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Topic # 55465 5-Jan-2010 09:47
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Hey guys,

I need a new gaming computer.

Budget is around 1900.
Have to buy a new screen aswell

Any ideas of what specs i should get?

EDIT*

I dont need keyboard, monitor or mouse :D


EDIT 2*

I dont mind if its silent or not.
Want it for most recent games, such as gta 4, cod mw 2 etc...High detail would be nice :D.
I am able to build myself.

Also, The room can get quite warm sometimes so would need a good cooling system.

Cheers,
Falla.

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  Reply # 287130 5-Jan-2010 11:17
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Do you need a monitor? I picked up one of these just before xmas, and I'm incredibly happy with it. Note that it doesnt come with a monitor or OS installed, but there are other options on the site that do, and you also get 5% off for purchasing online.

Overall I was very happy with the service as well, and it's not that much more than if I had built it myself.

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  Reply # 287131 5-Jan-2010 11:27
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Computer Lounge and Playtech have great packages, $2000 gets a damn nice machine these days :)




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  Reply # 287132 5-Jan-2010 11:28
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Yeah I was amazed, considering I got a quote from another store and they were looking at charging me $2300 for an i5 system with a gtx260 gfx card.



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  Reply # 287204 5-Jan-2010 17:16
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Hmm, Anyone else?

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  Reply # 287230 5-Jan-2010 18:26
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Well you have got some replies there... not sure what else you want? You are not going to get 500+ replies all saying 'what he/she said'.

If you want more information, how about telling us if you are wanting to build yourself, what games you want to play, does it need to be silent(or near to it) etc etc



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  Reply # 287260 5-Jan-2010 20:11
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rscole86: Well you have got some replies there... not sure what else you want? You are not going to get 500+ replies all saying 'what he/she said'.

If you want more information, how about telling us if you are wanting to build yourself, what games you want to play, does it need to be silent(or near to it) etc etc


Sure. I will edit the main post.

Thanks for the reply.

And i got two options, and i took both into consideration.


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  Reply # 287415 6-Jan-2010 12:49
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This is the sort of level/specs (borrowed the list from the gpforums) you should be looking at, prices are approximately what you would get from a decent reliable computer store like playtech or computer lounge.

CPU: $329.00 - Intel Core i5 750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB LGA1156
Mobo: $289.00 - ASUS P7P55D PRO P55 DDR3 LGA1156 ATX
RAM: $179.00 - 4GB (2x2GB DDR3-1600 CL9)
GFX: $578.00 - 2x ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 (Crossfire) (DX11)
Case: $179.00 - Case (eg CM Scout or Lian Li Lancool Dragonlord PC-K62B)
PSU: $175.00 - PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750W Quad Crossfire PSU
DVD: $65.00 - Samsung/Asus/LG/LiteOn 22X SATA Dual Layer DVDRW
HDD: $145.00 - 1TB (1,000GB) Samsung Spinpoint F3

~$1,939.00 Total inc gst, ex shipping



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  Reply # 287550 6-Jan-2010 19:11
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Ragnor: This is the sort of level/specs (borrowed the list from the gpforums) you should be looking at, prices are approximately what you would get from a decent reliable computer store like playtech or computer lounge.

CPU: $329.00 - Intel Core i5 750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB LGA1156
Mobo: $289.00 - ASUS P7P55D PRO P55 DDR3 LGA1156 ATX
RAM: $179.00 - 4GB (2x2GB DDR3-1600 CL9)
GFX: $578.00 - 2x ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 (Crossfire) (DX11)
Case: $179.00 - Case (eg CM Scout or Lian Li Lancool Dragonlord PC-K62B)
PSU: $175.00 - PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750W Quad Crossfire PSU
DVD: $65.00 - Samsung/Asus/LG/LiteOn 22X SATA Dual Layer DVDRW
HDD: $145.00 - 1TB (1,000GB) Samsung Spinpoint F3

~$1,939.00 Total inc gst, ex shipping


Thanks for that.

Heres another one i have


Intel Core i7 920 2.66 GHz Quad Core Processor Socket 1366
APACER 2GB DDR3-1333MHz CL9 Lifetime Warranty (3 Of them)
GIGABYTE EX58-UD3R X58 CORE i7 3ch, 4 DIMM, UD3 Classic
Seagate 1TB Barracuda 32MB 7200.12 SATA
BenQ 22x Speed internal DVDRW SATA
Sapphire ATI Radeon HD5850 1GB GDD5 PCI-E Video card
THERMALTAKE Element G GAMING CASE
Thermaltake Litepower 700W Active PFC Power Supply


Total = 2069 Incl GST Exc Post


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  Reply # 287647 7-Jan-2010 01:44
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Looks about right but I think it's worth getting 4GB of ram. What OS are you going to use? I would recommend Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit



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  Reply # 287669 7-Jan-2010 08:00
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Ragnor: Looks about right but I think it's worth getting 4GB of ram. What OS are you going to use? I would recommend Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit


4 GB Instead of 6?

I would get 3 x 2GB :)

And yea, would be home prem win 7 :D

Whats diffrent between 64 and 32?

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  Reply # 287670 7-Jan-2010 08:19
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With 32 bit the CPU wont be capable of addressing more than 4gb of ram, including the memory on the graphics card. In reality it is actually about 3gb, so you will definately want the 64 bit version.



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  Reply # 287671 7-Jan-2010 08:24
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8d52797c436: With 32 bit the CPU wont be capable of addressing more than 4gb of ram, including the memory on the graphics card. In reality it is actually about 3gb, so you will definately want the 64 bit version.


Must get the 64 bit then :D :D

Thanks for explaining.

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  Reply # 287805 7-Jan-2010 15:06
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falla1:
Ragnor: Looks about right but I think it's worth getting 4GB of ram. What OS are you going to use? I would recommend Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit


4 GB Instead of 6?

I would get 3 x 2GB :)

And yea, would be home prem win 7 :D

Whats diffrent between 64 and 32?



6GB is good I missed the 3 of them part and though you were getting 2GB only Wink



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  Reply # 287809 7-Jan-2010 15:09
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;) Na 2 Gig would be useless lol.

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  Reply # 288016 8-Jan-2010 08:26
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Im on 2gb, nothing wrong with it :-p




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