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October 1, 2010 9:41:00 AM

Hey there! this is my first build and after many hours of research i've chosen these parts, please feel free to make any suggestions and let me know if i have chosen well! thanks!

Samsung TS-H653G DVD-RW SATA Optical Drive - OEM £13.99

Samsung SM2333SW 23" TFT Monitor 1920x1080 300cd/m2 20000:1 5ms DVI/VGA Gloss Black £134.98

Coolermaster Elite 330 Case With Coolermaster eXtreme Power 500W PSU £49.99

Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro rev 2 Socket 775, 1156, 1366, AM2, AM3 Heatpipe CPU Cooler £15.53

PALIT GTX 460 SONIC 1024MB GDDR5 DUAL-DVI HDMI VGA Out PCI-E Graphics Card £164.48

EXTRA VALUE 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz Memory Kit 1.5V CL9 £60.00

Asus M4A785TD-V EVO 785G Socket AM3 onboard DVI VGA HDMI 8 channel audio ATX Motherboard £65.68

AMD Athlon II X3 440 3GHz Socket AM3 1.5MB (3x512KB) L2 Cache Retail Boxed Processor £57.51

Tenda Wireless-N300 USB Adapter £12.99

Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 1TB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 32MB Cache - OEM £43.99

Anti Static Matting 61cm (24inch) Wide x 104cm (41 inch) Length - Ideal for system builds £5.99

Logitech S220 2.1 Speakers - 17W RMS £16.75

Black Wireless 2.4GHz Multimedia Keyboard and Optical Mouse with Nano USB Receiver £12.99

Cart total inc vat: £663.68

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October 1, 2010 9:59:14 AM

Looks good. I like the Coolermaster cases. They are good to work with. You've chosen components that are recommended a lot.

I might suggest going to micro-ATX size to save space. The motherboards nowadays offer literally the same performance and the CM cases can take your graphics card and other stuff.

The Coolermaster PSU is overpriced in my opinion. You should be able to get a quality 500W PSU for around £40.
October 1, 2010 10:00:53 AM

Sorry misread. PSU is bundled with case.
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October 1, 2010 11:21:52 AM

Thanks for the info yeah i did spend countless hours researching so i'd be devastated if it was all rubbish :p  yeah i think i'll go for a mATX motherboard then, any suggestions as to which mATX mobo to go for? the power supply should be enough yeah? btw all choices from ebuyer.com :) 
October 1, 2010 5:39:10 PM

Well if u wanted an mATX case then ya mATX mobo but definitely hit an 80+ PSU @@

Just tower alone 484 quid


Springing for a 600W/80+ means a wee bit more headroom for GPU upgrades later down the road so a good investment if within range ^^

Also consider this 24.6" LCD
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/235917
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