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December 2, 2011 5:22:56 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: this month

Budget Range: £750

System Usage from Most to Least Important:gaming, browsing etc

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: amazon.co.uk scan.co.uk ebuyer.com overclockers.co.uk

Country: uk England

SLI or Crossfire: Yes next year

Monitor Resolution: 2048x1152

case- corsair 500r

cpu- amd phenom II 960t or fx 4100

motherboard-Asus M5A99X EVO or Asus Sabertooth 990FX

ram- Corsair DDR3 8gb 1600

Hard drive- 60GB Corsair Force Series 3 or 120GB Corsair Force Sries 3
or Seagate 500GB 3.5" SATA-III
gpu- Asus 1GB GeForce GTX 560TI or ASUS EAH6950

psu- Corsair CMPSU-750HX

optical drive- Liteon IHAP122-19 22x

i am wondering weather to just get a 500gb hard drive or a ssd as hard drive prices are very high. advice please

thanks in advance

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December 2, 2011 5:40:30 PM

If you have spare HDD for data go ssd. As to ssd brands, I've no idea.
On the CPU, I have the same dilemma. Phenom prices shooting up, is the FX good enough?
Got to be a lot better than my current cpu though.
Do you have AMD system at the moment? Mobo's may require BIOS update to run FX.
December 2, 2011 5:43:50 PM

you dont need a bios update on the 990 boards, fx i dont think is worth the price i have a hp at the moment need all new parts
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December 2, 2011 5:50:00 PM

Unfortunately Phenom prices make the FX better value every day.
That's one way to get them to sell.

With your budget I'd go with i5 2500k.
December 2, 2011 6:07:39 PM

thats not in my budget
December 2, 2011 7:30:09 PM

First thought: Of course it is. Second thought, with the quality of the rest of the build, no it isn't. £793 is best I can do.
December 3, 2011 11:05:33 AM

well you can get a build under £750 with an i5 2500k with slight changes:

i5 2500k, GB Z68X UD3, CM Hyper 212+ £280
https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/GIGABYTE+Intel+i5-...

Excelleram 8GB 1600 RAM £25
https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/8GB+Exceleram+Ripp...

ASUS 560ti £168
https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Asus+GeForce+GTX+5...

Corsair force 3 60GB £83
https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Solid+State+...

OCZ ZT 750 £83
https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Power+Suppli...

Corsair carbide 400r £77
https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Cases/MIDI+T...

DVDRW £16
https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Blu-Ray+%2F+...

£740.34 (with VAT and P&P)

Obviously we have to make a few sacrifices such as a smaller SSD and a little worse case but the performance gains form the 2500k i'd say were worth it.

With the Phenom X4 960T and ASUS 990X EVO it comes down to £646.56 which would allow you to get a larger SSD and case.
December 3, 2011 2:24:48 PM

+1 to metal orient , nice build
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