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    New Build budget around £400

    Current Parts Purchased

    Coolermaster Elite 335 case
    Coolermaster Real Power M520
    Pioneer DVD re writer
    4gb Kingston DDR3 1333mhz
    500gb Samsung F3

    Need advice on the mobo gfx and cpu now

    I'll be using it for: gaming (but can run on integrated gfx for now until i have more money available), photoshop CS3 and internet and suchlike.

    Update 5/02/10: have got memory and hdd now just need a decent cpu and mobo combo. Max budget is £180 for the two. any recommendations?

    Any help much appreciated
    Last edited by Will Smith; 05-02-2010 at 07:46 PM. Reason: updated

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    Re: New Build budget around £400

    The X3 720 is being replaced by the X3 740 although it is hard to say when it will actually come out!!

    This is what I would get:

    Phenom II X4 955BE ~ £125

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/AMD-P...he-125W-Retail

    OR

    Phenom II X4 925 ~ £107

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/177044

    GA-MA770T-UD3P~ £67 to £68

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/167782

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/GIGAB...770T-UD3P-MOBO

    4GB DDR3 ~ £75

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/p...L9D-4GBRL.html

    Run this at 1333MHZ using lower latencies.

    HD5770 1GB ~£120

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/175731

    500GB Samsung F3 ~ £36

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/500Gb...-Cache-8ms-OEM


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    Re: New Build budget around £400

    Come on Will, you can afford it, go all out!

    The above poster has indeed posted some nice ideas, I'd go AMD for value.

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    Re: New Build budget around £400

    bump with update

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    Re: New Build budget around £400

    This is what I would get:

    AMD Phenom II X4 955 ~ £120

    http://forums.hexus.net/newreply.php...te=1&p=1868745

    Asus M4A785TD-V EVO ~ £69

    http://www.scan.co.uk/TodayOnly/Index.aspx

    The motherboard has an 8+2 phase VRM with cooling,all solid capacitors and the HD4200 IGP with 128MB of dedicated DDR3.

    If you don't want to overclock the processor get the following 785G motherboard:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/179183

    It only has a 4+2 phase VRM with no cooling and does not have all solid capacitors. It does have 128MB of DDR3 dedicated to the IGP.


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