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help! i am confused on parts

budget - £450 if possible :P

i am thinking about these parts -
ASRock M3A770DE
AMD Phenom II X2 545 or AMD Athlon II X4 620
G-Skill 4GB 1600MHz PC12800 DDR3
Aero Cool AeroEngine II and Colors-IT 650w or Ezcool H-620+500w

i dont know about the graphics card, cooling etc

ps what is this pc like - http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/store/pcw_page.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@0000473736.1265660950@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccgeadejififhgicflgceggdhhmdgmi.0&category_oid=&sku=107755&page=Product&fm=null&sm=null&tm=null
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  1. crap sorry about the title :S
  2. Those PSU are POSs. Get a Corsair, Antec Earthwatts, FSP, SeaSonic, Silverstone, OCZ or FSP to get a quality unit.

    What's the CAS Latency of the RAM? You want it to be 7 or 8 (lower is better).

    Is this a gaming build? If so, you should check out the X3 425 CPU. Triple cores are great for budget gaming.

    GPU: Get at least the HD 5770.
  3. ok thanks :)
    '4GB DDR3 1600MHz upgrade kit from G.Skill. Excellent memory kit rated to run at 1600MHz (PC3-12800) at timings of 9-9-9-24. Low voltage 1.5V memory and equipped with aluminium heatsinks. Excellent 4GB DDR3 upgrade kit. NQ Series memory. '
    yes and ok i will add that one :)
    i was looking at the hd 5750.
    i would be buying in july so is there anything new coming (except nvidia 300 series ;) )
  4. See if you can find some CL 7 sticks. I know G.Skill has some great 1600 mhz CL 7 Ripjaws that are pretty fairly priced.

    It's worth the little bit extra to upgrade to the HD 5770. The prices are so close and the 5770 performs a lot better.

    Besides Fermi, there *might* be 6 core CPUs out by then. I doubt they're release will have affected the low-end prices by then.
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