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Old 15-10-06, 08:36 AM
nawfal nawfal is offline
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Check out my BUDGET system please

Asus AM2 GeForce 6150 UATX = £50

Athlon 64 3200 AM2 =£54

Kingmax 512mb pc2-4300 = £35

WD 160gb S300 = £40

Sony DVD + RW = £20

Case + psu = £24

Total £230

this is for a friendm who doesnt play any games, and just uses internet etc. i wanted to get a gb of ram, but was a little expensive this ddr2 stuff.

anyways any obvious things you would change?

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Old 15-10-06, 09:07 AM
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All looks good, but I'd spend a little more on the PSU. Those cheap units are really dodgy (Especially ones that come with cases) and the last thing you want is the PSU killing everything inside the case in a months time.
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Old 15-10-06, 11:02 AM
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Agreed. Spend like £40 on a PSU and a tenner on the case
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Old 15-10-06, 11:26 AM
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Also remember that the cheap "600w" psu's arn't actually anywhere near 600w, so you're much better off buying something like a 400w Antec which is likely to be similar in price.
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Old 15-10-06, 12:22 PM
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ok thanks

and what are your thoughts on sempron vs athlon 64

theres 20 quid in it.

i know it seems like nothing, but im trying to keep the cost down, but if there is a tangible difference, then yes, its only 20 quid!
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Old 15-10-06, 12:43 PM
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if its just going to be an internet machine, then a sempron will be perfectly fine. Anything more than just internet access (editing photo's, playing any games, ripping dvd's.. etc) pay the extra for a 64.
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Old 15-10-06, 12:47 PM
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Tbh if your not gaiming go for the sempy. Cheap
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Old 15-10-06, 03:16 PM
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It`s only a personal thing, but I like to get Athlons as long as they`re available.
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Old 16-10-06, 07:49 AM
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thanks guys

i would never get sempron for myself, but this girl literally just wants to use internet, maybe watch a couple of dvds, and do word processing.

im just tryign to save her a bit of money.
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Old 16-10-06, 08:04 AM
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I think an A64 is well worth the extra little bit of cash...but if she's really on a budget a Sempron will do fine
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