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March 6, 2012 2:43:58 PM

Hello, i'm from another community which only has like one dedicated hardware guy so... i've come here.

I've got a build in mind but i just need for you guys to like check, see if things are compatible, cheaper/better alternatives..

Approximate Purchase Date: No clue.

Budget Range: Below £550 after carriage ect

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, General use, word documents, surfing the internet, youtube.. [since i share the PC with my family

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, mic, headphones

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Scan.co.uk

Country: (e.g.: India) uhhh. idk what this question is asking me but, i live in the UK...

Parts Preferences: by brand or type AMD CPU with an AMD gfx card and a mini/medium case [probably Antec 300/Bitfenix Shinobi]

Overclocking: Maybe...

SLI or Crossfire: Nope.

Monitor Resolution: 1440x900

Additional Comments: Don't mind. No point in window, wont be visible anyways ~ function < noise < bling

My build so far:
AMD Phenom ii x4 955 [though on scan, only the 960t is avaliable]
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/amd-phenom-ii-x4-960t-bl...

AMD Radeon 6850
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-asus-hd-6850-directc...

Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3, AMD 990X, S AM3+, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, RAID SATA, PCIe 2.0 (x16), ATX
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/gigabyte-ga-990xa-ud3-am...(x16)-atx

Antec 300 Three Hundred, Black Mid Tower Ultimate Gaming Case w/o PSU (New Version)
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/antec-300-three-hundred-...(new-version)

500GB WD WD5000AAKX Caviar Blue, SATA 6Gb/s, 7200rpm, 16MB Cache, 8ms
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/500gb-wd-wd5000aakx-cavi...

4GB Corsair Value DDR3 PC3-10600 (1333) Non-ECC Unbuffered, 9-9-9-24, 1.5V
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/4gb-corsair-ddr3-pc3-106...(1333)-non-ecc-unbuffered-9-9-9-24-15v

600W PSU, Corsair Builder Series CMPSU-600CXv2UK, 80% Eff', 80 PLUS, EPS 12V, Quiet Fan, ATX v2.3
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/600w-psu-corsair-builder...

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a b B Homebuilt system
March 6, 2012 3:05:14 PM

i'm not going to check cpu sockets vs cpu, required power cables, or any of the things you personally need to check.

in general though the specs look adequate, more so considering your low resolution monitor.

i prefer the black caviar over the blue. not sure if it is available in your size.

no optical drive?
i take it the mb has integrated sound?
March 6, 2012 4:28:35 PM

what do you mean sockets vs cpu? its an am3+ mobo + cpu im sure...

what do you mean by required power cables?

D:

optical drive im gonna salvage off old pc.

"Realtek ALC889 codec
High Definition Audio
2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
Support for Dolby Home Theater
Support for S/PDIF Out"

i'm a newb at this building thing :/ 
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a b B Homebuilt system
March 12, 2012 3:14:49 PM

ie...
socket am3 chip on a socket am3 mb...
ddr3 ram on a board which takes ddr3...

cables...
what main power cable does the mb take? (20+4 pin?) match it.
does your vid card require a 4pin (some take two 4pins)? match it.
what aux power cables for your mb are required? (mine takes two 4pins) match it.
do you have enough molex, hdd power cables?
....etc. you get my drift.

okay so i guess it does have onboard sound. quite a few boards do. i was just checking.

also make sure you have sata cables, fans, thermal paste (i use artic silver), wire organizing supplies (cable clamps, wire loom, etc) as well as all the tools required such as screwdrivers.

a grounding strap is nice to have also but you can just touch the metal case before you pick up any part to prevent esd. dont wear fleece or sweaters either.

!