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Old 07-08-2009, 04:53 AM   #1
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OK, So I'm torn between building a new PC, and getting a DSLR.

I would have about £420 TOPS. I have already got a hard drive that I can use... So, what do you think of this:

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2 GHz Socket AM3 8MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor - £146.89
MSI 790GX-G65 790GX AM3 DDR3 VGA DVI HDMI 8 channel Blu-ray audio ATX Motherboard - £104.99
Corsair 4gb (2x2gb) Ddr3 1333mhz Xms3 Memory Kit Cl9 (9-9-9-24) - £49.66
Corsair 450W HX Series Modular PSU - 7 Year Warranty - £55.52
Antec 300 Three Hundred Black Case - No PSU - £44.98
LG GH22NS40 22X SATA DVD±RW/DL/RAM Black Bare Drive - OEM - £16.00

That comes to £418.04. Can you geniuses figure out a way to make it cheaper? It would be awesome if I could afford a video card, instead of having to use the on-board...!

I would like to do SOME over clocking at some point, so, if you decide to help me out then keep that in mind!

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The 790FX is £130: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=MB-110-MS there. I dont know if it's worth it though - and if I got that, i'd either need to save more money than I was planning to, or downgrade a component.
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Old 07-08-2009, 10:29 AM   #2
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Well I cant really see anything that would be cheaper...but maybe if you got a less expensive MOBO like http://www.ebuyer.com/product/160994

Do you really need the Antec 900? I saw some decent cases for less then what the 900 costs?

The memory and PSU are about as low cost for good brands as it gets on that site.

How much can you save for a video card? I saw some on there that are good for about 75?
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Cut back to the Phenom II X2 550 and only 2GB RAM? Then you'd be able to afford a graphics card (which you would probably need if you wanted to play games decently).
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cut back on say the processor to this http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/...roductId=34731
and the motherboard could be cut back as well

There is no point having a really powerful cpu like that and no gpu if you are planning on gaming
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Wouldn't he now need a heatsink?
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yer but you can get a heatsink for less than £40
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You guys, I was going to get a GFX card in the future! Like a month or so after i've bought the rest of the parts :P
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AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition

ASUS M4A78T-E 790GX Socket AM3

Corsair 4gb (2x2gb) Ddr3 1333mhz

LG GH22NS40 22X SATA DVD±RW

OCZ Stealth Xtream 500W PSU

Coolermaster Elite 334 Black Mid Tower Case

Total inc vat: £392.24
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Damnit AR you always get the best results so quick! LOL! Great work!!!
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He could drop the price down to £364.55 by replacing the X4 955 with the AMD Phenom II X3 720.

The X3 720 BE performs great and overclocks well. If you're lucky, you can even unlock the fourth core.
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