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Old 04-27-2008, 02:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hay all, so a friends asked me to give him some options PC-wise with a budget of 400 pounds.

Hes looking to play games like assassins creed, do some basic editing in photoshop and general PC usage.

This is what I got so far, hes got a HDD he can use along with butchering the old pc for monitor/mouse/keyboard/dvd-drive, is there anything glaring obvious that Ive missed? Or a much better option then something listed?

I'm thinking the cpu might be a bottleneck, maybe OC'ing to 3ghz would solve that but maybe not, if I could push him to 450, would it be worth stepping up to a E4500 or even E6xxx (haven't checked those prices at time of posting).

CPU - E2180 OEM
GPU - Sapphire HD 3870XT 512MB
PSU - Corsair HX 520W
RAM - OCZ 2GB DDR2
Mobo - Gigabyte P35C DS2R
HS/F - ACF7 pro
Case - TT Soprano

Totals 381 before shipping.
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Old 04-27-2008, 02:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would try E6xxx. But if not, you can get by without a bottleneck at E4500. However, you wouldn't have to OC too much to get rid of bottleneck on the 2180.
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Default Re: Basic Gaming PC.

OcUK has some really good deals this week..also keep in mind you can buy a used e6400 for around 40-50 quid on ebay.

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Thanks you two, looks like ocuk has swung back round to being the cheaper site again heh.
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Their this week only deals are usually pretty cheap...also the b-grade section is worth keeping an eye on.

Otherwise I tend to prefer ebuyer and dabs
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