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post #1 of 5
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I want to upgrade my friends computer. I was thinking of something like this.

MD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2 GHz 6MB L3 Cache Retail Boxed Processor
£116.50

motherboard
Asus M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 880G
£81.20


RAM
G-Skill 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz
£54.87

Total: £252.57

his power supply 230v /50Hz will i need to upgrade this?


My friend has a nvidia gtx 260.


Also he wants to know if he should get rid of this XPS-730 case? There is nothing wrong with it. I added fans on the front to hide the inside so he can brag on youtube he has a XPS 730



So what do you think?
Edited by jamie6747 - 1/16/11 at 8:01am
post #2 of 5
Those parts will all work with each other if that's what you're asking.

Not sure where you're from or what prices are like around you but you might be able to get a better Intel setup(mobo/proc) for less since the new i3/5/7 came out on the 9th.

If the PC is pretty much only used for gaming then either the AMD 955 or something like the i5 760(intel) will be plenty.
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post #3 of 5
Yeah, That will go nicely together, If he has a good CPU cooler, maybe he could overclock it as well
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post #4 of 5
looks good to me.
post #5 of 5
Yes it will work fine, the board supports the cpu and choices seem to be a pretty good build, best of luck.
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