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Old 10-10-2006, 07:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am from the UK, and I am looking to buy a gaming pc for the games; Neverwinter Nights 2, Oblivion: Elder Scrolls and Spores.

I have a budget of between £350-£500.
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buying a pre-built pc or building your own?
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Building my own. I already have monitor, keyboad, mouse and usb ports, so not much.
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mobo Gigabyte GA-945P-S3, I945P:
http://www.komplett.co.uk/k/ki.asp?sku=324365&s=sc

CPU core 2 duo E6300:
http://www.komplett.co.uk/k/cart.asp

RAM Corsair TWIN2X 6400 DDR2:
http://www.komplett.co.uk/k/ki.asp?sku=308713&s=sc

Graphics MSI 7900GS:
http://www.komplett.co.uk/k/ki.asp?sku=325105&s=sc

Hard drive Seagate barracuda 250 gig:
http://www.komplett.co.uk/k/ki.asp?sku=320708&s=sc

total: £499.02

You could save more money by getting value ram maybe shopping around more. I think thats a decent pc for the price.
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so i'm guessing you're loking for suggestions on what to buy? elaborate please.
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I think thats a decent pc for the price.
gj baron. nice build. i was about to look some stuff up but it looks as though you handled it already.
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it was just a quick once over as I'm in work there's plenty of other sites to find cheaper parts I'm sure my build isn't the best. He could try searching the following:

www.scan.co.uk
www.overclockers.co.uk
www.savastore.co.uk
www.aria.co.uk
www.chillblast.co.uk

Although personally I don't like buying from too many places because if things go wrong its so much easier dealing with one supplier.
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Thanks for the advise. Although with psu, a tower and a dvd drive it is probally just out my price range, is there anything slightly cheaper?
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mobo Gigabyte GA-M55S-S3, nForce 550, ATX, Socket-AM2:
http://www.komplett.co.uk/k/ki.asp?s...&view=detailed

CPU AMD X2 4200+:
http://www.komplett.co.uk/k/ki.asp?sku=320790&s=sc

RAM (the OCZ ram you picked) :
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...uct_uid=114723

Hard drive Seagate barracuda 160gig :
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...gate_SATA.html

graphics card BFG 3DFuzion GeForce 7600 GT 256MB GDDR3 :
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/7600_Series.html

PSU OCZ Technology Powersupply ATX :
http://www.komplett.co.uk/k/ki.asp?sku=315953&s=sc

Case Thermaltake VC2350BNSB Mambo SuperMidi Tower :
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...ake_Cases.html

DVD drive NEC DVD-recorder ND-3570 IDE Black OEM DVD+R/+RW/DVD-R/-RW:
http://www.komplett.co.uk/k/ki.asp?sku=324680&s=sc

total: £570

Went for an AM2 setup gives you more chance to upgrade in future. Added a case and PSU to the list had originally thought you wouldn't need them as you have monitor, old case etc.

I squeezed the best setup I could for £570 lol . Although I do think the setup is worth every penny i got the 7600GT and a dual core AMD in your setup . Now to get to £500 lol a few options get the hard drive you want only 80 gigs lower the graphics card down, or go single core... I tried my best, guess you could go for an AMD 3700+ or something lower all your expectations, the PSU and case really kill the deal shame you cant use your old one. You could also buy a case PSU combo its cheaper but nasty your choice.
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