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Any advice on planned build?

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July 17, 2010 7:59:33 PM

Hi, been on TH for a while, first time posting.

Have been planning a new build for a while, finally got a spec. together.
Any advice / recommendations before I go out and buy?

NZXT Tempest Evo £79.99

AMD Phenom II X4 945 3.0 £117.60
GIGABYTE GA-890FXA-UD5 £155.06
OCZ 2 x 2GB DDR3 1333 £90.00
2 x Sapphire HD 5750 512MB £207.20
2 x Western Digital 500GB SATA II £71.96
OCZ Stealth X Steam 600 W £61.29
LiteOn DVD RW SATA £19.29

Samsung P2450H £169.99

Logitech LX 710 £39.99
Logitech LS 21 £21.99

TOTAL £954.37

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July 17, 2010 8:02:16 PM

StealthXtreme line not 80+ so if u in UK/Europe have a look at the BeQuiet PSUs or Antec EA650? Also DDR3 1333/CL7 Crucial Ballistix?
July 17, 2010 8:29:47 PM

Also i wouldn't go str8 to multi GPUs and am actually advocating single GPU set ups all the way ^^ Possible config?
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July 17, 2010 8:40:39 PM

I'm with batuchka, 2x 5750 is a poor way to start out a build.

You should at least be able to afford a 5830, if not a 5850, instead of the 2x 5750s.
July 17, 2010 8:54:08 PM

Agreed; Why go dual cards when a single card will do?
July 17, 2010 8:57:04 PM

thanks everyone for all the input,

changed psu to antec earthwatts 650 and gpu to sapphire 5830 1gb.

already got the case now. tempest evo

will look into the rest
July 17, 2010 9:07:15 PM

paulroberts404 said:
thanks everyone for all the input,

changed psu to antec earthwatts 650 and gpu to sapphire 5830 1gb.

already got the case now. tempest evo

will look into the rest


Antec psu is very good.

Single 5830 is better choice. Reviews of the newly announced GTX460 show it to perform better than the 5830 and priced better also. Look into availability for you.
July 17, 2010 9:56:28 PM

Of course, a 460 can't be SLI-ed on an AMD chipset mobo, so the 5830 might be the more prudent choice if you expect to SLI in the future.
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