Is this good first build idea?

case : recommendations for under £50?
mobo : Sapphire RS740G2 ATI motherboard with performance cooling fan
proc : AMD Phenom™ 8750 X3 Triple Core CPU
optical drive : recommendations for under £30?
Graphics : XFX ATI Radeon HD4650 1GB O/C
RAM : 2GB Vitesta DDR2 800MHz
Hard Drive : Same Sata 500Gb from my old computer
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  1. Mobo + RAM : Negative on both - new/fresh builds go for DDR3 platforms as the sun has gone down on DDR2 ones

    Chip: Hell No! Even the dual core AthlonII >> the previous gen Phenom a.k.a Agena/Toliman. This is before factoring the absolute monster OC headroom the AthlonII has over Agena/Toliman and efficiency/temps, yada yada

    Odd @ 12 quid

    Case @ 35 quid

    Suggest a beefier GTS 250 @ 78 quid
  2. ok thanks i think il change the mobo to : Foxconn AM3 A6GMV ATI motherboard
    DDR3 RAM instead
    and XFX Radeon 5770 1Gb
    Thanks for the ODD recommendation and ive decided on a case
  3. Yes definitely get DDR3 RAM, preferably with a CAS Latency of 7 (I suggest G.SKILL Ripjaws)

    Get the XFX Radeon HD 5770, beautiful card

    For a case I suggest the NZXT Lexa S, cheap and just amazing
  4. ok thanks for all your help :) i think this looks like a good case tell me what you think
  5. Negative on that Foxconn AM3 A6GMV:
    HT Limitation when an AM3 socket chip is slotted in and still on PCIex16 gen 1.0/1.1 and essentially just on AM2 tech just with DDR3 slots so look to hit a cheap 'true' AM3 chipset

  6. actually this mobo appears to be better but is only AM2+
  7. U on the right track with the 1st one but 70 quid for an mATX with 2 DIMM slot is kindds steep so if u could nab this one
    looks a good buy at 55 quid/ATX
    AM2+ runs on DDR2 so hit socket AM3 ^^
  8. that looks good but is ebuyer good for shipping to other countries?
  9. Hmm find the same model or equivalent 770/870 SB710 mobo that does ship to where u at hehe
  10. Well if u wanted USB/SATA 3.0 that's fine
  11. its AM3, DDR3, PCI eXpress.. ive picked out a case and cpu, this cpu any good?
  12. alright thanks so much! so il also be having a Radeon HD5770, surely a 650W PSU would be enough ya?
  13. Even a decent 450W 80 plus certified would be more than fine so look at quality not just wattage hehe You are welcomed
  14. its an antec there good brand arent they? continous power supply and its 85 euro so thats good enough quality ya?
  15. Ya the Earthwatts series 80+ ones are fine
  16. ok thanks so much for everything if you hadnt helped i probably would have gone and bought worthless components :L
  17. ok ive changed my mind again and think this is the best build i can afford
    Case : ATX NZXT Classic Series M59
    Mobo : ATX MSI 870A-G54
    Proc : AMD Phenom II X2 550@3.1GHz
    PSU : Corsair TX650W
    ODD : Samsung DVD±RW burner SH-S223C
    GPU : XFX Radeon HD5770 1GB
    Ram : Corsair 4GB 1333Mhz
    HDD : Hitachi 500GB (from my old pc)
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