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[Spec Check] Sub £500 general use rig.

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by SoylentCola, 31 Jul 2006.

  1. SoylentCola


    Joined: 9 Dec 2005

    Posts: 22

    Location: Biggleswade

    I always promised myself I wouldn't do this but hey ho!

    Anyway I am building a cheap rig for a mate for general home office/internet use, not really a gaming machine. I have tried to make it future proof(ish), and have had to include Monitor and keyboard, I already have a mouse for it.

    In short does this look alright?


    CA-004-AS Asus TA-210 Series Midi Tower (Black) - 360W PSU (CA-004-AS)£32.00 £32.00

    HD-024-SA Samsung SpinPoint P HD160JJ 160GB SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM (HD-024-SA) £34.95 £34.95

    HD-002-MI Mitsumi FA 404M 7in1 USB 2.0 Floppy & Media Drive - Black (HD-002-MI) £12.95 £12.95

    CD-035-NE NEC ND3550 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) - OEM (CD-035-NE) £19.95 £19.95

    GX-028-BG BFG 3DFuzion GeForce 7300 LE Turbo Cache 256MB DDR TV-Out/DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-028-BG) £27.95 £27.95

    CP-158-AM AMD Sempron 64 3200+ (Socket AM2) CPU - Retail (CP-158-AM)£49.95 £49.95

    MB-071-MS MSI K9N Neo-F nForce 550 (Socket AM2) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard (MB-071-MS) £49.95 £49.95

    MO-005-V7 OcUK Value Video7 L19WA 19" Widescreen LCD Monitor - Silver/Black (MO-005-V7) £106.95 £106.95

    MY-030-GL GeIL 1GB (2x512MB) PC5300 667MHz Value DDR2 Dual Channel Kit (GX21GB5300DC) (MY-030-GL) £51.95 £51.95

    KB-054-MS Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000 Keyboard (KB-054-MS) £11.95 £11.95

    Subtotal £398.55
    VAT £69.75
    Total £468.30
  2. Hxc


    Joined: 29 Oct 2004

    Posts: 12,502

    Location: London

    Wanted that ASUS case myself, been told its got a bad PSU and bad thermal stuff, just a warning tho.
  3. GhostRider


    Joined: 23 May 2006

    Posts: 295

    you need a ATX version 2 Power supply. I don't think the one that comes with this case is that. I reackon you should get this case

    Antec NSK4400 Mini Tower Case - 380W SmartPower PSU (CA-052-AN)
    Price: £43.95 (£51.64 Including VAT at 17.5%)


    That graphics card uses system memory

    - Memory: Supporting 256MB - For full 256MB support, 512MB of system memory required

    get it if you don't play games or get the

    Leadtek GeForce 7300 GT 256MB DDR2 TV-Out/DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-087-LT)

    Price: £49.95 (£58.69 Including VAT at 17.5%)

  4. SoylentCola


    Joined: 9 Dec 2005

    Posts: 22

    Location: Biggleswade

    Cool, The Antec case looks like it will do nicely.

    As for the GPU, it's not really going to be a gaming box, I'm just looking for a cheap way to fill the PCIe slot and to add a little punch, nice spot on the shared memory though. That I do not like.

    What about the EVGA GeForce 7300 GS SILENT 256MB DDR TV-Out/DVI, it just about fits in the price range for the machine?
    Last edited: 31 Jul 2006
  5. SoylentCola


    Joined: 9 Dec 2005

    Posts: 22

    Location: Biggleswade