Building my own PC...what about this SPEC...?

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Found 1st Sep 2010
If someone could have a look at this I would be grateful. I want it for gaming and general use. Monitor is 19" but will also connect to 40" TV.

First time for a complete build but tinkered with my existing PC for years. I bought my last pre built PC 9 years ago. It has done me great after a few upgrades, but now I want to get back in the 'game'. This is my proposal:

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition, S AM3, 3.4GHz, 8MB Cache, 125W, Retail. - £129.12…ail

MOBO: Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3 AMD 770 AM3 Motherboard - £58.48…ATX

RAM: 4GB (2x2GB) Corsair DDR3 PC3-10666 (1333) Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 9-9-9-24, 1.50V - £72.97…50V

GPU:1GB XFX HD 5850, PCI-E 2.1 (x16), 4000MHz GDDR5, GPU 725MHz, 1440Cores, 2x DL DVI-I/ HDMI/ DP - £216.19…-DP

PSU:Corsair 650 W TX PSU - £59.89…v22

CASE:Antec 600 Six Hundred Ultimate Gaming Case, Black, Mid Tower with Side Window, w/o PSU - £55.20…PSU

HARD DRIVE: 1TB Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 Hard Drive - £46.40…OEM

OPTICAL:Pioneer DVR-S18LBK 22x DVD±R, 12x DVD±DL, DVD+RW x8/-RW x6, RAM x12, SATA, Black, Retail Labelflash - £17.50…ash

TOTAL: £655.75

I also intend to install my older IDE hard drive and my older IDE DVD Writer via the IDE socket. I will also add a front bay card reader and possiblt a Wi-Fi card (via one of the PCI slots). I already have OS, Keyboard, mouse, monitor etc etc.

What does everyone think of this? Thanks in advance, help much appreciated! [:)]

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Looks great, but i'd change your CPU to the 955 instead, as it's alot cheaper and the only difference is 0.2ghz, which you can cover easily by overclocking the 955. Shouldn't have an impact on heat whatsoever.

The price by the way for the 955 is around £105 on…930

Good luck!
Edited by: "AwsmStar" 1st Sep 2010
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