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Old 08-11-09, 08:39 PM
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Hi, im building a new system for christmas and i thought id ask what you guys think about it before i go and start buying parts.

CPU: Athlon II X4 620

Motherboard: M4A785TD-V EVO

RAM: OCZ Platinum 2GB (2x1G 1800MHz

Graphic Card: XFX ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 250GB SATA II 7200RPM

ODD: Sony AD-7241S-0B

Case: Cooler Master Sileo 500

PSU: Cooler Master Extreme Power 500W (come bundled with case)

Total: £451

Is this ok? Im dunna be playing games (i want DX11) a little bit of photoshop and sony vegas and allot of browsing the web. I cant really go any higher with the price im on a tight budget. BTW you like the name lol!

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Old 08-11-09, 08:45 PM
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Weak point is the GPU big time dude tbh.
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Old 08-11-09, 08:50 PM
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another tenner mate and you could have your hands on a 5770 a much better decision
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Old 08-11-09, 09:00 PM
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k im gettin XFX 5770 1GB instead, adds an extra £15 but it probably worth it lol, thanks for the advice!
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Old 09-11-09, 11:28 AM
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good choice.

just a thought if you wanted to save a bit more money on gaphics and still get good performance then a xfx hd4770 is only £71.99

here's the link http://www.ebuyer.com/product/167966

might not be any use to you but worth a look just in case
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Old 09-11-09, 01:49 PM
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good choice.

just a thought if you wanted to save a bit more money on gaphics and still get good performance then a xfx hd4770 is only £71.99

here's the link http://www.ebuyer.com/product/167966

might not be any use to you but worth a look just in case
If you did go with that it might also be worth trying to squease 4GB ram in too.

I have the Athlon II X4 620 running on my home rig. You wont be disapointed for the price at all!
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Old 09-11-09, 02:16 PM
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if your building around christmas time, then the 5770 should have dropped to around £70-80 replacing the 4770, due to the fact nvidia's gt300 cards are on there way.

2GB of ram is fine at the moment as its easily upgradeable to 4GB in the future.
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Old 09-11-09, 05:20 PM
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thanks for the advice guys i wont be getting any lesser than 5000 series graphics tho because i really want direct x 11 and BTW ive changed my mobo to the M4A785TD-V EVO its the same as the M4A785TD-M EVO but ATX instead of micro so i have an extra pci-e slot for crossfire (not buying two cards now the extra slot is for when i have the cash) and also i will probably upgrade to 4gb ram later aswell.
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Old 09-11-09, 05:23 PM
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good move tbh as the matx to atx step up is only like £8 and should offer much more overclockability and cooling
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Old 20-11-09, 04:43 PM
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Looks like a good spec mate and good choice on changing the GFX card. Defo not want to go with Intel tho?
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