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A spec me up challenge - 3 price points

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Combat squirrel, 28 Mar 2006.

  1. Combat squirrel

    Capodecina

    Joined: 7 Aug 2004

    Posts: 10,438

    Hey all after 3 PC's at the following price points:

    -£500
    -£700 - Excluding a gfx card
    -£800

    Must all include monitor, mouse,key and speakers, a sizeable harddrive would be good to (~300gb, more if poss)

    Thanks everyone :)
     
  2. Alexrose1uk

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 26 Apr 2004

    Posts: 8,654

    Location: Milton Keynes

    What are the pcs at each of those price points going to be used for, so if need be we can specialise them more in one area and save cash elsewhere?
     
  3. Explicit

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Feb 2006

    Posts: 2,186

    Rig 1:

    AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice 90nm (Socket 939) - Retail (ADA3200BPBOX) (CP-118-AM)
    £108.84
    Gigabyte K8NMF-9 nForce4 Micro ATX (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-041-GI)
    £49.29
    GeIL 1GB (2x512MB) PC3200 Value Dual Channel Kit CAS2.5 (GE1GB3200BHDC) (MY-005-GL) **this week only**
    £52.82
    PowerColor ATI Radeon X800 GTO 256MB GDDR3 TV-Out/DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-054-PC)
    £76.32
    Hitachi Deskstar 7K80 NCQ 80GB SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM (0A30356) (HD-000-HI)
    £37.54
    Samsung SH-W162C 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) (CD-068-SA)
    £23.44
    Antec SLK3800BUK Black Quiet Midi Tower Case - 400W SmartPower PSU (CA-048-AN)
    £61.04
    Hyundai ImageQuest Q770S 17'' Perfectly Flat CRT Monitor - Black/Silver (MO-006-HY)
    £76.32
    Logitech Internet Pro Keyboard (Black) - OEM (KB-011-LG)
    £10.52
    Logitech S96 PS/2 Optical Wheel Mouse Black - OEM (KB-046-LG)
    £6.46

    Total inc VAT: £502.59


    Rig 2:

    AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3800+ (Socket 939) - Retail (ADA3800BVBOX) (CP-134-AM)
    £211.44
    Asus A8N-E nForce4 Ultra (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-088-AS)
    £70.44
    GeIL 1GB (2x512MB) PC3200 Value Dual Channel Kit CAS2.5 (GE1GB3200BHDC) (MY-005-GL) **this week only**
    £52.82
    Graphics Excluded
    £0.00
    Seagate Barracude 7200.9 NCQ 300GB ST3300622AS SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (HD-066-SE)
    £81.02
    Samsung SH-W162C 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) (CD-068-SA)
    £23.44
    Antec SLK3800BUK Black Quiet Midi Tower Case - 400W SmartPower PSU (CA-048-AN)
    £61.04
    Acer AL1716AS 17" LCD Monitor (MO-018-AC)
    £159.74
    Logitech Internet Pro Keyboard (Black) - OEM (KB-011-LG)
    £10.52
    Logitech S96 PS/2 Optical Wheel Mouse Black - OEM (KB-046-LG)
    £6.46

    Total inc VAT: £676.92


    Rig 3:

    AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3800+ (Socket 939) - Retail (ADA3800BVBOX) (CP-134-AM)
    £211.44
    Asus A8N-E nForce4 Ultra (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-088-AS)
    £70.44
    GeIL 2GB (2x1GB) PC3200 Value Dual Channel Kit CAS3 (GE2GB3200BDC) (MY-046-GL)
    £105.69
    PowerColor ATI Radeon X800 GTO16 256MB GDDR3 TV-Out/DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-055-PC)
    £123.32
    Hitachi Deskstar T7K250 NCQ 160GB SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM (0A31637) (HD-001-HI)
    £52.82
    Samsung SH-W162C 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) (CD-068-SA)
    £23.44
    Antec SLK3800BUK Black Quiet Midi Tower Case - 400W SmartPower PSU (CA-048-AN)
    £61.04
    Acer AL1716AS 17" LCD Monitor (MO-018-AC)
    £159.74
    Logitech Internet Pro Keyboard (Black) - OEM (KB-011-LG)
    £10.52
    Logitech S96 PS/2 Optical Wheel Mouse Black - OEM (KB-046-LG)
    £6.46

    Total inc VAT: £824.91



    Grand total of all three rigs: £2004.42


    £4 over budget. Spent less of Rig 2 and carried the balance across to Rig 3. :)
     
  4. Combat squirrel

    Capodecina

    Joined: 7 Aug 2004

    Posts: 10,438


    well there for 3 different people, so budgets are seperate budgets, not 3 for 1 sort of thing. General Use, bit of internet/work/occasonal gaming, big harddrive to store lots of music and pictures from a digi cam :)

    Above spec looks great, sure got me thinking on a couple of them :)
     
  5. ACESHIGH

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 Aug 2005

    Posts: 4,305

    Simply change mobo on Rig 3 to Gigabyte K8NMF-9 nForce4 Micro ATX (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-041-GI) for £49.29, & all should be pretty close to their budgets.