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October 17, 2010 2:28:44 AM

Hey there people here is a revised list of parts for my budget gaming build
again any advice and comments are welcome
thanks

Coolermaster Case Storm Scout Black
Asrock motherboard M3A790GXH/USB3 AMD AM3 DDR3 ATX
AMD CPU AM3 Phenom II X4 955 quad core 3.2GHz x4 Black Edition
Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 1GB FLEX GDDR5 PCI-E 2.0 ATi Eyefinity Dual-Link DVI HDMI
Western Digital 500GB hard disk drive Caviar SE16 SATA II 300 7200rpm 16MB
Corsair memory DDR3 8gb
OCZ PSU ModXStream Pro 500W
Windows 7 64bit
Coolermaster V8 cpu cooler 8 Heat Pipes

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a b ) Power supply
October 17, 2010 2:58:40 AM

The setup itself is pretty decent for the most part, the parts selection is not.
You're in the UK right?

First of all for gaming you do not need 8GB, 4GB would be plenty.
http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Home/Product/47130/Corsair...

The HDD is quite slow, a Seagate 7200.12 or a Samsung F3 would be much better.
http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Home/Product/40490/Seagate...
http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Home/Product/42239/Samsung...

Then a cheaper and reference 5770:
http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Home/Product/44444/Sapphir...

Finally, the V8 is overpriced. The 212+ is almost as good for a fraction of the price:
http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Home/Product/47096/Coolerm...

But with the 6800s coming out next week, you might want hold off the build for a little while.
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October 17, 2010 8:13:08 AM

If you wait for 6800s you might change your mind so go for it.
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October 18, 2010 10:38:30 PM

cheers guys ill give your advise some consideration and possibly adjust my list
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