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Spec for Around £1200

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by londonbairn, 19 Feb 2006.

  1. londonbairn

    Soldato

    Joined: 29 May 2005

    Posts: 5,633

    Location: West London

    Friend needs a PC specced, it's not a gaming machine as such, more he wants speed in everyday usage...he wants it based around the X2 4800 and to have 2GB RAM...he does not need a monitor, keyboard, mouse, soundcard or opticap drive, and he wants it based around the Akasa UV Case...a good enough GFX card like the X1800XL would be a bonus too

    Go for it!
     
  2. fenderbass86

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Jun 2005

    Posts: 1,986

    Location: Chelmsford

    REFERENCE DESCRIPTION QUANTITY PRICE COST
    MB-111-AS Asus A8N-SLi Premium nForce4 SLi (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-111-AS) 1
    £104.95 £104.95
    CP-127-AM AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4400+ (Socket 939) - Retail (ADA4400CDBOX) (CP-127-AM) 1
    £289.95 £289.95
    MY-079-CS Corsair 2GB DDR XMS3200C2PT TwinX (2x1GB) CAS2 (MY-079-CS) 1
    £127.95 £127.95
    GX-042-HT HIS Excalibur ATI Radeon X1800 XL 256MB GDDR3 AVIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-042-HT) 1
    £179.95 £179.95
    HD-046-WD Western Digital Caviar SE16 250GB 2500KS SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (HD-046-WD) 1
    £64.25 £64.25
    CA-002-AK Akasa Clear UV Reactive Acrylic ATX Case (CA-002-AK) 1
    £79.95 £79.95
    CA-024-EN Enermax Liberty 620W ELT620AWT ATX2.2 Modular SLI Compliant PSU (CA-024-EN) 1
    £89.95 £89.95
    Subtotal £936.95
    VAT £163.97
    Total £1,100.92

    It's got an X2 4400+, it's only 200MHz less than the 4800+ and saves alot of money, the 4800+ really isn't worth the extra £. As requested it has an X1800XL, 2GB RAM and the Akasa UV case. A 250GB HD and a 620W modular PSU to power it all up.
     
    Last edited: 19 Feb 2006
  3. Dureth

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 Mar 2005

    Posts: 2,198

    The above spec is looking good. I second the recomendation that the 4800 is a complete waste of money compared to a 4400.

    Although if he isn't gaming then getting an x1600 instead of the x1800 might be an idea to save money.
     
  4. Explicit

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Feb 2006

    Posts: 2,186

    AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4400+ (Socket 939) - Retail (ADA4400CDBOX) (CP-127-AM)
    £340.69
    Asus A8R-MVP Crossfire (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-129-AS)
    £82.19
    GeIL 2GB (2x1GB) PC3200 Value Dual Channel Kit CAS3 (GE2GB3200BDC) (MY-046-GL)
    £129.19
    PowerColor ATI Radeon X1800 XT 512MB GDDR3 AVIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-048-PC)
    £276.07
    Western Digital Raptor 74GB WD740GD 10,000RPM SATA 8MB Cache - OEM (HD-015-WD)
    £110.39
    Western Digital Caviar Special Edition 200GB 2000JS SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM (HD-048-WD)
    £64.57
    Tagan TG580-U15 580W ATX2.01 Easycon SLi Compliant Modular Silent PSU (CA-009-TG)
    £91.59
    Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro CPU Cooler (Socket 754/939/940) (FG-000-AR)
    £17.57
    Akasa Clear UV Reactive Acrylic ATX Case (CA-002-AK)
    £93.94

    Total inv VAT £1206.20

    Again, the 4400+ can be overclocked to 4800+ speeds with ease, saving lots of money. The raptor for ultra fast boot up and general usage. The 200gb for storage. X1800XT for games, if required at a later date. Tagan modular PSU. Can ditch the arctic cooler as the X2's come with good stock coolers.
     
  5. ACESHIGH

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 Aug 2005

    Posts: 4,305

    Both systems look good, but this would be my choice.
     
  6. Kaiju

    Mobster

    Joined: 27 Jan 2005

    Posts: 3,638

    Location: Expat in HK

    AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4400+ (Socket 939) - Retail (ADA4400CDBOX) £289.95
    Asus A8N32-SLi Deluxe nForce4 SLi X16 (Socket 939) PCI-Express(MB-118-AS) £119.95
    Akasa AK-183-L2B Ultra Quiet 120mm Fan - 3 pin (FG-024-AK) £8.95
    ThermalRight SI-120 (Socket 754/939/478) Heatsink (HS-023-TR) £26.95
    HIS Excalibur ATI Radeon X1800 XL 256MB (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-042-HT) £179.95
    G.Skill 2GB DDR ZX PC3200 (2x1GB) CAS2 Dual Channel Kit (MY-007-GS) £134.95
    Seasonic S12 600W Silent ATX2.0 Power Supply (CA-002-SS) £87.95
    Thermaltake VA7000BWA Shark Aluminium Full Tower - Black (CA-008-TT) £69.95
    Western Digital Raptor 74GB WD740GD 10,000RPM SATA 8MB Cache - OEM £93.95

    Subtotal £1,012.55
    VAT £177.20
    Total £1,189.75

    Edit: Take out the Tt Shark and put in your Akasa UV Case. :)
     
    Last edited: 20 Feb 2006