Help Me Finalize My Purchase (£400 Build) Tags: Build Systems Last response: December 5, 2009 1:30 PM in Systems Share GuiltySpark December 5, 2009 12:11:12 PM Alright folks. I have about £400 to spend on a new computer build. It will be used for a bit of gaming and Microsoft Office related tasks whilst running Windows 7. I'm from the UK so I hope you don't mind me linking to a UK retailer instead of Newegg. I've put together 2 builds, one AMD based one, and the other an Intel based build. AMD Build AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition, Callisto, S AM3, 3.1GHz, 7MB Total Cache HT 4000MHz, 85W Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P, AMD 770, AM3, PCI-E 2.0(x16), DDR3 1666(OC), SATA 3Gb/s, SATA RAID, ATX OCZ Platinum 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-10666C7 1333MHz Dual Channel 550W Corsair CMPSU-550VXUK, ATX, PS/2 640 GB Western Digital WD6401AALS Caviar Black, SATA 3Gb/s, 7200rpm, 32MB Cache Coolermaster Elite 335 Black Mini Tower Case with Rear 120mm Fan http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/LG-GH22NS50-22x-DVDR-16xDVDDL-DVDplusRW-x8-RWx6-12xRAM-SATA-Black-OEM 1GB Gigabyte HD 4650, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), 800MHz GDDR2, GPU 650MHz, 320 Cores, D-Sub/ DL DVI-I/ HDMI Intel Build Intel Core 2 Duo E7500, S775, Wolfdale, 2.93 GHz, 1066MHz FSB, 3MB Cache, 11x Ratio, 65W Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L iG31 Express, S775, PCI-E (x16), DDR2 1066(OC)/ 800 MHz, SATA II, Micro ATX OCZ Gold Edition 4GB (2x2GB) PC2-6400C5 Dual Channel Series 550W Corsair CMPSU-550VXUK, ATX, PS/2]http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/550W-Corsair-CMPSU-550VXUK-ATX-PS-2-5-year-Warranty]550W Corsair CMPSU-550VXUK, ATX, PS/2 640 GB Western Digital WD6401AALS Caviar Black, SATA 3Gb/s, 7200rpm, 32MB Cache Coolermaster Elite 335 Black Mini Tower Case with Rear 120mm Fan http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/LG-GH22NS50-22x-DVDR-16xDVDDL-DVDplusRW-x8-RWx6-12xRAM-SATA-Black-OEM 1Gb Gigabyte 9600 GT, Mem 1800MHz GDDR3, GPU 650 MHz, Shader 1625 MHz, 64 Cores, HDMI If you lot good take a look at those two and tell me which one is the better build it would be very much appreciated. Also, is a 550W power supply a bit too much for that? I know more is better than less, but a few extra £s off the total wouldn't go a miss. Would a 400W Corsair do instead? Many thanks! More about : finalize purchase 400 build p55ibexpeak December 5, 2009 1:30:03 PM 400W is bare minimal for both gpus. The Corsair will do the job. http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_geforce_9600gt_us.... http://www.xfxforce.com/en-us/products/graphiccards/hd%... What games do you play and at what resolution? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Final <$400 gaming build before purchase - help check please Forum SolvedHelp Me Finalize This Build? Forum Solved$1500 Gaming/Rendering PC. Please help me finalize my build Forum SolvedPlease help me finalize my 1st build Forum Solvedhelp me build a $400 home computer Forum Help me finalize my build please Forum Please help me finalize my build! Forum Help me finalize my build. Forum Please help me finalize my first build. Forum Help me finalize my build Forum Help me finalize my build Forum Help me finalize my build Forum SolvedHelp me build a 400 to 500 dollar gaming pc Forum Looking for experienced builders to help me finalize my build Forum Help me finalize my budget build. Forum help me finalize my new build harware- opinions wanted Forum SolvedHelp me build a very good budget gaming PC? $400 Forum A Motherboard, help me finalize my build please Forum Pros please help! final game build before purchase! Forum Help me build a pc for $400 to $450! Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !