New pc need help with parts

  MrTeamTactical 12:44 15 Dec 2011

hey guys im building a new pc because christmas is coming up and i am getting some money and selling my old gaming pc for an upgrade and i have come to under £600 for

a sharktoon t9 ATX:

Corsair 1600 c9 8gb 1600mhz ddr3 :

A Sapphire 6870:

For the CPU im a bit stuck on deciding on quad or hex core i have £150 for it and i have found a hex for that price but not sure

a samsung 2tb hard drive :

a Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 SKT-AM3+ Motherboard :

and for PSU i have a 700w arctic power :

Please could you guys tell me if this would work and if the prices are good or i should get differant parts i can go upto about £700 max if i need a few more upgrades

Thanks MrTeamTactical

  KRONOS the First 16:33 15 Dec 2011

An alternative selection of parts.

Mobo: GA-Z68P-DS3 - £75.22 LN41414

RAM: 4gb 1600mhz DDR3 - £24.48 LN37493

SSD: OCZ 60GB Vertex 2E - £82.32 LN33702

HDD: 1 x 500GB - £31.43 LN28751

PSU: EZcool 500W - £25.67 LN8039

GPU: XFX HD 6870 £137.62 LN37721

CASE: Coolermaster Elite 430 £38.38 LN34936

CD/DVD: SATA DVDRW £13.99 LN39605

Which comes to about £624.32 with postage.

The LN numbers you can just put in the search bar at Scan Computing.

I think having 1 large Hard-drive is asking for trouble as if it fails you could loose everything, so I would suggest splitting the 2TB to 2 x 1TB. you certainly do not need a 700W PSU for your selection a decent 500W will be plenty.

Quad or hex core? you will be unlikely to use the full 6 cores so little point in buying one,so it would be like paying for a car with 6 wheels when 4 would do you just fine.

You do not mention your OS and whether you need to buy that and will it be 64BIT otherwise there is no point in 8GB RAM.

I have also included an SSD in my build but that can easily be swapped for another Sata HDD.

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