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List of components for homebuilt system asking for comment

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June 15, 2010 12:29:26 AM

I am going to build a gaming system and I want to ask for advice before I go ahead. Can I have some advice please

1 x Akasa Venom Socket 775, 1156 A1366, AMD 939, AM2, AM2+ & AM3 Heatpipe CPU Cooler £31.05
1 x NZXT Lexa S Case £47.77
1 x 12" Blue Dual Cold Cathode Kit £2.53
1 x ASUS M4A78LT-M LE AMD 760G Socket AM3 DVI VGA Out 8 CHannel Audio MATX Motherboard £45.89
1 x AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition 3.2GHz Socket AM3 6MB Cache Retail Box Processor £74.08
1 x MSI HD 5670 1GB GDDR5 DVI HDMI Display Port Out PCI-E Graphics Card £76.77
1 x Arctic Power 500W PSU With PCI-E 2x SATA, 20+4 ATX12V 8pin +12V Connectors - Retail Boxed £23.94
1 x Black 500W PSU - With 12cm Blue LED Fan 20+4pin 1x SATA 1x PCI-E £17.01
1 x Western Digital WD5000AAKS 500GB SATAII 7200RPM 16MB Cache - OEM Caviar Blue £30.48
1 x OCZ 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz Gold AMD Memory Kit CL9 1.65V £78.88
1 x Netgear WG311 Wireless-G PCI Card £14.88

I am taking the CPU cooler because I am planing to OC the CPU and I am thinking of unlock the cores with a different MoBo for about £40 more.

Many thanks!
a b B Homebuilt system
June 15, 2010 1:20:26 AM

Where are you buying from??

Couple off of the top quick recommendations...
1) Go with a Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB or Seagate 7200.12 500GB instead. These are typically very similar in price to the WD Blue but are much faster

2) I would stay away from OCZ with AMD motherboards. They've had issues lately with their RAM. I would first look for Corsair followed by G.Skill.

3) The 5670 isn't the best of gaming GPU's. You be better off with the 4850 or 5770 for a better gaming experience.
a b B Homebuilt system
June 15, 2010 6:43:27 AM

Agree - by my count u have spent 443 pounds and for a smallish top up:

Unlocking has many variables and should be only seen as a bonus not a given ^^
H/w and prices off Ebuyer UK