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New AMD gaming PC on budget

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March 27, 2011 7:41:23 PM

Hi,
I'm looking to build a new computer, in a budget of about £500 (sorry if you're in america), using an AMD X4 processor, probably the phenom ii, a decent ATI graphics card and a motherboard that has the core unlocker thing. So far I have this as a list (links are for eBuyer)

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Socket AM3 3.2 GHz 6MB L3 Cache Retail Boxed Processor

ASROCK M3A770DE 770 Socket AM3 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard

PowerColor HD 5450 1GB DDR3 DVI VGA HDMI Out PCI-E Graphics Card

Casecom 7720 Black Mid Tower Case with 450W 24pin SATA PSU

Samsung SH-S223L 22x DVD±RW DL & RAM with LightScribe SATA Optical Drive - Retail Box Black

Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro rev 2 Socket 775, 1156, 1155, 1366, AM2, AM3 Heatpipe CPU Cooler

Western Digital WD5000AADS 500GB Hard Drive SATAII 32MB Cache - OEM Caviar Green

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium w/SP1 - Licence and media - 1 PC - OEM - DVD - 64-bit - English

Please comment what you think of this build, and please tell me if I've been stupid with compatibility! The graphics card probably needs to be different, and the other option for a motherboard is the Asus M4A89GTD PRO, AMD 890GX Socket AM3 DVI VGA HDMI 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard, although this adds £50 to the cost.

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March 27, 2011 7:53:29 PM

Go with a HD 5770 and Microsoft windows 7 professional 64-bit english of your gaming
April 2, 2011 6:43:11 PM

Why Professional?
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April 2, 2011 6:45:57 PM

because profeessional supports XP MODE and Premium doesn't
April 2, 2011 7:06:53 PM

Yeah that 5450 Is not going to be good for a gaming build, I would say get a raedon 6850 1gb for around 170$.
April 3, 2011 12:31:28 PM

batuchka said:
As of 24hrs ago this was my sub 450 quid UK/Ebuyer based config :p 
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q205/batuchka/Untitled-2299.jpg

Why
MSI announces full compatibility with future AM3+ processors
http://guru3d.com/news/msi-announces-full-compatibility...
http://event.msi.com/mb/am3+/
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q205/batuchka/Untitled-807.jpg



Very nice build, I have never heard of the psu manufacturer. I would assume that it is a common brand in Europe. This build would give you much better performance than the op
!