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£600 to spend on first build need reccomendations

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April 25, 2010 4:24:46 PM

i will be using for gaming want at least a 5770 them i will crossfire in furture, and i was looking at amd phenom 550 to unlock the cores and this power supply http://www.tekheads.co.uk/product/PowerCool-80-750Watt-.... i also want a 22" 1080 monitor

and reccomendations on these parts and others would be appreciated
April 26, 2010 2:34:08 PM

what would you suggest to power 2 5850s?
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April 26, 2010 2:52:22 PM

Dont get disappointed if you end up with a dual core. Its a risk, the other two cores might be defective. Well, a overclocked 555 is also GREAT for gaming :D 
£600 = $900,- Budget

CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition Callisto 3.2GHz - $99.00
GPU: XFX HD-577X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 - $159.99
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB - $109.99
Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H AM3 - $139.99
HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB - $89.99
PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W - $89.99
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922 - $89.98
ODD: ASUS Black 24X DVD+R - $24.99

Grand total: $800,- (so theres $100 leftover)
There are a few choises of what to do with that $100,-
You could also get a solid state boot drive, a better GPU, a blu-ray burner or a true quad core beast.
Get the Quad Core if you multitask alot.
The Blu-ray if you might use it in the future.
And when gaming, it'll be a hard choise between the SDD and the GPU.
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