In need of a new build

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Hi OCUK,

I recently pre-ordered Windows 7 for a great price and now i have decided to upgrade my current system so i don't have to buy another license.

I was looking at spending no more than £400 but the lower the better.

All i need are 4 core parts.

Motherboard, CPU, Ram and CPU Cooler.

i have decided to keep my current Graphics Card (4850 1gb) and HDDs until i get more money available to upgrade them. Once I have the new system up and running of course the below parts will more than likely be sold.

I use my PC for a lot of gaming and this year will be playing Left 4 Dead 2, Fifa 10 and FM10.

I also use a lot of VMs on my machine as well as to aid my learning with servers.

What do you guys think?

I am looking to go DDR3 and i5 as i think it makes more sense than a Quad at this point.

I am a little unsure though if my 650 watt Enermax will be enough to handle the new system though so please let me know what you think?

I would like to keep the 650 due to money saving reasons but am willing to upgrade should this not work out.
 
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the 650 will be fine, if anything the new system is likely to use slightly less power, unless you upgrade your gfx card later, but for a single card set up 650 will still be plenty
Yeah Id go for i5 750, gigabyte UD2 mobo, 8 gig of GSKill Ripjaw RAM (as youre using VMs)
 
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Heres what i had in mind The UD2 is no good to me as i have two pci cards and my graphics card would overlap.
 
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I agree, the 650 watt will be fine. I was a little short sighted when I built my system so would recommend if you do decide to upgrade the power supply in the future you look toward potential upgrades so you don't have to buy twice.
 
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In that case, all looks good, not 100% sure on cooler, theres not many reviews about due to how new they are, but Id hazard a guess at it being pretty decent
 
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Interesting post as I too am thinking of doing an upgrade from a Q6600 for Windows 7 and I too run VMs.

The motherboard mentioned, can you get a Noctua for it? I've got a Noctua at the moment.

Only difference for me is that I'm running my current kit in an Antec 300 case.
 
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You can Mikey just can't say where...

Know what you mean and have already found it. Plus Noctua do a free upgrade if you show proof of purchase etc.

So that's one thing sorted, just need to decide what to do. May also hunt out a 2nd 9800GT for a SLI setup
 
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