. For the motherboard, you'll be aiming for one of the cheapest AMD compatible motherboards, since having a better motherboard will do nothing for you. For the PSU, look into the Antec TruePower New-TP series (recommended by CPC Magazine). You'll also probably end up with either an AthlonII or a PhenomII, most likely an AthlonII X2, since you don't need a quad core CPU.

    So, just for example:

    Motherboard: Zotac AM3 MoBo w/IGP, $50
    CPU: Athlon II X2-250, 3Ghz, $61
    RAM: 2x2GB G.Skill RAM, $40
    Case/PSU: Rosewill case + Rosewill 500W PSU, $80
    That leaves around $100 for a HDD, DVD, and a graphics card (if the IGP isn't enough for you). And a replacement HSF if you want to try and overclock the CPU.

    All this is in USD. $320 AUD is around $340 USD according to google.

    You can get a faster Athlon II CPU for only slightly more, with each 0.1Ghz costing an extra $2-5. You can also get up to a 600W PSU (plus case) for an extra $20. Then again, since newegg only ships to America (and now Canada I heard), you'll have to find a local retailer to find out what the local rates are. I hear Australian electronics are much more expensive too.

    EDIT: Cure for a headache: aspirins. Ask for them at your local pharmacy, they'll have a whole selection.
     
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    I know that Aussie prices can be pretty... well pricey. So would it be possible to link us to a few Aussie shops that you would consider using? It would be easier to come up with some balanced combos that are within your price range.
     
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    Also will your build be able to play portal 2 on medium-high settings Originality? All I will be using it for is gaming although I want to look into music creation..
     
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    Cool but It is a little bit down at the moment. As soon as it is up we can see what you can get that is within your budget.
     
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    It's not down for me..
     
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    Wiki specs for Portal 2. The CPU would have no trouble, although I wouldn't trust the IGP to do it. That's why I put aside some of the budget for a graphics card. You won't get a great graphics card for $100 (e.g. a GT 440 for $90), but you will be able to grab something that can play Portal 2 just fine. Of course, if you did get a $100 graphics card, that would leave virtually nothing for a HDD or DVD drive.

    Btw, @Mabilouz, the site works for me... although it's got a worse (messy) presentation than dabs.com.
     
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    $320 won't get you far in Australia dude
     
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    I'm still getting that apache page, weird! Thanks for letting me know. [​IMG] Yeah and I hate dabs just for the website alone.
     
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    Actually max is 380. Probable not OCing.
     
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    Any way make that cheaper, Originality?
     
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    Well done for doing your homework.

    RAM: I'll give you 3 alternate choices: 1x4GB A-RAM ($42), 2x2GB Team Elite kit ($45), or buying two 2GB Corsair ($21 + $21). Someone else can probably explain exactly how much difference there is between single-channel 4GB RAM and dual-channel 2x2GB RAM. Either way, these selections are cheaper than the $52 RAM you picked, and there is no significant difference in performance between the cheapest RAM and the most expensive RAM (certainly nothing you'll notice on an AMD machine).

    CPU: If you get the Athlon II X2-250 ($63) instead of the 265, you'll lose 0.3Ghz but save $15.

    HDD: If you get SeaGate 500GB ($37) or Samsung 500GB ($42), you'll save a little bit of money from the WD 1TB HDD you picked ($55). Just note that every SeaGate HDD I've ever seen has died by now, but it is the cheapest option and you don't have much choice when you're going for budget.

    Motherboard: Yours is $61... this one is $48 and comes with GeForce 6150 SE IGP, and this one is $58 and comes with GeForce 7025 IGP and a more updated nForce chipset. The reason I'm suggesting motherboards with an IGP is so you have the option to leave the graphics card out (which'll cost you $90 for the GT440), saving you money, and giving you the chance to save up for a couple more months to buy the graphics card when you've got enough money. You won't be able to play modern games on the IGP (IGPs suck for games), but at least you'll have a working computer. You'll also have the chance to get a better, mid-ranged graphics card instead.. if you're willing to save up enough.

    So far that'll potentially save you just under $60, and a further $90 if you decide not to get the graphics card straight away. I'm not going to touch the case/PSU selections because I think compromising there could cause trouble in the future.
     

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