Your views suggestions please.

  gengiscant 09:06 28 Oct 2009

I am looking to build a new PC soon and will have around £500.00 to spend, this could creep up a little.

This is the list, all are subject to change if you guys suggest better etc.

MOBO. Gigabyte GA-M720-US3 AMD Nvidia 720D Socket AM2+ 7.1 channel audio ATX

GPU. 1GB Sapphire HD 4870, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), 3600MHz GDDR5, GPU 750MHz, 800 Cores, 2x DL DVI-I/ HDTV, HDCP

CPU.AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000 2.2GHz 1MB Socket AM2+ 45nm Deneb

RAM. Kingston ddr2 1066 PC2 8500 X 2/3

HDD. Maxtor DiamondMax 10 6L300S0 300Gb 7200 RPM SATA drive X 2

I have a Tagan TG-480 power supply and this cpu cooler, click here

I am looking to stick it all in one of these cases.
Coolermaster Storm Sniper Tower PC Computer Case.
CoolerMaster Storm Scout Mid Tower Black Case.

Thanks folks.

  Spencer40 10:31 28 Oct 2009

Give Cube 247 a try - my mate has just bought a pc from them recently, they are reasonable priced but still use top components. have a look on their website, but if your wanting advice give them a call. My Mates system is ace, im going to be replacing my old computer at beginning of next year, im looking at the Tucana system they advertise.

  Gav5 10:52 28 Oct 2009


Gigabyte's are good mobos and that one supports most functions / processors

For an extra £30 i'd get the 4890 card.

The processor seems a bit weak. At minimum i'd go for the 6000.

You'll be wanting 4GB of 8500 ram for best bang for buck (even 6400 will do), assuming you use 64bit O/S.

Make sure your power supply has 2 pcie connectors for the graphics card.

I've always been a fan of the aluminium Antec cases myself.

Also, overclockers uk do a good range of pre-built and mobo/processor bundles, standard and overclocked.

Best of luck

  gengiscant 16:35 28 Oct 2009

Thanks will take a look, but although these days its questionable to build your own, I do get a lot of pleasure in putting one together.

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