1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Spec My Mate A PC - £1800ish

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Simon114, 26 Mar 2006.

  1. Simon114

    Associate

    Joined: 24 Jul 2005

    Posts: 23

    Hello all,

    I've got my mate with me at the moment, he's in the market for a new PC, he's looking too spend about £1800 (That would be the works, PC + Monitor + Keyboard + Speakers)

    It would stop him coming to my house and stealing my PC for gaming :rolleyes: , so please any ideas would be fantastic.


    Cheers Simon114 & Mate!
     
  2. Explicit

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Feb 2006

    Posts: 2,186

    AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4400+ (Socket 939) - Retail (ADA4400CDBOX) (CP-127-AM)
    £328.94
    Asus A8R32-MVP Deluxe Crossfire (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-131-AS)
    £129.19
    OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB) PC3200 Dual Channel Platinum Series EL-DDR CAS2 (OCZ4002048ELDCPE-K) (MY-057-OC)
    £164.44
    Sapphire ATI Radeon X1900 XT 512MB GDDR3 AVIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-112-SP)
    £305.44
    Hitachi Deskstar T7K250 NCQ 250GB SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM (0A31636) (HD-002-HI)
    £66.39
    NEC ND4551 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer LabelFlash ReWriter (Black) - OEM (CD-026-NE)
    £30.49
    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty FPS Edition - Retail (SC-032-CL) **this week only**
    £129.19
    Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro CPU Cooler (Socket 754/939/940) (FG-000-AR)
    £15.22
    Lian-Li PC-61 Black Aluminium Midi-Tower Case (No PSU) (CA-045-LL)
    £78.67
    FSP Sparkle FX600-GLN Epsilon 600W ATX2.0 PSU (CA-002-SK)
    £82.19
    Acer AL2016Ws 20" Widescreen LCD Monitor - Black/Silver (MO-015-AC) **this week only**
    £270.19
    Logitech Z-5400 THX® Certified 5.1 310 Watts Speakers - Retail (SP-035-LG)
    £135.07
    Saitek PZ30AU Eclipse Illuminated Keyboard (KB-015-SK)
    £29.32
    Logitech G5 Gaming-Grade Laser Mouse (KB-069-LG) **this week only**
    £35.19

    Total inc VAT: £1799.93

    Can get it cheaper by getting the XtremeMusic over the Fatal1ty, and the black PC7+ case but that's out of stock atm.
     
  3. Defcon5

    Soldato

    Joined: 4 Sep 2005

    Posts: 6,424

    Location: Whitwood, West Yorks

    id get the extreme music and det an xtx over the xt, its only an extra fiver for the his one
     
  4. iBot

    PermaBanned

    Joined: 12 Sep 2005

    Posts: 3,309

    Location: England

    i wouldnt recommend them speakers.
     
  5. Explicit

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Feb 2006

    Posts: 2,186

    And why's that? :)
     
  6. Naffa

    Capodecina

    Joined: 4 Sep 2005

    Posts: 11,455

    Location: Bristol

    because theyre logitech.. :( one of my favorite brands but not when it comes to speakers.
     
  7. maddness

    Soldato

    Joined: 13 Dec 2003

    Posts: 6,108

    Location: Intel HQ

    logitech speakers are very good imo, especially the 5500's
     
  8. syke

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Feb 2006

    Posts: 10,559

  9. quadboi

    PermaBanned

    Joined: 28 Feb 2006

    Posts: 1,606

    :) I do prefer Creative over Logitech, however its just a matter of opinion.
     
  10. Monstermunch

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Mar 2005

    Posts: 1,597

    Location: Eating PI

    Like explicit's but IMO with a few upgrades:

    CP-127-AM AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4400+ (Socket 939) - Retail (ADA4400CDBOX) (CP-127-AM)
    £279.95 £279.95
    MB-014-DF DFI LanParty UT NF4 Ultra-D (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-014-DF)
    £79.95 £79.95
    MY-057-OC OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB) PC3200 Dual Channel Platinum Series EL-DDR CAS2 (OCZ4002048ELDCPE-K) (MY-057-OC)
    £139.95 £139.95
    GX-047-HT HIS Excalibur ATI Radeon X1900 XT-X 512MB GDDR3 AVIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-047-HT)
    £309.95 £309.95
    HD-002-HI Hitachi Deskstar T7K250 NCQ 250GB SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM (0A31636) (HD-002-HI)
    £56.50 £56.50
    CD-026-NE NEC ND4551 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer LabelFlash ReWriter (Black) - OEM (CD-026-NE)
    £25.95 £25.95
    CA-012-TT Thermaltake VA3000BNA Tsunami Dream SuperMidi Aluminium Tower - Black (CA-012-TT)
    £59.95 £59.95
    CA-008-TG Tagan TG530-U15 530W ATX2.01 Easycon SLi Compliant Modular Silent PSU (CA-008-TG)
    £59.95 £59.95
    MO-009-NE NEC MultiSync® LCD20WGX2 20.1" Widescreen LCD Monitor - Black/Silver (MO-009-NE)
    £334.95 £334.95
    SP-000-AE Acoustic Energy Aego M 2.1 Speakers (Black) - Retail (SP-000-AE)
    £69.95 £69.95
    KB-066-LG Logitech Media Keyboard Elite - Retail (KB-066-LG)
    £16.95 £16.95
    KB-069-LG Logitech G5 Gaming-Grade Laser Mouse (KB-069-LG)
    £29.95 £29.95
    Subtotal £1,463.95
    VAT £256.20
    Total £1,720.15

    Better gfx card, IMO you don't need a seperate sound card unless you're into mixing etc. Plus IME the 2.1 speakers sound much better than the 5.1's and Acoustic Energy actually make speakers in the real world, unlike creative, logitech etc.
     
  11. xirokx

    Mobster

    Joined: 2 Oct 2004

    Posts: 4,383

    Location: N.W London

    The only 2 things I would change from Monstermunch's recommendation is:

    I would get the Geil Value 2gb Ram

    and I would go for a 7900GT 512mb
     
  12. volt9291

    Hitman

    Joined: 2 Feb 2006

    Posts: 614


    Why a 7900GT??? a X1900 XT-X is better.
    Did you mean to say GTX?

    Anyways, if you dont want ATi go for a 7900 GTX is the same as X1900 XT-X but the 7900 will run cooler,less noise and take less power :D
     
  13. xirokx

    Mobster

    Joined: 2 Oct 2004

    Posts: 4,383

    Location: N.W London

    sorry yes I forget to add the X

    A 7900GTX because of all the reasons u stated volts :) which are as follows

     
  14. iamgud

    PermaBanned

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,780

    Location: UK

    Unless you plan on going SLI then I would go ATI.