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So my father got some money lately and he knows that i wouldn't mine a new computer so he asked if i wanted to build or buy an already made one.. so i said i wanted to build one cos i wouldn't find a built one that is what i wanted and if i did would be probably cost way more then building it myself.

So out of his money i maybe getting around 1 to 1 and half grand to build computer a computer..

i could some ideas what i would like in this computer such has


  • Intel quad core
  • DVD burner
  • between 4 to 8 gig ram
  • a good video card (i don't do gaming)
  • 2 x 1tb internal hard drives (networked computers)
What would you build with 1 to 1 and half grand?

Links to parts would be nice also :)
 
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Don't forget about your power supply. If I was building my own I'd go for a 500w, which would give me some more option on the video end of things.
 

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Hi Eros

And you will need a nice Case to install your hardware, you say you don't do gaming but cooling is important so my suggestion is the Antec 1200 >

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Review on the Antec 1200
 
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Can you give me a hard budget you'd prefer to stay in? $1000-1500 is a pretty wide range. Secondly, do you require every part of a PC, or are you saving your hard drive/monitor/peripherals?
 

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Just checking, is that AUD$?

AUD$1000 ≈ USD$800 ≈ GBP£500
 
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Don't forget about your power supply. If I was building my own I'd go for a 500w, which would give me some more option on the video end of things.
Was hoping to get that has a deal with the Computer case i get =) dw i didnt forgot about the power pack

Hi Eros

And you will need a nice Case to install your hardware, you say you don't do gaming but cooling is important so my suggestion is the Antec 1200 >

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Review on the Antec 1200
That is one nice case but my computer is always mostly on and i think the LED blue lights would been me awake cos i have one blue LED power button light on the one i have now and it lightens up my room heaps

was there anything about a switch for the LEDS?

Can you give me a hard budget you'd prefer to stay in? $1000-1500 is a pretty wide range. Secondly, do you require every part of a PC, or are you saving your hard drive/monitor/peripherals?
Yes i will need every part =) also i wouldn't mind saying on or under 1000 so i could leave around 500 for a screen and a little spending money on other things =)

Just checking, is that AUD$?

AUD$1000 ≈ USD$800 ≈ GBP£500
Using this website (http://www.x-rates.com/calculator.html#)
i changed the

AUD 1000 = 801.821 USD

So yes your working out is about right

Hope this answered all your questions and hopeful you can answer mine =)
 
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So.......

Start with the guts. The processor and motherboard, and work out from there, memory, video, etc.

Processor: Intel or AMD? Dual or Quad core? i7?
Motherboard: I have an Asus. I have heard good things about them.
Memory: DDR3. At least 4gb to handle 64-bit. But it is expensive, so DDR2 for budget. Maker? Corsair, reviewed HERE.

PC Perspective (http://www.pcper.com/) is a hardware review site. Might be a good place to start. They also have a podcast every week on TWIT.TV (Leo Laporte's Internet Tech TV site).

I'm going to follow along with you, I want to get a new comp in the next 6-8 months and, for a change, I'd like to build one.
 
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So.......

Start with the guts. The processor and motherboard, and work out from there, memory, video, etc.

Processor: Intel or AMD? Dual or Quad core? i7?
Motherboard: I have an Asus. I have heard good things about them.
Memory: DDR3. At least 4gb to handle 64-bit. But it is expensive, so DDR2 for budget. Maker? Corsair, reviewed HERE.

PC Perspective (http://www.pcper.com/) is a hardware review site. Might be a good place to start. They also have a podcast every week on TWIT.TV (Leo Laporte's Internet Tech TV site).

I'm going to follow along with you, I want to get a new comp in the next 6-8 months and, for a change, I'd like to build one.
Thanks for the sites the processor will be intel and i am going down to a duo and also 4 gig ram and yes ASUS is a good brand my mother motherboard in my HP (one im now using) is awesome
 
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Last but not least, can you list the websites you'll be shopping from?
 
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i am using online stores to get a price range that it will cost..
 

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i am using online stores to get a price range that it will cost..
I think Thrax means can you supply some URLs for the stores you can/will be using - as if we list things using UK/US stores it won't be as valid :) Just supply some links to places you can buy from in AUS as we can take a look.
 
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So far this one has got me

http://www.msy.com.au/Parts/PARTS.pdf

its close to where i live also
from here i have picked out

P5Q SE2 (mother) - $152
seagate 500 gig (1 hdd) - $71
4Gig kit 800 (2x2gig) - $63
1G 9400GT Galaxy (GPU) - $50
Q9650 (CPU) - $433
Creative Audigy Value (sound) - $44
Coolermaster Extreme Power+ 500 (power) - $79

havent yet got a case..
may look somewhere else so i can get the case and power pack and it would be about the same as the power alone
 
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from here i have picked out

seagate 500 gig (1 hdd) - $71
Sigh....I remember paying $350 for a 100mb drive back in the early 90's.

Man, was I a sucker or what!:eek:

Nice selection you've come up with, I'll have to check it out & see what it translates to in Canadian loonies.

The podcast/review site I mentioned yesterday had a new podcast today in which they discussed a new AMD Phenom2 chip that sounds very interesting, and a $79US motherboard that is a great value for the features. HERE is that review, if you want to check it out.

Jeez...$350/100mb :banghead:
 
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The P5Q-SE2 board has onboard sound
Audio:
VIA VT1708S 8 -Channel High-Definition Audio CODEC
- Support Jack Detection and Multi-streaming
- Coaxial S/PDIF out ports at back I/O
- ASUS Noise-Filtering
If this is enough, You can save the $44 for something else
 
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Sigh....I remember paying $350 for a 100mb drive back in the early 90's.

Man, was I a sucker or what!:eek:

Nice selection you've come up with, I'll have to check it out & see what it translates to in Canadian loonies.

The podcast/review site I mentioned yesterday had a new podcast today in which they discussed a new AMD Phenom2 chip that sounds very interesting, and a $79US motherboard that is a great value for the features. HERE is that review, if you want to check it out.

Jeez...$350/100mb :banghead:
Woo thats alot just for 100mb o_O and that is one nice motherboard too but i want to stay with intel i have had a good run with them in the past so they hav got me for life atm =)

The P5Q-SE2 board has onboard sound

If this is enough, You can save the $44 for something else
AWESOME thanks for that i must of missed it =) love saving money lol
 
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For a US $800 rig, you can do a lot better. Do you have any real etailers you shop at? That PDF is shady as hell.
 
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That is the one shop im going to.. Got no choose its there go there were its cheaper then any shops around me.. its a 3 hours drive to that shop but its cheap
 

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