Please comment

  rhyss 23:47 19 Jan 2008

Hey What do you hink of this build for £360

1 x Power Color HD3870 XT PCS 512MB GDDR4 256bit 800/2400Mhz Dual DVI PCI-E Graphics Card £

1 x Maxtor STM3250310AS 250GB SATAII 8MB Cache

1 x Ebuyer Extra Value Hard Disk Cooler In Gold With Dual 50x50x10mm Fans

2 x Extra Value 80mm Blue LED Case Fan

1 x Extra Value 120mm Blue LED Fan - 4pin Molex Connection

1 x LG GSA-H55NBAL 20x DVD±RW/DL/RAM IDE Black Bare Drive - OEM

1 x AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Socket AM2 2.7GHz Energy Efficient L2 1MB (2x512KB) Retail Boxed Processor

1 x Kingston 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 Memory Non-ecc CL5 Unbuffered 1.8V
1 x MSI K9N6SGM-V GeForce 6100 Socket AM2 onboard VGA and 8-channel audio mATX Motherboard

1 x Aspire X-Infinity Blue Mid Tower Gaming Case - With 400W PSU

Thanks in advance , remember this build is only £360 :D

  SANTOS7 23:51 19 Jan 2008

couple of schools of thought for me anyway..

extra value case fans, asking for trouble, buy some that will stand the test of time,don't buy just cos they light up...

PSU not nearly big enough...

  johnnyrocker 23:52 19 Jan 2008

bad title.


  Killo Bite 00:10 20 Jan 2008

The PSU is not big enough. A Minimum of 550Watt! never skimp on the PSU.
Personally I was a fan of AMD but have lost faith and moved over to Intel, especially as they boot and install straight into Windows without the messing about of SATA Drivers and hit the F6 etc.

You didn't mention which Windows XP or Vista ?

Also I would consider Crucial Balistix memory.

  rhyss 00:35 20 Jan 2008

Would This be good?

click here

  SANTOS7 00:41 20 Jan 2008

if you intend to use this PC for just general stuff
then you might get away with it, gaming definitely not....

i would expect to pay more for just a good PSU alone ...
I can understand if you have to stick to a tight budget but shop around a bit more it might save you money in the long run...

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