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Hey,
This is the first time I've tried to pick all the components for a decent gaming pc. Any advice/feedback would be great :)

Thanks

Corsair 500W Builder Series CX 80+ Bronze ATX Power Supply http://www.dabs.ie/products/corsair-500w-builder-series-cx-80--bronze-atx-power-supply-8CDD.html

Seagate 1TB Barracuda SATA 6Gb/s 64MB 7200RPM Hard Drive http://www.dabs.ie/products/seagate-1tb-barracuda-sata-6gb-s-64mb-7200rpm-hard-drive-7XD5.html

AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.4GHz Black Edition AM3 Socket L2/L3 8MB http://www.dabs.ie/products/amd-phenom-ii-x4-965-3-4ghz-black-edition-am3-socket-l2-l3-8mb-6B0X.html

Asus AM3+ AMD 760G DDR3 uATX http://www.dabs.ie/products/asus-am3--amd-760g-ddr3-uatx-7MMB.html

Best Value VTX3D AMD Radeon 7770 HD 1GB PCI-Express 3.0 HDMI X-Edition http://www.dabs.ie/products/best-value-vtx3d-amd-radeon-7770-hd-1gb-pci-express-3-0-hdmi-x-edition-893P.html

Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz CL9 XMP http://www.dabs.ie/products/corsair-vengeance-8gb--2x4gb--ddr3-1600mhz-cl9-xmp-79V4.html
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  1. Not bad. Looks good!
  2. I approve. ;)
  3. I'd switch the motherboard with this: http://www.dabs.ie/products/gigabyte-970a-ds3-am3--amd-970-ddr3-atx-8DLY.html?q=amd%20970&src=16

    It will support newer CPUs should you decide to upgrade and has more SATA ports and PCI slots.

    Otherwise everything else looks good.
  4. g-unit1111 said:
    I'd switch the motherboard with this: http://www.dabs.ie/products/gigabyte-970a-ds3-am3--amd-970-ddr3-atx-8DLY.html?q=amd%20970&src=16

    It will support newer CPUs should you decide to upgrade and has more SATA ports and PCI slots.

    Otherwise everything else looks good.


    hmm...ok ok yeah that's better lol.
  5. Augray37 said:
    hmm...ok ok yeah that's better lol.


    Yeah I think so. Also get the low profile Vengeance: http://www.dabs.ie/products/corsair-8gb--2x4gb--vengeance-blue-ddr3-1600mhz-dimm-240-pin-cl9-lp-7KHN.html?q=corsair%20vengeance&src=16
  6. Get an FX-4300 than that.

    How can everything look good. He's already using a CPU that's 2 generations behind.
  7. cutebeans said:
    Get an FX-4300 than that.

    How can everything look good. He's already using a CPU that's 2 generations behind.


    In most tests the 965 and the FX-4100 test about the same, with a marginally slight advantage given to the 965. The 4300 edges out both of them - but just barely. Look at the benchmarks a bit closer.
  8. without knowing a budget , and the resolution of the monitor you'd have to guess to say if that was a sensible build or not
  9. Hey,
    Thanks for the advice. I was considering the FX, but after a fair bit of reading and that's why I picked the 965, classic case of newer isn't always better I guess.

    The budget in 450-500, and I'd be gaming at 720p :)
  10. You will do well at that resolution


    With the 7770 you could even drop the psu to the CX 430 and still have plenty of head room . Thats saves you $15 [ havent got pounds on my keyboard ]

    If you have a case that will take an ATX motherboard you can use that $15 to get

    Asus M5A97 R2.0
    http://www.dabs.ie/products/asus-m5a97-r2-0-am3--amd-970-ddr3-atx-87SZ.html?refs=48750000-473360000&src=3

    which is the most recent chip set , and will take future processors as well as the latest FX models if you decide to upgrade

    For a few more $ you could also get this Asrock
    http://www.dabs.ie/products/asrock-970-extreme4-am3--amd-970-ddr3-atx-7RCB.html?refs=48750000-473360000&src=3
    which can crossfire, SLI etc etc
  11. Offtopic, but press Alt, then 1-5-6 sequentially and you'll get a pounds symbol.
  12. Thanks for the advice :)

    Just wondering is the 7770 overkill for what i need or about right ?
  13. It's great.
  14. motivatedhobo said:
    Thanks for the advice :)

    Just wondering is the 7770 overkill for what i need or about right ?


    It's an excellent GPU for the price. I'm thinking of getting one for my HTPC.
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