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Old 07-10-2006, 04:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, This is my first [well second really since budget was lowered] computer list build which I compiled [with some help]. I need all your oppinions:

The pc is designed for playing games such as Sims 2, AOE II / III [age of empires], MSN, Emailling, internet, watching videos all that stuff. Nothing too high end and gaming won't be frequent like day to day for 2 hours +

[b][Btw, Most of these items will be purchased on ebay, and before anyone asks yes they'll be new not used]

Ok well here it goes..

Motherboard:

http://www.cclonline.com/product-inf...ufacturer_id=0
[Lowered price I found it for.. £33]

CPU:

http://www.cclonline.com/product-inf...ufacturer_id=0
[Lowered price: £56]

Video Card:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Brand-New-MSI-...QQcmdZViewItem

Ram:
http://www.cclonline.com/product-inf...ufacturer_id=0

PSU:
http://www.cclonline.com/product-inf...ufacturer_id=0

My budget is around £200

Some Questions:

- With the PSU, is it good to go?
- Will I need a network card? I'm planning to use a wireless adapter thing which recieves signals from the main ADSL modem box. [It will be connected to the PC via a USB]

Thanks If anyone other info is required please ask
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Old 07-10-2006, 04:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Build looks ok... I can't comment on the video card, as eBay is blocked at work... The PSU should be ok... personally, I would go with Antec Truepower series, but to each their own...

With network connectivity, that motherboard has a built in 10/100 NIC, but for wireless you will need either a PCI wireless card, or a USB dongle to get wireless connectivity.

Not sure if you already have these, but you failed to mention the following...
&nbsp&nbsp -Monitor
&nbsp&nbsp -Case
&nbsp&nbsp -Hard Drive (I recommend Seagate)
&nbsp&nbsp -Wireless adaptor (make SURE it is compatible with the modem/router)
&nbsp&nbsp -Optical Drive
&nbsp&nbsp -Input devices (keyboard, mouse)

Other than that, looks good.

EDIT: Forgot to mention that I also have that AMD 64 3500+ CPU... You could actually go with a slower one, 3200+ or 3000+ and save a few bucks, and overclock it to 3500+ speeds VERY easily. I have my 3500+ (stock @ 2.2Ghz) currently clocked at 2.36 Ghz... not really THAT impressive, but that was with less than 10 minutes changing settings in BIOS and rebooting... With OC'ing, you just have to be sure that you are keeping the CPU cool enough.
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Old 07-10-2006, 04:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hmm, ok. I already have all that stuff. Not worth mentioning apart from my HDD which is a seagate 7200.10 320gb. [All bought a month back]

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it depens if u wanna do gaming or anything but that graphics card is good as long as u dont plan to do any seriously high quality settings
its also a good brand and shood be reliable
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btw - the games u have said u want to play will not cause u any grief because the graphics card process it with one hand behind its back (and it aint got no hands LOL)
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Sorry didn't get you there
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yeh, the graphics card is fine for those games!
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Oh right ok Thanks
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