Advice on potential system build for Christmas

By Mr_Sam
Dec 10, 2010
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  1. Hi guys,
    Thinking about building a new PC for christmas and this is the spec ive brought together:

    >AMD Phenom II X2 560 Black Edition 3.3GHz Socket AM3 80w 7MB L2 Cache Retail Boxed Processor

    >Gigabyte GA-MA78LMT-US2H 760G Socket AM3 DVI VGA HDMI Out 8 Channel Audio MATX Motherboard

    >OCZ 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz/PC3-10666 Gold i5 Memory Kit 1.65V CL9(9-9-9-20)

    >Sapphire HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI DisplayPort HDCP PCI-E Graphics Card

    >Western Digital WD5000AAKS 500GB SATAII 7200RPM 16MB Cache - OEM Caviar Blue

    >Casecom KM-6988 Black Mid Tower Case with Full Black Interior/Exterior 120mm Red LED Front Fan - No PSU

    >Arctic Power 500W PSU With PCI-E 2x SATA, 20+4 ATX12V 8pin +12V Connectors - Retail Boxed

    >LiteOn IHAS124-19 24x DVD±RW DL & RAM SATA Optical Drive - OEM Black with Nero Essentials

    Comes to £360.81 on ebuyer. Any advice on wether these components would all be compatible and any better alternatives whild keeping in the sub £400 price range would be much appreciated.
    Cheers,
    Sam
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,109   +21

    What is the OCZ going for price wise and is there either Corsair or G.Skill avaliable for the same price @ 4 gigs?

    Gigabyte has a compatibility list for each of their motherboards so if you want to do0 further research refer to that list for the board you chose.

    Good cpu. Is this system primarily for gaming?
  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,277   +22



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