SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: MMO's specifically Aion maxed, and a decent GPU for any new first person shooters.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Ebuyer, Overclockers, Scan COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: UK
PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD CPU, Decent branded PSU
OVERCLOCKING: Defo on CPU, poss on RAM and GPU
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Prefer not
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680 x 1050
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: This will be my 2nd build, for my cousin. First was using AMD CPU and ATI card, overclocked RAM and CPU. He wants to spend around £600 and he wants his PC to be better than mine lol. The parts i picked out as a rough idea are as follows:
Total £511.70 which leaves a few quid spare for an OS and some flashy neon case fans.
Case is pretty much non negotiable as i really like the Antec 300 and i cant see anything beating it for Value. The CPU id like to try and clock to 3.7 and unlock the other 2 cores which i saw that you could do with the right motherboard. GPU....open to suggestions i just picked the current most popular on Ebuyer. The RAM is a concern.. I've gone 1066Mhz as i seem to remember that speed works better with the Phenom 2's....but its been a while and it seems hellish expensive. Should i just stick with the 800 MHz which can be picked up for 35-40 quid?
The PSU is probably overkill going on what i read about the GPU being low draw, but he would like the option to xfire, and id prefer to work with a single rail.
Comments appreciated, thanks in advance.
Edit: Ow yea we got the HDD / Media drives sorted too so just need opinions on the parts above please.