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    A performance challenge

    Boys and girls of all ages. It is my sisters brithday coming up and she wants a computer, she says she can put forward £300 up to possibly £400 at most but would prefer it on the lower side. She would like a C2D processor and be able to play games a resonable standard, nothing amazing but still would like to be able to play something. Ive tried specing a system but cant make one for less than around 450-500+ please help me. Thanx in advance

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    So, you have no bits at all to start with?
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    stupid betond belief.
    You owe it to yourself to click here really.

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    Best I can do is £402 with:

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    Last edited by NightshadowUK; 14-06-2007 at 05:25 PM.

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    Just to clairfy would everything needed e.g moniter, keyboard, mouse and speakers, or is it just a base unit your after?

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    If you need a monitor to i'd just get a dell with the best gfx card they will do..normally a pretty basic ATi.

    If you don't need the monitor you could do a basic build as above but forget the monitor and get 2gb of ram and an ati x1950pro maybe...or a better cpu.

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    yep, if i were spending smaller amounts like that then it would have to be a pre-built from dell, youll probably get FAR more for your money

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    Try this site

    http://www.wizmarkcomputers.co.uk/hotdealsdellE520.htm

    There's a reasonable spec model for £388, though I wouldn't rate the graphics card. Providing you get it with XP it should be sufficiant though for most people's needs.

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    double post :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightshadowUK View Post
    Best I can do is £402 with:

    - Intel Core 2 Duo E2140 (CPU)
    - Gigabyte GA 945GCMX-S2 (Motherboard)
    - 256MB Sapphire Radeon X1650XT (Graphics Card)
    - 1GB (2X512MB) Corsair VS PC5400 (Memory)
    - 80GB Samsung HD080HJ (HDD)
    - LiteOn DH-20A1P-45C (IDE DVDRW)
    - Foxconn TLM-397 (Case)
    - 330W Tagan TG330-U01 (PSU)
    - 19" Daewoo HL920W (Display)
    - Microsoft Wired Keyboard 500 (Keyboard)
    - Logitech 953688-1600 (Mouse)
    - Creative Inspire 245 (Speakers)
    not forgetting an OS that will be £50+ at least

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    yeah everything is needed, inc monitor. so you advise dell, well i will have a look but i do hate dell. thanx for all your replies, and you recommend ATI over nvidia for the cheaper cards??

    fresh

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    not really, but dell seem to,

    find a dell in your price range (check the dell outlett too for a bargain [no monitors inc i think] and then compare the specs)

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    Quote Originally Posted by fresh View Post
    yeah everything is needed, inc monitor. so you advise dell, well i will have a look but i do hate dell. thanx for all your replies, and you recommend ATI over nvidia for the cheaper cards??

    fresh
    I used to hate Dell till I started at my most recent job where the boss had a thing for Dells due to their price. After ordering and installing 12 of them from a variety of models, and only had one minor problem, I'm pretty impressed.


    Main thing to remember is you can safely uninstall any of the pre-loaded software, and is in fact encourgaged to help keep your machine running smoothly, but remember to enable system restore before you do.

    The only minor I problem I had was down to only partially plugging in the power cable, causing a short, it was fixed by bleeding off the excess power which took a Dell tech about 5 minutes to explain for me via their online chat.

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    If it's her birthday, couldn't you put in £50 yourself, that would pay for the spec above with an operating system! If not try ebay and computer fairs for all the periferals.

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    If I had 3 or 400 hundred quid I would get a decent spec used one from a reputable dealer..(pretend it's new if it's a birthday pressie..hehe)

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