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May 27, 2010 12:42:05 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ASAP

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, 3D Design

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Speakers, Monitor, Mouse, Silverstone TJ09

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: ebuyer.com, overclockers, reputable UK websites

PARTS PREFERENCES: No preference but i've heard AMD and ATi are the way to go at the moment for CPU and GPU

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: My case lets in a ridiculous amount of dust should i get a new one, how would i help prevent this?

Thankyou

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May 27, 2010 3:38:04 PM

AMD is probably the best option at your budget.

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2 GHz Socket AM3 8MB £130
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/190673

Mobo: Asus M4A79XTD EVO 790X £85
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/172846

RAM: Crucial 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz/PC3-10600 Ballistix Memory Kit CL7 (7-7-7-24) 1.65V £91
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/179278
You will have a hard time finding better RAM at any other sites, certainly for the price.

GPU: XFX HD 5850 1GB £257
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/1GB-XFX-HD-5850-Black-PC...
I also found this at OCUK: HIS iCooler V ATI Radeon HD 5850 for a very good price of £232, so maybe if you can find the other or equivalent parts on OCUK then you can switch some of those items to that site.

HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 32MB Cache - OEM £56
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ss1TB-Samsung-HD103SJ-Sp...

PSU: XFX 650W XXX Edition Single Rail Modular PSU £70
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/191826

HSF: Scythe Mugen 2 Rev B £39
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Scythe-Mugen-2-Quiet-CPU...
Only really needed if you will definitely overclock. This is a good performer in both temps and quietness. You will also need thermal paste if you buy a heatsink. Something like this: Arctic Silver 5 3.5g £6

Disk Drive Anything £15
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/145450

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM £79
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/173791

Total: £843
Sorry for being ~£40 over. To cut back a bit you could get a 500GB HDD and a motherboard that doesn't do crossfire. Obviously try and order from as few sites as possible, my recommended maximum would be from two sites.
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May 27, 2010 3:41:42 PM

Thankyou very much fella
May 27, 2010 3:47:33 PM

As for dust some dust filters would probably help out a bit, and of course clean inside once every few months. I use a vacuum cleaner to get out the worst of the dust in my case. Obviously use a bit of caution when near sensitive components.
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