New 965 Phenom system

Am looking to build a new system as my old one is single core, ide and agp.
Have looked at these components from Ebuyer but need some advice to make sure everything is compatible.
I have a 500w PSU which I plan to keep and a 17" syncmaster monitor which I'm happy with.
Reason for updating is because I now can't play any games anymore on the old rig.
Will be putting Windows 7 ultimate on new system.
My questions are . . . will everything work together? Have the new AM3 motherboards sorted out the bios issue with the 965? I don't want to have to start flashing the bios before I've even started. I'm not really interested in overclocking so I want it to be around 3.4 from the off.
Is the ram ok? I only chose this one as, when I went for the motherboard Ebuyer recommended it.
Your help would be much appreciated.


Motherboard: 1 x MSI 790FX-GD70 AMD 790FX AM3 DDR3 8 channel audio ATX Motherboard 160880 £108.14

Processor: 1 x AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4GHz Socket AM3 8MB L3 Cache 125W Retail Box Processor 186428 £116.55

Memory: 1 x Crucial 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz/PC3-10600 Ballistix Memory Kit CL7 (7-7-7-24) 1.65V 179278 £74.89

GPU: 1 x Sapphire HD 5670 1GB GDDR5 HDMI DVI DisplayPort PCI-E Graphics Card 190122 £71.96

HD: 1 x Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 1TB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 32MB Cache - OEM 173804 £51.05

Case: 1 x Coolermaster Elite 335 Case - No PSU 151368 £24.79

and extra fan: 1 x 120mm Blue LED Fan - 4pin Molex Connection 65697 £2.19

Optical drive: 1 x LiteOn IHAS124-19 24x DVD±RW SATA DL & RAM Internal SATA Black Bare Drive - OEM 176026 £15.20
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  1. Whoa for me terribly heavy on cpu/mobo just to game on a 17 incher lol The MSI 790FX-GD70 is like the ferrari of the AM3 mobos with 4 x PCIex16 2.0 lanes....do u really require 4 way CF just to game on a 17"? Also negative on HD 5670 if i were u

    AthlonII X3 425
    MSI 770-C45
    HD 5750 at least
    hopefully u have a decent PSU else look to hit an 80+ certified PSU about 450-500w
  2. Was just getting very frustrated with my old system so began looking around. Have a tendancy to look at the newer stuff! But, I think you are right, I just want a quick system which doesn't cost the earth and will play the latest games. You reckon only triple core system then? As you said it's only on a 17in monitor. As you can see, I haven't built a system for five years and feel terribly out of touch now!
  3. Suggested config of Ebuyer

    NZXT Beta EVO video review
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiXDgIMZ1sk
    Yep triple cores are more than adequate for games and if i were in the market for a top notch chip the six core Thubans would be out ...not that we need those for games anyways hehe
  4. That's brilliant. Thanks for your help. What you you think on the PSU? It's 500w but it's about 3-4 years old now?
    That's alot cheaper by the way! Brilliant. It goes without saying, I guess, but do you reckon I'd see a whole lot of difference to my shaky old system?
  5. Moving from a single core , DDR platform and AGP - hell ya lol Hmm what brand/model of 500W would that be?
  6. Antec I think? As I'm saving on the other bits and bobs, I could get a case with a psu. Would you recommend one?
  7. For an AthlonII X3/HD 5750 an Antec 500 would do ...if you wanted a new case with your budget perhaps an NZXT Beta EVO or the Cooler Master 690 if you could squeeze more dough in ^^
  8. So, if I start looking for an Athlon IIx3, HD 5750, MSI 770-C45, crucial memory in the EVO case with my old 500w that will do it? That's a great help. Many thanks for your time.
  9. You are welcomed ^^
  10. Just one more thing . . . . the graphics card . . . is it worth going for the 1gb version?
  11. XFX HD 5750 1GB DDR5 DUAL DVI DISPLAYPORT HDMI Out PCI-E Graphics Card
    that looks pretty groovy
  12. 1GB video ram may come in handy for say 1920 x 1080 resolution for an 17" low res it's not really a must have ^^
  13. many thanks
  14. New spec . . . .

    What do you think? Just over £400


    MSI 770-C45 AMD 770 AM3 DDR3 Support 8 channel Blu-ray Audio GB LAN ATX Motherboard 165438 24 in stock £49.08

    AMD Athlon II X3 435 2.9GHz Socket AM3 1.5MB L2 Cache Retail Box Processor 176043 20 in stock £59.99

    Crucial 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz Ballistix Memory Kit CL8(8-8-8-24) 1.65V Unbuffered Non-ECC 191175 78 in stock £90.00

    NZXT BETA EVO Black Mid Tower Case 191831 17 in stock £35.96
    120mm Black Case Fan - 4 pin connector 063281 4771 in stock £1.99

    LG GH22NS50 22x SATA DVD±RW Dual Layer & RAM Black Bare Drive - OEM 169683 > 200 in stock £15.98

    XFX HD 5750 512MB Dual DVI HDMI Display Port Out PCI-E Graphics Card 179681 46 in stock £91.63

    Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 1TB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 32MB Cache - OEM 173804 1573 in stock £59.99
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