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August 3, 2010 9:17:06 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: In 2-3 months

BUDGET RANGE: £750 Maximum

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, video editing, 3d modeling, web browsing, office software

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: speakers, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Overclockers UK

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: UK

PARTS PREFERENCES: amd cpu, radeon hd 5000 series, 22inch plus lcd monitor, AMD 800 series chipset, AM3 motherboard, USB 3

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

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Here are some parts i have picked:


Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5770 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX...

AMD Phenom II X4 Quad Core 955 Black Edition 3.20GHz (Socket AM3)
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP...

Samsung P2250 22" Widescreen LCD Monitor - Glossy Black
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MO...

Asus M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AMD 890GX (Socket AM3) DDR3 Motherboard
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB...

OCZ Gold 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C8 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY...

Coolermaster CM-690 II Lite Dominator Case - Black
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...

Antec Basiq Plus 550W Modular Power Supply
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...

Logitech Wireless Desktop Wave
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=KB...

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD...

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus (Socket AM2/AM2+/AM3/775/1156/1366)
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS...

Samsung SH-S223C/BEBE 22x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter (Black) - OEM
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CD...

2 X Akasa AK-FN058 Apache Black Super Silent 120mm Fan - 4 Pin PWM
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=FG...

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound (3.5g)
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=AC...

The total price of all of this is around £870

What do you think about these parts? Suggest some other cheaper parts so i can get the price down to £750

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August 3, 2010 10:42:38 PM

Well seeing as that PSU is out of stock, and not the highest quality I'd suggest this instead: OCZ StealthXStream II 500W £50. If you really need a modular one then the ModXStream Pro 500W (£56)

OCZ RAM atm have a bad reputation for stability issues with lots of motherboards, it might not happen to you, but maybe you would like to look at other options to see if this potential problem can be avoided. Changing to something like either or these would also save you money:
G.Skill RipJaw 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL £87
Corsair XMS3 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz CMX4GX3M2A1600C9 £89
G.Skill RipJaw 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-10666C8 1333MHz F3-10666CL8D-4GBRM £82

If you aren't going to be crossfiring, then you could save on the motherboard - an 880 or 870 chipset.
Gigabyte GA-880GMA-UD2H £85

For some of the things that you're doing you will want as strong a CPU as possible, but if you need to be under £750, then you'll have to cut down to something like one of the following:
AMD Athlon II X4 635 2.90GHz £100
AMD Athlon II X3 445 3.10GHz £73

You're also going to have to look around for a cheaper case. Usually the Antec 300 is a good choice, but probably not so much at £50.

It would also probably be possible to further reduce the price by expanding on the number of online retailers you'd consider buying from.
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August 3, 2010 11:56:42 PM

Silvune said:
Well seeing as that PSU is out of stock, and not the highest quality I'd suggest this instead: OCZ StealthXStream II 500W £50. If you really need a modular one then the ModXStream Pro 500W (£56)

OCZ RAM atm have a bad reputation for stability issues with lots of motherboards, it might not happen to you, but maybe you would like to look at other options to see if this potential problem can be avoided. Changing to something like either or these would also save you money:
G.Skill RipJaw 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL £87
Corsair XMS3 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz CMX4GX3M2A1600C9 £89
G.Skill RipJaw 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-10666C8 1333MHz F3-10666CL8D-4GBRM £82

If you aren't going to be crossfiring, then you could save on the motherboard - an 880 or 870 chipset.
Gigabyte GA-880GMA-UD2H £85

For some of the things that you're doing you will want as strong a CPU as possible, but if you need to be under £750, then you'll have to cut down to something like one of the following:
AMD Athlon II X4 635 2.90GHz £100
AMD Athlon II X3 445 3.10GHz £73

You're also going to have to look around for a cheaper case. Usually the Antec 300 is a good choice, but probably not so much at £50.

It would also probably be possible to further reduce the price by expanding on the number of online retailers you'd consider buying from.



I don't mind who i will buy from as long as they have a good reputation. This is my first build and i don't know many stores.

I didn't know about OCZs stability issues. ill look at the G.skill RipJaw you posted.

I was thinking of getting a 5750 instead of the 5770 which would lower the cost of the graphics card.

I'm not going to be crossfiring so yes a 880 or 870 chipset motherboard will be fine

I will choose the modular PSU.
I will look at the antec 300 and some others. Some cases are £200+, so is £50 cheap for a case?

The AMD Ahlon ii x4 635. I might get this. is this the best "bang for the buck"
Is the Phenom ii x3 720 a good choice? and also there is a possibility i can unlock its dormant core.
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August 4, 2010 12:42:15 PM

1. Negative on overpriced 890GX
2. Negative on non 80+ PSU
3. Can do better than a HD 5770
4. Negative on OCZ RAMs
Tower @ 591 pounds off ebuyer UK

23" Full HD Samsung LCD 135 pounds
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/158382
726 pounds in total
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