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What do you think of this build?

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December 22, 2010 5:07:13 PM

This is the build:

Instead of the thermaltake case in the image I am going to use the Antec 300 case and I am thinking of getting 965 version of the cpu because of the low cost difference... What do you think?

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December 22, 2010 5:17:03 PM

Fill out form in sticky, link in my sig.

Also, link a picture where stuff is actually legible.
December 22, 2010 5:52:22 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: January

Budget Range: 700GBP (About $1000) for everything including monitor

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Movies, different programs and everything else

Parts Not Required: mouse, Os, Hard drive

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: None

Country of Origin: UK

Parts Preferences: AMD Cpu

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe later

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 - I want to get this one:

Additional Comments: I really would like it to have a window and lots of bling/lights, I would like a quiet gaming PC

According to these things I ended up with this build:

This build + Antec 300 case + that monitor + some kind of keyboard = 700 GBP

What do you think of it?
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December 22, 2010 6:52:35 PM

Ok much better!

First, that mobo won't actually run Xfire or SLI. Second slot is x4, so won't work.

Save some money by going with a Phenom II x4 955. That's an identical chip for less.

For gaming at 1080p you'll want a better GPU. In the US, a GTX 460 can be bought for ~$120. for 768 mb, $155 for 1gb.

Just remember, no SLI on AMD chipsets. So you can actually get a cheaper Mobo
like this GA 770

Don't think you can fit a xfire capable mobo and a 1080p gaming GPu for that budget though.
December 22, 2010 7:34:10 PM

Ok, If I were to get the motherboard you said then would it still be good if I got a Radeon HD 5850 because there is a guy on ebay who is selling it a lot cheaper than it should be and I can afford it but I still have to find out if it is legit. But would it be a good idea?
December 22, 2010 7:53:00 PM

Yea, a 5850 is better than a gtx 460 and btwn a 6850 and 6870.
If you can find one for the equivalent of ~$160 then it's definitely a good deal.
December 22, 2010 9:24:55 PM

And also here is the link to the cheap GPU, do you think it is legit?
December 23, 2010 3:17:54 PM

Newer models have a DisplayPort port instead of TV Out. Looks like a slightly older model.
Specs are okay.

Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays!