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Old 12-03-2004, 11:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hey... im about to build a computer for the 1st time and dont have ver much of a clue at all about what components fit with what. i am thinking about getting whats below, and was wondering if it would work, and if the prices are ok for what im getting.

Motherboard: Socket 775 - Gigabyte 8IPE775-G £55
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 520 [2.8,RET,775] (CPU - Intel P4 Socket 775 (800MHz))£95
Fan: comes with processor
Case: midi tower £20
RAM: Arianet PerformanceDDR 512Mb PC2700 £60
Hard disk : 120GB Maxtor D/Max ATA133/7200 8MB (IDE) £45
CDRW drive: Benq 52x52x32 CDRW £15
Graphics : ATi Radeon 9600 Pro 256MB DDR AGP £73
Sound: Creative Sound Blaster Audigy ES £25.50
Power supply unit: 350W Power Supply (standard) £15

i was also wondering how i know what wattage(if thats the right word) of power supply is needed! and what sort of graphics card to get... all these things are priced by aria.co.uk. cheers if u can help!
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Old 12-03-2004, 12:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That looks like a good setup for a mid-low range computer. What are you wanting to use this computer for?
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Old 12-03-2004, 03:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i agree with beedu..need to know what your primary goal is for ...gaming..office etc..?
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Old 12-05-2004, 09:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
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well... im looking to doing a computing course in university in about 6 months and think that i may as well buy it just now when i can actually afford it instead of when im a cheap broke student. i would like it good enough to play almost any game that comes out in the next few years too.....
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Old 12-05-2004, 11:30 AM   #5 (permalink)
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well it will be able to play them just not on full high settings!!!! Graphics card wise- I would get a nvidia 6600gt form here: http://www.pcwcomponentcentre.co.uk/invt/pvt43andf7

Get atleast a 400w psu!!!!!
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Old 12-05-2004, 11:55 AM   #6 (permalink)
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is there a graphics card thats good and doesnt cost more that £100??? because i am on a bit of a budget and stuff... also... how do u know what size of PSU to get??!!??!?!
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350w willl do fine for your system.
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