pc building challenge

  nyleridedog 13:22 12 Sep 2006

Hi everyone

Hoping to get some links or adice on a new pc base. I have approx 400 pounds budget and would like to get just the base unit . I like playing games and would like to play hl2, battlefield 2 ect i listen to mp3 and thats it really. Does anyone know any good pointers to help me on my way? hard drive could be the standard 80 gig as i can always upgrade that and the memory.

this website looks good , it lets yer build a pc click here i cant sem to find the right configuration though.

any help greatly appriaciated



  nyleridedog 13:59 12 Sep 2006

i guess im really stuck on the right processor and gfx card to get.


  spuds 14:05 12 Sep 2006

Barebones maybe! click here

  nyleridedog 14:07 12 Sep 2006

nice one, im just looking at that site from a few posts previously!

lets see whats its got to offer

  nyleridedog 15:56 12 Sep 2006

well ive put together a system, would anyone care to comment on its build quality before i order it


Barebones Bundles Intel E6300 Core2Duo Heatsink and Fan, 1024mb DDR2 667 Ram, Intel 965X PCI Express Motherboard £292.57 Inc VAT

Maxtor IDE DiamondMax Plus9 PATA 80Gb 2Mb Cache Hard Disk Drive <9.0ms 7200rpm - OEM £28.36 Inc VAT

Sony Black DW-Q120AB Dual Layer 16X DVD+/-R/RW/ DVD Burner OEM £19.99 Inc VAT

Novatech GeForce 7600GS 256MB DDR2 SLI, DVI, VGA, PCI-E £69.98 Inc VAT

£410 all in all

what the verdict guys?


  DrScott 17:34 12 Sep 2006

I'll check but that might not be included in the price!

  werley 12:17 13 Sep 2006

similar to you not as much gaming
Take a look at ....click here I am thinking of getting their barebone AmD dual they allow you to add or deduct bits. Ask for Luke


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