New build £750

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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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. thats not in my budget
  5. 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.
  6. 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+i5-2500K+Gamer+Bundle+w%2F+FREE+DiRT3+PC+Game%21+?productId=47140

    Excelleram 8GB 1600 RAM £25
    https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/8GB+Exceleram+Rippler+Sandybridge-Series+%282x4GB%29+DDR3+PC3-12800C9+1600MHz+-+ERS303A+?productId=47170

    ASUS 560ti £168
    https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Asus+GeForce+GTX+560Ti+DCII+TOP%2F2DI%2F1GD5+DirectCU+II+1024MB+GDDR5+PCI-Express+Graphics+Card+w%2F+2+FREE+GAMES%21+?productId=47110

    Corsair force 3 60GB £83
    https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Solid+State+Drives/Corsair+Force+Series+3A+60GB+2.5%22+SATA-III+Solid+State+Hard+Drive+?productId=47204

    OCZ ZT 750 £83
    https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Power+Supplies/Modular+700-950W/750W+OCZ+ZT+Series+ATX2.2+80PLUS+Bronze+Modular+Power+Supply+?productId=47163

    Corsair carbide 400r £77
    https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Cases/MIDI+Tower/Corsair+Carbide+Series+400R+Midi+Tower+Chassis+?productId=45485

    DVDRW £16
    https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Blu-Ray+%2F+DVD+Drives/DVD%C2%B1RW+Dual+Layer+Writers/Lite+On+DVD+Writer%2C+IHAS124%2C+SATA%2C+Black%2C+OEM+24x+Speed++%2AB%2A+Version+?productId=40154

    £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.
  7. +1 to metal orient , nice build
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