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<£400 Athlon II X4 System

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December 2, 2009 6:36:48 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: April 2010, but need to think now so I know how much to save!!! (only 15 :ange: )

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming with medium quality, internet browsing, Visual Basic, office applications, music.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, speakers, monitor, OS.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: In the UK, but doesn't really matter as I will shop around myself.

PARTS PREFERENCES: AM3 motherboard with DDR3 memory as I am hoping to use Amd Athlon II X4.

OVERCLOCKING: Yes, but not pushing it to the max. SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Probably not, mostly because I don't understand it and it is expensive!

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1024x768 until I get a GPU, then will be using 1680x1050.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Have already chosen the following parts:
AMD Athlon II X4 620
WD Caviar Blue 320GB
Antec Three Hundred Case
Would like a motherboard with onboard graphics, as I will save up more money to get a decent GPU later down the line.

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December 3, 2009 6:33:28 PM

MOBO: Any with 790gx will do. It has IGP + PCI-E. But by Q2/2010, there'll be 850GX. And probably GT 300. Everything will be different then.
December 4, 2009 3:52:13 AM

Agreed - another option is the 785G That was what i advised my clients so they chug along on IGP and once HD 5850 restocked - BAM :p  Godly frames//$$ gaming rig hehe
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December 4, 2009 2:21:37 PM

I was looking at the 790GX, and I think I have found MY motherboard. This is the ASUS M4A78T-E. I like the fact that it can overlcok well and has the ability to run x8 Crossfire, which I may do when I have some more money! The thing is, how powerful a power supply would be needed to run 2 lets say, HD 5750s?
December 4, 2009 2:23:45 PM

Hmm Corsair 650TX?
December 4, 2009 5:22:45 PM

Hmmm, I can see this getting very expensive very quickly! :cry:  I think I have the basic system thought out now: just have to calculate wattage to choose PSU. Thanks for the help guys!
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