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New build - Good or bad for price?

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January 11, 2011 12:53:56 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: mid-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: http://www.cclonline.com 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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Coolermaster Elite 335 Black Midi-ATX
£30.00
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/coolermaster-elite-335-b...

AMD AthlonII (640) X4 3GHz AM3
£79.00
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/amd-athlon-ii-x4-640-pro...

XFX Radeon HD5770 1GB
£101.00
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-xfx-hd-5770-pci-e-20...

Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200.12rpm 3.5" SATA2
£43.50
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/750g-seagate-st3750528as...

Corsair XMS3 2GB DDR3 1333MHz CAS9 1.5v
£19.00
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-corsair-ddr3-xms3-pc...

MSi 740GM-P25
£39.00
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/msi-740gm-p25-amd-740g-a...

600w OCZ ModXStream Pro
£66.00
http://www.cclonline.com/product-info.asp?product_id=28...

Sony AD-5260S-0B
£12.00
http://www.cclonline.com/product-info.asp?product_id=50...

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January 11, 2011 1:58:58 PM

Overall a good build. Can't tell if that is a single memory module or two 1GB sticks, but you do need to install them in pairs to take advantage of the dual channels. Other than that maybe a MB upgrade to an 800 series chipset, but you seem to be in good shape.
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