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    Check my build

    Benq G922HDL 18.5" LED Monitor Widescreen HD Ready 1366x768 250cd/m2 5,000,000:1 5ms Eco 17W Power VGA/DVI-D VESA 100x100mm 2Yr Onsite SWAP - Gloss Black
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    2gb kingston hyperx 1600mhz and corsair h50 i plan to add more ram and graphics card l8r coz i need to find more money also is the psu to much i plan to buy hd4890

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    Re: Check my build

    Looks good. That PSU is fine for the hd 4890 or hd 5850/5870.

    You could always save a bit on the case and get 4gb now!

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    Re: Check my build

    Can I ask what the machine is for , whether you have a OS and if you are OCing?

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    Samsung F3 500gb HDD maybe.
    I would try to get the C3 stepping 955.
    The PSU should allow you to xfire 4890s at a later date.

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    Re: Check my build

    That motherboard isn't terrific value, look at the MSIGD70 or the Asus crosshair III Formula - it comes with a free soundcard. Or, save a little and get a gigabyte 790x ud4p...

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    Re: Check my build

    I think as soon as you start buying £100+ mobos for AMDs you are going toe to toe against the i5 750's which unfortunately are a better buy performance wise; especially if you can get it to 4ghz. :wink: Not entirely sure where a 1/2 decent 1136 board +750 starts. Hows the search for a GPU going btw?

    I think for £70 it looks ok to me. Its an awful lot better than the one I have.

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    Re: Check my build

    i plan to overclock and use it for gaming after i get my graphics card yes i do have os windows 7 64 bit i dont really listen to music or download movies or whatever lol the most ive used in my life is like 160gb

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    Re: Check my build

    o and how would i know if its C3 stepping

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    Re: Check my build

    The ones from Scan are C3 stepping but to be honest, I don't think they overclock any better than the C2 stepping unless you've got a really good cooling setup (such as watercooling). I've personally got a Noctua NH-U12P but can't get over 3.9ghz as it simply gets too hot. Run it at 3.8ghz though as 3.9ghz is around 59 degrees.

    As for the HDD, getting a faster HDD means that the OS will in general be more snappy and applications will load faster, there's no harm in getting more space than needed is there?

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    Re: Check my build

    From ebuyer the C3 is here. The C2 is £3 less. The C3 is not a huge upgrade but for a few pounds I would hate to think you couldn't get that little bonus.

    WRT to the HDD Ulti has hit the nail on the head. The Drive is twice the size but also a lot faster, partition the first 30-40gb for the OS (only, don't fill it up with other stuff) and parttion the rest as you see fit. It should give a little more speed.

    Whats your current total and budget? The onboard graphics won't allow you to game very well. In you position I would think about gettinga cheaper case and PSU and maybe downgrade the CPU and include a graphics card.

    the Moose man may make an appearance so will already have a budget buidl worked out!

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    Re: Check my build

    well theres the price do u have a particular hard drive to recomend ?

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    Re: Check my build

    nah im not gona game str8 away im not in a rush so the ram and graphics card could wait my budget is 600 pounds, the case and psu is 130 pounds

    edit: this includes a screen mouse keyboard etc.
    Last edited by shakerist; 18-02-2010 at 12:31 PM.

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    Re: Check my build

    The Asus M4A785TD-V EVO does not do Crossfire and hence if the OP does not want to use Crossfire they should go with a lower wattage PSU.

    If the OP does want Crossfire at PCI-E 2.0 8X they should look at getting the Asus M4A79XTD EVO for around £87:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/172846

    The C3 stepping Phenom II X4 955BE does have slightly better overclocking potential than the C2 stepping Phenom II X4 955BE. However the C3 stepping supports 4 banks of DDR3 RAM at 1333MHZ and has improved power consumption.

    The Coolermaster Silent Pro 700W Modular PSU also only has a pair of PCI-E power connectors meaning that if the OP wants to Crossfire a pair of HD4890 or HD5850 cards they need a different PSU such as the XFX 650W XXX Edition:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/191826

    The PSU has a good review by Hardware Secrets:

    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/899/1
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    Re: Check my build

    no i dnt want to do crossfire, so do u think the 700w is overkill if i were to install hd5850 or hd4890 or hd5770

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    Re: Check my build

    In your £600 budget what parts do you need??

    An HD4890 would run fine on a decent 450W to 600W PSU and an HD5850 has lower power consumption than an HD4870 at peak.


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    Re: Check my build

    Quote Originally Posted by shakerist View Post
    no i dnt want to do crossfire, so do u think the 700w is overkill if i were to install hd5850 or hd4890 or hd5770
    Massive overkill.

    A 500w would be fine.....even with a 5870.
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    Re: Check my build

    It will be overkill in my opinion, but if you're dead set on getting a case that expensive anyway then I don't think there's anything wrong with going for that PSU, even if you're not going crossfire because getting a decent case and a decent PSU might cost more than that bundle depending on which case you choose instead.

    Also, if you were to go crossfire in the future for the performance, you could get 2 5770s which would be able to match the performance of a 5870 if I remember correctly at a cheaper price and would only need 2x PCI-E connectors.

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