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I live in the UK and am about to start in the world of building a computer, with help from my dad(he has experience) i am looking to build a setup for things such as small gaming(not worried about everything in max settings) at playable fps, i will also be converting films from time to time, it will be on a 32" tv.

I have about £300 to spend between graphics, motherboard and processor and will be getting other parts over time.

I have been looking for a wile to find out what i want and i think AMD is the way to go for my budget.
I have heard good reviews on the phenom 960t black edition and the 965 black edition but i dont know what would be best.
i would be overclocking it and maybe think of a new cooler or watercooling depending on what people think.

The mobo i have heard is one of the best is asus and the sabertooth 990fx and crosshair v but i think thats a little out of my budget.

I need ideas on a graphics card tho as i dont have a clue, if i get a mid range and one day another or 2 low range, i want a balanced system so its not all bottle necking.

I also need ideas on all other aspects of the system.

http://www.ebuyer.com/291428-coolermaster-cm690-ii-white-with-600w-silent-pro-gold-psu-eb-692a-wwg600

i like this case and psu, I want the system to be as quiet as possable but not worried if i hear fans as it needs to be cool.

Memory would Corsair Vengeance 12GB DDR3 1600Mhz Memory be ok to use?

I would be getting a hdd not a ssd for now but maybe one day i will upgrade, will be about 1tb.

Please feel free to give ideas.

Thanks
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post #2 of 27
I would say AMD setup. Maybe Phenom II?

That said these parts can be acquired cheaply via the marketplace. ( find a cheap mobo + cpu combo)

For graphics? The 460 is a great card for the price and if you want to spend a little more, 560ti is another great choice
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i said in the previous post, im looking at phenom II either the 965 or the 960t.

thanks i will look into the graphics cards and see, would the 460 or 560 be good to upgrade with another in the future?
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I think you are making a mistake building a new computer and using last generation tech. An FX is the better choice.

And the 460 is not a good value. A 6850 for the same price or less will run circles around a 460.

Edit to add: I was thinking of a 550 when I made the statement above. The regular 460 is pretty close to a 6850 in performance. For similar money I would go for the 6850.
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hello's,
there are a new range of amd apu's coming out really soon,they offer very good value.its got a graphics chip inside the cpu so from a budget persective you can hold off buying a graphics card for some time,that should enable you to get the best a10 apu availble.the thing that will cost is you will need some fast ram as they benefit from fast ram (ddr3 2133 £60ish).

the A10 5800k is the best one.
http://news.softpedia.com/news/AMD-Trinity-A10-5800K-Performance-Tested-Provides-50-Faster-Graphics-259848.shtml

it will need a fm2 motherboard.
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Surely 300 quid wouldnt go far with anything newer though...?
 
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Surely 300 quid wouldnt go far with anything newer though...?

Thats what im thinking, im not looking to build the best money can buy IM ON A BUDGET AND A STRICT ONE AT THAT! The fx series has allways got bad reviews. The 960t is allways the one i get told to get, but i was seeing what people think, yes even if i can get the A10 NEWEST AND BEST ON THE MARKET IT WILL COST MORE THAN I WANT TO SPEND AND A GPU IS SOMETHING RECOMMENDED FOR ANY GAMING RIG NO MATTER OF COST OR PERFORMANCE
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anyone think of anything?
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^this. i would highly recommend the 960T but you will need a good motherboard and a good cooler. if you are going for fx, go with the 6100 but that, too, will require a decent board.

the 960T is still available there?
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