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November 22, 2012 4:02:48 PM

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...

Seagate 1TB Barracuda SATA 6Gb/s 64MB 7200RPM Hard Drive http://www.dabs.ie/products/seagate-1tb-barracuda-sata-...

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...

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

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...

Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz CL9 XMP http://www.dabs.ie/products/corsair-vengeance-8gb--2x4g...
November 22, 2012 4:27:35 PM

Not bad. Looks good!
November 22, 2012 9:39:09 PM

I approve. ;) 
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November 23, 2012 1:23:34 AM

Get an FX-4300 than that.

How can everything look good. He's already using a CPU that's 2 generations behind.
November 23, 2012 1:27:17 AM

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.
a b À AMD
November 23, 2012 2:22:46 AM

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
November 23, 2012 9:22:07 PM

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 :) 
a b À AMD
November 23, 2012 9:55:36 PM

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-97...

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--am...
which can crossfire, SLI etc etc
November 24, 2012 12:20:28 AM

Offtopic, but press Alt, then 1-5-6 sequentially and you'll get a pounds symbol.
November 24, 2012 8:03:24 AM

Thanks for the advice :) 

Just wondering is the 7770 overkill for what i need or about right ?
November 24, 2012 2:33:38 PM

It's great.
November 24, 2012 5:10:13 PM

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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