I am a student that currently has an old 2600+ barton. I am wanting to play games such as Doom 3, Half life 2, CS:S with reasonable quality. I am also in need of running CS2 and Dreamweaver 8 at the same time which my current pc cant handle. I may also be using 3D rendering programs.
I am looking to spend no more than $750 Australian dollars on my cpu, motherboard, ram and hard drive. I already have a monitor, keyboard, mous, dvd-writer and cd-writer to use. I'm also looking at a good graphics card but I will pay for that. My parents will most probably pay for the essentials as a christmas present.
Remember all prices here are australian dollars, if you know a better product that I should use that is cheaper than the mentioned product (as in cheaper than it is in america) then please post a link form like newegg or something.
So this is what I am currently looking at -AMD 64 3500+
' ">http://computeralliance.com.au/parts.aspx?qryPart=3911 - $299DFI NF4 SLI-Infinity
Corsair 1GB (2x 512MB) Value Select - $130SAMSUNG 120GB 8MB SATA/ 150 7200RPM
Total = $718XpertVision Nvidia Geforce 6600GT 128MB PCI-Express
' ">http://www.nintek.com.au/x/Scr...iew.asp?idproduct=2432 - $198
Raidmax Scorpio 868W
Thermaltake TR2 430W PSU - $50
Think that will do, I would like to spend a little less on a motherboard but its a good one from what I heard, but I dont know if I need sli as I might not be getting a second chip. I was thinking maybe I should just get the ASRock 939Dual SATA2
' ">http://umart.net/au/product_in...cc2d3c78203edc50691681 as its only $116, almost $100 less than the DFI. The great thing about this would be I would be able to use my 9250 for a while and save up a bit more for maybe a 6800GT as it has both AGP and PCI-e. I may overclock my pc a little but not much so should I go with the ASRock as I have heard good things about it.