What pc to build?

  chamoclafastic 16:08 30 Dec 2005


I'm looking to start building a new pc from scratch, but what with the ever incresing graphic card market competition between retailers I just cannot choose any of the parts. So far i've managed to get a fairly decent 500w psu a 17" tft monitor and a maxtor 120gb hard disk. Another problem is that of my varying budget, currently im looking to spend anywhere between 400 and 800 pounds on a cpu a gpu a motherboard and a case that will allow for a hefty cooling system. I've also been very interested in the amd athlon64 x-2 3800 for around 220 pounds, and also would like decent pcie graphics as well. Help would be greatly appreciated.

  User-312386 16:25 30 Dec 2005

Motherboard click here £123.38

AMD64 X-2 3800 click here £231.26

GPU click here £327.82

Total £682.46 inc vat

  User-312386 16:27 30 Dec 2005

for a GPU that will shootdown everything you fire at it click here £392.45 inc vat

  NoobSaibot 13:20 01 Jan 2006

Check this one out, i have spent over 1100 pounds on this website. its very good.

A8N-SLi Premium nForce4 SLi (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard

AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4200+ (Socket 939) - Retail

BFG GeForce 7800 GT OC 256MB GDDR3 VIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail

Subtotal £559.85
Shipping (City Link Parcel Next Day (Delivered Mon-Fri)) £8.25
VAT £99.42
Total £667.52

Thats including delievery and VAT

click here

  NoobSaibot 17:30 01 Jan 2006

sorry about the dead link.

click here

browse around and you will find these or something even better.

  Totally-braindead 17:56 01 Jan 2006

I built a new PC just a couple of weeks ago and bought a MSI K8NSLI motherboard, AMD64 3500+ processor because the duals were a bit too dear but the board will take them, 2x 512mb RAM from Crucial and a MSI 6600GT PCIE graphics card, also bought 2x 80 GIG SATA drives and set up RAID striping. New case and PSU and used my old optical drives monitor etc. Total cost approx £550. And its fast, blisteringly so.

Made sure of a few things when I got it, must have SLI so that when it starts to struggle with games I can put in another graphics card instead of spending a fortune getting one of the latest ones, must be able to take dual core processors and must have SATA II.

If your budget is higher than mine then you can upgrade any of the above components.

  chamoclafastic 19:37 05 Jan 2006

cheers for all this guys i think i'll push the boat out a bit and go for a x1800xt 512mb and amd x2 3800, all i need is mobo and case

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