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August 24, 2012 1:19:31 PM

Hello There,

I have ordered the below parts to build my first pc, I would like to make sure all the parts will be compatible with one another (I know, I should have done this before I ordered the components):

Case & PSU -
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-BLACK-DOMINATOR-GAMING-AT...

Motherboard - http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB...

CPU - http://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-Phenom-3-2GHz-Processor-Box...

CPU Fan - http://www.spire-corp.com/main/product_detail.asp?ProdI... (got a feeling this won't be good enough for the CPU?)

Memory - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Komputerbay-1333Mhz-9-9-9-25-Un...

Hard Drive - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD Drive - http://www.amazon.co.uk/LiteOn-IHAS124-19-Revision-Inte...

I am still in the process of looking at graphics card and I am undecided of what one to get as there is so many, any ideas and I am on an £80 budget for the graphics card?

Is there any other items that I will need?

Any help would be greatly appreciated, Many Thanks, Daniel

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August 24, 2012 1:31:13 PM

Hi

As a quick tip i would recommend renaming your links to the product you're linking too, this will save us having to open up each link to check the item.

In terms of graphics card's check out the article Best graphics cards for the money August 2012
August 24, 2012 1:48:05 PM

Hi,

Sorry, thanks for the tip -

Case - Black Dominator ATX Gaming Case
PSU - 750W
Motherboard - Asus M5A97 PRO
CPU - AMD Phenom II x4 3.2GHz
CPU Fan - Spire Cool Reef II
Memory - Komputerbay 1333Mhz Unbuffered 4gb x 4 = 16gb
Hard Drive - Sun Hitachi Ultrastar 1tb
DVD Drive - iHaS124b DVD RW DL
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August 24, 2012 2:16:37 PM

Ok some quick comments, AMD isn't really my field so i wont comment on the mobo or CPU.

PSU - I generally dont like to buy bundled PSU's as they are more often than not poor quality.

Memory - 16gb is most likely more than you will need, stick to 8gb unless you have a real reason for getting 16. Also i havent heard much about Komputerbay, not sure if it's a reputable manufacturer.

Everything else should be ok.
August 24, 2012 2:19:00 PM

danuk1993 said:
I am still in the process of looking at graphics card and I am undecided of what one to get as there is so many, any ideas and I am on an £80 budget for the graphics card?

Is there any other items that I will need?

Any help would be greatly appreciated, Many Thanks, Daniel


compatible - yes. Good quality.... not so much. the PSU/Case combo is very suspect on the PSU quality. the specs are more akin to 550-450w PSU (and only 1 PCIe connector). I would expect too much from it.

CPU Fan is not much better than the stock fan that comes with the CPU. get a hyper 212

8GB of ram is all you'll need, take the saved money and get a better GPU


For GPU this the best you will get for £80:
http://www.dabs.com/products/asus-ati-radeon-6770-hd-85...

£86 gets you a much better GPU
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-xfx-hd-6850-4000mhz-...


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