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January 10, 2011 5:57:36 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Febuary

Budget Range: (£300-£400)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (Min. Bf1942, Max. ArmA2/Bad Company 2)

Parts Not Required: (keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, os)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: or any other good UK site

Country of Origin: UK

Parts Preferences: AMD Processor, nVidia graphics as always (Don't care for Crossfire or SLi)

Overclocking: No, unless core unlocking

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024 @ 70Hz

Additional Comments: quiet, reliable and fairly future-proof. Need at least 750GB

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January 10, 2011 7:16:13 PM

GTX460-(1 gb) is a nice performing card for $150-$160...possibly 110 UKP, + VAT; if budget affords, next big jump is GTX570, although pricey at $360 US compared to $300 for simlilary performing AMD 6950 (easily reflashed to 6970, rivaling GTX580!)

Quad core X4 Phenom near 3 Ghz (skip the 6 cores, not really used for gaming), and 890 chipset mb....
January 11, 2011 7:01:21 AM

Coolermaster Elite 335 Black Midi-ATX

AMD AthlonII (640) X4 3GHz AM3

XFX Radeon HD5770 1GB

Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200.12rpm 3.5" SATA2

Corsair XMS3 2GB DDR3 1333MHz CAS9 1.5v

MSi 740GM-P25

600w OCZ ModXStream Pro

Sony AD-5260S-0B

Total (without P&P):

What do you think?