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Old 01-04-2008, 09:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Gaming rig for my friend: budget: £475 max, he is using his current HD so there is no need for a new one.

Case: Casecom LG-3360 Black Mid-Tower Windowed Case with Red LED and Red LED 12cm Front Fan - No PSU - Ebuyer
Mobo: ASUS P5K-E/WIFI-AP AiLifestyle Series P35 Socket 775 Socket eSATA 8 channel Audio ATX Motherboard - Ebuyer
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 2.66GHz 1333FSB Socket 775 4MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor - Ebuyer
RAM: Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) DDR2 PC2-5300 CL=5 UNBUFFERED NON-ECC DDR2-667 1.8V - Ebuyer
GPU: Sapphire HD 3850 Pro 256MB GDDR3 Dual DVI TVO PCI-E Graphics Card - Ebuyer
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Home SP2B x32bit OEM 1PK CD - Ebuyer
PSU: Antec Basiq Power 500W ATX 12V PSU - Ebuyer

Total: £451.49
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Nice build. I'm at work so I can't check the links... hope the case is a nice one.
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Yeah, looks good. A few things that stood out:

you could save and get a P35-DS3R mobo, losing the xfire support and Wifi-AP

I don't know about that PSU. It may be great but if you are going to save cash, the PSU is NOT the place to do it.

I'd say spend a bit more on a Corsair HX 520.

The VX450 is also good, but a little on the down side. I would think that the 520 would be enough if you want to xfire, but there is the 620 as well. All of these are really good.
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for just about 40 euros more you can upgrade to the Q6600, but other than that it looks like a good build.
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He dosnt really need quad core and dosnt have the budget, and about the PSU i used it in another freinds pc i built, Athlon 4200+, ATI X1550 2GB DDR2 MSI matx mobo, 80GB SATA HD, the PSU has been going strong in that build so far and it is of good quality and again he dosnt have the budget to stretch to a corsair PSU as he probly wont be xfiring anyway
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This ram is much better.

Kingston 2GB Kit (2x1gb) DDR2 800MHz/pc2-6400 Hyperx Memory Unbuffered Cl4(4-4-4-12) Non-ECC 2.0v - Ebuyer

if he cant stretch his budget that far, at least get this: (but the kingston is alot better than the corsair)

Corsair 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 XMS2 Memory Non-ECC Unbuffered CL5(5-5-5-12) Heat Spreader Lifetime Warranty - Ebuyer.

Save some more with this board:

Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3 iP35 Socket 775 8 channel audio ATX Motherboard - Ebuyer
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what about a hard drive?
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lol he already has one and Vaanish if he goes with thhat board then he may be able to get a Q6600
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You could get vista for an extra £5 on top of what you are paying for xp, but i suppose XP is better at the moment for games to run on, but furture games will be designed for vista something you may want to think about
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Lol, butt i can always give him my copy of vista when he wants to make the switch so its all covered
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