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is it possible

Discussion in 'Small Form Factor and Single Board Computers' started by mark.souness, 7 Feb 2006.

  1. mark.souness


    Joined: 15 Nov 2005

    Posts: 70

    Is it possible to build a SFF pc with graphics card able to play new-ish games, dvd writer, decent processor, 512mb ram min + LCD monitor for under £500.00 ? If anyone knows a spec which could acheive this, i'd appreciate any help. I'd prefer it if it wasn't one of those larger asus SFF things.
  2. Raikiri


    Joined: 5 Jul 2005

    Posts: 17,315

    Location: Brighton

    CA-007-AS OcUK Value Aspire X-Qpack Cube Case - Blue (CA-007-AS)
    £58.50 £58.50
    HD-000-HI Hitachi Deskstar 7K80 NCQ 80GB SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM (0A30356) (HD-000-HI)
    £32.95 £32.95
    MO-011-OK OcUK Gamer Emprex 17" LCD Monitor - Black (MO-011-OK)
    £129.95 £129.95
    MB-054-GI Gigabyte K8N51GMF nForce 6100 Micro ATX (Socket 754) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-054-GI)
    £39.95 £39.95
    CP-136-AM AMD Sempron 64 3100+ 1.8GHz (Socket 754) CPU - Retail (CP-136-AM)
    £59.95 £59.95
    GX-045-LT Leadtek WinFast PCX6600GT-TDH GeForce PCX6600 GT 128MB DDR3 TV-Out/DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-045-LT)
    £74.95 £74.95
    MY-002-OK OcUK Value 512MB PC3200 184pin DDR Memory (MY-002-OK)
    £20.95 £20.95
    CD-033-LG LG GSA-4167BAL 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) - OEM (CD-033-LG)
    £23.50 £23.50
    Subtotal £440.70
    VAT £77.13
    Total £517.83

    Close as I can get really, has a decent mid range graphics card, 17 inch LCD, small case, pretty fast and overclockable CPU although another 512mb of ram wouldnt hurt.
  3. Bug One


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 10,362

    Location: Sandwich, Kent

    Basically, no. You can only do it with an Asus Terminator. All the other budget SFF's are s478. OcUK dont sell any s478 cpu's.

    FS-025-AS Asus Terminator T2-AE1 Barebones System (Silver) - AMD Socket 754 (FS-025-AS)
    £69.95 £69.95
    MO-011-OK OcUK Gamer Emprex 17" LCD Monitor - Black (MO-011-OK)
    £129.95 £129.95
    CP-140-AM AMD Sempron 64 2600+ 1.6GHz (Socket 754) CPU - OEM (CP-140-AM)
    £39.95 £39.95
    MY-004-OK OcUK Value 1GB (2x512MB) PC3200 184pin DDR Memory Dual Channel Kit (MY-004-OK)
    £42.95 £42.95
    HD-023-SA Samsung SpinPoint P HD080HJ 80GB SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM (HD-023-SA)
    £35.95 £35.95
    CD-032-PO Pioneer DVR-110D 16 x 16 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter - (Beige) OEM (CD-032-PO)
    £23.20 £23.20
    BG-035-GI **B Grade** Gigabyte GeForce 6800 128MB DDR TV-Out/DVI (AGP) - Retail (BG-035-GI)
    £80.00 £80.00
    Subtotal £421.95
    VAT £73.85
    Total £495.80
  4. WJA96


    Joined: 13 Jul 2005

    Posts: 15,287

    Location: Norfolk, South Scotland

    I think it is possible, but second hand is more likely at this price level.
  5. beaNN


    Joined: 5 Dec 2004

    Posts: 698

    Yea, try second hand. You will be able to get some good deals :)
  6. mark.souness


    Joined: 15 Nov 2005

    Posts: 70

    Yeah, thanks for the advice. I think i'll have a re-think and come back to it.
  7. ps2wizz


    Joined: 15 Oct 2005

    Posts: 449

    Location: Nottingham

    500 puond it not enough in my opion for a good PC, so i think use the advice above or re-think your budget.