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Advice on first build components

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July 16, 2010 5:43:08 PM

I know you get loads of these threads but I wouldn't mind anyone casting there eyes over this one!

Im trying to keep it as cheap as poss, just a budget PC with casual gaming.

Here goes....

CoolerMaster Elite 330 ATX No PSU Black
Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2), 240-pin DIMM, DDR3 PC3-10600
Samsung 500GB SpinPoint F3 7200rpm 16MB Sata
Best Value 520W Grey PSU 8cm Fan SATA
Best Value Samsung 22X S-ATA DVD Writer - Black
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium OEM 32-bit 1pk
Asus AM3 AMD NF630A DDR3 ATX
AMD CPU Athlon II X3 435 95W AM3 1.5MB 2900MHZ
Asus Radeon HD 4650 PCI-E 2.0 W/LP 1GB

This lot comes to just under £400

Thanks for your help!

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July 16, 2010 5:49:03 PM

Random gray PSU is not going to be good. Get a good PSU, something like the corsair 400CX isnt too much and you wont risk it blowing up on you.
July 16, 2010 6:53:41 PM

Cheers, that is one component I was going to change!
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July 17, 2010 6:58:55 AM

Asus AM3 AMD NF630A DDR3 ATX
AMD CPU Athlon II X3 435 95W AM3 1.5MB 2900MHZ

Negative on board: it's just an AM2 with DDR3 slot for RAM (HT limitation, PCIex16 gen 1.0/1.1, etc)

Depending on prices: Rana 440?

Off Ebuyer UK 446 GBP
July 17, 2010 7:14:43 AM

Hi

Would this motherboard be a better option...

Asus AM3 AMD 770 DDR3 ATX

As I said I am trying to keep it as cheap as poss!
July 17, 2010 7:17:21 AM

That would really depend on how much is selling but that MSI 770 would suffice
July 17, 2010 8:01:31 AM

The Asus AM3 AMD 770 DDR3 ATX is only £15 quid more, so I can afford that.
Cheers for your help!
July 17, 2010 8:02:34 AM

Sure happy shopping/building and you are welcomed ^^