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November 18, 2011 10:13:24 AM

Hi, I am bulding a new entry level gaming PC. I need to keep it under £450/$700. I know the case is a bit expensive but I like it :p  Specs:

Sharkoon T9 Case - Green Edition £47/$74

Coolermaster 450W GX PSU £53/$83

AMD FX-4 4100 Black Edition 4 Core 3.6Ghz £89/$140

PowerColor HD 6850 1GB £127/$201

Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1333MHz XMS3 Memory Kit CL9 1.5V unbuffered £34/$53

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 3.5 inch Hard Drive 500GB £29/$45

Samsung SH-222A 22x SATA DVD Writer £15/$23

Asus M5A78L/USB3 AMD Socket AM3 8 Channel HD Audio ATX Motherboard £49/$77

Total = $450/$700

Will this PC work ok? Is there anything you would recommend? Thanks :) 

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November 18, 2011 10:24:25 AM

I think it's a great build as an entry level machine!!!!

Just 8GB of ram is overkill for a gaming build, but then again, ram is basically free these days.

In terms of PSU you are cutting it a bit close though, maybe spare a couple bucks on ram and put those towards a slightly more potent PSU
November 18, 2011 10:25:22 AM

Lower your RAM down to 4GB DDR3 1600mhz or find 8GB DDR3 1600mhz
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November 18, 2011 10:31:49 AM

where are you buying from? If it's a site, maybe post a link because I have bad personal experiences with Coolermaster power supplies so might suggest a equivalent Antec if its available.
November 18, 2011 10:36:22 AM

Since I am from the uk, I am mainly buying from which is sort of similar newegg. I know the 8Gb is a bit overkill but its only £10 more which is pretty reasonable. So would it be better to get 4GB 1600 mhz than 8gb 1300 mhz?

In regard to the PSU, do I need more power? Or a different brand?
November 18, 2011 10:42:41 AM

i just looked your card up it says a minimum of 450 watts ,, but if you plan on doing any overclocking I would get got for something like 600 watts,
November 18, 2011 10:55:14 AM

np ,,, couldve went slightly cheaper with a 520 watt but with the options for a few bucks more why not spring for modular and active PFC