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December 23, 2010 2:36:06 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: http://www.microdirect.co.uk/home


Country of Origin: UK


Parts Preferences: none


Overclocking: Maybe


SLI or Crossfire: Probably not


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 - I want to get this one: http://www.electrical123.com/produ [...] m=basefeed


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:
http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb445/mitok1995/Unt...

For the GPU I want to get the XFX Radeon HD 5850 1GB from here because this guy is selling it very cheap so It will be able to fit in my budget. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/XFX-RADEON-HD-5850-725M-1GB-DDR5-...

For the case I want to get the Antec 300 for 45 GBP + the monitor I mentioned above and some kind of keyboard.

So what do you think of this build?

There are couple of things I am concerned about like:

1) I heard that the 5850 GPU is big so will it fit in that case?
2) I was suggested to get a different mobo because this one "won't actually run Xfire or SLI. Second slot is x4, so won't work." so I should get a cheaper one or something.
3) Is the Radeon HD 5850 a good GPU?
4) How good will this build perform in games and is it a good build over all?

More about : build time

December 23, 2010 4:35:37 PM

If u want CF hit an Asrock 870/880/890GX ATX/SB850
The HD 5850 is 9.5" IIRC and should be fine for that case
If you could nab HD 5850 on the cheap it's a good buy
Off Aria.uk

Tower 571 quid


23" LCD 130 quid
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/241849

701 quid, CF capable , SATA/USB 3.0, case tried and tested good to go with monster 12.25" Hemlock 5970 yada yada
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December 23, 2010 4:42:38 PM

batuchka said:
If u want CF hit an Asrock 870/880/890GX ATX/SB850
The HD 5850 is 9.5" IIRC and should be fine for that case
If you could nab HD 5850 on the cheap it's a good buy
You need to state budget for us to judge whether good build ^^


I don't think I will need a crossfire so will this mobo be good or can I get a cheaper on or something?
As for the budget I mentioned at the top that it should be maximum 700 GBP (1000 USD)
December 23, 2010 4:48:01 PM

Yep edited and suggested config posted
December 23, 2010 6:01:59 PM

Will the PSU be powerful enough?? And also will the mobo support the 1600mhz ram???
December 23, 2010 6:10:45 PM

1. Yes that XFX 650 80+ Bronze rivals Corsair HX series and is cheaper and HD 6850CF is one of the more power efficient multi GPU set ups

2. Yes it would
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