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Dis_ease
30-12-2009, 12:03 AM
Hi there, I realise it's my first post, just need a little help confirming that these parts are not a rip off, and are adequate for my needs.

To cut a long story short, I got my four and half thousand dollar laptop stolen at the beginning of '09, and I'm about to study Audio engineering next year- so obviously I need a computer that handles complex audio and enables me to surf, listen to music, and produce music. I also game when time provides, however in the interest of study coming first, I have decided to forego the graphics card for the moment, and purchase it when I have additional funds. I have also decided to purchase the soundcard at a later date. Forgive me if I seem particularly out of touch, over a year ago I was quite up-to-date with computer hardware, but have fallen somewhat under the radar recently. This is the system I have researched and spec'd up.
CPU
INTEL CORE I5 750 2.66 GHZ PROCESSOR SOCKET 1156 (8MB) OEM - $276.00
from PC Pacific (http://www.pcpacific.net/product_info.php?products_id=6165&osCsid=706c8e47999bcdf72b45ba1d83f3a4ad)

Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD3R INTEL P55 CHIPSET SOCKET 1156 , 4X DDR3-200 - $189.00
Also from PC Pacific (http://www.pcpacific.net/product_info.php?products_id=6201&osCsid=2259ff45b79a6f564da057f8f551f10f)

Memory
Kingston ValueRAM Memory 4 GB(2x2 GB) DIMM 240-pin DDR3 1333 MHz/PC3-10600 CL9 1.5 V unbuffered non-ECC-$188.00
From Paradigm PCs (http://www.pp.co.nz/products.php?pp_id=AA09359)

HDD
Western Digital Black Caviar GP 750GB SATA 3 Gb/s 7200RPM 32MB C - $180.00
From Future PC (http://www.futurepc.co.nz/shop/western-digital/western-digital-black-caviar-gp-750gb-sata-3-gb-s-7200rpm-32mb-c-265.html)

Optical Drive
Lite-On LH22A8S SATA 22X Dual Layer DVDRW - $45.00
From OC Zone (http://www.oczone.co.nz/product_info.php?cPath=48&products_id=37164)

Case
Cooler Master Centurion 5 Pure Black Color with 430W PSU -$148.00
From PC Mart (http://www.pcmart.co.nz/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=74&products_id=5773)

Am looking at a total of $1030.00 or there abouts.
A few questions;
Does the mobo have onboard video that I can use while I go 'GFX cardless'? Will that powersupply be adequate for a decent GFX card in the future?

Thanks in advance people!
Luke

pctek
30-12-2009, 08:31 AM
GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD3R INTEL P55 CHIPSET SOCKET 1156 , 4X DDR3-200 - [color="green"]$189.00


Does the mobo have onboard video that I can use while I go 'GFX cardless'? Will that powersupply be adequate for a decent GFX card in the future?


No it doesn't. Click on the board and scroll down to it's specifications - it tells you.

I personally would put a Corsair PSU in it. And it all depends on what graphics card you intend to get as to what sort of watts you will need.

Dis_ease
30-12-2009, 05:26 PM
I personally would put a Corsair PSU in it. And it all depends on what graphics card you intend to get as to what sort of watts you will need.

Probably better to get a case and seperate PSU then? Am looking at a $250-300 range GFX card, 500w PSU should be enough right?

pctek
30-12-2009, 05:32 PM
Probably.
say, 550w.