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PC build advice & help under £450($700)

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December 23, 2011 2:21:29 AM

Hello all,
this is my 1st time posting here, so if there are any problems, like if I've posted it in the wrong place etc. then please let me know and I'll fix it

Im building a new PC, For general use and gaming, not extremely high end gaming but reasonably good,


Approximate Purchase Date: between 27th-30th December

Budget Range: £450 ($700)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Movies, General home use

Parts Not Required: Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (UK), Amazon... Not to fussy.

Country: England

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe (at some point down the line)

Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024


My Current Spec.

AMD Phenon ii x4 955

ASUS M5a78l

Graphics Card
XFX HD 6770

Seagate 500GB 3.5" SATA-III 6Gb/s Barracuda Hard Drive 7200RPM

2x 2gb Crucial DDR3

Coolmaster Elite 330 Case With Coolermaster eXtreme Power 500W PSU

Included with the case.

Any improvements, recommendations, help and advice would be much appreciated... thanks in advance


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December 23, 2011 3:49:02 AM

For 1280x1024 resolution you don't have what to upgrade.The best upgrade can be a new 1920x1080 Full hd monitor and a new video card.
Monitor :
Video card :
And to be sure everything will have enough power you can change the power supply to with :
With these changes you can play everything at max. settings. My PC have almost the same parts and i can play everything smooth.
December 23, 2011 4:40:31 AM

Upgrading what you have would be a lot better than buying new, your processor is still good.
December 23, 2011 11:52:19 AM

i don't understand... i'm not upgrading anything. the specs i listed above are what ive chosen fpr my new build, i just wanted advice and or recommendations :)  i'm sorry if i've caused any confusion, also i already have a 1920x1080 full hd monitor, i appologise i put in the wrong resolution, sorry, sorry. anyway is this is a good spec, and can it run games well?