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Help Me Finalize My Purchase (£400 Build)

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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!
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