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Need advice on new gaming rig and help with PSU

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Anonymous
July 12, 2009 7:51:47 PM

hi this is my first time build. i need advice on what PSU to get but it cant be really expensive and will this spec all be compatable with each other and will i be able to overclock or should i change some of the parts sticking to the price right now


AMD Phenom AM3 Bundle Deal Including Asus M4A78T-E, Phenom X2 550 Black Edition 3.1GHz processor and Geil 2GB DDR3 Gaming Evo One Memory
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/167515
£224.96

Sapphire VAPOR-X HD4870 1GB GDDR5 HDMI DVI VGA PCI-E Graphics Card
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/161307
£132.17

Scythe Ninja II with 120mm fan Heatpipe Socket 478, 775, 939, 940, AM2 Processor Cooler
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/148075
£36.47

Western Digital WD800AAJS 80GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 8MB Cache - OEM
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/131310
£27.21

Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound Thermal paste 3.5gram
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/126410
£5.50

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July 13, 2009 6:02:09 AM

What about a case? RAM? You also have to consider what display you'll use... will the 4870 be too little or too much? Also, 80GB sounds a bit too little nowadays... you'd be surprised at how much 500GB hard disks cost nowadays.

To answer your question, you can make do with a 550W power supply.
July 13, 2009 6:44:47 AM

^+1...a 550W psu should do the trick...try getting one from a decent brand like Antec

you are missing a lot of components on your build, and I do think that cpu cooler is a little pricey for your rig...im pretty sure there are cheaper, and yet still good alternatives...
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Anonymous
July 13, 2009 10:22:19 AM

i allready own an atx case i have ram in a package deal i own a external hardrive and i will upgrade that later anyway
July 13, 2009 12:34:57 PM

ahslan said:
... and I do think that cpu cooler is a little pricey for your rig...im pretty sure there are cheaper, and yet still good alternatives...


Do you have Xigmatek HDT S-1283 or the very similar Sunbeam available? The Xig is about $40 US.
Anonymous
July 13, 2009 1:46:35 PM

jsc said:
Do you have Xigmatek HDT S-1283 or the very similar Sunbeam available? The Xig is about $40 US.


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Anonymous
July 13, 2009 2:24:46 PM

changed ram and cooler added power supple will this one do? is this a good spec i own case allready and plan on upgrading hard drive first

OCZ ModXStream Pro 600w Silent SLI Ready ATX2 Modular Power Supply
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...
£65

Asus M4A78T-E AMD 790GX (Socket AM3) PCI-Express DDR3 Motherboard
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB...
£98

AMD Phenom II X2 Dual Core 550 3.10GHz Black Edition (Socket AM3) - Retail
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP...
£80

OCZ Reaper 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-10666C6 1333MHz Dual Channel (OCZ3RPR13334GKK)
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY...
£55

Sapphire VAPOR-X HD4870 1GB GDDR5 HDMI DVI VGA PCI-E Graphics Card
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/161307
£132.17

Xigmatek Scorpion HDT-S1283 Heatpipe Cooler (Socket 754/939/940/AM2/AM3/LGA 775)
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS...
£23

Western Digital WD800AAJS 80GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 8MB Cache - OEM
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/131310
£27.21

Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound Thermal paste 3.5gram
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/126410
£5.50
Anonymous
July 13, 2009 2:25:43 PM

oh and is it all compatable with each other?
July 13, 2009 4:16:50 PM

excellent cpu cooler choice....

the only other thing I would change would be going with a bigger hard drive...
July 13, 2009 4:38:51 PM

I would recommend going for this hard drive... WD 640GB Black. It is one of the best & fastest hard drive you can buy. With just a 80GB hard, you will quickly fill it up & start to lose performance. If you want a small hard drive, I would say go with an SSD for OS & add another drive for games...etc. I don't see that fitting in your budget, so stick with just the 640GB HDD & you will be fine.

The rest of your build looks good! :) 
Anonymous
July 13, 2009 4:54:06 PM

tecmo34 said:
I would recommend going for this hard drive... WD 640GB Black. It is one of the best & fastest hard drive you can buy. With just a 80GB hard, you will quickly fill it up & start to lose performance. If you want a small hard drive, I would say go with an SSD for OS & add another drive for games...etc. I don't see that fitting in your budget, so stick with just the 640GB HDD & you will be fine.

The rest of your build looks good! :) 



good point both of you ill look it that more but if i bought all these prducts now would it all work with each other
July 13, 2009 4:59:56 PM

Yes, all the parts will work with each other.
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