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Building a gaming computer. please give advise on this spec

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February 21, 2010 2:47:18 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Know really idea. Before next christmas or when i get the right amount of money.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Mid-ranged gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: not sure what you mean by part not required but i will have a guess. I have a keyboard, mouse, monitor and speaker. i will be getting the windows 7 home premium edition OS and i need a power supply.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS:/ Amazon.co.uk (video card, hard disk) / Play.com (cooling fan) / ebuyer.com (CPU, RAM, OS DVD drive) / aria.co.uk (motherboard) / vipergaming.co.uk (computer tower)

PARTS PREFERENCES: I dont mind as long as in the end the computer will be an average gaming computer.

OVERCLOCKING: Yes in the future (when i learn how) SLI OR CROSSFIRE: I cant remember what this is but i think its the use or a second graphics card. if so the maby if its possible. i will take the card from this pc which is very old (i think) but a little push would help. Its an ATI Radeon X1650 series.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1024x768 i think.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: a case with a neon blue glow would be cool.
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Include a list of any parts you have already selected with descriptively labeled links for parts.

Computer Case NZXT Lexa S Black Midi Tower £52.26
http://www.vipergaming.co.uk/nzxt-lexa-s-black-midi-tow...

Mother board ASRock M3A770DE £62.26
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Motherboards/...(AMD)/ASRock+M3A770DE+Motherboard+AM3+Socket+?productId=37777

CPU AMD Athlon II X4 620 £74.25
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/173368
(changed from AMD phenom II x2 550)

Graphics card ATI radeon HD 5670 £77.95
http://www.amazon.co.uk/ATI-Dual-Link-DisplayPort-Graph...

RAM CORSAIR 4GB DDR3 £80.00
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/178943

FAN Cooler Master Hyper £18.50
http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/-/699/906/-/11718775/Cooler-...

Hard disk Seagate OEM 500GB Barracuda £39.94
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Seagate-Barracuda-7200-12-Inter...

OS Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium £94.99
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/168373

PSU ANTEC PSU BASIQ 500W A/PFC RET £46.90
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/114929

DVD drive Samsung SH-S223 22X £11.95
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/114929


Total £559.00



February 21, 2010 3:22:59 PM

Thanks for the advise.

I will definatly get the athlon II X4 620

Also i looked at the cost if i got everything from ebuyer. the price went from £550.97
to £527.96.

I couldnt find ATI radeon HD 5670, Cooler Master Hyper 212 and Seagate OEM 500GB Barracuda
(or and hard drive with this amount for cheaper). Is it really important to get evrything from the same place or is it just something thats helpful in the long run?


February 21, 2010 6:56:52 PM

chaos_wraith said:
Thanks for the advise.

I will definatly get the athlon II X4 620

Also i looked at the cost if i got everything from ebuyer. the price went from £550.97
to £527.96.

I couldnt find ATI radeon HD 5670, Cooler Master Hyper 212 and Seagate OEM 500GB Barracuda
(or and hard drive with this amount for cheaper). Is it really important to get evrything from the same place or is it just something thats helpful in the long run?


Helpful in the longrun Not having to pay delivery charges and ebuyer has a good RMA service if anything goes wrong.

i had a look and found loads of 5670s dosent matter if its a diffrent make the only diffrence if th cooling

Here is a Seegate 500gb oem

And i would advise you to get the Hyper 212 somewhere else. as its the best in its price range

Edit: your dvd drive link is the same as the PSU
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