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    Decent PC Spec for < £400/450

    Ok I am looking for a pretty cheap PC specification for around the &#163;450 mark, however it doesnt need to include Windows OS as we lucky students get it free, neither do I need a monitor

    Was looking to build it around a C2D (E2160 ? ), 500Gb Harddrive Space, 2Gb DDR2 RAM (as its so cheap atm), DVDRW, pretty case and decent PSU, graphics card isn't too much of a concern at the moment, can always add that at a later date - tho something around the 6600/7600 would be good...

    Overclocking would like to have an option.

    I have been out of the PC specs and upgrading circle for some time now so have lost a bit of my knowledge. So if you could post decent specs for the price, and list the prices and the source i.e. scan it would all be much appreciated

    I was looking for some prebuilt systems, I swear gladiator used to do a good one for a decent price, but they all seem to be around &#163;500 for average specs.

    Thanks in anticipation

    Ian

    PS. That is supposed to say 'Decent' in the title
    Last edited by muddyfox470; 25-06-2007 at 12:03 PM.
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    LN18913
    Abit IP-35, iP35 Express, S 775, PCI-E (x16), DDR2 533/667/800, SATA II, SATA RAID, ATX £72.31 £84.97
    LN18817
    Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2160, S775, 1.8 GHz, 800MHz FSB, Allendale Core, 2x 512KB Cache, Retail £49.18 £57.79
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    500 Gb Seagate ST3500630AS Barracuda 7200.10, SATA300, 7200 rpm, 16MB Cache, 8.5 ms, NCQ £54.86 £64.46
    LN15216
    520W Corsair HX V2 Series Modular PSU, ATX, EPS12V, whisper quiet, 5 year warranty £57.89 £68.02
    LN17059
    LiteOn SH-16A7S-01C, 16x DVD±R, 8x DVD±DL, DVD+RW x8/-RW x6, DVD-RAM x12, Beige, OEM £16.29 £19.14
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    Antec NSK4000/Mini Tower case without PSU , Black/Silver £25.49 £29.95
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    256MB Gigabyte 7600GS PCI-E(x16), Mem 800MHz, GPU 450MHz, 12Pipes, D-Sub/DVI-I/HDTV SLi Silent-Pipe £44.19 £51.92
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    Net Total £379.85

    Carriage £11.44

    V.A.T. £68.48

    TOTAL £459.77

    Thats a very tight budget for what you want
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    How does this fare, recommendations/deviations from this:

    128kb file: http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g1...007/pcspec.jpg

    @shaithis Cheers for that looks a great buy will look at my options Also I get free postage, so that brings it down to &#163;450 Just remembered the one I have quickly done doesn't include the optical drive :s

    Cheers

    Ian
    Last edited by muddyfox470; 25-06-2007 at 12:25 PM.
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    - Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 ~ &#163;74.01
    - Asus P5B i965 ~ &#163;65.08
    - 2GB Geil Ultra DDR2 PC6400 ~ &#163;61.09 + delivery
    - 500GB Samsung HD501LJ ~ &#163;64.45
    - 480W Tagan 2Force SLi ~ &#163;57.21
    - 256MB XFX 7600GT ~ &#163;66.96
    - Optiarc (Sony/NEC) AD-7170S-0B
    - Antec NSK4000 ~ &#163;29.95
    - 120mm Sharkoon 1000 ~ &#163;7.26

    Total ~ &#163;446.21 + deliver from MicroDirect

    I'd go with the above - faster CPU, better graphics card and better RAM (tighter timings)... all for less money.
    Last edited by NightshadowUK; 25-06-2007 at 12:44 PM.

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    I'd second nighshadows suggestion. The only thing you might consider is the corsair hx 520w for your psu this will leave a comfortable amount of room for some of the beefier graphics cards you might want later and is only around &#163;20 more.

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    Good thinking Mike, I've edited and met you half way with a 480W Tagan to keep it under the &#163;450 mark.

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    Yeah Nightshadows spec looks very good for the budget although I would still try and get the corsair psu if you can, Ive had bad experiences with Tagan PSU's but that might just be me

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