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Spec my mate a £300 pc

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Guest2, 20 Oct 2009.

  1. Guest2

    Capodecina

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    Looks like he has blown up his motherboard and probably melted his CPU. His system is over 6 years old. He needs the following stuff.

    He's not bothered about a decent graphics card. Only uses it for the net and music and films really. Quiet, stable and longlasting is better

    Motherboard
    Processor
    RAM
    Graphics card
    Case
    Power
    Soundcard - (he has an audigy 1 atm to output to amp and speakers, not sure what onboard sound is up to)
    Hard drives would need a converter from IDE > SATA (how much are these?)
     
  2. gjrc

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  3. Guest2

    Capodecina

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    thanks. i was just looking at that. Can you buy converts for it to allow him to use his current IDE drives?
     
  4. Guest2

    Capodecina

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    wont onboard sound be gash?
     
  5. Guest2

    Capodecina

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    Is this alright for £280?

    Intel Core2 Duo E7500 (skt 775) 2.93ghz 3mb cache
    2GB Kingston 800mhz DDR2 Memory
    400GB SATA II Hard Drive
    Geforce 9500GT 512Mb Video Card
    5.1 Channel Sound
    10/100 Network
    DVD-ROM
    DVD-RW
    500W psu Silver/black ATX Case
     
  6. Kennysevenfold

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    Not unless he will be using the system for sound production or have a gazillion speakers.

    Spec on the way.
     
  7. Kennysevenfold

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    This tbh. Hard drive and DVD drive are both sata, so the IDE port will be free for im to hook up 1 or 2 of his old IDE drives ;)

    Product Name Qty Price Line Total [​IMG]Asus M4A785D-M Pro AMD 785G (Socket AM3) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard £57.99
    (£50.43) £57.99
    (£50.43) [​IMG]Corsair XMS2 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 PC2-8500C5 TwinX Dual Channel (TWIN2X4096-8500C5C) £49.99
    (£43.47) £49.99
    (£43.47) [​IMG]AMD Athlon II X2 Dual Core 245 2.90GHz (Socket AM3) - Retail £47.99
    (£41.73) £47.99
    (£41.73) [​IMG]Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB SATA-II 32MB Cache - OEM (WD5001AALS) £42.99
    (£37.38) £42.99
    (£37.38) [​IMG]Corsair CX 400W ATX Power Supply (CMPSU-400CXUK) £36.98
    (£32.16) £36.98
    (£32.16) [​IMG]Coolermaster Elite 334 Midi Case- Black (No PSU) £28.99
    (£25.21) £28.99
    (£25.21) [​IMG]Samsung SH-S223B/BEBE 22x DVD±RW SATA Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) - OEM £16.99
    (£14.77) £16.99
    (£14.77) Sub Total : £245.15 Shipping cost assumes delivery to UK Mainland with:
    DPD Next Day Parcel
    (This can be changed during checkout) Shipping : £11.25 VAT is being charged at 15% VAT : £38.46 Total : £294.86
     
  8. Guest2

    Capodecina

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    Whats the point in everyone getting Xonar DX2 cards to use with their 5.1 pc speaker setups then?

    He uses a technics amp, wharfdale speakers and a sub (all cost around £200)

    Thanks for spec - Is onbaord going to be better than the Geforce 9500GT 512Mb Video Card? (not that he will really use it much anyway)
     
  9. Kennysevenfold

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    1 - Beats me tbh. More money than sence.

    2 - For the use of the system, i doubt you would even notice the difference with the graphics power. :)
     
  10. citycm

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    Will need a motherboard with that.
     
  11. Kennysevenfold

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    Looks like a spec for a well known auction site.

    That usually uses unbranded...EVERYTHING :p
     
  12. Guest2

    Capodecina

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