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kais246

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#1 10 years ago

Im going to be getting a new computer and need to know a motherboard to start with (as i can just build ontop of it). I have about $500AUD to spent though icould probly go up to 600. That is for the WHOLE setup not just for a motherboard. So whats a good MoBo that will leave enough money to get all the other stuff (Video card, CPU, case, etc...).

I want to game and im not adverse to overclocking. (though that means i will also need to invest in some aftermarket cooling....).

Thanks Kais246




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#2 10 years ago

With $392 USD? I assume you aren't looking for great gaming performance, because you will be hard pressed to make a very good gaming system with a $392 max budget ($600 aud). Especially when you consider shipping and all.

Ill try my best... CASE: Rosewill Generic Newegg.com - Rosewill R330-P-WI White 0.6mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases $26

MOBO: Biostar TForce Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TForce TP43D2A7 LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards $90

CPU: Wolfdale E5200 Dual Core Newegg.com - Intel Pentium E5200 Wolfdale 2.5GHz 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops $83

GPU: 4830 Newegg.com - POWERCOLOR AX4830 512MD3-H Radeon HD 4830 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards $95 amir

RAM: G.Skill DDR2 800 2x2GB Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory $45

HDD: HITACHI Deskstar T7K500 320 gb 16 MB Cache Newegg.com - HITACHI Deskstar T7K500 HDT725032VLA360 (0A33435) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives $50

Sheesh

$26 + $90 + $83 + $95 + $45 + $50 = $389 USD. ($595 AUD)




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#3 10 years ago

For a decent gaming system you really need at least $600 USD.

What are the specs of the computer you have now?




kais246

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#4 10 years ago

Vista home basic 945GCM7 -F V2 Motherboard E1200 1.60 Ghz CPU (stock) ASUS EN8600GT Magic (magic = 512MB RAM?) (overclocked by me) 1 Gig 556Mhz DDR2 80 GIG segate 7200 SATA 450w X-Tec PSU (case brand) All the other stuff like DVD drive Etc

As you can see its a rather cheap set up. I think it cost about 500-600 without the LCD.

Im getting a new compy 'cos thi one is owned by parents (as in they paid for it and is there fav barganing tool when it comes me not doing stuff)




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#5 10 years ago

Btw, even though the E5200 is listed as a pentium, it is indeed off of the core 2 architecture. It just has lower cache and a few disabled featurse; however, it is still quite a good performer, and a great overclocker.

The setup I gave you SHOULD work with a 450 watt psu; however, I have not checked this. I suggest you make sure that 450 watts can power all of those components.

Vista home basic

You will see a HUGE performance increase going from 1 gb of ram to 4 gb of ram in vista.

You will also see a huge performance gain with the 4830 over your current video card. The E5200 is also far better than the processor you use. It is also quite a good overclocker, so you should be good in that department. Although, not great with stock cooling. I still think you can get to 3.5 ghz safely on the biostar.

I am not even sure what motherboard you are using.




kais246

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#6 10 years ago

Thanks mate I know that 1 gig is rubbish when it come to vista. The RAM and CPU woul dbe the first on the chopping block so to speak.




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#7 10 years ago

Well good luck, I am sure if I did some really serious time looking at prices I could save you a bit more for nearly the same performance; however, that kind of system for $389 (and you can probably get cheap or free shipping) is a very good deal. You should be able to play most games at 1280x1024 at full settings.




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#8 10 years ago

Yeah i will have to look into some of the parts a bit more (the MoBo from the reviews seems a bit worrysome).

Stupid newegg not posting to Australia...




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#9 10 years ago

I thought newegg did international ships to uk and australia now?




kais246

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#10 10 years ago

When i try to sign up there is no Australia option so i dont think so.