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    Help me source an upto date gaming system for approx £500

    My brother is looking to purchase a gaming system to play the latest games. He has a budget of £500 and doesn't need a new monitor. i am a bit out of touch with the latest core2 duo tech but basically i am looking at a decent c2d cpu, mobo, 2gb ram, 8800gts a case and a psu. a cheap sata hdd would be good too if possible.

    Would be very appreciative if you could recommend some parts (which scan stocks) to make up this system.

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    • aidanjt's system
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    Re: Help me source an upto date gaming system for approx £500



    You don't want to be going much lower than that tbh if you want a balanced gaming rig.
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    Re: Help me source an upto date gaming system for approx £500

    nice aidanjt, although i would go for the £160 8800GTS from todayonly or the X2900 PR0 for £150 and flash to a XT

    get the CM RC-534 (about 35) or any other decent case and a decent £50 PSU, corsair, seasonic etc

    perhaps get a E4300 c2d, overclock it a bit which is very simple

    and check if you can find the ballistix ram for £50~ anywhere (pc2-6400)

    consider getting a 500gb hdd, very good price/gb

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    Re: Help me source an upto date gaming system for approx £500

    Since the 2GB Corsair CAS 5 is not in stock at scan you have to go for CAS 4.

    Here's what I could come up with for under £516.

    2GB (2x1GB) Corsair TwinX XMS2, DDR2 PC2-6400 (800) CAS 4-4-4-12
    Coolermaster RC-330 Elite Black Midi Tower Case
    320MB XFX 8800GTS < today only
    Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L
    Intel Core 2 Duo E6550
    320 Gb Western Digital
    450W Corsair VX

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