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  1. Awesome! Thanks everyone. I was going to shop around a bit to try fit in a R9 285 but couldn't quite manage it. Anyway this is what I ended up getting: PC Case Gear: ASUS DRW-24D3ST 24x DVD Writer - $25.00 FSP Raider 550W 80 Plus Silver Power Supply - $89.00 CoolerMaster CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle - $45.00 TP-Link TL-WDN4800 450Mbps Wireless N PCIe Adaptor - $45.00 Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB 7200RPM - $65.00 Samsung 840 EVO Series 250GB SSD - $139.00 ASUS H97M-PLUS Motherboard - $129.00 Corsair Carbide SPEC-03 Mid Tower Gaming Case - $75.00 ASUS VE278H 27in Widescreen LED Monitor - $299.00 Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit with SP1 OEM - $115.00 PC Case Gear Sub-Total: $1035 Centercom: Asus Radeon (R9280-DC2T-3GD5) R9 280 3GB - $248 Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz CL9 Vengeance - Racing Red - $105 Intel i5-4590 - $213 Centercom Sub-Total: $566 Other costs $8.95 for Aus Post Money order Total: $1609.95 Unfortunately I didn't get a photo of the completed build. But here's all the parts before hand.
  2. So I'm building a gaming/accounting PC for a friend, his budget is $1550, he isn't interested in overclocking. Here's the build I put together for him. Any suggestions or advice? CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($213.00 @ Centre Com) Motherboard: Asus H97M-E Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($114.00 @ CPL Online) Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($103.50 @ Centre Com) Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($79.00 @ Centre Com) Storage: Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($95.00 @ Scorptec) Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 270X 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($234.00 @ CPL Online) Case: Corsair SPEC-03 Red ATX Mid Tower Case ($75.00 @ CPL Online) Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($85.00 @ CPL Online) Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($19.00 @ CPL Online) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($115.00 @ CPL Online) Monitor: Asus VE278H 27.0" Monitor ($295.00 @ CPL Online) Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-N53 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($45.00 @ Scorptec) Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($45.00 @ CPL Online) Total: $1517.50
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    New Build

    Hey hey, Building a computer for a friend. His budget is $1500-$1600. Gotta check if he has a windows 7 license already Here is the build I quickly put together. He will be using it for gaming and some light video editing (currently uses pinnacle studio) Tell me what you think and suggest any changes Thanks!
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    Want Elder Scrolls Online beta codes

    Thanks Hawkeye!
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    New build

    He'll be using it for Gaming and Engineering CAD software. But mainly gaming.
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    New build

    Ahh shit. Yea i was meant to pick the k series. Switched it to one 3tb drive and the 250GB SSD. I had a few issues with my Power Radeon 6970 (had 2 doa, 1 elf). Since then I got the same Gigabyte 7870. So i kept the GPU the same. Thanks heaps guys, I'm gonna place an order for a screen with dell shortly. Final order: Should build it this weekend maybe i'll upload some photos of it
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    New build

    Building a computer for a mate. Doesn't need keyboard or mouse or speakers. His budget is around $1500 - $1800 Thoughts on my build below? Can anyone recommend a 24in screen? link to build:
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    ASUS GTX 670 Mini

    This could make a pretty nice steam box/htpc combo. http://rog.asus.com/214602013/graphics-car...ize-full-power/ I'd look at using it for my next build. What do you guys think?
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    On the Kindle Fire, would it be illegal to import them to Aus and sell?
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    Redhatter's scenario

    i think all units should just run out and do the chicken dance
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    Show us your Rig

    Give me 2 hours haha EDIT Again: Alright so i have a gallery. Working on new thread to include system specs and writing specs to photos Also working on gallery on my website Gallery can be found here of all previous photos https://picasaweb.google.com/10382217965577...feat=directlink
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    Redhatter's scenario

    radio nearby friendlies of your situation and ask them to approach township from east or west, flanke the township order 1 of your scouts to scope out: if you're in line of sight number of targets order scout to try find a position were he can view hostiles but maintain as much cover as possible. if out of sight move with 1 scout around township, scoping out other possible hostile and if they're heavily armed.. If it is discovered that a large enemy force is located in the township, regroup at original position. Check on reinforcements ETA either assualt town under cover of darkness with reinforcements OR retreat under darkness, regroup. Maintain reconassiance on town and assualt town following
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    Career/Education advice

    Spoken like someone with zero experience of the military. I can't begin to describe just how wrong you are. EDIT: trying to use my phone to reply, sometimes just fails horribly
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    Career/Education advice

    yea i'm aware that 40k is the max. From my understanding it starts off at 26k and works ats way up to 40k over 4 years. From reading other forums (whirlpool mainly) i believe that if you drop out early, you are required to repay the money given. When you accept the sponsorship you are making a commitment to serve in the ADF. If i was to do the ADF option i would be using it as a stepping stone into the private sector unless i really love it.
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    Career/Education advice

    Too many replies to reply to all, so ill just throw my thoughts out there What i wrote on whirlpool forums but got no replies, contains a bit more information about myself and Information on my options. Last year i started a Bachelor of Information Technology (Professional Practice) at the University of Ballarat (Info here). Which is a straight IT course in partnership with IBM and a scholarship thrown in. So i moved to Ballarat from Traralgon (3 hours apart). The course and work with IBM was great but pretty much found life in Ballarat pretty depressing so i dropped out after a year. In the past year I've just been working as a laborer saving some money up ($30/hour base rate is pretty sweet). Mainly been looking at Engineering now over IT as i quite enjoy Physics, Maths and IT. What i discovered from doing IT in Ballarat was that i wanted to do more than just a straight IT degree. I'm currently 20 years of age so by the time i finish i'll be 26-27ish Now if i was to do a traineeship, i would be looking at doing university part time down the track if my employer was supportive of it. I quite enjoy doing stuff hands on but i'm also always wanting to learn more (usually self taught through the internet) Bachelor of Engineering (Telecommunications and Network Engineering)at Swinbourne University (Course Link) with the possibility of moving into after a year Bachelor of Engineering (Telecommunication and Network Engineering) / Bachelor of Science (Computer Science and Software Engineering) (Course Link) Telecommunications Traineeship at eitherTelstra (Info Link) Silcar Communications ( Info Link) Also just read on defense jobs University sponsorship (Info) A well balanced life style is key definitely. It was one of the many things i learnt from my year at university in Ballarat. I overworked myself. Fulltime Uni + 30 hour weeks at IBM + Girlfriend, It all got pretty tough. Pretty much what I'm doing at the moment, finding information from all available sources. I'll be going to Swinburne to find more information on the courses and talk to past/current students. Well I'm a kiwi at heart but lived in Aus for past 13 years. Now 20 and in the process of getting my citizenship. Agree completely, I like the idea of a traineeship (learning alot of the how whilst still doing a bit of the why). So I've done a year of university, enjoyed the course, hated the life balance i had going. Pretty much overworked and over committed myself. I think i'm only considering a Traineeship as i would find this an easy option. A simple way to ease back into learning whilst getting work experience. I would like to do a traineeship and become a telecoms Technician and then do part time study in Engineering/IT whilst still working. Does anyone here work as a Telecomms Technician or anything similar? Whats the work like? Uni with ADF sponsorship would be great for the money (40k a year whilst studying, Uni paid for and 75k 1st year out) but got no idea what working in the ADF would be like and would be a long time if it was something i didn't enjoy. As you make a commitment to join for the period of sponsorship + 1 year (Example. Uni course: 5 Years with sponsorship for 4 years. Commitment to serve for 5 years. Total time = 10 years). Anyone in the ADF? and then there's straight uni, learning for 5 years, earning bugger all and learning heaps (or do i mean drinking) I know i want to learn more in the areas of IT and Engineering, many decisions to be made. But thanks for all the advice. Ill be talking to heaps of people over the next few weeks in the industrys.