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Old 12-28-2005, 10:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Im in the UK, I want a PC for Video Authoring and Gaming (Games like Half Life, Halo ect ect)

I was originally going to buy a Dell XPS or an Alienware, until ppl on here told me It would be better to build one.

I Have about £1300 to spend (According to todays exchange rate this is $2,248.65)

I Have No Idea as to what I need to buy. So can anyone here compile a good list of hardware for my budget?

I Will Be Needing a Screen, Keyboard and Mouse with this.


Some Things I Would Like (If you have alternatives that will be better just let me know)
- Dual Core Processor (AMD or Intel??)
- At Least 1GB Ram (Preferably 2gb)
- Latest Graphics Card, 7800?


Is it fairly easy to put together once I have everything? The most I have ever done inside a computer is install a DVD Drive, and all I can rememeber from that is seeing a load of complicated looking chips ect.

Am I jumping into the deep end trying to build a gaming pc as my first?

Finally, would I be better off buying one of these ???http://www.meshcomputers.com/xtreme_series.aspx

I apprietiate any help

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http://www.dabs.com/productlist.aspx...=11003&tab=cat

<<<Dont know if they are skanky prices, but its one of the only suppliers i could find. (Everything is more expensive in the uk anyway )
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I guess you wont be OC'ing
hmm maybe you should just be SLI prepared

DFI UT NF4 SLI-DR
Corsair valueselect 2*1GB
X2 4400+
Thermaltake soprano case
OCZ 600W power supply
no evga in UK am i right? leadtek 7800GTX (512MB/256MB)
Viewsonic 19" 2MS LCD
Seagate hdd sata II or raptors
Saitek eclipse/g15
MX518, big hand, razor, small hand, G5/Copperhead, medium
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Thanks PZEROFGH, still a little confusing tho (DFI UT NF4 SLI-DR??)
Some of the things you posted I dont know what they are (MX518, big hand, razor, small hand, G5/Copperhead, medium)

Can somone fill this in for me?
Checklist for a computer build:

CPU = ''Price'' =
Motherboard = ''Price'' =
RAM = ''Price'' =
Video Card = ''Price'' =
Hard Drive = ''Price'' =
Optical Drive = ''Price'' =
Power Supply = ''Price'' =
Case = ''Price'' =
Monitor = ''Price'' =

Total Build Cost =
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Prices will be from ebuyers.co.uk

CPU = ''Price'' = X2 4400+
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=91327
350 with vat
Motherboard = ''Price'' =
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=86395
136 with vat
RAM = ''Price'' =
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=80145
couldnt find any corsair valueselect 145VAT
Video Card = ''Price'' =
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=92707
Leadtek 7800GTX 328 with VAT
Hard Drive = ''Price'' = how big?
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=87663
69 with VAT
Optical Drive = ''Price'' =
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=97315
29 with VAT
Power Supply = ''Price'' =
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=98562
59 with VAT
Case = ''Price'' =
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...uct_uid=100822
53 with VAT
Monitor = ''Price'' =
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=92167
262 with VAT

Total Build Cost =

keyboard
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=90167
28 with VAT

if you have a big hand go with the MX518 or G5 if you have a small hand go with the razor, if you want somkething else go with the copperhead

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=94280

42 with VAT

total is 1364
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I'm in a similar position to zach, bar the fact that I've got less to spend. I'm in the UK. eBuyer UK looked good to me as well, but the resellerating, like nearly ALL other uk computer shops is very poor:
http://www.resellerratings.com/seller8813.html

Not to intrude on zach2k6's thread but the subject of seemingly so few reliable uk component shops seems odd .. . .
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It seems that they are one of the cheapest places to buy, but people are mainly complaining about delivery
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