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December 27, 2009 3:29:20 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 1 or 2 weeks budget: 800-890

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Playing big games like Lotro or Age of conan on ultra high quality, surfing net, watching movies

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: i do need cheap keyboard and mouse and a speaker set

PREFERRED WEBSITE: for the place to build my computer for me is computerplanet.co.uk but if theres any other well trusted sites that build cutom computers would be ok

PARTS PREFERENCES: i don't have a part prefence i just want the best i can get for my price range for the case i just want one thats good for cooling and will help my computer from not over heating as well as beign the cheapest it can be.

OVERCLOCKING: if it helps preformance yes all i care about is gettign the maximum preformance for my budget

MONITOR RESOLUTION: i have my own 32inch moniter so i only want a base unit with the keyboard ect

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: i would liek the best and fastest service windows 7 i hear is the best. i dont care to much about the sound but it would be nice. Looks would be nice but not if it affects the price and preformance to much (led lights maybe?)

thanks all
December 27, 2009 3:38:12 PM

this is my build so far on computer-planet any suggestions? it is £889 so far

Computer Case Black & Silver ATX Tower Case
CPU AMD Phenom II X4 965 (4 x 3.4 GHz) AM3 6MB - Black Edition
Motherboard Asus Crosshair III Formula 5200MT/s (AMD 790FX) AM3 DDR3
Memory Corsair 8GB XMS3 PC3-10666 1333MHz (4x2GB) - Lifetime Warranty (DDR3)
Graphics Card ATI Radeon HD 5770 - 1 GB - DVI/VGA/HDMI (Asus) (Includes Total Immersion Racing Game)
Power Supply OCZ 600W Stealth XStream - Low Noise - (Includes Free Sims Deluxe Game) Order Before 31-12-09
Hard Drive 1 500 GB SATA-II HDD UDMA 300 7200 16MB
Hard Drive 2 500 GB SATA-II HDD UDMA 300 7200 16MB
Networking Motherboard Integrated Ethernet Lan (Broadband Ready)
CPU Heatsink AMD Heatsink & Fan - Low Noise
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64 BIT (Genuine DVD & COA Included)
Keyboard Standard Slim Keyboard (PS/2)
Mouse Standard Black Optical Mouse (USB)
Speakers Standard Black Speakers
December 27, 2009 4:26:00 PM

Well you build looks good but its a bit more expensive than what it should be. You can ditch the CPU and motherboard to save money and not lose performance. Get the PII X4 955 and either the MSI GD70 or Gigabyte UD5P instead. They perform the same as what you have selected and much cheaper.

For gaming all you really need is 4GBs of RAM but if you are really big on mulitasking and demanding software like CS4 you should stick with 8GB.

Unless you are using XP hardware/software ditch the OS as well. Home Premium runs great and is also cheaper. I'm using a Microsoft's Comfort Curve 2000 with bundled mouse and have no complaints. Its $20 on Newegg.
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December 27, 2009 4:36:59 PM

ok thanks this better? i changed the graphocs card and case
December 27, 2009 4:38:12 PM

i addently fogot to add the build on last post and wont let me edit it :/  but here it is

Computer Case Cooler Master Elite 330
CPU AMD Phenom II X4 955 (4 x 3.2 GHz) AM3 8MB - Black Edition
Motherboard Asus Crosshair III Formula 5200MT/s (AMD 790FX) AM3 DDR3
Memory Corsair 4GB XMS3 PC3-12800 1600MHz (2x2GB) - Lifetime Warranty (DDR3)
Graphics Card 2 x NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 - 512 MB - DVI/VGA (Asus) (Includes World of Warcraft) - SLI Setup
Power Supply OCZ 600W Stealth XStream - Low Noise - (Includes Free Sims Deluxe Game) Order Before 31-12-09
Hard Drive 1 500 GB SATA-II HDD UDMA 300 7200 16MB
Hard Drive 2 500 GB SATA-II HDD UDMA 300 7200 16MB
Optical Drive 1 Samsung (S222A) DVD PLUS/-RW 22x Dual Layer - Black (IDE)
Sound Card Motherboard Integrated 5.1 Sound
Networking Motherboard Integrated Ethernet Lan (Broadband Ready)
USB Ports 4 X USB 2.0 Ports
CPU Heatsink AMD Heatsink & Fan - Low Noise
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 BIT (Genuine DVD & COA Included)
Security Software No Security Software Included
Backup Solution Standard Operating System Backup
Keyboard Standard Slim Keyboard (PS/2)
Mouse Standard Black Optical Mouse (USB)
Speakers Standard Black Speakers
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