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July 7, 2009 5:27:45 PM

So ive been planning a new build for a few weeks and looking today certain components seem to have taken a nosedive in price. The latest build I have come up with (ordering day after tomorrow (Thursday)) is this.

Antec Three Hundred Black Midi Tower Case w/o PSU £45.97]

Asus Crosshair III Formula, AMD 790FX, AM3, PCI-E 2.0(x16), DDR3 1600(OC) £143.72]

AMD Phenom II X4 955 BlackEdition, Sok AM3, 3.2GHz, 8MB Total Cache, 125W, Retail £147.14]

4GB (2x2GB) Corsair XMS3 Dominator DDR3, PC3-12800 (1600) £62.84]

Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro V2 - (Socket 754, 939, AM2) + ALL AMD Opteron £17.81]

650W Silverstone ST65ZF-GM SLi Dual PCI-E EPS12v ATX12v v2.01 PSU £67.47]

1GB XFX HD 4890 XXX, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), Mem 3900MHz, GDDR5, GPU 900MHz £148.90]

640 GB Western Digital WD6401AALS Caviar Black, SATA 3Gb/s, 7200rpm, 32MB Cache £51.78]

Pioneer DVR-217FBK 20x DVD±R, 12x DVD±DL, DVD+RW x8/-RW x6, SATA, £17.81]

This comes in at £716 delivered.

Was wondering if anyone had any comments/suggestions/alternatives to this build?


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July 7, 2009 5:30:58 PM

that mobo is unnecessary for two reasons,

1) it is a serious overclockers board, it's pretty much made for LN2 benchmarking.

2) if you're getting a 650W PSU then you sure as heck aren't getting a second 4890 in there without power issues later on. and a 4890 doesn't use up 16 PCIe lanes, you could run two 4890's and they wouldn't use up all those PCIe lanes.
July 7, 2009 5:36:19 PM

Out of interest what motherboard would you suggest then? I picked the board for a couple of reasons.

I want to try out some overclocking on this system (nothing special as I have never really overclocked before).

The price is really nice for an FX chipset.

I like the fact it comes with a daughterboard for the audio.

Although I wont be running XFire straight away, once the DX11 cards come out and are reasonably priced I would like the option to run XFire later.