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Old June 14, 2010, 05:13 AM
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Hey guys, Just trying to throw a new pc together capable of playing Starcraft 2 with ease for $1000.

I have a 1440x900 screen that I am planning to use, as well as buying an additional screen to go with that so I can dual-monitor. Also have a 500GB sata hard drive that I will use with the build.

I currently have these parts in mind...

Parts marked with a * are sale items at MSY (a store nearby) and may not still be available, but lets just hope that they do. (if not, they have similar products at slightly more expensive price so its no big deal)

I'm from Australia and I have no plans to over clock, I plan to build this machine ASAP.

MB - *M4A785TD-V-EVO - $95

CPU - AM3 x6 1055T - $237

RAM - I dont know, please help.

GPU - *MSI 1GB 5770 - $155

PSU - Antec Earthwatts 650w - $103

DVD Writer - Benq - $26

Monitor - *LG W2043T-PF - $135

Case - Antec 300 - $66

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Old June 14, 2010, 05:22 AM
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I laughed when I Read the part about your PSU with unspecified watts for $650 :D. It's 650w, not $650.
Anyway, here's some good and very fairly priced RAM (I have this in my own rig, works wonderfully).
NCIX.com - Buy OCZ Gold OCZ3G1600LV4GK 4GB DDR3 2X2GB DDR3-1600 PC3-12800 CL 8-8-8-24 Dual Channel Memory Kit - OCZ3G1600LV4GK In Canada.
Maybe the store near you does price matches?
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Old June 14, 2010, 05:24 AM
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Hahahahahha, sorry about that! Ill fix it up. and cheers for your recommendation.
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Old June 14, 2010, 05:38 AM
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a lot of people dislike OCZ gold for different reasons.
I just hate mail in rebates.

Gskill has good ram, and is applauded by many.
NCIX.com - Buy G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL Ripjaws PC3-12800 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Core i5 1.5V Memory Kit - F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL In Canada.

Even if you don't "plan" to overclock, i'd throw in a CM Hyper 212+ (costs about $20) - that cpu chip overclocks easily.. even if you do a mild overclock you would see performance bonus'.
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Old June 14, 2010, 06:07 AM
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I'm not sure of prices where you live however, a Corsair 750 psu can be purchased for the same price as that other make, and I dare say has a better reputation. Most of the members on this site seem to like recommending G Skill ram because of their price per performance ratio. I happen to like Mushkin, but that may be a bit pricey for your budget. I would consider switching my DVD to LG. Like Corsair is to psus, LG is to DVD .Good luck and enjoy the build!!!
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Old June 14, 2010, 06:54 AM
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good psu, too costly for your current needs.

instead of a second lcd, why not go straight to a 24 incher?

may wanna go duallie and get a better card liek 5850 tough? you can always swap for an x6, if needed.

if its a gaming rig, then you chose the gpu first. that and lcd. then the rest comes along to support your build plans while not straying from the constraints of the budget
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Old June 14, 2010, 01:12 PM
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My OCZ Gold Series ram (exaclty as shown in the link) has been operating beautifully. I sent in my rebate 2 days too late, and i still got my $50 ($20 from OCZ Gold Series Ram, price $110 before rebate and $30 from OCZ Gamerxstream PSU 750w, price $70 before rebate). OCZ is awesome with rebates in my experience, and the equipment is sitting in my rig beautifully. The RAM is over clocked, too.
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Old June 14, 2010, 01:17 PM
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personally i would get a cheaper PSU. with that kind of build with no OCing you could pull it off with a 450W 80plus bronze PSU. save you a good $50 right there.
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Looks fine to me. But i would see what other cases are in the price range from 60-70 because Antec 300 sucks at cable management. I have a Seasonic 650W PSU in there and there is just a crap load wires to fix up.
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Old June 14, 2010, 05:32 PM
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may wanna go duallie and get a better card liek 5850 tough? you can always swap for an x6, if needed.
Sorry, what do you mean when you say duallie? the AM3 x4's?
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