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right so im looking to build a gaming build, ive decided what i want to buy atm, will probably be completly different after u guys give me some quality guidance buy hey
ill probably have enough for my build just after easter, so i have lots of time to change my mind, i just want to know if below is a good build an if it will all fit an be compatible.

motherboard £100ish
Asus M4A89GTD PRO/USB3

cpu £75ish
AMD Athlon II X4 640

cpu fan £17


ram £40

case £30
cit mars gaming blue

case £36
Godspeed Two Advanced
or
In Win Griffin

graphics card possibilitys
or
6850 £130

hard drive £43
will probably raid 10 these later

power supply £40
700w modular

so obvious questions
1. is it all compatible/will it all fit
2. is that cpu good value and will it bottleneck if i get crossfire with either cards
3. is the case a good one? and are cit a good value brand?
4. which card should i get?
5.will that power supply run the system with crossfired 6850s?

the total price of the above components are
£450 with the 5770
and £475 with the 6850
anything which you think is not up to standards please let me know and why and also a suggestion to what i should get
£400-£600 is about my price range and ssds are a no go for me with this budget atm
Edited by lolmattylol - 1/6/11 at 6:45pm
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post #2 of 23
I would say go for the 6850 as it would come out to be only 25 quid more but ..."It's the newer generation, refined chipset. Performs better. The 6850 actually outperforms the ATI 5830, which is better than the ATI 5770."
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post #3 of 23
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cool, do you know if its all compatible an wether i should look into better quality products for the case and psu, and if the cpu is any good? i will probably be overclocking it to around the 3.5ghz mark
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Cpu is fine if most of what you're going to be doing is gaming. Ram is ddr3 dual channel which is what the mobo and cpu support. I would recommend getting a different case because of airflow. The better the airflow the lower the ambient temperature in the case, and better temps.

a bit more expensive but Imo better, but aesthetically I could see why you wouldn't like it.
Psu is fine if you're going to be using the cards in crossfire, if not then I would get a less powerful one, maybe about 600w or less.
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haha yeah i know the case isnt good for airflow, i was thinking of somehow modding it with a pair of 120mm fans on the top with a grill, and tbh the look of that case makes me sick haha, i really think its ugly, i have heard a few things about it, an i know antec is a good make but can you not recomend a cheapish case with good airflow that isnt so ugly?
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post #6 of 23
It's a custom built rig. Get something better than cheapo generic 1333 9-9-9 prebuilt memory. You've got a choice: use it.
post #7 of 23
I would recommend a different case
post #8 of 23
Thread Starter 
what ram would you recomend? the board only uses 1333mhz?
and ive looked into different cases i like the two below, any advice would be very welcome

Godspeed Two Advanced
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post #10 of 23
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wayyyy out of my price range haha
Edited by lolmattylol - 1/6/11 at 6:40pm
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OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
windows 7 ultimate 64 hanns g 22" monitor hanns g 22" monitor Dell U2913WM 
PowerCase
Corsair 750W CXM Builder Modular 80 Plus Bronze Casecom CS-13 Full Tower 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel Core i3 3220 ASUS P8H67-M PR0 XFX HD 6870 XMS3 CLASSIC 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Samsung f3 Windows 7 ultimate Samsung SyncMaster S22B300H 22" Emprex 6310U Chiclet Ultra Slim USB Keyboard 
PowerCaseAudio
650W POWERCOOL modular ASUS TA8J1 BLACK MID CASE Trust Remo 2.0 Speaker Set - 8W RMS 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo Dell Precision T3400 power color 7870 Generic DDR 2 
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sandisk extreme samsung f3  Corsair h100 Stock Enermax T.B.Vegas Trio 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
windows 7 ultimate 64 hanns g 22" monitor hanns g 22" monitor Dell U2913WM 
PowerCase
Corsair 750W CXM Builder Modular 80 Plus Bronze Casecom CS-13 Full Tower 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel Core i3 3220 ASUS P8H67-M PR0 XFX HD 6870 XMS3 CLASSIC 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Samsung f3 Windows 7 ultimate Samsung SyncMaster S22B300H 22" Emprex 6310U Chiclet Ultra Slim USB Keyboard 
PowerCaseAudio
650W POWERCOOL modular ASUS TA8J1 BLACK MID CASE Trust Remo 2.0 Speaker Set - 8W RMS 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo Dell Precision T3400 power color 7870 Generic DDR 2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Generic 80gb Sata HDD Generic DVD reader Windows 7 Home Prem Old converted laptop screen 
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