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Old 12-10-2007, 07:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, well basically i built my computer at the start of the year and everythings gone good, but i slacked on keeping up with whats new and whats a good buy, so im not sure how to go about a new budget rig for my little brother.

We basically need everything within the tower, ONLY 1GB of a RAM which we'll purchase another 1GB of in january / febuary because we can't afford it at the moment.

The computer should be able to run new games well, COD4 and around that.

prefer intel / nvidia.

case i guess i can sort myself, any help would be appreciated.
and we don't need a Hard drive

i need:

- mobo
- gcard
- processor
- case
- psu
- ram (1gb, and plan on purchasing another GB later)

all within 400. we have everything else.

using british sites ;

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thanks in advance
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Old 12-10-2007, 07:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Gigabyte GA-P35C-DS3R Socket 775 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard - Ebuyer
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Intel Pentium Dual Core E2180 2GHz Socket 775 800MHz FSB L2 1MB Cache Retail Box Processor - Ebuyer
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Arctic Cooling AC-FRZ-7P Freezer 7 Pro Socket 775 Processor Cooler - Ebuyer
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Crucial Ballistix 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 667MHz/PC2-5300 CL3 2.1 V unbuffered non-ECC - Ebuyer
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Gigabyte 8800GT 512MB GDDR3 Dual DVI PCI-E Graphics Card - Ebuyer
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Total = 392

Overclock the e2180 to 3.0ghz or more and you'll have a very fast gaming comp.
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Thanks,

Whys the RAM so cheap? I'm pretty sure i paid like 150ish for my 2GB :/

And i might buy a better processor than that rather than OC it...

other than that it all seems good,

what would you suggest if i just got 1GB of RAM instead of 2, and a better processor, might need to fit a case in, too.

any other suggestions anyone?
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Ram is cheap because DDR2 prices are extremely low at the moment. It's very good ram.

Also I HIGHLY suggest overclocking as it's REALLY easy and will save you tons of money.

If you want a better processor then you'll have to spend more...and 1gb ram is pointless since 2gb kits are so cheap.
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Thanks, anyone elses opinions are very much appreciated :]
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yeah DDR2 is pocket money, im still using DDR and it costs twice as much!
Looks like a good build for 400
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Yeah thats an awesome build for the money. you could even get a P35-DS3L to save you a few quid (although I can't find it on eBuyer- try scan.co.uk or overclockers.co.uk to compare total prices), and that might allow you enough to get a case, at a slight stretch (but what is 20 anyway)
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Thanks, can anybody tell me how this compares?

My brother, whom im building it for has found this prebuilt computer, i've always been against pre-built but this does seem rather good...

Arbico Performance PentiumD Custom Built Computer PC Packages - Custom built Computers - Buy cheap computers & discount gaming PCs in UK

Designed around the Intel PentiumD 64 Bit Dual Core CPU, this PC brings the latest Dual Core technology to your desktop.

Standard Configuration:
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Intel Pentium D 6.0Ghz (3.0Ghzx2) Dual Core CPU
Asrock Conroe 1333-D667 Motherboard
512MB ATI Radeon X1650PRO OR nVidia Geforce 7600GS 512MB Graphics Card
2 GB Kingston 667Mhz PC5300 DDR2 RAM
250GB SATA Hard Disk
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1 Year Return To Base Warranty

I just want an opinion on it, im still determined in building one for him.
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Very slow processor, abysmal graphics card, crap ram, terrible motherboard.

The other puter above is a gajillion times faster even @ stock.
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Thanks, thats all i needed to hear.
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