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Final check before I order, £650 gamming pc opinions needed

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Last response: in Systems
September 21, 2010 10:20:45 PM

Ordering my new build soon, just wanted one final check over with you guys to see if every things compatible, there's nothing that could be better for the same price or what not.

So here's what i've got:

Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB Hard Drive SATAII


Sony Optiarc AD-7260B 24x DVD±RW

Casecom Black Mid Tower Case

AMD Athlon II X3 445 3.1 GHz

Asus M4A87TD/USB3 870 Socket AM3

Corsair 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz

Corsair 550W VX Series PSU

Benq E2220HD 22" LCD Monitor 16:9 Widescreen Full HD 1920x1080

Thanks guys

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a c 111 B Homebuilt system
September 21, 2010 10:26:06 PM

It is all compatible.
September 22, 2010 4:14:43 AM

looks sweet enjoy
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a b B Homebuilt system
September 22, 2010 6:08:52 AM

Alternative for monitor:

Samsung SM2333SW 23"

That PSU is way overkill for your setup and you can't add a second video card on that mobo.

You can get the Corsair 400W CX (plenty of power for this system)
And the XFX HD 5850 Black Edition

and the Samsung monitor for a bit more in total (some £10). If that's too much you can get some cheaper RAM.
a b B Homebuilt system
September 22, 2010 3:38:31 PM

The Corsair VX is a terrible buy for 67 pounds, it is a good power supply but it is at the wrong price. For only 3 pounds more you can get this: XFX 650W XXX Edition 80Plus Bronze, Modular £70. You can even get this, which is more powerful, more efficient, modular and cheaper: Be Quiet Special White Edition 80Plus Bronze, Modular £60.

The problem with the 400CX is that it only has one PCI-E power connector, which is an indicator that it is a tad light on power for a video card that needs two.

The only other thing I would change, if it was my build, would be the case. But only because I don't like the look of that Casecom and I'd prefer to get something more expensive.