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Old 11-15-2008, 10:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I was wondering if you guys could help me out and make me a ~$2000 (can go a bit over) pc, including a nice monitor + gaming keyboard + mouse. I wont really be overclocking, just using for gaming, and ofc internet/work etc. I'm in the UK so everything must be bought here, and in £s the budget is £1300 up to a max of about £1500. First time building a pc and I don't know where to start .

Hope you guys can help!
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Old 11-15-2008, 10:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Here you go simple and easy
KustomPCs.co.uk - Asus P5Q Motherboard
KustomPCs.co.uk - Asus ATI Radeon EAH4870/HTDI/512M
KustomPCs.co.uk - Seagate 500Gb Barracuda NCQ 7200.11
KustomPCs.co.uk - G.Skill 4Gb PQ DDRII PC8000
KustomPCs.co.uk - Samsung S203B SATA DVD-RW
KustomPCs.co.uk - PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610 PSU

KustomPCs.co.uk - Intel Core 2 DUO E8200 775 2.66Ghz CPU 45nm
or this if you don't want to overclock at all
KustomPCs.co.uk - Intel Core 2 DUO E8500 775 3.16Ghz CPU 45nm
KustomPCs - HTPC, Gaming, CarPC, Cooling and Modding Products in the UK !

KustomPCs.co.uk - Razer Tarantula Gamers Keyboard UK Layout
KustomPCs.co.uk - Razer Deathadder Mouse Blue
KustomPCs.co.uk - Asus VW222U 22" TFT Widescreen

Leaves £250 to play with by estimate for a case and upgrading parts you also need an OS
KustomPCs - HTPC, Gaming, CarPC, Cooling and Modding Products in the UK !

Anything thats not in stock just email Graeme on sales@kustompcs.co.uk as he owns the store he will give you a heads up possibly some cheap deals aswell as your a larrge order
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Wow thanks! I have two more questions:

1. Which of the two processors should I get if i dont intend to overclock at all? "KustomPCs.co.uk - Intel Core 2 DUO E8200 775 2.66Ghz CPU 45nm" or KustomPCs.co.uk - Intel Core 2 DUO E8500 775 3.16Ghz CPU 45nm?
2. I dont need an OS or any software etc. because i can get for free through work, so what would you suggest putting rest of budget in? Otherwise i could save that for future for upgrades or something. With this vurrent setup you've suggested, is there any current game i wouldnt be able to run well?

Thanks again!

ps: I don't wanna build it myself, as i know i'll mess it up. Would KustomPCs be able to build it for me, and if not where could i get it built? my local computer guy charges £60 just for a callout, so was wondering if theres anything cheaper (I'm in London).

edit: do i need a power supply?
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1.E8500 if you don't intend to overclock
2. You still need a case I would suggest a lian li or silverstone as they're excellently made with subtle styling compared to the more "bling" cases other manufacturers release. The page I linked to has some excellent mid-full size cases otherwise just have a browse through the entire case section. Save your spare pennies after that.
3. I could build it for you I am in Essex and only 40 mins away but email Graeme on sales@kustompcs.co.uk to find out if they can build onsite they use to offer to
4. I have included a psu on the original list KustomPCs.co.uk - PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610 PSU

Btw that list of parts will run Vista like a pro but if your going to use xp you can scale back the ram to this KustomPCs.co.uk - Team Elite 2Gb DDR2-PC6400 as xp won't use the xtra gb's.

N.B. send me a pm if you want me to build for you
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WARNING: DON'T GET THIS PARTS!

There is Intel i7. You can get one with your budget. I'll help you. Give me some time.

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and a mobo?

Thanks for extra feedback

edit: other than above site, do you know any other reliable and relatively cheap UK stores which sell custom parts?
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Yes, go with the i7 920. I'm not sure which are the good motherboards for the new processors yet, but I think the Asus P6T is okay, or a Gigabyte X58 board.
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Yes, go with the i7 920. I'm not sure which are the good motherboards for the new processors yet, but I think the Asus P6T is okay, or a Gigabyte X58 board.
EErrrrmmmmm fairly hard to do with that budget you obviously don't realise how much of a price premium us British spend compared to north America most things are double the price (before conversion and change teh sign $ to a £) even though the conversion rate is in our favour lol. A I7 build at the minimum will cost you £550 my mobo/cpu/ ram is £300 do you want to pay twice as much to get approx 10% (in the benchmarks I have seen) performance increase its not a good trade off imo but your money to spend. I7 was released this month hence why its so expensive it will be about 3 years before I believe it will be the standard so will have a huge premium if you buy atm just put your savings from this computer to the side until your next pc.

Other Uk stores:
overclockers.co.uk
scan.co.uk
ebuyer.com
dabs.com

I prefer Kustom as they are a small shop and give truly quality service yes their prices aren't quite as cut throat as some of the larger online stores but if you give Graeme an email I have mentioned several time he will probably give you a discount.
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