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Old 01-28-2009, 04:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well, ive got 500pound to spend on a motherboard, RAM, processor and a new PSU and i need a little advice on what i should buy.

I dno if i want a quadcore or not, i play CoD4 as my main game and would want it to last around 8 months, i am going to be overclocking btw.

Ohh and I already have a HD4870 so i need a decent PSU.

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EDIT : i want to use such sites as Computer Hardware - All - Scan.co.uk www.overclockers.co.uk Cheap Laptops, Hard Drives, LCD Monitors, TVs and more at Ebuyer and ofcourse, if you know any better sites please tell me, thanks.
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Old 01-30-2009, 07:33 AM   #3 (permalink)
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which would be best price/performance, amd or intel? i see the phenom II is cheap and rican loves his, the performance hes getting is good aswell.

ohh and, ive got an extra 100pounds with the parts you recomended, would upgrading to an e8500 make a big difference in performance, im overclocking too.
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Its a wonderful chip, you wont be let down in anyway.
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Old 01-30-2009, 03:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
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rican has slowly but surely made me go with a phenon II 940

just need a good PSU that will last around 3 years and some ram/motherboard for around 280pounds

EDIT : which would last longer Corsair 750W TX PSU - 120mm Fan, 80+% Efficiency, Single +12V Rail - Ebuyer or Corsair 620W HX Modular PSU - ATX12V v2.2 APFC - Ebuyer ?

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The 750TX more than likely. It has a single 12v rail and has 2 8pin PCI-E connectors if you decide to get a more power hungry card down the road.
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anyone got any other suggestions about a motherboard for a phenom II 940 and some ram?
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Any SB750 board is fine...
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790GX or FX northbridge, SB750 southbridge. All you really have to worry about.
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Ok, thanks for the advice, is the ram fatclown mentioned good enough?
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