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Old 08-19-2008, 08:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Case
Cooler Master Elite RC 330 ~ £30 ~ Scan

PSU
500w FSP Blue Storm II ~ £58 ~ Scan

Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-P31-DS3L ~ £45 ~ Amazon

Processor
1.6GHz Dual Core Intel Pentium E2160 ~ £43 ~ Amazon

RAM
2GB Corsair TwinXXMS2 DDR2 PC2-6400 ~ £33 ~ Scan

Cooling
Artic Cooling Freezer Pro 7 ~ £15 ~ Scan

Graphics Card
256mb XFX Geforce 8800GT ~ £90 ~ Scan

Hard Drive
160gb Hitachi 7k160 ~ £27 ~ Scan

Optical Drive

Optiarc AD-7200A-0B ~ £15 ~ Dabs

Operating System
I haven't decided whether to use Windows XP Professional or Windows Vista Home Premium.

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This is going to be my first ever build so I'm wandering if this is a good build or has anyone got recommendations for a better, but cheaper build? Im not looking to spend much money. The computer will be used mainly for:
- Casual Gaming
- Watching Movie's
- Internet Browsing
- Photoshop Editing
- Burning/Ripping DVD's

Thankyou very much if you can help,
Liam.
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If youre not going to be doing any gaming, you can probably get a cheaper video card. something like an 8600. Id use that money and get a better processor. something like the q6600. ive never heard of that brand of psu. check here *READ FIRST* Power Supply Guide for better brands. the hard drive seems kind of small, youll probably want to double that to a 250 Gb at a minimum and with western digital or seagate. id try to find more specific stuff, i just cant use the foreign sites, and im not the best with the euro...
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Default Re: Need Advice: This a good build?

LoL it's the guy with the same name as me IRL

I remember you had an account last year with the same name but no numbers? You really freaked me out.

Anyway you want to change the processor to maybe a E7200 or Q6600 as mentioned by jasonalwaysready. Look at the Corsair 450vx for a power supply and change the graphics card to a 8800gs/9600gso.
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stick withthe 8800gt. its cheap and will help you with your gaming over the 8600.
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The 8800gt in his build is the 256mb version which is terrible. Go with either the 8800gs/9600gso, which are better.

Or if you can find a 8800gt 512MB in your price range that would be better than 8800gs/9600gso and the 8800gt 256MB
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