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Old 08-30-2007, 11:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Going for a new PC, and have about 600-650 gbp to spend, not exactly the biggest gamer ever, but I do like to play some games now and then. Just wondering what you guys think of the build I've chosen or if you can give any advice on it

Total Cost: 578gbp (Custom Setup from Komplett.co.uk)
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PC box
SoftThinks Installation software,
Gigabyte Triton 180 Black
AXP Powersupply ATX 630W Retail SLI,
Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R, P35, Socket-775,
Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 2.0GHz Socket
Corsair TWIN2X 5400 DDR2, 2048MB PC5400
Point of View GeForce 8600GT 512MB,
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 250GB SATA2
NEC DVDRW burner AD-5170 IDE Black OEM,
PC with no operating system
Saitek Football Optical Mouse UK 800dpi
Trust Compact Keyboard KB-1120,
LG 19" LCD L1919S-SF TCO-03 Silver,
D-Link DWL-G510 PCI 54Mbps
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Old 08-30-2007, 11:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You don't need the 512mb card, but then again its only a few bucks more.
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You don't need the 512mb card, but then again its only a few bucks more.
Since I'll be using this PC for quite some time I thought I might as well pay a little extra for that card, it was 30usd/15gbp more than the one I was gonna buy originally which was 256 8500.
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Instead of using a site which builds a pc to your needs buy the parts you want inside your pc from a site like aria It will turn out cheaper.
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Instead of using a site which builds a pc to your needs buy the parts you want inside your pc from a site like aria It will turn out cheaper.
Thanks I'll take a look and see if I can save anything considerable.
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If you do decide to buy that machine above I would advise upgrading the cpu.
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If you do decide to buy that machine above I would advise upgrading the cpu.
Any particular reason? I'm using a crappy 1.7ghz intel processor with like 256kb cache and it's been pretty good for me, also which intel duel core would you suggest if i did upgrade it?
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Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 Conroe 2.33GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail

That model. above. the E6550
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If you can build yourself you will save alot of cash but if you cant then you will have to stick with a prebuilt one.

Id look at dell they do some pretty good pc's which you can tailer to your needs and there reasonable pricing aswell
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No, don't get a dell. Locked bios and iffy power supplies.

Go with a company similar to what you are looking at if you are going to get a pre-built.
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