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MY GAMING BUILD :D FEEDBACK PLEASE : ) AND TWO DECISIONS TO MAKE

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December 17, 2010 10:02:20 AM

Hello , this is my first build so i am no expert. I have been changing this build couple of times so hopefully this one is good. Just wanted some feedback on it and help on deciding on RAM and GPU.
now that christmas i comming overclockers do all sorts of special offers, this CORSAIR XMS3 RAM 3x 2GB tripple channel 1600mhz RAM is fo £65 same as 4gb of g- skill ram. which one should i go with .
Also the new 69xx series just cam out. What do you think of the 6950 only like £20 more than the 6870? ? which one should i go with is the 6950 worth the extra £20 pounds ? ?
THanks in advance.!!


CPU
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/186428


FAN
Cooler Master Hyper 212
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/245376


MOBO:
Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H 890GX
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/197546


GPU:
HD 6870
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/248745
OR
HD6950
http://www.overclock...rodid=GX-027-HS


RAM:
G-Skill 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/180490
OR
Corsair XMS3 6GB Tripple Channel
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY...


HDD:
Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/146252

PSU:
Corsair 750W HX Modular PSU
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/164950

Monitor:
Benq G2222HDL 21.5" LED
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/177132

PLEASE HELP !!
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December 17, 2010 12:08:01 PM

CPU - If you plan to overclock, the 955 will OC just the same as the 965 and may save you some £.

MEM - You don't need a tripple channel memory kit for an AMD rig. Go with either 4GB (2x2GB) or 8GB (4x2GB or 2x4GB). I would choose the G-Skill (CL7) over Corsair (CL9), but the Corsair will work fine.

GPU - Go ahead and opt up for the 6950 if it fits in your budget.

Monitor - Good and all, but you may consider a monitor that also has an HDMI input.
December 17, 2010 12:15:00 PM

I just got a 955 BE with that 212+ cooler (only 1 fan on it)... Overclocked to 3.8ghz without changing the voltage (1.36v), running at 44*c! I'd save the money on the CPU and get 4x2gb ram OR 2x4gb ram.

I also just got the Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB (32mb cache) on amazon for $55.
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