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Final gaming build for just under 700- opinions please

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July 26, 2010 3:51:09 PM

Last thread went tits up but decided to go with homebuilt anyway. So iv'e looked through everything took advise and what not and came to this final build but was wondering if you guys could check it over to make sure it would all work/is worth it.

Case+PSU: CoolerMaster Elite 330 and 460w PSU http://www.ebuyer.com/product/135101 wasnt sure if 460W is sufficient?

Hard Drive: Samsung 500gb http://www.ebuyer.com/product/146252

Mobo: Gigabyte GA-MA770T-ES3 http://www.ebuyer.com/product/194682

CPU: AMD Athlon II x3 3.0Ghz http://www.ebuyer.com/product/191955 how's O/Cing if any one knows? or if its worth it?

RAM: Crucial 4GB (2x2) DDR3 1333Mhz http://www.ebuyer.com/product/166995

DVD Drive: Samsung http://www.ebuyer.com/product/145450

GPU: PALIT GTX 460 1Gb GDDR5 http://www.ebuyer.com/product/227182 Is it worth the 1GB? dont mind the £30 odd extra for futureproofing

TFT: BenQ 22" http://www.ebuyer.com/product/158568

OS: WIndows 7 Home 64-bit http://www.ebuyer.com/product/173791

Thanks for looking guys, all opinions/advice/comments are welcome.





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Anonymous
July 26, 2010 4:21:39 PM

460w will be fine. I bought that case and motherboard combo a few months ago and it's great. Extremely quiet and looks nice too in my opinion. I personally prefer to use Western Digital drives but you can't really go wrong with a Caviar Blue, Seagate Barracuda or Samsung Spinpoint F3. They're all reliable and fast. Personally, I'd get another one of but it's totally up to you.
For that same build a few months ago I decided to pay a bit more for
thisthis drive instead. Cheaper and faster.

Apart from that, I'd say everything was spot on!

EDIT: I'd say it's worth it for the 1GB because you're gaming at 1920x1080. You feel the benefit of extra VRAM more and more as you increase resolution and turn on/up AA." target="_blank"> motherboard because it has 4 RAM slots for futureproofness. Get this drive instead. Cheaper and faster.

Apart from that, I'd say everything was spot on!

EDIT: I'd say it's worth it for the 1GB because you're gaming at 1920x1080. You feel the benefit of extra VRAM more and more as you increase resolution and turn on/up AA.
a c 84 B Homebuilt system
July 26, 2010 4:25:40 PM

The only things I'd look at were getting a different PSU. 460W is big enough, but Coolermaster PSUs aren't very good quality. Check out some units from Corsair, SeaSonic, Silverstone, XFX or Antec.

Also, I'm not sure if you wanted to Crossfire or not. If you do, you'll need a 650W PSU and a different board. Some of the boards I'd reocmmend are the Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4, Asus M4A79XTD Evo, and Asus M4A78T-E.

I also need to correct something dangerman said that's wrong. The WD 500 GB drives aren't fast. At least, not as fast as the Seagate 7200.12 and Samsung Spinpoint F3. They're actually a lot slower due to the smaller sized platters (what the data is actually stored on) they use. The Seagate and Samsung use 500 GB platters, while the WD ones use 250 GB (I think, might be smaller). It's a huge speed difference.
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July 26, 2010 4:41:20 PM

Anonymous said:
460w will be fine. I bought that case and motherboard combo a few months ago and it's great. Extremely quiet and looks nice too in my opinion. I personally prefer to use Western Digital drives but you can't really go wrong with a Caviar Blue, Seagate Barracuda or Samsung Spinpoint F3. They're all reliable and fast. Personally, I'd get another one of but it's totally up to you.
For that same build a few months ago I decided to pay a bit more for
thisthis drive instead. Cheaper and faster.

Apart from that, I'd say everything was spot on!

EDIT: I'd say it's worth it for the 1GB because you're gaming at 1920x1080. You feel the benefit of extra VRAM more and more as you increase resolution and turn on/up AA." target="_blank"> motherboard because it has 4 RAM slots for futureproofness. Get this drive instead. Cheaper and faster.

Apart from that, I'd say everything was spot on!

EDIT: I'd say it's worth it for the 1GB because you're gaming at 1920x1080. You feel the benefit of extra VRAM more and more as you increase resolution and turn on/up AA.



ok thanks for the reply, and having a 1TB HD im not too bothered about i can easily upgrade later and have a 500GB external that keeps my work on and a lot of media.

and yea that Mobos quite a good idea too thanks i'll prob change that now, and drive swapped, thanks
a c 84 B Homebuilt system
July 26, 2010 6:48:37 PM

The Antec's decent. I've never heard of Arctic, which isn't a good sign.
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