Attempting to build a new computer.

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Hi, I have recently come upon some spare cash. I have decided to build a new computer, partly because my current one is very out dated, partly for fun. I don't know a lot about computers but i'm very eager to give it a shot. I have around 600-700 euros (900-1000 dollars). I have been browsing around the interweb and I have found a few possible components that I think look good. Could you guys please let me know if these parts are compatible and any suggestions on atlernitive parts are more than welcome. thanks.

MoBO: GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P

Graphic Card: MSI RADEON HD 4870 1GB DDR5 DUAL DVI HDMI HDTV PCI-E

Processor: AMD Phenom II X3 710 2.6GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Processor

Hard drive: Dell Western Digital RAPTOR 160Gb 10000 RPM SATA Drive

PSU: Unsure (suggestions welcome)

RAM: Unsure

Case: Unsure
 
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Hi and welcome, yes those are compatible, Ive done a spec for you using OCers site, so prices are in pounds rather than euros or dollars but around the same sort of budget, gives you an idea

XFX ATI Radeon HD 4870 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card £105.00 (£91.30)
AMD Phenom II X3 Tri Core 720 Black Edition 2.80GHz (Socket AM3) - Retail £97.99 (£85.21)
Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P AMD 770 (Socket AM3) PCI-Express DDR3 Motherboard £76.99 (£66.95)
Patriot G Series AMD 4GB (2x2GB) PC3-10666 1333MHz Dual Channel (PGS34G1333LLKA) £70.99 (£61.73)
OCZ ModXStream Pro 600w Silent SLI Ready Modular Power Supply £66.99 (£58.25)
Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (HD502HJ) £41.99 (£36.51)
Antec 200 Two Hundred Ultimate Gaming Case - Black (No PSU) £37.98 (£33.03)
Sony Optiarc AD-7241S 24x DVD±RW SATA Lightscribe Optical Drive (Black) - OEM £18.99 (£16.51)
Sub Total : £449.49
Shipping cost assumes delivery to UK Mainland with:
DPD Next Day Parcel
(This can be changed during checkout) Shipping : £12.50
VAT is being charged at 15% VAT : £69.30
Total : £531.29

OK graphics card, yes thats a good choice of card, the one Ive included is a different brand purely as OcUK dont have the MSI one, there shouldnt be too much difference though
CPU thats a decent CPU, but if you can, get a hold of the 720 rather than the 710, it is a black edition chip which means the CPU multiplier is unlocked, making OCing easier, if you cant the 710 is still good, but the 720 is not normally much more and worth the small amount extra
Motherboard, thats a very good board youve included
RAM you want 4 gig of dual channel DDR3 RAM, it should be rated as 1.9v or specify for AMD/AM3 builds, Ive included this Patriot stuff as its instock on OcUK site
PSU, you can cope with 500W, Ive included 600W as the 500W one is out of stock atm, do not skimp here though, it seems like an easy place to save money but it can end up costing you more in the long run, get a decent branded one
Hard rive, with a budget build as youre doing, I wouldnt spend such a large chunk of your money on a raptor, a decent 500gig 7200rpm drive will suffice
Case The one Ive included is a bit ugly but should perform well, again a decent brand mid tower case is your best bet, you dont have to spend too much money but if you go for an unbranded/own branded case its likely to have poor cooling.

Have a read of this thread Ive written, I think youll find it useful
 
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Thank you very much for your reply, it is immensely helpful. I can actually strech to around £600-£650 so I was thinking better graphics card? maybe the XFX ATI Radeon HD 5850 1024MB GDDR5. I prosume I will also need a cpu cooler? I was also thinking of going with the Hiper Anubis Midi Tower Case, do you see any potential problems with this? so here would be my set up.



Thanks again for the help, I will take a look at your guide tomorrow after college, bed now I think.:o
 
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Yep that would be excellent, case should be fine, better than the one I included, I was just trying to keep costs down
 
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Goog good, now to get buying and building. As regards OS, what's the difference between xp 32bit and 64bit? Also, I was wondering, is a cpu cooler needed? or are they only useful for very powerful cpu's and for overclocking?. My reasoning is that you didn't mention it in your spec so maybe its not needed?
 
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if your going to overclock then get a after market cpu cooler, but if not then stick with the refernce fan. but sometimes even if you are not overclocking it is wise to buy a decent aftermarket cpu cooler to usually keep the temps down and pro long the life of your cpu
 
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ok, i'll look into getting windows 7, I imagine the home premium edition will suffice?
 
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