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August 14, 2010 6:43:23 PM

Hi, I've posted this a few days back and got replies from batuchka and mr. pizza. Just wanted to make sure this build is alright before I make the purchases tomorrow.

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 945 Quad Core CPU (£104.99)
http://www.cclonline.com/product-i [...] id=gsearch

GPU: PALIT 768MB GeF GTX 460 PCI-E 2.0 (£146.72)
http://www.ginger6.com/palit-768mb-pcie-p-34985.html

Mobo: Asus M4A87TD/USB3 870 Socket AM3 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard (£73.08)
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/206152

Memory: 4GB CCL Choice 1333MHz DDR3 Memory (£59.88)
http://www.cclonline.com/product-i [...] id=gsearch

Case: NZXT Beta Evo Mid Tower Case - NZXTBEVO-001BK (£32.54)
http://www.cclonline.com/product-i [...] id=gsearch

Optical drive: Samsung TS-H653G DVD-RW SATA Optical Drive - OEM (£13.99)
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/227080

HDD: 1TB Samsung SpinPoint F3 HD103SJ Hard Disk Drive - HD103SJ (£46.14)
http://www.cclonline.com/product-i [...] id=gsearch

PSU: Be Quiet Special Edition White 600W E7 Modular PSU (£59.99)
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/206053

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM - GFC-00599 (£74.75)
http://www.cclonline.com/product-i [...] id=gsearch

All these websites offer free delivery, so the total including VAT is £612.08


The main worry I have is the Mobo suitability as I also want to fit in a TV tuner card.

Also, Mr.Pizza has suggested G.Skill memory but they are double the price of the CCL brand. How important is the brand?

Thank you very much!!

August 14, 2010 7:30:04 PM

Looks fine, however, I would definitely change the PSU, you want a brand that's known for quality (e.g. Corsair), else you could get all sorts of troubles. As for memory you can find some cheap memory modules from Corsair (XMS3) that will perform very well.
As for the Case, NZXT is pretty solid and has good cable management, however the Antec threehundred is more convenient.

Well, those are my thoughts. :) 

Oh, right, that mobo has lots of space for a TV-tuner card and everything else fits as well.
August 14, 2010 8:44:35 PM

In Europe Be Quiet are known for quality.

A member here; Asteldian, has built a computer using low cost parts to see where you could cut corners. The parts he had the most trouble with was with unbranded RAM which caused stability problems until he downclocked them a hell of a lot.
So the brand doesn't have to G.Skill, you can look for any 1066Mhz+ 4GB from a major brand, such as this: Kingston4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz i5 Memory Kit CL9 1.5V £68. Otherwise you could just get one 2GB stick now, then add another one when you have more money and are more comfortable spending it.
August 15, 2010 12:31:52 PM

Thanks guys! Will put in the order forms today, especially the kingston memory.
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