December 29th, 2010, 06:07 PM #1
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First Computer Build Advice Please
Hi there i am wanting to build my first computer as it seems the best option to do rather than buying a branded one. I have a good knowledge on the software side of things but im not so good on the hardware. I am looking to build a fast gaming PC that is capable of HD. I would be using it to play new releases (Direct X 11 Mainly) such as aliens vs predator, bioshock 2 and many new ones as i buy them. I would like some advice on if these parts would comply/connect/go well together etc... I have a budget of around £600 but could go up to £630 at a push but i would like it to be "future proof" as i dont expect to be investing in another for quite some time.
Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4GHz Socket AM3 8MB L3 Cache 125W Retail Box Processor (AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4GHz Socket AM3.. | Ebuyer.com)
Motherboard: Asus M4A79XTD EVO 790X Socket AM3 8 channel audio ATX Motherboard(http://www.ebuyer.com/product/172846 )
RAM: Kingston ValueRAM KVR1066D3N7K2/4G PC3-8500 Memory 4 GB (Non ECC, 1066 MHz, CL7, 240-pin, 2 x 2 GB) DDR3-SDRAM Kit (Kingston ValueRAM KVR1066D3N7K2/4G PC3-8500 Memory 4 GB (Non ECC, 1066 MHz, CL7, 240-pin, 2 x 2 GB) DDR3-SDRAM Kit: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories)
Case & PSU: CM Storm Scout + Coolermaster Silent Pro 700W Modular PSU (CM Storm Scout + Coolermaster Silent Pro 700W Modular.. | Ebuyer.com)
CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro rev 2 Socket 775, 1156, 1366, AM2, AM3 Heatpipe CPU Cooler (Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro rev 2 Socket 775, 1156.. | Ebuyer.com)
HDD: Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 1TB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 32MB Cache (Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 1TB Hard Drive SATAII.. | Ebuyer.com)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-B083L 8x BD-ROM with DVD±RW DL & RAM SATA Blu-Ray Drive (Samsung SH-B083L 8x BD-ROM with DVD±RW DL &.. | Ebuyer.com)
As for the graphics card i was thinking about the
Sapphire HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI DisplayPort HDCP PCI-E Graphics Card (Sapphire HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI DisplayPort.. | Ebuyer.com)
But as there are so many to choose from i was wondering if anyone had any suggestions etc... for around the same price range (£100)
Thanks any advice will be taken on-board as i certainly need it
Last edited by Destructabomb; December 30th, 2010 at 05:23 AM.
December 29th, 2010, 09:26 PM #2
Welcome to TechIMO!
Since it is real slow, I'll get started, but some of the others keep up on this stuff more than me.
You should post a budget, other than adjusting your selection, they will give you the best bang for your buck.
Also describe in a little more detail. what you will use it for.
If it is for gaming, list the games you expect to run.
I know they are going to say, that power supply is overkill, even for 2 cards.
I personally only like Western Digital, and Seagate hard drives.
If you feel you need 4 gigs of RAM, you will want a 64 bit operating system.
With a 1 gig graphics card, and 32 bit, you will only gain access to less than 3gig
I don't see anything that would be incompatible, but make sure the video card will fit the case.
If you are good with software, that is harder than building a computer.
Last edited by stroyal; December 29th, 2010 at 09:31 PM.Hard Sayin Not Knowin
December 30th, 2010, 05:20 AM #3
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January 1st, 2011, 02:03 PM #8
As a rule of thumb in building a gaming pc, the graphics card should be the most expensive component. I think you could probably trim the case/psu costs, even the cpu, depending on what your budget is (I prefer intel, but amd does perform well in the lower cost category).
I'd probably at least go for a gtx 460, if not a 570 if you can swing the 100 pound difference.Reason obeys itself; and ignorance does whatever is dictated to it.
January 1st, 2011, 02:23 PM #9
I'd also look into better RAM, they have an Overclocking CPU (Black Edition), Pretty Overclockable motherboard, Aftermarket CPU Cooler (better for cooling than stock when Overclocking), Good Airflow case and Powerful Power supply.
Might as well put some DDR3 1600MHz in there for RAM, in case down the road they wanted to overclock some, leaves some head room, knowing the RAM should be capable of those speeds. For the time being, right now though, the 1600MHz Ram could be run at 1066 as needed.i7 940//Corsair H60//EVGA X58 SLI LE//6GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz//2x EVGA GTX 560 Ti FPB SLI//NZXT Hale82 850W//CM 690 II Advanced//Win7 64//WD 74GB V-raptor, 750GB Black, 1.5TB Green
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