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Check this spec (please)

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Mr.Orb, 29 Jan 2006.

  1. Mr.Orb

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    Hi guys,
    Building a system for a friend, what do you think? I was given a budget of £800.
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    Thanks,
    Mr.Orb
     
  2. Larok

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    I dont see the spec.!
     
  3. hartty

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    looks good mate, i personally would get a cheaper case and cheaper memory and a 7800gt and maybe the 3700+
     
  4. badbob

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    Monitor? Also I would choose the CU (copper only) version of the 7700. Oh the mobo should come with SATA cables so check if you need that one.
     
  5. Mr.Orb

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    opps forgot to add... He must have that case ;), he also asked me to not add a monitor, keyboard and mouse.
     
  6. Monstermunch

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    You don't need alot of the items you've selected try this instead:

    CP-134-AM AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3800+ (Socket 939) - Retail (ADA3800BVBOX) (CP-134-AM)
    £179.95 £179.95
    MB-088-AS Asus A8N-E nForce4 Ultra (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-088-AS)
    £61.95 £61.95
    GX-069-LT Leadtek GeForce 7800GT 256MB GDDR3 VIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-069-LT)
    £174.95 £174.95
    HD-046-WD Western Digital Caviar Special Edition 250GB 2500KS SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (HD-046-WD)
    £64.25 £64.25
    CD-024-NE NEC ND4550 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) - OEM (CD-024-NE)
    £25.50 £25.50
    HD-001-OK OcUK Value Floppy Drive - Black (HD-001-OK)
    £5.95 £5.95
    CB-028-GE Akasa Rounded Floppy Cable (0.45m) - Copper Braided (CB-028-GE)
    £2.75 £2.75
    SW-022-MS Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition inc. SP2 - OEM (SW-022-MS)
    £79.95 £79.95
    CA-005-SV Silverstone Temjin TJ04 - Black (No PSU) (CA-005-SV)
    £62.95 £62.95
    CA-006-TG Tagan TG580-U22 580W ATX2.01 2Force SLi Compliant Silent PSU (CA-006-TG)
    £62.95 £62.95
    MY-005-GL GeIL 1GB (2x512MB) PC3200 Value Dual Channel Kit CAS2.5 (GE1GB3200BHDC) (MY-005-GL)
    £52.50 £52.50
    Subtotal £773.65
    VAT £135.39
    Total £909.04

    I know its over budget but for the extra hundred its worth it. You'll be able to get dual core instead of single and a much better graphics card.
     
  7. Mr.Orb

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    It is a £800 limit... I will mention it but I don't think he will agree.
     
  8. hartty

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    AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego 90nm (Socket 939) £135.95

    MSI K8N Neo4-F nForce4 (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard £59.95

    OcUK Value 1GB (2x512MB) PC3200 184pin DDR Memory Dual Channel £44.95

    Leadtek GeForce 7800GT 256MB GDDR3 VIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail £174.95

    Hitachi Deskstar T7K250 NCQ 160GB SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM £46.95

    NEC ND4551 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) - OEM £28.70

    Silverstone Temjin TJ04 - Black (No PSU) (CA-005-SV) £62.95

    Akasa Ultra Quiet 460W Paxpower Active PFC ATX2.0 PSU - Black £43.95

    Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE 7.1 Sound Card - OEM £15.00

    Akasa AK-183-L2B Ultra Quiet 120mm Fan - 3 pin £8.95

    Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition inc. SP2 - OEM £52.95

    Subtotal £675.25
    VAT £118.17
    Total £793.42

    smaller hard drive than you had but faster processor with 1mb of l2 cahce and better graphics card. also you dont need sata cables as the mobo does come with them

    ps you might want to add a floppy drive so add another £6,this is for linstalling windows on the sata drive (windows should load up without it but somtimes it dont) also if you can get your mate to spend an extra 50 quid i would definetly get 2 gigs of mem. games now love memory
     
    Last edited: 29 Jan 2006
  9. Mr.Orb

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    How about
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    Don't need the floppy drive (going to use mine to install XP).
     
  10. hartty

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    Looks Perfect , your mate will be well chufed. Good luck with the build, if you have any probs just ask
     
  11. Mr.Orb

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    Just a sec... does that powersupply come with a PCI-E power lead?
     
  12. hartty

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    no but your graphics car will so their wont be a problem.
    if you want a psu with pcie then the ''Tagan 430W ATX2.01 Easycon SLi Compliant Modular Silent PSU'' will be your best bet
     
    Last edited: 30 Jan 2006
  13. Mr.Orb

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    so does the graphics card come with a onverter?
     
  14. hartty

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    yes mate all pci-e graphics cards come with a converter ,trust me ive bought enough of them lol