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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
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Antec-Three-Hundred-Black-Midi-Tower-Case-w-o-PSU]

Asus Crosshair III Formula, AMD 790FX, AM3, PCI-E 2.0(x16), DDR3 1600(OC) £143.72
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Asus-Crosshair-III-Formula-AMD-790FX-AM3-PCI-E-20(x16)-DDR3-1600(OC)-1333-SATA-II-RAID-ATX]


AMD Phenom II X4 955 BlackEdition, Sok AM3, 3.2GHz, 8MB Total Cache, 125W, Retail £147.14
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/AMD-Phenom-II-X4-955-BlackEdition-Sok-AM3-32GHz-8MB-Total-Cache-125W-Retail]

4GB (2x2GB) Corsair XMS3 Dominator DDR3, PC3-12800 (1600) £62.84
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/4GB-(2x2GB)-Corsair-XMS3-Dominator-DDR3-PC3-12800-(1600)-240-Pin-Non-ECC-Unbuffered-CAS-9-DHX]

Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro V2 - (Socket 754, 939, AM2) + ALL AMD Opteron £17.81
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Arctic-Cooling-Freezer-64-Pro-V2-(Socket-754-939-AM2)-plus-ALL-AMD-Opteron]

650W Silverstone ST65ZF-GM SLi Dual PCI-E EPS12v ATX12v v2.01 PSU £67.47
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/650W-Silverstone-ST65ZF-GM-SLi-Dual-PCI-E-EPS12v-ATX12v-v201-PSU]

1GB XFX HD 4890 XXX, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), Mem 3900MHz, GDDR5, GPU 900MHz £148.90
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/1GB-XFX-HD-4890-XXX-PCI-E-20-(x16)-Mem-3900MHz-GDDR5-GPU-900MHz-Cores-800-2x-DL-DVI-I-HDTV]


640 GB Western Digital WD6401AALS Caviar Black, SATA 3Gb/s, 7200rpm, 32MB Cache £51.78
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/640GB-Western-Digital-WD6401AALS-Caviar-Black-SATA-300-7200-rpm-32MB-Cache]

Pioneer DVR-217FBK 20x DVD±R, 12x DVD±DL, DVD+RW x8/-RW x6, SATA, £17.81
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Pioneer-DVR-217FBK-20x-DVDR-12x-DVDDL-DVDplusRW-x8-RW-x6-SATA-Black-OEM]

This comes in at £716 delivered.

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

Thanks.
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
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