GP suggests PC builds

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    GP suggests PC builds

    Last Updated: 29 August 2019

    Click here for the builds

    Notes:
    - All prices were as at the date of updating
    - It's worth shopping around for similar items, no need to get the exact one specified, they are there to provide context
    - All items were local except for RAM and SSDs which were from Amazon
    - No HDDs have been included, if you need more space, then add HDDs
    Last edited by pyronical; 29th August 2019 at 9:47 am.

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    Hmm I still think $1500 is the best value for money price point. eg there isn't much of a performance benefit going to the $1700 rig. The motherborad is overkill for the average user, The 8800GT offers better value for money than the 8800GTS (G92), the TRUE 120 is only necessary overclocking.

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    I duno about using the cheapest prices on price spy for it. Maybe an average price would be better, as some of those cheap places are dodgy as.

    just my opinion other wise awesome

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    BBQ! wrote:
    Hmm I still think $1500 is the best value for money price point. eg there isn't much of a performance benefit going to the $1700 rig. The motherborad is overkill for the average user, The 8800GT offers better value for money than the 8800GTS (G92), the TRUE 120 is only necessary overclocking.
    So you reckon ditch the HSF, downgrade to 8800GT and cheaper mobo for a $1500 rig instead?

    Sounds doable. Should we bump the $1200 rig down to $1000 as well?

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    Android Grim wrote:
    I duno about using the cheapest prices on price spy for it. Maybe an average price would be better, as some of those cheap places are dodgy as.
    Yip, totally 100% agree on the cheapest price thing, but around here it's pretty much taken for granted that you'd need to spend another 5% or so to get from better suppliers.

    That, plus it's a major pain the a$$ to keep it up to date with pricing from the best and cheapest supplier. It's just too much overhead.

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    pablo d wrote:
    Yip, totally 100% agree on the cheapest price thing, but around here it's pretty much taken for granted that you'd need to spend another 5% or so to get from better suppliers.

    That, plus it's a major pain the a$$ to keep it up to date with pricing from the best and cheapest supplier. It's just too much overhead.
    yer taking the cheapest prices means you don't have to update this so often as incorporates prices slowly falling

    can you post up some alienware budgets LOL!

    gw pablo!

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    my mate had issues with p5K vanilla + E8400. I suggest the DS3R as another possible choice, or even the IP35-E

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    Doneski.

    What kinda clocks can the DS3R hit?

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    sorry not the DS3R. Jeez there are so many DS3's. Just plain old DS3 @ $184.22 cheapest on PP. It can hit good FSB and has heeps of features for its price.

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    k

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    $7 more for a ST50EF >_>

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    Spidey wrote:
    $7 more for a ST50EF >_>
    from where

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    oh you mean more than the 560w...


    hmmm, I like the 560w more

    better specs than the st50f, more powerful and cheaper than the st50ef

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    God damn you guys confuse things quickly lol

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    Android Grim wrote:
    God damn you guys confuse things quickly lol
    heh, well it's a work in progress right now. E6750 + P5K used to be the bread and butter round here, but these Wolfdales (8200, 8400 etc) have kinda shook things up.

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    it sounds as if the main spanner in the works is the suitable motherboard for the new chips?

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    Android Grim wrote:
    it sounds as if the main spanner in the works is the suitable motherboard for the new chips?
    indeed. to confuse things more, heres an E8400 at 4.0GHz on a P5K with a cheap aftermarket cooler:


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    yeah sorry thought you meant $7 more than the st50f, not the st56f

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    and an E8400 @ 4.0ghz on a GA-P35-S3

    http://img90.imageshack.us/my.php?im...4004005no6.jpg

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    *cough*

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    **** I hope I don't have a problem getting my e8200 going with the asus p5k

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    See what you've Done pablo, making people cry about their P5K + E8200 combo :P

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    P5K should be fine if it comes with the updated BIOS out of the box.

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    Spidey wrote:
    See what you've Done pablo, making people cry about their P5K + E8200 combo :P
    I posted a shot of it running an E8400 @ 4.0GHz, what more do they want