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    Re: Advice Required Gaming Intel Build (£950ish)

    The PSU has got an excellent review:

    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/800

    It is a bit OTT but it is only around £10 to £15 than some other lower power PSUs and Seasonic do make very solid PSUs.

    Having said that there is also the 650W Corsair HX650W for around the same price which is made by Seasonic too.

    Of course the following Antec would probably be fine too:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/159920

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/650W-...-80plus-Bronze

    It too has got a decent review:

    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/psu...iew-round-up/7

    It seems the PSU is also made by Seasonic!

    However one quirk of the Asus motherboard is that you need to use a switch card if you are only running one graphics card.
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    Re: Advice Required Gaming Intel Build (£950ish)

    Alot of people rate your advice so I shall stick to that! Plus with the 750W one there is definately room for growth!

    I'm considering holding back buying until end of April now, with the release of these new x6 cores it should drive the price down of current ones (?), meaning I could look at reworking some other bits.

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    Re: Advice Required Gaming Intel Build (£950ish)

    Your motherboard does support the Phenom II BTW:

    http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/M...ver=#anchor_os

    The only thing is that the HT speed would be reduced!!

    I would probably wait a few weeks more too BTW!


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    Re: Advice Required Gaming Intel Build (£950ish)

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Your motherboard does support the Phenom II BTW:

    http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/M...ver=#anchor_os

    The only thing is that the HT speed would be reduced!!

    I would probably wait a few weeks more too BTW!
    Ahh yeah, I'm selling my current pc though to fund the new one! ^_^

    End of April couldn't come sooner tbh. Going to start studying Over Clocking and Water Cooling now!

    If you know any good resources let me know.

    Thanks again for all the help (its not allowing me to thank-you in the threads )

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    Re: Advice Required Gaming Intel Build (£950ish)

    Quote Originally Posted by Callum1001 View Post
    Thanks again for all the help (its not allowing me to thank-you in the threads )
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    Re: Advice Required Gaming Intel Build (£950ish)

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