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Hi folks, I have around £300 to build my new pc which will be used mostly for gaming. I'm going to cannibalise my old Dell dimension c521 for the cd drive and my graphics card but i'd like your advice on what other components i should buy, having never done this before. All input is appreciated, thanks.
post #2 of 10
Buy used, thats crucial.
post #3 of 10
Might be able to squeeze an AMD in to £300 but its very tight.

Lets have a go.

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition, S AM3, 3.4GHz, 8MB Cache, 125W, Retail


Asus M5A97 PRO AMD 970 AM3+ Motherbaord

Seasonic Bronze S12II-620 620W Power Supply (PSU)
yeh its overkill but its a good price for a 620W

4GB (2x2GB) Corsair DDR3 XMS3, PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 9-9-9-24, XMP, 1.65V

£267.56 + case.
Edited by andrewmchugh - 10/1/11 at 5:50am
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500GB Samsung 840 EVO H105 Win 10 ASUS ROG PG279 
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500GB Samsung 840 EVO H105 Win 10 ASUS ROG PG279 
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Ducky Shine 1 MX-Red Corsair AX 860i  Fractal Design Node 804 Black 
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Samsung 840 250GB Samsung 850 Evo 500GB Western Digital 1TB XSPC Raystorm + EX240 Radiator 
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post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 
Thanks very much to you all for your input. I'll go and investigate the leads you have generated and will be back to post the outcome, thanks again!
post #6 of 10
Which graphics card will you be reusing from your old rig, since this plays the biggest part in games running well?

Just wondering
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post #7 of 10
he's got a 5570
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First Build
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Samsung F3 Spinpoint 1TB Seagate Barracuda 200GB Samsung M8 Portable 1TB USB3 Buffalo Ministation 500GB USB2 
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Black Lite-on iHAS624 Black Sony AD-7280S-0B Cooler Master Hyper TX3 CPU Cooler Sharkoon Silent Eagle 1000 120mm Fan (Front) 
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Sharkoon Silent Eagle 1000 120mm Fan (Front) Cooler Master 140mm Fan (Top) Cooler Master 120mm Fan (Rear) Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 x64 
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HP w1907v 19" TFT Moniter Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Keyboard Corsair TX650 V2 Antec 300 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung F3 Spinpoint 1TB Seagate Barracuda 200GB Samsung M8 Portable 1TB USB3 Buffalo Ministation 500GB USB2 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Black Lite-on iHAS624 Black Sony AD-7280S-0B Cooler Master Hyper TX3 CPU Cooler Sharkoon Silent Eagle 1000 120mm Fan (Front) 
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Sharkoon Silent Eagle 1000 120mm Fan (Front) Cooler Master 140mm Fan (Top) Cooler Master 120mm Fan (Rear) Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP w1907v 19" TFT Moniter Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Keyboard Corsair TX650 V2 Antec 300 
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TeckNet M002 Nano Wireless Mouse Computer Desk  Asus Xonar DG 5.1 PCI Sound Card 3.5" Akasa Internal Card Reader 
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RAMOSMonitorKeyboard
G.Skill Ripjaw Blue 1.6v Win7 Ultimate 64bit LG 37LH3000 37" 1080P Havit Magic Eagle 
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RAMOSMonitorKeyboard
G.Skill Ripjaw Blue 1.6v Win7 Ultimate 64bit LG 37LH3000 37" 1080P Havit Magic Eagle 
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post #10 of 10
ok so we've finally build the rig. 990xa-ud3, 965be, recycled drives and a 5570. problem is the cpu temps....55c IDLE!! devil.gif

stock cooler, AS5. reseated, didn't help. TIM coverage fine. suggestions (other than DONT USE STOCK COOLER!) welcome.
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RAMOSMonitorKeyboard
G.Skill Ripjaw Blue 1.6v Win7 Ultimate 64bit LG 37LH3000 37" 1080P Havit Magic Eagle 
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1055t 125w @ 3.5 Gigabyte GA-890GPA UD3-H rev 1.0 F7c MSI R6950 PE OC Unlocked shaders MSI R6950 PE OC Locked shaders :( 
RAMOSMonitorKeyboard
G.Skill Ripjaw Blue 1.6v Win7 Ultimate 64bit LG 37LH3000 37" 1080P Havit Magic Eagle 
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XFX XXX 650W Cooler Master Storm Scout Havit Magic Eagle Havit 
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