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Please Check my new AMD build:

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by trif, 26 Jun 2010.

  1. trif

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    Hi, i've specced up the following with a bit of help and was hoping you could let me know your thoughts :)

    £70 - Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3 AMD 770 Socket AM3 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard

    £132- AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Socket AM3 3.2 GHz 8MB L3 Cache Retail Boxed Processor

    £140- Sapphire HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI DisplayPort HDCP PCI-E Graphics Card

    £70 - XFX 650W XXX Edition Single Rail Modular PSU - 13.5cm Fan 6x SATA 4x PCI-E

    £87 - Crucial 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz/PC3-10600 Ballistix Memory Kit CL7 (7-7-7-24) 1.65V

    £30 - Casecom 6788 Black Mid Tower Case

    £33 - Samsung Spinpoint F3 - 500GB

    thanks,
     
  2. stulid

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    the psu is abit over specced, a OCZ 550w psu would save some money.

    check the harddrive isn't the slower ecogreen version..
     
    Last edited: 26 Jun 2010
  3. snaggster

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  4. ashlaqueen

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  5. trif

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    With cases I prefer the psu at the bottom and vent in the top style.

    Psu wise I want to leave head room for a 5850/5970 type of gfx card if a new game comes out in a year and the 5770 doesn't cut it, £10-20 more now on a psu leaves room for that?
     
  6. ashlaqueen

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  7. Marine-RX179

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    How about getting a motherboard that can crossfire like this one?
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB-366-AS&groupid=701&catid=5&subcat=1481
    You can add another 5770 to crossfire in the future.

    Also, a decent 650W PSU is enough to power an overclocked system with not just one 5850, but a pair of 5850 in crossfire.
     
  8. Fras

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    Joined: 25 May 2010

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    You will regret buying that case down the road buy an antec 300 or zalman Z7
     
  9. infernox

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    get the med kit out that case will ruin your hands right up i used a ten pound case before and god i needed so many plasters it was unreal... have fun :p
     
  10. wilko49

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    seconded on the case, I am using this absolute **** cheapo case, and it is a nightmare. I will never make this mistake again...
     
  11. trif

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    whats wrong with it apart from the ovbious sharp edge issues? (i accept those as a risk, i've had a lot of £10 cases)
     
  12. Big.Wayne

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    OCZ ModXStream Pro 500w (£56.99 inc)

    OCZ ModXStream Pro 600w (£64.99 inc)