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Build Advice Final build

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by samozamo, 11 Sep 2010.

  1. samozamo

    samozamo What's a Dremel?

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    Just before I order my parts I wanted to run it through with you guys :)

    There is two set ups, but I don't which one is better or if I could get something better for the money, but no more!


    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition, Sok AM3, 3.2GHz, 8MB Total Cache, Retail £111.57

    GPU
    768MB Palit GTX 460, 3600MHz GDDR5, GPU 675MHz, Shader Clock 1350MHz, 336 Cores, DVI/ D-Sub/ HDMI £123.92

    PSU
    550W Coolermaster GX, SLI/CrossFire, 85% Eff', 120mm Fan, EPS 12V, 20+4 Pin, 5 Year Warranty
    £50.49

    Case
    Antec 300 Three Hundred, Black Midi Tower Ultimate Gaming Case w/o PSU £46.98

    CPU cooling
    Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro v2.1 - S1366/S1156/S775/AM3/AM2+/AM2/939 Up to 130 Watts! £16.57

    Hard Drive
    500GB Samsung HD502HJ Spinpoint F3, SATA 3Gb/s, 7200rpm, 16MB Cache, 8.9 ms, NCQ, OEM £31.65

    Mother Board
    MSI 770-C45, AMD 770, AM3, PCI-E 2.0(x16), DDR3 1600(OC), SATA 3Gb/s, SATA RAID, ATX £50.16

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


    Total...£504.31 + an optical drive. (I think)

    .................OR................


    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition, Callisto, Dual Core, S AM3, 3.2GHz, 7MB Total Cache, 80W, Retail £70.48

    GPU
    768MB Palit GTX 460, 3600MHz GDDR5, GPU 675MHz, Shader Clock 1350MHz, 336 Cores, DVI/ D-Sub/ HDMI £123.92

    PSU
    550W Coolermaster GX, SLI/CrossFire, 85% Eff', 120mm Fan, EPS 12V, 20+4 Pin, 5 Year Warranty
    £50.49

    Case
    Antec 300 Three Hundred, Black Midi Tower Ultimate Gaming Case w/o PSU £46.98

    CPU cooling
    Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro v2.1 - S1366/S1156/S775/AM3/AM2+/AM2/939 Up to 130 Watts! £16.57

    Hard Drive
    500GB Samsung HD502HJ Spinpoint F3, SATA 3Gb/s, 7200rpm, 16MB Cache, 8.9 ms, NCQ, OEM £31.65

    Mother Board
    Asus M4A88T-M/USB3 AMD 880G AM3 Motherboard £70.36

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

    Total... £483.42 + an optical drive. (I think)
     
  2. MrTeal

    MrTeal Minimodder

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    I object to that PSU as the 750W version has reviewed negatively at jonnyguru (twice) and hardwaresecrets, and the 550W version is from the same design/platform/OEM. Assuming you are buying from scan, your best option, without increasing the price is to get this: Silver Power SP SS500W Green Power 80Plus £49.

    As for which build is better, it depends on what your uses of this build will be - just gaming (non CPU intensive games) in which case the X2 would be adequate or whether you want to do other tasks that are more CPU heavy, like video encoding. And whether you have plans to use USB3 devices or add an SSD when they might start fully saturating the SATA3Gbps limit/bandwidth.
     
  3. samozamo

    samozamo What's a Dremel?

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    I'll swap that psu then. I will pretty much be playing games such as sims 3, civ5 and if either could handle it I would like to get starcraft II. Gaming will be the most intense thing I'll be doing, other than that it will be pretty much coursework, music, videos and web browsing.
     
  4. Dae314

    Dae314 What's a Dremel?

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    wait... you have 2 builds going right now? Is this an update on the build you had in the "will this psu suffice" thread or is it a totally different build? If this is an evolution of the build you posted in the other thread why didn't you just continue the thread? And if this is a different build, why are you building 2 PCs at the same time o_O? (confusing lol)

    Both of those builds look ok now. You're not planning to overclock though on that memory right?
     
  5. samozamo

    samozamo What's a Dremel?

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    Haha no just the one build, this one came before the other one. I posted this one much earlier on in the day and didn't get a reply, the other thread wasn't suppose to be about the computer itself just the PSU I might need. The build on the other thread is the most recent one, because I was trying to make it cheaper, because the insufficient funds lol. I wasn't planning on it, would it not be wise to do so then?
     
  6. Dae314

    Dae314 What's a Dremel?

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    Since the other build is more recent, I'll keep updated on that thread and ignore this one :p.
     

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