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Old 03-10-2010, 05:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Building a gaming computer. Any advise on my chosen components would be appreciated

(I dont know if this is really a high performace system but compared to my current pc it is.)

For the past month i have been going around the web reading reviews and look at online shops as i want to build myself a gaming computer. I put together a combernation of components and posted it around asking for advise (which is what im doing now). After about a week I went from replys such as "this spec is shocking" to "increase the PSU" and other similar changes.

Hear is the spec so far.

Computer Case - ADVANCE NeoXblade 8813B - £39.85
Advance NEOXBLADE 8813B PC TOWER CASE - BLACK review cheap prices NEOXBLADE 8813B PC TOWER CASE - BLACK Advance best buy discount online uk shop

Mother board - MSI 790GX-G65 - £87.74
MSI 790GX-G65

CPU - AMD Athlon II X4 620 - £72.85
AMD Athlon II X4 620 Quad Core 2.6GHz 95W 2mb Cache AM3, Retail with Fan [ADX620WFGIBOX] from - Overclocking, Performance Computer Hardware, PCs and Laptops

Graphics card - Sapphire HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 - £119.03
UK Computers - Components - Graphic Cards - Sapphire RADEON HD 5770 - graphics adapter - Radeon HD 5770 - 1 GB 11163-02-20R

RAM - CORSAIR 4GB DDR3 - £78.75
Corsair 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz Memory Kit Unbuffered CL9 - Ebuyer

FAN - Cooler Master Hyper 212 - £17.99 (UK) : Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler Heatsink : Computing - Free Delivery

Hard disk - Seagate OEM 500GB Barracuda - £41.26
Seagate ST3500418AS 500GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 16MB Cache - OEM - Ebuyer

OS - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium - £76.52
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium - Licence and media - 1 PC - OEM - DVD - 64-bit - English - Ebuyer

PSU - Antec EarthWatts 750W 80 plus - £76.73
Antec EarthWatts 750W Modular PSU - 80plus Certified 9x SATA 4x PCI-E - Ebuyer

DVD drive - Sony AD-5240S 24x DVD±RW - £15.80
Sony AD-5240S 24x DVDRW DL Internal SATA Black Bare Drive - OEM - Ebuyer

Total - £626.52

Any advise is welcome. I really just want to make sure i dont end up buying all this stuff and finding out it doesnt work.

Something i do want to know is will all the cables/wires and other connetions come with the compnents or will i have to buy them separate?


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Default Re: Building a gaming computer. Any advise on my chosen components would be appreciat

Corsair ram is rather overpriced, Gskill or OCZ are just as good and cheaper.

I've had bad experiences with seagates, only hard drives I've ever had fail on me, so I'd recommend a WD black, 640gb is usually really well priced.

Everything else is solid, good choices. Your motherboard should come with all the cables you need, and the case with cables pre-installed for you. All you have to do is plug em into the motherboard.

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Default Re: Building a gaming computer. Any advise on my chosen components would be appreciat

I like your choices, the 5770 is a sweet card for the price. I also agree that G. Skill is good quality at a good price. I'm more of an Intel fan for the current gen at the moment but the AMD x4's are pretty good for the price tag.

So far my Seagate has been kicking since Christmas 05', no complaints for them. But WD is a brand I also trust a lot.
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