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looking to go AMD spec me please

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Gun9, 2 Mar 2006.

  1. Gun9

    Hitman

    Joined: 17 Aug 2005

    Posts: 510

    Location: north east

    hi guys currently running a very old pc 4 years old ----

    specs are penty 4 2.53
    ati 9800 non pro
    1 gig of 233 ram 2x512
    80 gig hd

    anyway its getting very long in the tooth!

    looking to upgrade to something decent been reading this forum,
    and have decided to go AMD as i'm mainly a gamer.

    800 pounds to spend this is for everything

    tft- speakers-keyboard-OS

    Thanks in advance guys work your magic!
     
  2. Gun9

    Hitman

    Joined: 17 Aug 2005

    Posts: 510

    Location: north east

    anyone help me?
     
  3. muckymick

    Gangster

    Joined: 12 May 2003

    Posts: 328

    Location: Sunny Stoke

    "Titan Vantage Complete" AMD Athlon 64 3200+ System (FS-016-OK)
    If you are looking for high performance stylish looking system without the inflated cost then the new Titan is ideal. Titan Vantage is powerful enough for any task including all the latest games currently out too such as DOOM 3 and Half Life 2 offering an ultimate gaming experience and feature extremely low noise levels, you won't even know its on. Capable of any task you throw at this machine and fitted with a DVD Copier and Internet ready this machines represents excellent value.

    - AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice CPU
    - AMD approved cooler
    - Asus A8N-E nForce4 Ultra PCI-Express Motherboard
    - GeIL 1GB Value (2x512MB) DDR PC3200 CAS2.5 Dual Channel Kit
    - 160GB Western Digital Serial ATA-2 8mb Cache Hard Drive
    - NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS 256MB DDR3 PCI-Express Graphics Card
    - Pioneer DVR-110 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter
    - Onboard 6 Channel Audio
    - Floppy Drive
    - Antec SLK-3800B-UK Silent Midi Tower Case
    - Antec 400W Silent ATX Power Supply
    - Hyundai L72D+ 17" 8ms LCD Multimedia Monitor with built in speakers
    - Logitech Media Keyboard (Black)
    - Logitech S96 Optical Mouse (Black)
    - Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Pre-Install & Supplied with CD/License

    Note - All Titan Vantage systems are built and installed on demand, during busy periods this may cause a delay of between 24 and 48 hours in despatching your order.


    Price: £749.95 (£881.19 Including VAT at 17.5%)

    Hows this for starters,a little over budget but if you sell off your old parts you should be in budget then.
     
  4. BigDom

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 30 Nov 2002

    Posts: 1,852

    Location: Birmingham

    £11 over and better than the pre-built system. Better graphics and HDD

    MB-129-AS Asus A8R-MVP Crossfire (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-129-AS)
    £69.95 £69.95
    MY-005-GL GeIL 1GB (2x512MB) PC3200 Value Dual Channel Kit CAS2.5 (GE1GB3200BHDC) (MY-005-GL)
    £54.95 £54.95
    HD-024-SA Samsung SpinPoint P HD160JJ 160GB SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM (HD-024-SA)
    £48.95 £48.95
    CD-030-NE NEC ND4570 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) - OEM (CD-030-NE)
    £24.95 £24.95
    KB-015-SK Saitek PZ30AU Eclipse Illuminated Keyboard (KB-015-SK)
    £24.95 £24.95
    KB-026-MS Microsoft Basic Optical Mouse - Retail (KB-026-MS)
    £9.95 £9.95
    MO-026-HY Hyundai ImageQuest B70A 17" LCD Monitor (MO-026-HY)
    £139.95 £139.95
    OS-001-MS Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition inc. SP2 - OEM (OS-001-MS)
    £50.95 £50.95
    CP-118-AM AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice 90nm (Socket 939) - Retail (ADA3200BPBOX) (CP-118-AM)
    £95.95 £95.95
    GX-055-PC PowerColor ATI Radeon X800 GTO16 256MB GDDR3 TV-Out/DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-055-PC)
    £104.95 £104.95
    CA-001-AR Arctic Cooling T2 Silentium Silent Midi Tower Case - 450W Seasonic Silent PSU (CA-001-AR)
    £49.95 £49.95
    Subtotal £675.45
    Shipping (City Link Parcel Next Day (Delivered Mon-Fri)) £14.95
    VAT £120.82
    Total £811.22
     
  5. Explicit

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Feb 2006

    Posts: 2,186

    One more to consider :)

    AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego 90nm (Socket 939) - Retail (ADA3700BNBOX) (CP-121-AM)
    £152.69
    Asus A8N-E nForce4 Ultra (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-088-AS)
    £72.79
    GeIL 1GB (2x512MB) PC3200 Value Dual Channel Kit CAS2.5 (GE1GB3200BHDC) (MY-005-GL)
    £58.69
    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)
    £56.34
    NEC ND4551 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer LabelFlash ReWriter (Black) - OEM (CD-026-NE)
    £32.84
    Antec SLK3800BUK Black Quiet Midi Tower Case - 400W SmartPower PSU (CA-048-AN)
    £62.57
    Hyundai ImageQuest B70A 17" LCD Monitor (MO-026-HY)
    £164.44
    Logitech Cordless Desktop EX-110 - Retail (KB-072-LG)
    £23.44
    Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition inc. SP2 - OEM (OS-001-MS)
    £59.87

    Total inc VAT: £806.99
     
    Last edited: 2 Mar 2006
  6. semi-pro waster

    Man of Honour

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    Posts: 25,829

    Location: Glasgow

    Explicit your specification looks good but doesn't appear to include a copy of Windows XP so I'd have to go with BigDom's specification. I might not get the Saitek keyboard though as a more basic one would drop the cost to ~£800. :)
     
  7. Explicit

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Feb 2006

    Posts: 2,186

    Oops, didn't notice he needed an OS too. I'll edit...
     
  8. Monstermunch

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Mar 2005

    Posts: 1,597

    Location: Eating PI

    How about this spec. You could then replace the cpu later with an Athlon X2 chip when they come down in price:

    CA-000-AR Arctic Cooling T1 Silentium Silent Midi Tower Case - 450W Seasonic Silent PSU (CA-000-AR)
    £49.95 £49.95
    MO-012-AC Acer AL1916W 19" Widescreen LCD Monitor - Black/Silver (MO-012-AC)
    £154.95 £154.95
    OS-001-MS Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition inc. SP2 - OEM (OS-001-MS)
    £50.95 £50.95
    MB-088-AS Asus A8N-E nForce4 Ultra (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-088-AS)
    £61.95 £61.95
    CP-118-AM AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice 90nm (Socket 939) - Retail (ADA3200BPBOX) (CP-118-AM)
    £95.95 £95.95
    MY-046-GL GeIL 2GB (2x1GB) PC3200 Value Dual Channel Kit CAS3 (GE2GB3200BDC) (MY-046-GL)
    £99.95 £99.95
    HD-047-WD Western Digital Caviar Special Edition 160GB 1600JS SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM (HD-047-WD)
    £47.95 £47.95
    CD-025-NE NEC ND4550 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter (Silver) - OEM (CD-025-NE)
    £25.50 £25.50
    GX-045-LT Leadtek WinFast PCX6600GT-TDH GeForce PCX6600 GT 128MB DDR3 TV-Out/DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-045-LT)
    £69.95 £69.95
    KB-011-LG Logitech Internet Pro Keyboard (Black) - OEM (KB-011-LG)
    £8.95 £8.95
    KB-056-MS Microsoft Laser Mouse 6000 - Retail (KB-056-MS)
    £19.95 £19.95
    Subtotal £686.00
    VAT £120.05
    Total £806.05
     
  9. BigDom

    Wise Guy

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    Posts: 1,852

    Location: Birmingham

    Only a 6600GT Graphics though Monster, pretty low level graphics.

    The Saitek is VERY basic :) - just backlit. I like it for that reason, it's basic and solid :).
     
  10. ACESHIGH

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 Aug 2005

    Posts: 4,305

    This looks good, that would be my choice in that price range !!
     
  11. Gun9

    Hitman

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    Location: north east

    thanks for all the replys guys,but explicit has done it for me that looks great.

    going to order that lot :D :D hope i notice the upgrade ^^
     
  12. geeza

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    X1800XT £235
    DFI ultra-d £100
    Opteron 146+freezer64 pro £135
    a case £80
    a hard drive £50
    2gig memory £150

    Comes to £750 so get cheap other stuff. ull be good n set then
     
  13. semi-pro waster

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    Location: Glasgow

    Undoubtedly a great specification but you are missing an OS and a monitor which you aren't going to get for £50 or at least it won't be XP and a tft :)
     
  14. geeza

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    buy the OS second hand for not that much, the tft would come to a bit more but that base system will be excellent