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Spec me a cube/shuttle sized pc for 600 pls :)

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by KiNETiK, 27 Feb 2006.

  1. KiNETiK

    Gangster

    Joined: 27 Nov 2005

    Posts: 336

    Location: Edinburgh

    Hi guys,
    My mate wants to get a small pc, something like a shuttle or other small cubey thing :)
    What sorta spec can you guys come up with.
    Cheers
     
  2. Raikiri

    Capodecina

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    Location: Brighton

    Do they need a monitor, mouse or keyboard?

    What will it be used for?
     
  3. KiNETiK

    Gangster

    Joined: 27 Nov 2005

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    Location: Edinburgh

    Just the box, no monitor, keyboard etc required. Used for gaming primarily, web surfing, watchin films etc..
    Sorry wasn't very specific before, i'm at work :)
     
  4. Raikiri

    Capodecina

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    CA-021-AN Antec Aria Micro ATX Cube Case - 300W PSU (CA-021-AN)
    £59.95 £59.95
    CP-150-AM AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego 90nm (Socket 939) - OEM (CP-150-AM)
    £122.95 £122.95
    MB-041-GI Gigabyte K8NMF-9 nForce4 Micro ATX (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-041-GI)
    £41.95 £41.95
    MY-046-GL GeIL 2GB (2x1GB) PC3200 Value Dual Channel Kit CAS3 (GE2GB3200BDC) (MY-046-GL)
    £109.95 £109.95
    CD-036-LG LG GSA-4167BRL 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) - Retail (CD-036-LG)
    £26.95 £26.95
    HD-024-SA Samsung SpinPoint P HD160JJ 160GB SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM (HD-024-SA)
    £48.95 £48.95
    GX-034-OK OcUK GeForce 6800 GS 256MB GDDR3 TV-Out/DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-034-OK)
    £109.95 £109.95
    Subtotal £520.65
    VAT £91.12
    Total £611.77

    Or you could get a shuttle system

    CD-036-LG LG GSA-4167BRL 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) - Retail (CD-036-LG)
    £26.95 £26.95
    HD-024-SA Samsung SpinPoint P HD160JJ 160GB SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM (HD-024-SA)
    £48.95 £48.95
    GX-034-OK OcUK GeForce 6800 GS 256MB GDDR3 TV-Out/DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-034-OK)
    £109.95 £109.95
    FS-047-SH Shuttle XPC ST20G5 Aluminium Barebones System - AMD 64 (Socket 939) (FS-047-SH)
    £209.95 £209.95
    CP-131-AM AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice 90nm (Socket 939) - OEM (CP-131-AM)
    £89.95 £89.95
    MY-005-GL GeIL 1GB (2x512MB) PC3200 Value Dual Channel Kit CAS2.5 (GE1GB3200BHDC) (MY-005-GL)
    £54.95 £54.95
    Subtotal £540.70
    VAT £94.63
    Total £635.33

    The shuttle is a bit more expensive and you get a worse spec, although it does look better.
     
  5. KiNETiK

    Gangster

    Joined: 27 Nov 2005

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    Location: Edinburgh

    Thanks for the reply mate. I quite like the top setup although maybe go for 1GB mem and spend the extra 50 quid a graphics or cpu?
     
  6. Raikiri

    Capodecina

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    Maybe, but a lot of games are beginning to use 2gb of ram.

    With the extra £50 you could either get a 3800 X2 or a 7800GT, either one would be good.
     
  7. KiNETiK

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    Location: Edinburgh

    I notice the antec only has 300 watt supply, would that be a problem with a X2 or 7800gt? Seems a bit low poiwer
     
  8. Monstermunch

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Mar 2005

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    Location: Eating PI

    £100 over budget but look at what you could get:

    CA-008-AS OcUK Value Aspire X-Qpack Cube Case - Silver (CA-008-AS)
    £59.95 £59.95
    MB-041-GI Gigabyte K8NMF-9 nForce4 Micro ATX (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-041-GI)
    £41.95 £41.95
    CP-152-AM AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3800+ (Socket 939) - OEM (CP-152-AM)
    £164.95 £164.95
    FG-000-AR Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro CPU Cooler (Socket 754/939/940) (FG-000-AR)
    £14.50 £14.50
    GX-044-CO Connect3D ATI Radeon X1800 XT 256MB GDDR3 AVIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-044-CO)
    £199.95 £199.95
    MY-005-GL GeIL 1GB (2x512MB) PC3200 Value Dual Channel Kit CAS2.5 (GE1GB3200BHDC) (MY-005-GL)
    £54.95 £54.95
    HD-055-WD Western Digital Caviar Special Edition 120GB 1200JS SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM (HD-055-WD)
    £43.95 £43.95
    CD-030-NE NEC ND4570 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) - OEM (CD-030-NE)
    £24.95 £24.95
    Subtotal £605.15
    VAT £105.91
    Total £711.06

    The cube case has a 430w PSU included
     
  9. iraiguana

    Mobster

    Joined: 24 Aug 2005

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    ^looks like a nice one there :p
     
  10. KiNETiK

    Gangster

    Joined: 27 Nov 2005

    Posts: 336

    Location: Edinburgh

    Yes that also looks nice, maybe that would be a better case to get with the higher power rating psu
     
  11. ACESHIGH

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 Aug 2005

    Posts: 4,305

    If you can stretch the price, this does look very good!