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Buying newbuild tomorrow, will it work?

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May 3, 2011 5:47:10 PM


Qty Link No. Description Scansure
Available Ex VAT Inc VAT

LN28510
Asus M4A79XTD EVO, AMD 790X, AM3, PCI-E 2.0(x16), DDR3 1333/1600/1800, SATA 3Gb/s, ATX £76.55

LN28746
1TB Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3, SATA 3Gb/s, 7200rpm, 32MB Cache, 8.9ms, NCQ £39.41

LN34403
1GB XFX HD 5830, PCI-E 2.1 (x16), 4500MHz GDDR5, GPU 840MHz, 1120 Cores, DP/ 2xDL DVI-I/ HDMI £83.50

LN34240
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black, Deneb Core, S AM3, 3.2GHz, 8MB Cache, HT 3600MHz, 125W, Retail £99.06

LN35756
650W XFX P1-650S-NLB9 Core Edition, 80 PLUS Bronze, 85% Eff', SLI/CrossFire, EPS 12V, 135mm Fan £64.38

LN37963
4GB (2x2GB) Corsair Vengeance DDR3 PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 9-9-9-24, XMP, 1.50V £42.19

LN38811
CiT Vantage Black Mid Tower Gaming Case with Black Interior, 4 Fans, Card Reader, No PSU £31.18

LN38792
21.5" Acer S221HQLbd LED Full HD, Black, Widescreen Monitor, 5ms, 1920x1080, 12000000:1, 250cd/m² £85.45


its all from scan, and ill be ordering tomorrow.... i know how helpful you guys are so whats your opinion on this build, could i improve in any areas?

its for gaming, programming, 3d design, 2d design, more gaming :D , school work, and i want to crossfire that 5830 eventually :) 

thanks again guys!
May 3, 2011 6:00:49 PM

Not bad... Upgrade the motherboard with an 800 series chipset to get SATA 6.0Gb/s and USB 3.0. Also, the HD 5830 isn't a great buy... Look at the HD 5850 or 6850.
May 3, 2011 6:23:14 PM

ikr... but in CF i think it beats the 5870... for the same price soooo, in a couple of months it should be worth it :)  and i would go for the 5850 straight away, but its £70 more, which is money i dont have right now :3! and thats definitely beaten by the CF 5830, again for the same price.... itll do for me for a couple of months, but i see your point :) 

and it will beat them wont it??
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May 3, 2011 8:45:33 PM

plus the mobo issue isnt a big deal for me :') i dont even know what the SATA 6.0Gb/s is used for :')
May 3, 2011 9:01:15 PM

nooo, its not dual dvi... will it still support 3 monitors??
May 3, 2011 9:07:12 PM

ummmm, the 5770 appears faster and its cheaper? should i go for that?
May 3, 2011 9:32:09 PM

nice benchmarks! i see your point :)  ill try and get that then, but it means ill have to keep the psu, although im sure itll be fine :)  its got 2 stars on scans rating out of 3, and its 80+ certified... what could go wrong? :3
May 3, 2011 9:38:01 PM

That 650W PSU more than enough for a single HD 5850, heck, maybe even for CF, but that could be pushing it, still, if you need to CF, you can always get a better PSU down the road.
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