Computer build help

Hey guys i am building my very first computer build i have saved up about £550 pounds but that included a moniter at 89.99. here is what i have put together i would like you please to see if it is all compatable or suggestions of what i could switch for etc for better bang per buck.

here are links to my build it is all from ebuyer

Case: Casecom Black Mid Tower Case £18.88

Ram: OCZ 2GB (2x1GB) DDR3 1333Mhz £47.80

PSU: Coolermaster 460W eXtreme Power Plus £39.54

DVD drive: Sony AD-5240S £15.81

HDD: Western Digital WD5000AAKS 500GB £39.76

Moniter: Acer X203 20" Widescreen £89.97

Graphics card: XFX HD 5770 XXX 875Mhz 1GB GDDR5 £145.70

Motherboard: Asus M4A785TD-V EVO £70.81

CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition 3.1GHz £68.88

Total: £537.15 this will leave a bit left over for extra case fans cool lights etc :D.

Ok and thats it. is that my best bang/buck ratio? this computer is mainly for gaming i would like to be able to play most games on full on the moniter i have chosen. but this computer will also be used for normal surfing and a bit of video editing. thanks guys and advice would be helpfull.
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  1. overclockers are s***
  2. ^ The PSU that you have selected is of very low quality...I wouldn't trust that one...
    Maybe a Antec EA 430/ atleast the OCZ 500W StealthExtreme...

    And also take a look at the Athlon II X3s they are better balanced overall as the additional core will help in multitasking too...
    But if you have planned for core unlock then fine...
  3. ok thanks i will buy the OCZ 500W now as it is only a couple of pounds more. about the Athlon i looked and as i am mainly gaming the phenom would be better and better to overclock? what do you think
  4. I agree the phenom II is the better cpu for you with 7mb cache. The x3 is a crippled quad core and not worth the consideration as it only has 1.5mb of cache.
    If I were to go bigger I'ld get the quad core x4 955 black edition before the 3 core!
    It's loads more money but if you want the power you got to pay the price......
  5. ^ Well you should take a look at the benchmarks and reviews of those CPUs before coming to a conclusion about them...
    IMO the X3s - Specifically the 435 and 440 are the best value in terms of gaming...,2545.html,2452.html,2416.html

    And also as for overclocking, I do accept the Unlocked multipliers of the Black are an advantage but overclocking with these CPUs isnt difficult either...
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