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Old 07-12-07, 10:35 AM
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Spec me a PC - Budget £350

Friend is giving me £350 next week to build his son a PC for xmas.

It must include a 17" TFT within the price.

Im intel all the way and so want to stick with that - possibly core2 1.88 or >

Theres alot of motherboards and combo's which make it difficult to choose.

Must include board, chip, ram, hard drive and case and cheap dvd burner.

Thanks in advance for any help on this

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Old 07-12-07, 10:44 AM
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Hmmm... Your going to struggle, case, monitor, kb/mouse, mobo, gfx, ram, psu etc, etc... The job lot for £350?

Check the for sale sections in this forum and others as people always let their stuff go for a good price.

AMD might be a better bet with the budget.

Ham usually comes up trumps with the budget builds... Ham, where you at?
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Old 07-12-07, 12:25 PM
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The things you want to get out the way first would be:

Monitor: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/104838

Mouse + KB: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/131221

2.1 speakers: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/126018

Case: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/108273

Then spec your PC with the money left
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Old 07-12-07, 12:43 PM
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screw the 17" -- 19" wide behbah http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Displ...roductId=28994

E2140 -- https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Comp...roductId=27106

ASROCK 755 -- https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Comp...roductId=26545 (no Quads)

2x 1Gig DDR 2 -- https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Comp...roductId=26111

ARIA case/psu -- https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Comp...roductId=27725

8600GT -- https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Comp...roductId=26918

160G Hdd --

http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...24013&context=

18x DVDRW --

http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...roductId=24497

Belkin Wireless Keyb-Mouse --

http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Perip...roductId=27083

£352.19
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Old 07-12-07, 01:00 PM
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There all speced just add delivery costs

Notes ::

The above Mobo isnt really an Overclocking beast (but im sure we could squeeze and xtra ~ 2-300 MHz ) and DOES NOT accept QUADS

(but featured heavily on the OSX86 HCL as a good1)

The Aria PSu is Advertised as ''500" Watt -- it isnt, but should be capable for that system, upgrade this first (oh and it will prob b noisy).

for an xtra £20 the HDD size can go V HIGH

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Old 07-12-07, 02:16 PM
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Right, im juggling 3600pixel width of fierfox tabs (no scrolling needed, <3 my monitors) so gimme a break if the links get a bit screwy.

CPU

Mobo

Ram

GPU

HDD

PSU

Case



Monitor


Mouse + Keyboard

DVD-RW

Comes to about £350 and the proccy will OC well, beating the old Athlon 64 FX singles that cost like £600.

That'd be my choice i think.
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Old 07-12-07, 02:17 PM
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Wow - good work mate. I didn't think this was really possible! Think you need a case etc too
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ARIA case/psu -- https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Comp...roductId=27725

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Old 09-12-07, 02:59 PM
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Ive managed to speak with him regarding the comments mentioned here and hes agreed to up the budget to £450 so hopefully this gives more flexibility.

Will be keeping my eye on any ebay bargains - altho ive seen some stuff there go for the same price if not more than buying direct from say OC, Aria etc....

Hopefully now maybe a core2 1.86 maybe possible and semi decent card?

Do appreciate your comments girls and boys finding them useful

Thanks In Advance
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