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New build spec

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by fozzybear, 24 Jul 2006.

  1. fozzybear

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    Joined: 27 Mar 2004

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    Location: Manchester

    I'm after some advice for a new build that i'll be getting over the next few months.

    OK, i have a few things already in mind.

    Hard drive - Already have a 80 gig Samsung Spinpoint hard drive for the time being.

    Case - Lian-Li PC-7 PLUS Black.

    TFT - Eventually i'll be getting a Viewsonic VX2025wm 20" but i'll be using a bog standard CRT for the time being.

    Memory - Will be getting 2 gig of Corsair VS.

    So, i'll be needing the following:-

    Motherboard - Something <=£75.

    CPU - Something around £80.

    GFX - Something that is no more than £175. It will also preferably play something like BF2 at 1680 x 1050.

    Keyboard and mouse - <=£20 and <=£30 respectively.

    PSU - <=£60

    DVD RW - SATA preferred. Price around £30.


    I don't think i've forgotton anything there. :)
     
    Last edited: 24 Jul 2006
  2. fozzybear

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    Joined: 27 Mar 2004

    Posts: 7,671

    Location: Manchester

    Ok, i've had a go myself but have been out of touch with things for a few months.

    Does everything look ok with that? What would you change and for what?
     
    Last edited: 25 Jul 2006
  3. fozzybear

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    Joined: 27 Mar 2004

    Posts: 7,671

    Location: Manchester

    A few questions.

    Is everything compatible on the above spec?

    The cpu i was thinking about getting was the dual core 3800 at around £110.

    Are the AMD2 motherboards just rolling out at the moment or have they been out for a while? Would you recommend any other tried and trusted AMD2 boards?