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October 20, 2009 9:28:17 PM

Hi all, I ahve been a follower of TH for sometime but am now putting together my PC Build.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 4weeks
SYSTEM USAGE: gaming, ocassional graphics editing, internet etc.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: hdd's/psu/ram
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: scan.co.uk (good service in the past good prices)
PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD/ATI/MSI/XFX (all suggestions welcome but I have had good luck with these aprts so its a case of stick with what u know!!)
OVERCLOCKING: in the future yes
MONITOR RESOLUTION:1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

THe following parts are what I have decided to go with:

Mobo: MSI GD-70
RAM: Kingston HyperX 1600Mhz 888-24 1.65v 2x2GB DDR3(Already own)

- Will this ram work ok with MSI Mobo?

CPU: PhenomII 965 3.4GHz AM3

Cooler: Suggestions welcome!! 30pound budget.

Case: Lian Li pc7f

GFX: XFX 4890 1gb Zalman cooler model.

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/1GB-XFX-HD-4890-PCI-E-20...

- Does this dispel air out of the rear of case?
-------------Already have and will upgrade in due course-----------

HDD: Will use 250gb WD for now until I can afford SSD.
PSU: Will use 550w i alread own and use adapters until next payday
otherwise OCZ ModXtreme 700w

I think that is everything, thanks fr taking the time to view this post, any help advise comments/critisisms or recomendations greatly accepted :pt1cable: 

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October 20, 2009 10:22:36 PM

That 4890 should take in air at the fan and expel it out the back.

Save some money and get a PhIIx4 955 instead of 965. Almost the same speed for less money and uses less power.

That RAM should work, though the motherboard specs say anything over 1333 requires overclock.

That is an awefully expensive case for only two fans.
October 21, 2009 7:22:56 AM

dndhatcher said:
That 4890 should take in air at the fan and expel it out the back.

Save some money and get a PhIIx4 955 instead of 965. Almost the same speed for less money and uses less power.

That RAM should work, though the motherboard specs say anything over 1333 requires overclock.

That is an awefully expensive case for only two fans.



Thank you,

I was expecting the RAM May need tweeking but I only paid 40pounds for it as a friend was upgrading his machine.

I should have mentioned the prices in the thread too maybe! The reason I chose th e 965 over the 955 is that there is 10pound difference at the time of writing this, hopefully both CPUS will come down in price in the coming weeks (as with all PC stuff!)


The Lian Li case was chosen because is should be silent! and the added advantage of dust relief! This is currently 80pound at scan!

What other cases can you recomend (Excluding Antec300, it gets too dusty and 3 fan speeds is not enough)


Thanks again.
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October 21, 2009 1:07:49 PM

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Save the 10pound for a better cooler and get the 955.



Thank you, looking at reviews the 965 is identical apart from the multiplier is +1. Will get a better cooler :) 

Scan have the 955 for £132 at the moment so its more like a sabing of £18...which is nice.

Any advice on the 4890? I was looking for a 4870 but with only ~£20 difference from the 4890 it seems a bit short sigthed.
October 21, 2009 5:16:12 PM

They are both DX10 graphics cards. If you want long term use you should be looking at the new DX11 5000 series like the 5770 or 5850. Unfortunately there isnt currently any DX11 card between those two in price or performance.
October 21, 2009 6:48:04 PM

dndhatcher said:
They are both DX10 graphics cards. If you want long term use you should be looking at the new DX11 5000 series like the 5770 or 5850. Unfortunately there isnt currently any DX11 card between those two in price or performance.



Good advice and I have noted this. But I will prob stick with a 48xx for now then in 6 months time sell that and upgrade to a dx11 job...
October 21, 2009 7:22:31 PM

Thanks Mike, good effort!