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me up £500-£600 please

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by MeatLoaf, 14 Jul 2006.

  1. MeatLoaf

    Capodecina

    Joined: 1 Dec 2005

    Posts: 14,272

    Location: Stoke on Trent

    Only requirement is it has a plextor PX-755 optical drive.

    just need the base unit, already got monitor, keyboard mouse speakers etc. Would prefer socket 939, but if you can get a decent AM2 or conroe system then me my guest. Wil be used for gaming, so could do with a 7600GT at least

    Cheers
     
  2. fenderbass86

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Jun 2005

    Posts: 1,986

    Location: Chelmsford

    You've already got a decent setup there, are you unhappy with the performance? For £500-600 you would be going backwards with performance.
     
  3. MeatLoaf

    Capodecina

    Joined: 1 Dec 2005

    Posts: 14,272

    Location: Stoke on Trent

    Its an additional machine mate :)
     
  4. xirokx

    Mobster

    Joined: 2 Oct 2004

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    Location: N.W London

    perhaps conroe then? as you already had 1 AMD??

    whats your budget?

    you could get something like this for £571 which is a conroe...

    CP-126-IN Intel Core 2 DUO E6300 "LGA775 Conroe" 1.86GHz (1066FSB) - Retail (CP-126-IN)
    £129.95 £129.95
    MB-020-DF DFI Infinity 975X (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard (MB-020-DF)
    £129.95 £129.95
    MY-014-GS G.Skill 2GB DDR2 NR PC2-6400 (2x1GB) CAS5 Dual Channel Kit (F2-6400PHU2-2GBNR) (MY-014-GS)
    £114.95 £114.95
    GX-080-LT Leadtek GeForce 7600 GT 256MB GDDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-080-LT)
    £111.95 £111.95
    Subtotal £486.80
    VAT £85.19
    Total £571.99

    You could ditch the mobo for a cheaper one and then get a slightly faster processor...or alternatively you could keep the mobo and get at least a 2ghz cpu then you could overclock it to 3ghz+ cuz its a conroe :)

    if you are looking to spend a little more you could also get a 512mb version of gfx card instead of 256mb...
     
  5. Naffa

    Capodecina

    Joined: 4 Sep 2005

    Posts: 11,455

    Location: Bristol

    CP-126-IN Intel Core 2 DUO E6300 "LGA775 Conroe" 1.86GHz (1066FSB) - Retail (CP-126-IN)
    £129.95 £129.95
    MB-011-IN Intel DP965LT 965 (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard (MB-011-IN)
    £74.95 £74.95
    GX-024-BG BFG GeForce 7600 GS OC 256MB GDDR3 TV-Out/DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-024-BG)
    £75.95 £75.95
    HD-023-WD Western Digital Caviar Special Edition 80GB 800JD SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM (HD-023-WD)
    £28.50 £28.50
    CD-018-AS Asus DVD-E616P1 DVD-ROM (Black) - Retail (CD-018-AS)
    £12.50 £12.50
    HS-017-AR Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro CPU Cooler (Socket 775) (HS-017-AR)
    £14.95 £14.95
    CA-017-TT Thermaltake VB1000BNS Soprano SuperMidi Tower - Black (CA-017-TT)
    £39.60 £39.60
    CA-000-SS Seasonic S12 430W Silent ATX2.0 Power Supply (CA-000-SS)
    £39.95 £39.95
    MY-064-OC OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB) PC5300 Dual Channel Gold GX XTC Series EL-DDR2 (OCZ26672048ELGEGXT-K) (MY-064-OC)
    £114.95 £114.95
    Subtotal £531.30
    VAT £92.98
    Total £624.28

    I'm really proud of this one :p

    Oh bah ******* humbug.. Just realised thats the GS not the GT :mad:
     
  6. Naffa

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    CP-126-IN Intel Core 2 DUO E6300 "LGA775 Conroe" 1.86GHz (1066FSB) - Retail (CP-126-IN)
    £129.95 £129.95
    MB-011-IN Intel DP965LT 965 (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard (MB-011-IN)
    £74.95 £74.95
    HD-023-WD Western Digital Caviar Special Edition 80GB 800JD SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM (HD-023-WD)
    £28.50 £28.50
    CD-018-AS Asus DVD-E616P1 DVD-ROM (Black) - Retail (CD-018-AS)
    £12.50 £12.50
    CA-017-TT Thermaltake VB1000BNS Soprano SuperMidi Tower - Black (CA-017-TT)
    £39.60 £39.60
    CA-000-SS Seasonic S12 430W Silent ATX2.0 Power Supply (CA-000-SS)
    £39.95 £39.95
    MY-063-OC OCZ 1GB (2 x 512MB) PC5400 Dual Channel Gold GX XTC Series EL-DDR2 (OCZ26671024ELGEGXT-K) (MY-063-OC)
    £59.95 £59.95
    GX-025-BG BFG 3DFuzion GeForce 7600 GT 256MB GDDR3 TV-Out/DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-025-BG)
    £99.95 £99.95
    Subtotal £485.35
    VAT £84.94
    Total £570.29

    Yeah! :D

    If you don't mind going a bit over budget, you can have 2GB in there. But I'm proud of that one! :p
     
  7. Pulseammo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 10 Jan 2006

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    -£12.50 on the asus +£37.95 ex vat because he wants a specific plextor drive for some reason. Looks not bad otherwise :p
     
  8. Naffa

    Capodecina

    Joined: 4 Sep 2005

    Posts: 11,455

    Location: Bristol

    Oh yeah.. Ah well. Should still be on budget ;)
     
  9. MeatLoaf

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    Location: Stoke on Trent

    That looks pretty good, need a plextor as i need full cd+g support and onlyh plextors do it properly