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New computer

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by simzi, 26 Jul 2006.

  1. simzi

    Associate

    Joined: 20 Jul 2006

    Posts: 19

    Location: Staffordshire, UK.

    Hi guys, I am looking to spend around 400pounds on a new setup. I already have RAM and a case/monitor/KB etc. I just need the essentials such as CPU, Mobo, GFX card. If anybody could give any suggestions I would be greatul.

    Thanks. :D
     
  2. Joe42

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    Joined: 18 Jan 2005

    Posts: 4,172

    Location: Northants

    Whats it for? web browsing, gaming?
    Do you multitask?
    Does it need to be quiet/silent?
    Do you need a dvd/cd burner?

    Your probably looking at something A64 based as conroe and X2 are probably out of range.
     
  3. BillytheImpaler

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    Joined: 2 Aug 2005

    Posts: 8,741

    Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

    A good question is what RAM do you already have. If it's good-quality DDR, they you should go for an X2 system. If it's good-quality DDR2 you should go for a Core 2 Duo system. If it's Rambus, defenestrate it and start over.
     
  4. DaveBennett

    Hitman

    Joined: 11 Jun 2005

    Posts: 635

    Location: Sunny Brighton

    Yeah, we need to find out waht you got and waht you need it for then we can give you the best spec for your money :)

    However, if you wanted to get new ram id go for this spec..

    REFERENCE DESCRIPTION QUANTITY PRICE COST REMOVE
    CP-165-AM AMD Athlon 64 3800+ 2.4GHz (Socket AM2) - Retail (CP-165-AM)
    £69.95 £69.95
    MB-147-AS Asus M2N-E (Socket AM2) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard (MB-147-AS)
    £59.95 £59.95
    MY-038-CR Crucial 1GB DDR PC2700 CAS2.5 Dual Channel Kit (CT2KIT6464Z335) (2x512MB) (MY-038-CR)
    £54.95 £54.95
    HD-024-SA Samsung SpinPoint P HD160JJ 160GB SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM (HD-024-SA)
    £34.95 £34.95
    CD-020-AS Asus DRW-1608P3S 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) - Retail (CD-020-AS)
    £24.50 £24.50
    CA-009-HP Hiper HPU-4M580 Type R 580W ATX2.2 PSU - Black (CA-009-HP)
    £44.95 £44.95
    GX-095-AS Asus ATI Radeon EAX-X1300 Pro-TD 256MB DDR2 AVIVO TV-Out/DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-095-AS)
     
    Last edited: 26 Jul 2006
  5. simzi

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    Joined: 20 Jul 2006

    Posts: 19

    Location: Staffordshire, UK.

    Hi - sorry for the late reply, I hvae Crucial Ballistix PC3200 1GB.

    It's for gaming and mIRC etc.. It doesn't have to have a DVD/RW as my laptop has one but would be nice if it did.
     
  6. Joe42

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    Joined: 18 Jan 2005

    Posts: 4,172

    Location: Northants

    So DDR.

    Do you need cpu/ram upgradability? If not, get a great 939 bargain, if so you'll have to sell the ram somehow.

    A few questions still to answer...
    -Do you multitask and would you benefit from a dual core cpu?
    -Does it need to be silent or quiet?