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    New Rig for £160?

    Sitting here bored so I thought I would spec a new half decent gaming rig for my daughter.
    Just a thought for anybody who is a bit short of cash.
    Upgrade for less than £160
    Slight risk as it is open box stock. But I have never had any problems with any of their open box parts.
    INNO3D GEFORCE 7600GS 256MB PCI-E DVI TV £39.21
    http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/...271694&CatId=0
    Foxconn N570SM2AA AM2 £55.41
    http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/...275364&CatId=0
    AMD ATHLON 64 X2 3800+ CPU (PIB) SKT AM2 £39.27
    http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/...275670&CatId=0
    Corsair 1GB VS DDR667 DDR2 £25.69
    http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/...257293&CatId=0
    Can anybody better that.
    Last edited by redlight; 07-05-2007 at 04:11 PM.

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    cheers for this mate, my neighbour is looking for a cheap media pc to compliment his new 40" LCD so some of these parts look a winner
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    motherboard can be bettered..

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=557233

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...d=5&subcat=807

    you could spend a bit more on the ram for tighter latencies which the amd's like

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...d=8&subcat=144

    its only £5 and i've saved you £25 already

    gfx and cpu are kool.

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    crazy

    who would have thought it

    I cant better it

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    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=468707

    Another 8 quid off the board, this board usually pop up on today only

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    I wouldnt trust that 550w PSU.

    BTW order from ebuyer and use google checkout on multiple orders to save a bit
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    brentonill that is a great price. I reckon if you used google checkout at Ebuyer you could shave a bit more off.
    Just shows that you dont have to spend a fortune to have a half decent rig.
    I did not factor in a psu and case as she has my cast offs a 420w Tagan and a Soprano case.

    edit
    If you use google checkout at Aria you can have an E6600 for £125 if you wanted to beef it up a bit.
    Last edited by redlight; 08-05-2007 at 05:53 PM.

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    wow e4300 has dropped price quite nicely.
    And i wouldnt trust a cheapo 550w psu tbh youd be better going for like a 400w good brand or something like that.

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    Yeah not to bad huh.

    Yeah you guys are totally right about the psu. Just used it because I was trying to see what the cheapest core two with an 8000 series card was that I could build (thinking for my mum and dad or gf or somthin!). Although probs worth spending a few quid more on a psu so I don't get a slap when it die's! Feel abit stupid that I have just spent almost £700 ordering bits for my rig when I could have just done something like this instead!!! Grrrrrr

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max Tractor View Post
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=468707

    Another 8 quid off the board, this board usually pop up on today only
    He'd have problems getting his E4300 to fit that board wouldn't he?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmATeaf View Post
    He'd have problems getting his E4300 to fit that board wouldn't he?

    Quote Originally Posted by redlight View Post
    Sitting here bored so I thought I would spec a new half decent gaming rig for my daughter.
    Just a thought for anybody who is a bit short of cash.
    Upgrade for less than £160
    Slight risk as it is open box stock. But I have never had any problems with any of their open box parts.
    INNO3D GEFORCE 7600GS 256MB PCI-E DVI TV £39.21
    http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/...271694&CatId=0
    Foxconn N570SM2AA AM2 £55.41
    http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/...275364&CatId=0
    AMD ATHLON 64 X2 3800+ CPU (PIB) SKT AM2 £39.27
    http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/...275670&CatId=0
    Corsair 1GB VS DDR667 DDR2 £25.69
    http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/...257293&CatId=0
    Can anybody better that.
    He wouldn't

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    I know its not DX 10. But for bang for your buck, would the 7600GT be a better card? looking at the clocks?

    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/106578

    Also, how does this am2 compare to the 4300? in terms of initial performance..

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/111292...rb/27644043889
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    7600 is better im pretty sure but not dx10 so depends what you are looking for. I would go dx 10 if you are not going vista myself

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    MOTHERBOARD : ASRock P4VM890 Socket 478 PCI-E graphics Onboard VGA 6-channel audio mATX : £27-13

    PROCESSOR: Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 1.86ghz Socket 775 FSB800 2MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor £63.50

    GFX CARD: Inno3D 8500GT 256MB DDR2 128bit (450/800MHz) DVI PCI-E 126987 : £44.21

    RAM: Kingston 2GB (2x1GB Kit) DDR2 533MHz/PC2-4200 Non-ECC CL4 : £41.03

    PSU: Hiper 435W Silver Mesh Body - 120mm Fan ATX2.2 20+4pin : £29.75

    CASE: Asus TA-250 Mid Tower Black/Silver Case With 360w PSU : £29.77

    DRIVE: Sony AW-G170AB2 18xDVD±RW/RAM Dual Layer Writer Black - Bare Drive : £16.33


    Cart Total: £251.72

    Total Inc Vat £295.80

    As mentioned above; you could buy them separatly, with items adding to £30 that then gives u £10 off

    SO:
    Motherboard : £21.88 (+£4 Del)
    CPU: £64.62 (item is free deliver)
    GFX Card: £41.95 (+£4 Del)
    2Gb Ram: £38.22 (+£4 Del)
    Hiper PSU: £24.96 (+£4 Del)
    Case+Sony Drive: £45.17 (+£4 Del)

    Grand Total = £256.80

    What you guys think?
    Last edited by Merlin4458; 09-05-2007 at 03:21 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin4458 View Post
    I know its not DX 10. But for bang for your buck, would the 7600GT be a better card? looking at the clocks?

    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/106578

    Also, how does this am2 compare to the 4300? in terms of initial performance..

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/111292...rb/27644043889
    For oc the X2 3600 Brisbane ddbox @ around £40 google checkout is a superb chip, both I have had hit 2.6 on stock volts, the first hit 2.7@1.3v, at 2.8 they are comparible to a E6600@stock give or take, more here

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=136051

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