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#1
Hey guys, I want to spend $1000 AUS on a new pc for a friend. I want an Intel based system.. Im thinking of the E6300.. Maybe a second pci-e for crossfire later on.. Everything else i haven't deciced on, so all help is apprciated!!

Thanks in advanced.
 
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bump :O
 

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#3
Well I will help you out, but you need to go find a few things for yourself first. I recommend going and finding the best parts you can get for 1000 AUS, so peep's can view them, and tell you what would be better for the money, and performance wise.:)
 

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tell me the shop you're going to buy stuff, and i will look for parts for ya ;)
 

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Hey guys, I want to spend $1000 AUS on a new pc for a friend. I want an Intel based system.. Im thinking of the E6300.. Maybe a second pci-e for crossfire later on.. Everything else i haven't deciced on, so all help is apprciated!!

Thanks in advanced.
You said this is a gaming system, which games are you hoping to play?
 
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Hey, alright sweet. :D I'm planning on getting everything from here:

http://msy.com.au/Parts/Promotional_W.htm

This system is for a friend, he mostly plays, Battlefield 2 + 2142, FEAR, Call Of duty 2, SpellForce 2 and Oblivion.
 

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That does not look like a very trustworthy site...
 

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How about a pentium D (thinking 3ghz) with 2 gig DDR2 and an ATi 1800XL PCI-E (or 2 in crossfire) with a nice 250G SATAII and some type of Intel motherboard... That should would be under 1000 USD I believe but I don't know about aussie money.
 
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#10
Hey, alright sweet. :D I'm planning on getting everything from here:

http://msy.com.au/Parts/Promotional_W.htm

This system is for a friend, he mostly plays, Battlefield 2 + 2142, FEAR, Call Of duty 2, SpellForce 2 and Oblivion.
That website looks dodgy. Looks like a four year old created it. Dont buy from it!

List of decent websites:
http://www.Ebuyer.com
http://www.Newegg.com
http://www.savastore.com
http://www.dabs.com
http://www.amazon.com

The games that your friend plays are not really that intensive, any midrange system could play them. However, if he is planning on installing Windows Vista along side some Direct X 10 games extra consideration should be taken care of.

Below is my recommendation if he wants an AMD system.
Ram: 2GBs of ram (1GB minimum)
Motherboard: any AM2 motherboard with PCI-E
Processor: Athlon X2 4400+ (minimum, dual core is a must)
Graphics card: Radeon 1600 pro/XT 512mb (this card is really cheap and can play all those games you listed on high settings. Its only a budget card so he will need to upgrade it to another budget Direct X 10 card begining of next year)
Hard disk drive: 400GB ( 320GB minimum) - He wont run out of storage any time soon
CDROM: DVDRW Drive capable of burning Dual layer discs
 

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Guys, guys relax :p

MSY is one of the best sits around here in AUS ;)...i got my mobo and case from them

Its actually a pick-up store too, so you cant really get ripped off :p

brutalface...go to www.staticice.com.au for the cheapest of prices. You can get an E6300 (OEM) for less than $200 ;).
 

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CPU - http://www.staticice.com.au/cgi-bin/search.cgi?q=e6300 - e6300 - E6300, $198
GPU - http://www.staticice.com.au/cgi-bin/search.cgi?q=x1650+pcie - X1650 PRO - $138
Mobo - http://www.staticice.com.au/cgi-bin/search.cgi?q=asus+p5b - ASUS P5B - $183
RAM - http://www.staticice.com.au/cgi-bin/search.cgi?q=1gb+pc6400 - G.Skill 1GB PC6400 - $188
Case/PSU - your call ;)
Hard drive - http://www.staticice.com.au/cgi-bin/search.cgi?q=250gb+hard+drive - 250G SATA - $95
Disk drive - http://www.staticice.com.au/cgi-bin/search.cgi?q=16x+dvd+burner - DVD burner - $40

With a $100 case/PSU, its $942. Add around $60 for shipping...and your done :D
 
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#13
um dont get a pentium-d not good, very bad, very very bad lol

if u wherent set on intel i would say a 3600+ x2 chip and decent overclocking board, 3 ausi's i know got them and the lowest overclock any of them got was 2.8gz(800mhz overclock) and that due to board bios issues over 280(281 and up board dosnt even post)

u cant get the 3600+ x2 in the states easly, but in oz its readly avalable!!!! i wants one!!!!
 

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#14
I reckon the rig i made up there is pretty good, well, for under 1k (and believe me, you wont find cheaper than staticice's prices here in AUS ;))
 
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sure you will, oh wait you mean leigaly :p
 

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lmao yeah, we cant go illegal :rolleyes: *cough cough* :D
 
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*looks around room* humm......never mind, u dont want to know ;)
 
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CPU - http://www.staticice.com.au/cgi-bin/search.cgi?q=e6300 - e6300 - E6300, $198
GPU - http://www.staticice.com.au/cgi-bin/search.cgi?q=x1650+pcie - X1650 PRO - $138
Mobo - http://www.staticice.com.au/cgi-bin/search.cgi?q=asus+p5b - ASUS P5B - $183
RAM - http://www.staticice.com.au/cgi-bin/search.cgi?q=1gb+pc6400 - G.Skill 1GB PC6400 - $188
Case/PSU - your call ;)
Hard drive - http://www.staticice.com.au/cgi-bin/search.cgi?q=250gb+hard+drive - 250G SATA - $95
Disk drive - http://www.staticice.com.au/cgi-bin/search.cgi?q=16x+dvd+burner - DVD burner - $40

With a $100 case/PSU, its $942. Add around $60 for shipping...and your done :D
Wow :D I like the sound of that. Thankyou very very much :toast: , its great to have so many people who know what they're talking about. Unlike myself. :laugh:
 

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#19
Only think it didnt have is crossfire :p

If he's willing to spend an extra $100 or so, he can upgrade to the P5B deluxe, which has more features + crossfire, for $277 @ MSY ;)

(BTW, most/all of the sites on staticice are pretty trustworthy...i built my comp using them, and everything came really fast and worked really well. I paid via bank deposit tho :p)
 

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#20
The 1650 Pro is ok ,but it won't run games like oblivion, and f.e.a.r on high with a high res. Maybe if you overclock it some, but if I were you, I would go for a X1800 series, or X1900 series. Yes they are more expensive, but in the long run you will be more happy. Remember in gaming, a GPU is the heart pretty much.

:)
 

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#21
id go for an X1800/X1900 for him too...but they would be more expensive (id say, around $150 more)...pushing him out of budget :p

Altho, i reckon it would be better to stick with the P5B mobo, and get a X1800/X19*0 card, rather than get the P5B deluxe and get 2 X1650's (around the same price overall)