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Old 04-28-2006, 02:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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well my time has come people for me neeeew build, i have £1500, and i need a laptop, just a cheapo one, just for typing, and what ever is left for a pc, for gaming pc, not that i game much now, but ya know....why not eh...from

oh yea that need to include, monitor, speakers keyboard and mouse.


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Old 04-28-2006, 02:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well if you need a cheap laptop, dell offer an unbelievably comptetive one for about £350 something like that, and its not that bad, the build quality is very good.

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Old 04-28-2006, 03:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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well ill get sumink off ebay for 200£...reformat it, and maby a couple upgrade, it dosnt have to do much, just be typed on, so thats at least 1000£ for the rest of the pc
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Old 04-28-2006, 03:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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well first off 1500 pounds ( speaking of which, how do u make the pound sterling symbol on this forum) does not equal $2800, BECAUSE the price ( numberwise, not currenvy conversion) is the same in America or Britain, because its way MORE expensive in britain so.......yeah u only have the equivalen of $1500-$1700 to spend not $2800.
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ahhh crap, yea i forgot about the grosly overpriced UK prices...yea valid point...either way id get it from here

hey are u uk?
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Old 04-29-2006, 04:04 AM   #6 (permalink)
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heres what i got so far, i may get a differnt graphics card, and ill see if i can get some of the stuff cheaper elsewhere, i still need a few things new hsf for eg.

dfi ut nf4

hiper 580w psu

2gb crucial value

2 250mb cavier HDD in raid

athlon 4400


razer mouse

saitek eclipse

creative labs 5.1 speakers

belinea 20.1" widescreen
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Old 04-29-2006, 10:16 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Good choice of PSU, Those are great, im using the blue one. THe Ultra-D by DFI is a great mobo.

Instead of the 7800GTX go for the 7900GT

Nice keyboard, i have the same.

Nice mouse although i prefer Logitech.
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Old 04-29-2006, 11:58 AM   #8 (permalink)
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ya don't get 7800gtx
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Old 04-29-2006, 11:59 AM   #9 (permalink)
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yea i found the 7900gtx for 310pounds including vat...hooah

is the 4400 X2 a good bet ill be OCing it, and i know the optys OC well but this is a similar price, will OC well to, and has th mb of cache

also everyone says how raid is undtable, if it fails how do you fix it, is it a re-install of windows, how likly is it to fail?
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Old 04-29-2006, 12:03 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Hi im from UK and just built my first computer. (specs in sig) It cost me about £650 altogether which i thought was pretty good.(but didnt buy monitor, gfx card, speakers, mouse, keyboard) I bought from and these are the best sites. scan has a today only section so look there for offers and has a week only section. You should check em out.

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