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Hi there,

Well my friend needs a new computer and he needs it for gaming, but he knows nothing about computers, so I told him I would sell him my pc (in the sig).

however, this will be before AMD BD releases, and i'm pretty sure it's going to be too expensive for me, so i thought i'd just make a new one based on a 955BE. Would you recommend the 965BE? or even stepping up to a 6 core? if yes, which one.

I plan on doing some overclocking but not a lot, atleast 3.6 on the 955. I use my PC for gaming and the occasional video editting, but my current pc can handle my needs.

Here is the build:

AMD Phenom II x4 955 BE
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/amd-p...l-cache-retail

XFX 6850 Black Edition Dual Fan
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-x...2x-dvi-hdmi-dp

Corsair XMS3 4GB DDR3 1600 MHz
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/4gb-%...-9-24-xmp-165v

Asus M4A79XTD EVO AMD 790X AM3 Motherboard
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-...sata-3gb-s-atx

Samsung 1Tb spinpoint f3
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/ss1tb...-89-ms-ncq-oem

Powercool 750w Modular PSU
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/750w-...ing-dual-rails

Coolermaster Storm Scout
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/coole...u-%28gaming%29

Coolermaster Hyper 212+
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/coole...m2-am2plus-am3

Coolermaster R4 BLue LED
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/120mm...quiet-case-fan

Arctic Cooling MX-3
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/arcti...ermal-compound

It roughly comes to £600, which is what i'd like to spend up to, what do you guys think?

thanks in advance (and sorry for the long read )
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post #2 of 25
Ye, 955 BE is good. If you are only looking for 3.6Ghz, 955BE is the one to have. Also I hear that powercool PSU's are bad. Get something like Corsair/Seasonic/XFX/NZXT.


Also, sorry if this is off topic, I see you are in UK, and I was looking, if possible to sell some of my components. Just let me know if interested, I can give you price. Once again I am sorry if this is off topic.
    
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post #3 of 25
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Oh I didn't know powercool were bad, I've got a 550w one in my current rig, i'll look into it. Cheers.

Cheers Cee, Ill let you know.
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post #4 of 25
Looks good (apart from the PSU i'd switch that)
Don't understand why you wouldn't wait for Bulldozer, you can't really say you won't be able to afford it if you don't know the prices.
I'd say wait for BD, but if oyu need the ocmputer now just get that with a different PSU
    
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post #5 of 25
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Alright, I would've thought they would have to compete with Intel so it would be just a little less than that. Any power supply you would recommend but still fairly cheap?
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post #6 of 25
get the gskill 1600mhz ram with cas7. change psu, corsair 650w would be fine, you can even take the corsair vx550. if budget permits, go for evga gtx560 oc edition. lastly, 955be c3 can reach 3.6/3.8ghz like a charm.
    
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I have this psu it works like a charm...... http://www.ebuyer.com/product/159708 and all the reviews of it were in favour for some reason theve gone back to only 1 review probably due to relisting.....
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Also for a couple of £ more you can get this mobo http://www.ebuyer.com/product/236462
which has a higher phase for OC, I got the EVO M by mistake and am now getting the EVO V.......
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Quote:
Originally Posted by moonmanas View Post
Also for a couple of £ more you can get this mobo http://www.ebuyer.com/product/236462
which has a higher phase for OC, I got the EVO M by mistake and am now getting the EVO V.......
couldnt agree more, curently using the 88tdv evo usb3. great oc support, 8+1 phase and sata 3 if I wanna use high speed disk drives. Also has an extra pci-e slot but sadly its just 4x.
    
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