New Build. For around £600.

  gengiscant 15:41 09 Nov 09
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This was my first parts summary:
AMD PHENOM II X4 955 SOCKET AM3 (3.00GHz/8MB CACHE)
XFX ATI Radeon HD 4890 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card
Asus M4A78-VM 780G+ AMD AM3
Define R2 Silver case
4 Gig Kingston ddr2 1066 PC2 8500
SAMSUNG HD321KJ 320GB SATA INTERNAL DRIVE x 2
Coolermaster Real Power 520w Modular Power Supply
Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro PWM Quiet AMD CPU Cooler

Then I revised it to this:
The Dragon Lord K58
XFX ATI Radeon HD 4890 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card
Crucial Ballistix 4GB kit 240-pin DIMM DDR3 PC3-10600
Asus M4A785TD-M EVO
AMD Phenom II X4 965 'Black Edition' Quad Core
Coolermaster Real Power 520w Modular Power Supply
Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro PWM Quiet AMD CPU Cooler
SAMSUNG HD321KJ 320GB SATA INTERNAL DRIVE X 2

The optical drives and OS (Windows 7)I have.
Any thoughts or suggestions.

  GaT7 17:02 09 Nov 09

Your new motherboard choice is better than the previous one, but as you're going in for a full ATX case, consider a full ATX motherboard as well. The ones you've chosen are mATX/uATX - these will be smaller in size & have fewer expansion slots. The HD 4890 graphics card cooler is quite large & will occupy 1-2 adjacent slots, possibly leaving you with a single free expansion slot.

Also consider 2x 500Gb hard drives, as the price difference is likely to be only ~£10-15. G

  gengiscant 17:05 09 Nov 09

Crossbow7

Can you suggest motherboards?

  GaT7 17:07 09 Nov 09

Yes, can do.

Where will you be purchasing the components from? G

  gengiscant 17:22 09 Nov 09

CCL mainly click here
but not everything.I am more concerned with the overall price.

  GaT7 17:43 09 Nov 09

Consider the following:

Asus M4A78 click here (single PCI-E x16 slot) / £60 click here

Or one of these for £74 each, with CrossfireX support (so one can run 2x ATI Crossfire-enabled cards in the future if desired):

Gigabyte GA-MA785GT-UD3H click here / click here

Asus M4A785TD-V EVO click here / click here

G

  gengiscant 13:26 10 Nov 09

Gone with your Gigabyte suggestion, have managed to shave a couple of bob elsewhere to pay for it.

  GaT7 14:04 10 Nov 09

Don't forget to swap the 320Gb drives for 500Gb ones:

£34 Seagate 500Gb click here

£36 Samsung 500Gb click here (this is preferred)

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