New AMD system £680 - Good/Bad choice?

Hi all, I have purchased a new system today that will be my first (own) homebuild.. The total cost of the system outlined below was £680. I would like to know whether any, more informed buyers think that it is a good choice of components for the money! Probably should of asked this before I purchased but I'm too impatient!! Any feedback much appreaciated :)

System:

Coolermaster CM690 II Lite

Coolermaster GX 650W PSU

Asrock M3A770DE 770 Socket AM3 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4GHz Socket AM3 8MB Cache 125W

Corsair 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz/PC3-12800 XMS3 i5 Memory Kit CL9(9-9-9-24) 1.65V

XFX HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI Dual Mini Display Port Out

Western Digital WD5000AAKS 500GB SATAII 7200RPM 16MB Cache

Iiyama Prolite 24" TFT HDMI Monitor
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  1. is a good build, i think you will be able to play most games maxed out =D
  2. The Cooler Master GX 650 is something you would have been told not to buy if you had asked, as the GX series is not that good:
    http://hardocp.com/article/2010/11/22/cooler_master_gx_650w_power_supply_review/
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=188
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-GX-750-W-Power-Supply-Review/917
    So it is probably adequate for your build, but there are better options.
  3. i see your buying from ebuyer, your probably getting this bundle PSU+Case:
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/220862

    you should instead go for this:

    your 690II lite casing:
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/221737

    and a Corsair CX500 PSU:
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/240999

    comes out to £3 more than the bundle you are wanting to buy.
  4. looks good to me, i think the 955 CPU is a lot cheaper for the sake of +100Mhz or something but youre still going to be able to max any current game on that.
  5. jmsellars1 said:
    looks good to me, i think the 955 CPU is a lot cheaper for the sake of +100Mhz or something but youre still going to be able to max any current game on that.


    here in the UK the difference is only £2.50 or so beetween the 955 and 965 so its worth it getting the 965.
  6. id drop the extra 40-50$ so you can upgrade to bulldozer in a few years. other than that pretty good
  7. joesumo said:
    id drop the extra 40-50$ so you can upgrade to bulldozer in a few years. other than that pretty good


    I know, I was going to go down the sandybridge route actually but I doubt I will be upgrading for a fairly long time except maybe extra gfx card/water cooling/more memory/better power supply so the most value for money was more paramount than upgradeability!
  8. guys he already bought the pc
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