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September 15, 2011 4:50:34 PM

Hi, i plan on building my new PC sometimes soon , maybe this week or in a months time.
The components I'm buying are:
AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE 3.2GHz
8GB DDR3 1333mhz
1GB GTX 560 OC Edition
600W OCZ Stealth Xstream Psu

HD CASE- Casecom Shiny Black Mid Tower Case with Front 120mm Red LED Fan
£19.79
PSU – OCZ Stealth Xstream II 600W PSU - 3x SATA 2x PCI-E
£55.01
MOTHERBOARD- Asus M4A88T-M 880G Socket AM3 Onboard Graphics 8 Channel Audio mATX Motherboard
£58.06
PROCESSOR- AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Socket AM3 3.2 GHz 6MB L3 Cache Retail Boxed Processor
£89.86
DVD-RW DRIVE- LiteOn iHAS124-19 24x DVD±RW DL & RAM SATA Optical Drive
£13.98
RAM- G Skill 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1333mhz Ripjaws Memory Kit CL9 (9-9-9-24) 1.5V
£35.00
GRAPHICS CARD: Gigabyte GTX 560 OC Edition 1GB Dual DVI Mini HDMI PCI-E Graphics Card
£149.96

The prices may vary slightly.

That's the build i'm hoping to make. I'm from the UK so all my parts above are from Ebuyer..It comes to around £450. Can you help me check if it all works well together and if there's anything that might bottleneck the system.

Thanks,

VexinD!

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September 15, 2011 4:56:26 PM

Bulldozers are coming out ( New AMD CPUs) in a weeks time, The prices are sure to come down but yeah pretty good.

Do you plan on overclocking? If not, get this

http://www.ebuyer.com/257236-amd-phenom-ii-x4-840-socke...

The Black edition is mostly for overclocking. I think you are planning to OC but pays to be sure.
September 15, 2011 5:04:08 PM

Yeah i plan on overclocking to 4.5 i heard it's simple to do that and keep the system stable.

One of my main concerns with this build is just the case and airflow. Will the GTX 560 be able to fit inside the case and allow decent airflow? If you or anyone could answer that would be great :) 
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September 15, 2011 5:06:56 PM

Yeah, personally I have never seen that case b4 but with the price I doubt the airflow would be decent.
September 15, 2011 6:41:48 PM

Also will this build be able to run Battlefield 3? I checked the req's im pretty sure it can...anyone can confirm and maybe estimate the FPS @ 1280x720 and 1920x1080 ?
September 15, 2011 8:59:25 PM

Ok thanks i will definitely be overclocking my CPU so it can perform better. I don't mind too much playing at medium settings as long as the FPS is always above 30 :) 

FPS being over 30 for all games at 1280x720 or higher is all i want :)  ... 60 fps etc is even better.

Thanks for the advice everyone. :D 
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