Complete newbie help

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  1. What's your budget? An i5 would be a better CPU to go with than FX if you're gaming. I'm not sure I would pick either power supply - Cooler Master is not the most reputable brand on the market and I've never really heard of the other.
  2. whats ur budget?
  3. The Cooler Master the OP chose is a case not a psu, and "be quiet!" is a fairly well known brand in the UK, or for those who visit bit-tech.net regularly.
  4. yes bequiet is quite a good brand they mostly make good psu from what i know.

    mostly european.
  5. Quote:
    If you want to do SLI (dual graphics cards) then you should change a motherboard. And also, for gaming, consider buying an i5 2500k.


    First off the 2500K has been replaced with the 3570K, and second, that motherboard the OP picked will handle SLI just fine.
  6. Thx for the replies.
    Is the i5 worth getting after searching these forums I have seen a lot of discussion about this- also what ram should I purchase and is it worth overclocking the CPU
  7. so viper whats ur full budget?
  8. viper_polo said:
    Thx for the replies.
    Is the i5 worth getting after searching these forums I have seen a lot of discussion about this- also what ram should I purchase and is it worth overclocking the CPU


    Definitely get the i5 if you can afford one. As far as RAM goes that is determined by your motherboard but you want DDR3 1600, 1.5V. And then good manufacturers are G.Skill, Kingston, Corsair Vengeance (low profile), and Crucial. Voltage is critical - if it's not 1.5V don't buy it.

    And as far as overclocking the CPU goes that depends on what you want to get out of your system.
  9. iceclock said:
    so viper whats ur full budget?

    sorry.

    Erm i don't actually know :pt1cable:
  10. well i need a figure to work with.
  11. iceclock said:
    well i need a figure to work with.

    450 utter max no higher.

    less obviously preferred
  12. atx or microatx
  13. what do u need atx or micro?
  14. so 450 quid max?
  15. iceclock said:
    what do u need atx or micro?

    Differance?
  16. micro-atx is smaller. atx is bigger case.
  17. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AaWe
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AaWe/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AaWe/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£69.95 @ Aria PC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.45 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£51.78 @ CCL Computers)
    Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£32.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Seagate Constellation ES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£43.82 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card (£79.98 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
    Case: BitFenix Merc Beta (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£32.90 @ Amazon UK)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£36.98 @ Novatech)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Total: £386.83
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-29 01:02 GMT+0000)

    386 quids total. should do the job
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