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I am looking for a fairly cheap (Less than AU $400) but powerful computer that will run Mac OS X, Linux and Windows quickly :blink:


Please tell me part names and details so that I can ask around in local shops. Also, newegg links are helpful :wacko:


The parts I have:

  • Case (Normal size)
  • Power Supply (Its from 2006, Will it work on a new motherboard?)
  • DVD Burner (Works with OS X)
  • DVD Drive
  • 80GB Sata Harddrive (Looking for something bigger)

The Specifications I would like (doesn't really matter though):

  • A Motherboard With 8 USB Ports, 2 Sata, 2 IDE (The budget ones only have 1 IDE port), 2 Ram Slots, Graphics Card Slot and 2 PCI Card Slots (Intel-Socket 775: Gigabyte GA-EG31M-S2, Intel G31/LGA775/mATX)
  • A Good CPU (Is a Core 2 Duo Good?) (Intel LGA 775: Intel® Core™ Duo E5200, 2.5Ghz/2MB CACHE/800FSB/LGA775)
  • 2-4GB Ram DDR2 RAM: 2GB Generic, DDR2/PC6400/800Mhz
  • 120-320GB Harddrive (3.5" SATA HDD: 320GB Seagate 'Barracuda' 7200.10 [sT3320620AS] - 16MB SATA II)
  • Graphics Card (nVidea Preferably) (PCI Express - nVIDIA: Galaxy 7200GS 256MB 64-bit DDR2, [72SEE4HDFCXX])

Please note, I am in Australia so I can't buy from Newegg. If you know any good Australian stores (Sydney) or online shops tell me. (I don't mind if you link to newegg though)


Please post your suggestions :)

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