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October 9, 2011 11:14:40 AM

Hi guys soon im going to be ordeing the parts for my first build, Ive been looking around for along time at different parts and learning about different Gpu's, Cpu's and so on and I think I have achieved a basic knowledge on most parts of a gaming pc, but still as I am a new comer to this kind of thing I still need some advice on a few things.
This is so far what Ive decided on getting for my Pc.

Intel I3 2100 £93.87
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004FA8NPK/sr=8-1/qi...

Asus P8Z68-V LX £79.98
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB...

G.Skill RipJawsX 4GB DDR3 (2x2GB) 1600mhz £29.99
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY...

Asus GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1024MB GDDR5 (£95.99) Or HIS ATI Radeon HD 6770 IceQ X Turbo 1024MB GDDR5 (£97.99)
GTX 550TI: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX...
HD 6770: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX...

SeaGate 750Gb 7200rpm £0 - Taken from home Pc
Lite on 16x Intertal Dvd Drive £0 - Taken from home pc

Corsair Builder Series 600w PSU £55.95
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Corsair-Builder-Series-600CX-...

Cooler Master Elite 334 Midi Case £31.99
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...

As you can probably tell this Pc is being built and very tight budget, altogether it comes to £398.77 (With GTX 550 TI and P&P) or £400.77 (With HD 6770 and P&P).
My main concern is the Gpu im really not sure one which one to purchase, evantually I would like to put them in a SLI or Crossfire configuration depending on which one I get for this build.
Any advice on which one to purchase or any other advice on other parts to buy or upgrade would be massively appreciated.
Thanks in advance, LewisJay1

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October 9, 2011 11:34:04 AM

i would go with the gtx 550 ti since it's better if you are using a high screen resolution, it should be faster then the hd 6770 as it has almost 50 % difference of memory bandwidth, and it comes at a good price. An opponent for the GTX 550 ti would be the Hd 6790 as you can also see in the hierarchy : http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/gaming-performance-radeon...
October 9, 2011 11:45:18 AM

TomMario said:
i would go with the gtx 550 ti since it's better if you are using a high screen resolution, it should be faster then the hd 6770 as it has almost 50 % difference of memory bandwidth, and it comes at a good price. An opponent for the GTX 550 ti would be the Hd 6790 as you can also see in the hierarchy : http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/gaming-performance-radeon...

Ahh okay I can see that the 550 ti is the better card compared to the 6770, I cant seem to find the 6790 on www.overclockers.co.uk do you know of any english website which would have it?
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October 9, 2011 5:42:15 PM

Scan.co.uk
Aria.co.uk
Dabs.co.uk
Pixmania.co.uk
Specialtech.co.uk
Ebuyer.co.uk
Shiny hardware.co.uk
All good sites in my experiences with them, Amazon won't always get you the cheapest prices, I find its best to trawl the sites (don't forget Egay, brand new items only, not used ofc)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/ATI-HD583XZAFC-RADEON-HD5830-1G... may be a better card for you though
Moto
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