First time build

Hi All,

Im look to build my fist budget pc and would like some imput if possible, this is what im looking at so far.

Approximate Purchase Date: Not sure

Budget Range: £500 - £700

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country of Origin: uk tho moving to oz in a few months

Parts Preferences: No real preferance, open to advise

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: yes

Additional Comments: case needs room for improvement

NZXT Tempest

AMD Athlon II X3 455 – $88

ASRock M3A770DE AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD - $60

GeIL Value PLUS 4GB (2 x 2GB) - $45

Video card
EVGA GeForce GTX 460 - $199

Hard drive
Samsung 1 TB Spinpoint 7200 - $55

Optical drive
Not sure?

Not sure?

Power supply
Might steal one from my old comp

Thanks in advanced
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  1. hehehe you can try using a e6500 with your gtx 460, works great, i know, ive triedXD hahaha goes up to full high settings, but yours might be more effective because i used the non-overclocked version of the 460
  2. and you might need a 450w psu for that gpu, i think thats the minimum, says it on the box XD haha
  3. Any ideas for a Optical drive? Blue ray would prob be nice, also I foregot to ask about sound cards?
  4. You say you want crossfire so get the Asrock 870 Extreme 3 and an ATI/AMD card like a 6850. For overclocking the 212+ should be all you need. For the optical drive just get the cheapest that does what you need. You only need a sound card if you are doing music stuff.
  5. yeah if youre like recording ,music, otherwise an onboard HD audio on most boards will do the job,

    for the optical drive, a dvdwriter would be fine, its only around $20 for a good oem, but if you want to watch blue-ray movies, well, you can look at drives theyre around about 45-55, but those are only drives, not burners
  6. and if youre going to overclock, you can try this

    it works well in my system, but not really for sli,

    you can try this if you really have menough money for sli

    but both of the fans are a bit noisy, but like whisper noisyXD hahaha

    *remember, save electricityXD ahaha
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