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System spec for £900

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by CKOZUK, 27 Mar 2006.

  1. CKOZUK

    Associate

    Joined: 26 Mar 2006

    Posts: 35

    Morning all

    Could people help me spec a system for £900? :D Will be used for gaming i already have Ballistix RAM and an LG DVDRW but will need everything else apart from speakers as I use headphones!

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. PinkFloyd

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    Joined: 21 Sep 2005

    Posts: 14,300

    Location: Bradley Stoke, Bristol

    AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego 90nm (Socket 939) - OEM (CP-150-AM)
    £119.95
    DFI LanParty UT NF4 Ultra-D (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-014-DF)
    £79.95
    Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro CPU Cooler (Socket 754/939/940) (FG-000-AR)
    £12.95
    PowerColor ATI Radeon X1800 XT 512MB GDDR3 AVIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-048-PC)
    £199.95
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 NCQ 80GB ST3808110AS SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM (HD-051-SE)
    £30.95
    Lian-Li PC-7 PLUS Silver Aluminium Midi-Tower Case (No PSU) (CA-038-LL)
    £47.95
    Enermax Liberty 500W ELT500AWT ATX2.2 Modular SLI Compliant PSU (CA-025-EN)
    £61.95
    Hyundai ImageQuest B71A 17" LCD Monitor - Black (MO-033-HY)
    £149.95
    Logitech MX518 Gaming-Grade Optical Mouse (KB-060-LG)
    £27.95
    Logitech Ultra-X Keyboard - OEM (KB-041-LG)
    £14.95

    Total: £895


    Great overclocking system, (how far depends on your RAM), also very fast at stock.
    Good quiet harddrive, with a good case.
     
  3. CKOZUK

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    Joined: 26 Mar 2006

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    Thanks that looks pretty good, doing my sums got an extra £50 anyone have any other specs :D
     
  4. Gun9

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    Joined: 17 Aug 2005

    Posts: 512

    Location: north east

    CP-148-AM AMD Opteron UP 170 Dual Core San Diego 2.0GHz 2MB Cache (Socket 939) - Retail (CP-148-AM)
    £274.95 £274.95
    MB-131-AS Asus A8R32-MVP Deluxe Crossfire (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-131-AS)
    £104.95 £104.95
    GX-044-CO Connect3D ATI Radeon X1800 XT 256MB GDDR3 AVIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-044-CO)
    £164.95 £164.95
    MY-046-GL GeIL 2GB (2x1GB) PC3200 Value Dual Channel Kit CAS3 (GE2GB3200BDC) (MY-046-GL)
    £89.95 £89.95
    CA-040-AN Antec Sonata II Piano Black Quiet Case - 450W Smart Power PSU (CA-040-AN)
    £59.95 £59.95
    Subtotal £694.75
    VAT £121.59
    Total £816.34

    very sweet overclocks very easy and cheaper!! :D
     
  5. Gun9

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    Posts: 512

    Location: north east

    or another

    CP-134-AM AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3800+ (Socket 939) - Retail (ADA3800BVBOX) (CP-134-AM)
    £184.95 £184.95
    MB-088-AS Asus A8N-E nForce4 Ultra (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-088-AS)
    £61.95 £61.95
    MY-046-GL GeIL 2GB (2x1GB) PC3200 Value Dual Channel Kit CAS3 (GE2GB3200BDC) (MY-046-GL)
    £109.95 £109.95
    GX-069-LT Leadtek GeForce 7800GT 256MB GDDR3 VIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-069-LT)
    £169.95 £169.95
    HD-048-WD Western Digital Caviar Special Edition 200GB 2000JS SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM (HD-048-WD)
    £54.95 £54.95
    CD-026-NE NEC ND4551 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) - OEM (CD-026-NE)
    £28.70 £28.70
    CA-017-TT Thermaltake VB1000BNS Soprano SuperMidi Tower - Black (CA-017-TT)
    £39.95 £39.95
    CA-005-HP Hiper HPU-4K580-MK Type R 580W Modular ATX2.2 PSU - Black UV (CA-005-HP)
    £54.95 £54.95
    Subtotal £705.35
    VAT £123.44
    Total £828.79
     
  6. xirokx

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    Joined: 2 Oct 2004

    Posts: 4,383

    Location: N.W London

    to be honest with £900 u can get a top spec rig mate....you definately **** be looking at dual core CPU

    will you be overclocking?

    IMO this is what I think:

    CP-148-AM AMD Opteron UP 170 Dual Core San Diego 2.0GHz 2MB Cache (Socket 939) - Retail (CP-148-AM)
    £274.95 £274.95
    GX-069-LT Leadtek GeForce 7800GT 256MB GDDR3 VIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-069-LT)
    £169.95 £169.95
    CA-005-HP Hiper HPU-4K580-MK Type R 580W Modular ATX2.2 PSU - Black UV (CA-005-HP)
    £54.95 £54.95
    CD-026-NE NEC ND4551 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) - OEM (CD-026-NE)
    £28.70 £28.70
    MY-046-GL GeIL 2GB (2x1GB) PC3200 Value Dual Channel Kit CAS3 (GE2GB3200BDC) (MY-046-GL)
    £109.95 £109.95
    DFI LanParty UT NF4 SLI-D (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-013-DF)
    £94.95
    with a slightly cheaper case and a 250gb sata.....

    sorry havent done the maths but I would go along that line...best for overclocking etc....

    x1900 is a good graphics card but uses to much power, heats up alot and is loud.....

    thats what i think anyway...
     
  7. PinkFloyd

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    Location: Bradley Stoke, Bristol

    He already has RAM, And I guess by the fact he needs everything else he needs a monitor too ;)
     
  8. fenderbass86

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    Joined: 26 Jun 2005

    Posts: 1,986

    Location: Chelmsford

    Did you have another £50 to add on to the £900 budget? A total of £950? If so, here you go:

    REFERENCE DESCRIPTION QUANTITY PRICE COST
    MO-028-SA Samsung SM730BF 17" LCD Monitor (MO-028-SA) 1
    £154.95 £154.95
    KB-055-LG Logitech Ultra-X Optical Mouse - OEM (KB-055-LG) 1
    £11.95 £11.95
    KB-041-LG Logitech Ultra-X Keyboard - OEM (KB-041-LG) 1
    £14.95 £14.95
    CP-148-AM AMD Opteron UP 170 Dual Core San Diego 2.0GHz 2MB Cache (Socket 939) - Retail (CP-148-AM) 1
    £274.95 £274.95
    MB-129-AS Asus A8R-MVP Crossfire (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-129-AS) 1
    £64.95 £64.95
    GX-121-SP Sapphire ATI Radeon X1800 XT 256MB GDDR3 AVIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-121-SP) 1
    £169.95 £169.95
    HD-046-WD Western Digital Caviar SE16 250GB 2500KS SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (HD-046-WD) 1
    £55.95 £55.95
    CA-040-AN Antec Sonata II Piano Black Quiet Case - 450W Smart Power PSU (CA-040-AN) 1
    £59.95 £59.95
    Subtotal £807.60
    VAT £141.33
    Total £948.93
     
  9. CKOZUK

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    Joined: 26 Mar 2006

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    Like that last one,anymore for anymore? :D

    Are the opterons pretty future proof?

    EDIT: Also as the opterons are good for overclocking is the asus board any good for that? or would a DFI be better?
     
    Last edited: 27 Mar 2006
  10. PinkFloyd

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    Location: Bradley Stoke, Bristol

    On that last one the motherboard might limit you a bit to what you are capable of. The DFIs are capable of insane speeds and it will be your bottle that will give in before the motherboard, depending on other hardware of course. I have a LANParty and I absolutly love it, never had the slightest problem with it.

    An Opteron like that one is about as future proof as you can get at the moment for socket 939.