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November 21, 2011 10:53:15 PM

I'm in the process of picking out components for my new build, i would like you guys to let me know if everything is compatiable and fits inside the case. This is my first time doing this so go easy on me, and if possible could you recommend different parts to save me some money? Thanks in advance.

AMD Phenom II X4 Quad Core 955 Black Edition

Asus M5A78L-M LX AMD 760G (Socket AM3+) DDR3 Motherboard

CiT Mars Gaming Case

Corsair PSU 500W CX500 V2 80+

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 OC 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card

Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C10 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit

OCZ Agility 3 60GB 2.5" SATA-3 Solid State Hard Drive

LG GH24NS70 22x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter

19" Arianet N941SW Widescreen LCD Monitor

The total price of this PC is £568. This PC will mainly be used for gaming, video editing and surfing the web.

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November 21, 2011 10:59:45 PM

if youre looking to save money on parts, you can always spend less on dvd-drives and monitors, any addons you decide to get.
you can find some cheap input devices here:
http://www.eio.com/c-382-cd-dvd-burners-media.aspx
if youre going to be video editing on this pc, i would recommend 8GB of RAM...
4GB is enough, though, i would want more just for more room to work with if anything else do come up where it eats up more memory.

but everything else seems to be fine, nice looking rig :) 
November 21, 2011 11:09:11 PM

target50 said:
if youre looking to save money on parts, you can always spend less on dvd-drives and monitors, any addons you decide to get.
you can find some cheap input devices here:
http://www.eio.com/c-382-cd-dvd-burners-media.aspx
if youre going to be video editing on this pc, i would recommend 8GB of RAM...
4GB is enough, though, i would want more just for more room to work with if anything else do come up where it eats up more memory.

but everything else seems to be fine, nice looking rig :) 


Hey target, the optical drive and monitor i have chosen only add up to, £65. Is there nothing else i can downgrade but not really notice a performance distance? Thanks for the reply.
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November 21, 2011 11:25:00 PM

PhII 945? They should all OC the same.

GTX560 is a bit much for 19" monitor. (unless your playing the latest and greatest.) GTS550 or GTX460 or 5770/6770 would be better. I haven't seen any 1080 19" monitor yet so your res is only 1440x900 or 1440x800.

60GBs enough drive space? I know hdd prices are bad, but I'm sure you can get something larger that costs less then that SSD. I'd get a normal drive and get the SSD as an upgrade.
November 22, 2011 12:26:10 AM

4745454b said:
PhII 945? They should all OC the same.

GTX560 is a bit much for 19" monitor. (unless your playing the latest and greatest.) GTS550 or GTX460 or 5770/6770 would be better. I haven't seen any 1080 19" monitor yet so your res is only 1440x900 or 1440x800.

60GBs enough drive space? I know hdd prices are bad, but I'm sure you can get something larger that costs less then that SSD. I'd get a normal drive and get the SSD as an upgrade.


Thanks for the reply, would a GTX550 ti play games such as Minecraft, Mw3 and Skyrim on medium - high settings?
November 22, 2011 2:58:52 AM

Yes, you hould be ood with medium (I'm using a GTX 560 non ti version, and it's a little bit off on max settings on BF3 so med-high should be good)
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