Originally Posted by Coxy
Hey guys, I was looking to build a budget system with the Phenom II X2 555 CPU. I've spent ages researching but I am still not sure what motherboard or PSU to get. I won't be needing a graphics card. I was looking to spend about Â£300 on the whole system (or less). So far the Asus M4A785TD-V EVO motherboard looks good, but if you guys could give me any other suggestions I would be very grateful. My budget for the mobo is about Â£70. Also, could you recommend any good PSUs? Thanks.
Here is a quick build coming in at Â£281. The mobo is Phenom x2 compatible and has a core unlocker on it. (http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=pr...9&maincat_no=1
). Fairly cheap too. PSU is made by Corsair, a reputable manufacturer for making solid PSU's. Likewise with RAM. I have a Corsair PSU and its whisper quiet. Not sure about the case but it has good reviews, mid sized. The Phenom x2 (x4) is lovely, but remember it is a lucky dip on whether you can unlock those hidden cores or not.
edit: Just seen this AntecTruePower PSU on ebuyer, I've heard good things about these. 650w too (Plenty Futureproof). Â£16 off. http://www.ebuyer.com/product/159920Edited by pale - 1/5/11 at 2:11pm