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Old 06-09-2006, 02:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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right well i got bout £350 for my birthday n i wanna buy a new computer, i need the case and everything contained within, kinda would be better if it was 939 but im not sure about which amd are best and if you can get one cheap for a 939. i need a good graphics card to play newish games like cod2, summat in the range of an x800 or equivalent from nvidia. i can always upgrade my ram in a few months as i get a bit more cash but i need to focus on my budget. so heres a list of what i would like in my computer, oh yea, i can build it myself as well.

case anything cheap, i dont realy care what it looks like, (black)
psu (i heard value ones arnt good)
cpu (939 if poss)
RAM (value 512 if it means staying in the budget)
graphics card (as above deffo PCI-E)
MOBO (939 if poss =s as above)
Hard Drive (doesnt remotely matter bout size, upgradable)

anything else that i need

£350 buget, remember i DO NOT NEED screen, speakers, keyboard, mouse.

any ideas would be welcomed greatly as well as any advice

thank you in advance.
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Old 06-09-2006, 02:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Do not drop the RAM to 512, games will be stuter.


LN10546 AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Socket939 , Venice Core, 1.8GHz , 512KB Cache, Retail £52.30 £61.45
LN12917 Gigabyte GA-K8N51GMF NF410, S754, PCI-E (x16), DDR 400, SATA II, SATA RAID, uATX, On Board VGA £33.49 £39.35
LN13747 256Mb Leadtek 7600GS Mem Clock 800 MHz, GPU 400 MHz, 12 Pipes, Dual DVI-I HDTV £67.29 £79.07
LN11807 Aspire X-Qpack Black Silver uATX Aluminum Case with 420W v2.0PSU £58.17 £68.35
LN5013 120 Gb Seagate Barracuda 7200.7, SATA150, 7200 rpm, 8MBCache ,NCQ £33.66 £39.55
LN11746 LG GSA-4167BA Ivory 16x16 ±R Super Multi Dual Layer DVDRW/RAM Writer, OEM UK £20.45 £24.03
LN11240 1GB (2X512MB) Corsair Value Select, DDR PC3200 (400), 184 Pin, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 2.5 £50.95 £59.87
If you change any quantities, please re-calculate your basket
Scan Finance - Buy Now Pay Mar 2007
Pay £38.34 deposit and then NO payments for 9 months, then settle the balance and pay NO interest.

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Net Total £316.31

Carriage £10.00

V.A.T. £57.10

TOTAL £383.41


Slightly over, but this is the best you can do.
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Old 06-09-2006, 02:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty tyvm!!!

any more suggestions on better quality/value/advice from anyone else?

i check those products out =)
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That looks like a good build, except Trifid put a s754 mobo with a s939 CPU.

Just change that to a s939 mobo (Gigabyte is good for cheap builds) and you should be ok.
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is a micro atx the same form as that motherboard?
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my bad, with the right board:

LN10546 AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Socket939 , Venice Core, 1.8GHz , 512KB Cache, Retail £52.30 £61.45
LN13747 256Mb Leadtek 7600GS Mem Clock 800 MHz, GPU 400 MHz, 12 Pipes, Dual DVI-I HDTV £67.29 £79.07
LN11807 Aspire X-Qpack Black Silver uATX Aluminum Case with 420W v2.0PSU £58.17 £68.35
LN5013 120 Gb Seagate Barracuda 7200.7, SATA150, 7200 rpm, 8MBCache ,NCQ £33.66 £39.55
LN11746 LG GSA-4167BA Ivory 16x16 ±R Super Multi Dual Layer DVDRW/RAM Writer, OEM UK £20.45 £24.03
LN11240 1GB (2X512MB) Corsair Value Select, DDR PC3200 (400), 184 Pin, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 2.5 £50.95 £59.87
LN12214 Gigabyte GA-K8N51GMF-9 NF4, S939, PCI-E (x16), DDR 400, SATA II, SATA RAID, uATX, On Board VGA £34.19 £40.17
If you change any quantities, please re-calculate your basket
Scan Finance - Buy Now Pay Mar 2007
Pay £38.42 deposit and then NO payments for 9 months, then settle the balance and pay NO interest.

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Net Total £317.01

Carriage £10.00

V.A.T. £57.23

TOTAL £384.24



I am actually on a PC very similary specced to this (awaiting graphics card, as the X1600pro is really bad so using intergrated...)

Edit for your Q: micro ATX is the same as a ATX board but has the PCI slots knocked off basically. It is good for a cheaper build.
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yea it is int it srry for the stupid queery, any advice on a router for my downstairs dsl that can go wireless and a reciever for 2 small floors up (loft conversion bedroom) and will this effect my broadband experience? i have 2mb aol (no comments on aol ive seen enough lol) this does not have to be in my budget.
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Old 06-09-2006, 03:23 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Chech these out they suit you perfectly- some of them anyway im gonna get the £239.99 one check them out although they dont have an os.
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are you the guy hu bums ebay? cos id never trust ebay. p.s. ty for the motherboard advice, u got any on a router/usb reciever?
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hows about NO MATE this is not a forum to critisise people i was trying to help jeeez,heres da link-
http://search.stores.ebay.co.uk/Pali...dBladeQQsofpZ0
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