Originally Posted by Harry01
Hi guys thanks for the very helpful replys!
i do live in UK so newegg is not available but its cool as i know what type of things to buy now and they roughly amount to same price in pounds, overclocks.co.uk is a good site, interesting about x4 alternative to x6 i did think that too!
Hello mate, here's a couple other excellent sites to have a butchers at.
There is an Overclock.co.uk
aswell, but those three are the best three, with very good prices and very reliable service to boot.
As far as you're GPU goes, for 200 smackeroonies you can get yourself a 460 or a 470 on the Green Team:- http://www.scan.co.uk/Shop/Computer-...-E-(448-Cores)
Outta those, I highly recommend a 1GB 460.
The MSI Cyclone or HAWK Talon Attack, The EVGA FTW and the Gigabyte SOC are the cream of the crop there, and the Asus TOP at Overclockers.
I recommend them over the 470 due to the fact the 470 runs much hotter (thus upping your case ambient), consumes more power, and the 460 at OC'd levels keeps up with the 470 easily (except at stupid high res).
You can always put back the 40 quid into savings for a second and get "SLI Hacked" Drivers for your Mobo and run SLI later, or pick up the 560 when it arrives, or the 570 when it drops in price.
For the red Team you have:-
6850, 5850 and 6870
There's also an XFX 5870 going at Scan and Overclockers for 206 and 187 quid.
If you went for an X4, I'd leave the 965 and hit up the 970 if you're gonna go all out it's newer and OC's better, and AFAIK doesn't run as warm as the 965.
For the X6's you've also got the newer 1100T, as again, the 1090T while a brilliant chip, is older, the newer chips will run better in general.
You're paying up to 30 quid more for the 1100T over the 1090, but it's not just the 100Mhz increase you're paying for, it's newer revised, so again will run better and slightly cooler than the 1090T.
With cool temps being your friend with AMD's, every degree helps.
To be honest, it depends on the money you're willing to throw into the build, and if you'd any plans to upgrade to Bulldozer AM3+ next year, or rather how long you wanted this build to last. Also what you primarily use your PC for. (Solely gaming with web browsing, any video or picture rendering etc.)