Final thoughts before I order please

Hello everyone, It's finally time to order my first pc build! Saturday is the day, and I am looking for a green light on the system I have chosen. It is a pc for gaming, but I don't worry too much about AA. It will play at 1920x1080. Here it is first of all..

GPU: ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB

Thoughts: I am on a budget of £500 and although I would love the 5850, it's not going to happen, I understand that I am playing at a very high reso for this card, but I have heard very good things about it.

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2ghz

Thoughts: Although reading that I can get away with a cheaper CPU, I plan on playing games such as GTA IV and Bad Company 2, which are very cpu intensive. This CPU again I have heard extremely good reviews of it.

Motherboard: Asus M4A785TD-V EVO 785G

Thoughts: I really need some feedback on this motherboard, I am not too confident at all with choosing one, and I have been recommended this one, thoughts please?

Hard Drive: Seagate 500GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm

Thoughts: Again I wasn't sure if I needed to pay this much, or if it was the right choice, thoughts please?

RAM: Crucial 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz

PSU: OCZ 400W Stealth XStream PSU

Dvd Drive: Sony Optiarc DDU1681S 18x DVD-ROM SATA

Galaxy 3 Case

Thoughts: Cool looking case, and hopefully cool enough. Quite cheap too, one thing I was worried about is sizes. Could some please let me know if everything here is compatible with this case? Thanks!

..And that's that, really I am looking for a go ahead from everyone, please spend time checking everything carefully..

Thanks so much!!
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  1. ^ Good choice of components...

    Some suggestions...
    1. PSU - 400W would be a close call for that build...spend little more and get the 500W
    OCZ Mod would be better as it is 80+ Certified

    2. Mobo - That is a good one...though it lacks the SATA 6GB/s and USB 3.0, but then again those mobo would increase the cost...

    3. HDD - See if you can get the Samsung F3 500GB
  2. I would buy a stronger PSU, at least 700W, the price is not that much higher and it will gives you the chance to Crossfire your system with another 5770 later. You will have about the strenght of a 5850.
  3. +1 80+ 500 watter, StealthXtreme line not 80+
    -1 for CF: 16/4 board not worth for CFing
  4. (Once again)
    +1 to batchuka's recommendations (i.e. +1 to gkay as well :) )
  5. Thanks for all replies, will be getting the 500w PSU. I didn't quite understand the term 80+, what does that mean?

    As for the usb 3.0 and SATA 6gbs, what does this affect?

    Also other than that everything is going to work out fine right?

    Thanks again!
  6. 1. 80+ = 80 plus certified efficient PSU
    2. SATA/USB III: for taking advantage of future interfaces
    3. Yep all is compatible
  7. Thanks, do you think it's worth spending extra on the usb and Sata mobos?
  8. Thanks so much, I will go with that 1!
  9. If your budget is really tight dun sweat about it ^^ For a 14 pounds top up though
  10. Just ordered the hd 5770 as it was on special offer :)
  11. Yep happy shopping/building and u are welcomed ^^
  12. Hey again, got round to ordering and found some parts are just a tad too expensive. I need some alternatives for the following:

    (have already purchased phenom ii 955 and hd 5770)

    The motherboard that I decided to go with because it had the sata 6 and the usb 3.0.. I am realising I dont think I can afford such luxuries, This is the one I was going to get , I am looking for a decent one for gaming, thats a little cheaper, thanks.

    Also PSU.. I know you should get a trusted brand but to be honest I am willing to take a slight risk on the PSU. I have been looking at this:

    What do you think? Will it fit this case ? Thanks a lot.

    As for ram, I am getting 4gb of ddr3 1333 for £85.. I assume thats just the price it is.

    Thanks so much, I am being very cautious, I know!
  13. 1. That 870 also has USB/SATA 3.0 just no CF so it's all good
    2.Have a look at this PSU
    Reliability/quality always trumps over cheap in PSU selection for me :P
  14. Thanks for the reply, but what I mean is I need some slightly cheaper alternatives.. or do you think I should just save up and get those at a later time?
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