Need advice on new gaming rig and help with PSU

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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  1. 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.
  2. ^+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...
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. jsc said:
    Do you have Xigmatek HDT S-1283 or the very similar Sunbeam available? The Xig is about $40 US.


    ??
  6. 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-031-OC
    £65

    Asus M4A78T-E AMD 790GX (Socket AM3) PCI-Express DDR3 Motherboard
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB-335-AS
    £98

    AMD Phenom II X2 Dual Core 550 3.10GHz Black Edition (Socket AM3) - Retail
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP-249-AM
    £80

    OCZ Reaper 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-10666C6 1333MHz Dual Channel (OCZ3RPR13334GKK)
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-166-OC&groupid=701&catid=8&subcat=1387
    £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-000-XG&groupid=701&catid=57&subcat=1395
    £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
  7. oh and is it all compatable with each other?
  8. excellent cpu cooler choice....

    the only other thing I would change would be going with a bigger hard drive...
  9. 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! :)
  10. 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
  11. Yes, all the parts will work with each other.
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