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    £600 gaming pc challenge

    Hi, im just currently making a list for a friend of some components and prices he wanted and thought i would make this topic. Price will have to include monitor , delivery and vat.
    i will post my own list soon.
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    Re: £600 gaming pc challenge

    Built something simular for a friend recently seem to remember it's roughly

    Core 2 duo e6750
    Scythe mine cooler
    Abit IP35
    Geil 2x1gb pc6400
    SATA DVDrw
    MSI 8800gt 512mb (happened to be the first one I could get)
    SATA hard drive Western digital 250gb 16mb cache WD2500AAKS
    Corsair HX520w
    Coolermaster CM690
    Asaka Fan controller
    2x Shrakoon 120mm system fans
    Logitech Deluxe 250 keyboard

    He'd recently got a new mouse, reused old 19" CRT and a copy of xp
    total was £530
    Could shave some off that, eg the fan controller is not really needed

    PS are you includeing keyboard, mouse and OS in the price?

    EDIT: it was mostly ordered through scan, memory was from micro direct.
    You can get away without a floppy disk drive quite eaisly esp if you have another pc, get a very cheap small sized usb stick and make it bootable for BIOS updates and other non-os floppy disk requirements.

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    Re: £600 gaming pc challenge

    LN16583 Logitech Deluxe 250 Wired Keyboard, PS2, Black £4.58 £5.38
    LN18429 Wolf King MSWK-TR-BLK, Trooper Gaming Optical Mouse, 2200dpi, USB 1.1/2.0, 7 Buttons, Black £14.99 £17.61
    LN19275 Intel Core 2 Duo E6750, S775, 2.66 GHz, 1333MHz FSB, Conroe Core, 4MB Cache, Retail £103.99 £122.19
    LN19340 Coolermaster CM-690 Dominator Black Midi Tower Case with Mesh Top Panel w/o PSU £43.99 £51.69
    LN19398 MSI P35 NEO2-FR, iP35, S 775, PCI-E (x16), DDR2 1066/667/800, SATA II, SATA RAID, ATX £57.59 £67.67
    LN20381 LG 18x GSA-H66NBAL DVD±R, 10x DVD±DL, DVD+RW x8/-RW x6, DVD-RAM x12, SATA, Black, OEM £14.69 £17.26
    LN11596 2GB (2x1GB) Corsair TwinX XMS2, DDR2 PC2-6400 (800), 240 Pins, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 5-5-5-12 £28.99 £34.06
    LN18949 Akasa AK-965 x3 Copper Heatpipe Cooler Intel Core2Quad/Duo with 92mm side blow fan, Intel push pin £9.99 £11.74
    LN18055 250 Gb Western Digital WD2500AAKS Caviar SE16, SATA300, 7200 rpm, 16MB Cache, 9 ms £35.59 £41.82
    LN19536 19" Hannspree New York, Black, Widescreen, 5 ms, DVI/VGA, 1440x900, 700:1, Speakers £94.89 £111.50
    LN20792 256MB XFX 8800GT PCI-E (x16), 1400 MHz, GDDR3, GPU 600 MHz, 2 x Dual Link DVI-I HDTV **Exclusive ** £99.88 £117.36

    Total with vat and shipping £611.68 (free shipping with hexus will knock that down to just under £600)
    Although if you shopped around I'm sure you could knock some more off that

    No OS

    EDIT: Opps forgot PSU
    LN19492 450W Corsair VX Series PSU, ATX, PS/2, UK Version, 80 PLUS® certified £37.49 £44.05
    £44 over budget now

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    Re: £600 gaming pc challenge

    This system costs around £600 from Ebuyer:

    Optiarc AD-5200A-0B 20X DVD±RW/DL Int IDE Bare Black Drive - OEM £15.43 £13.13

    Corsair 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 675MHz/PC2-5400 XMS Memory Non-ECC Unbuffered CL4(4-4-4-12) Heat Spreader Lifetime Warranty £26.99 £22.97

    Corsair VX450WUK 450W PSU £47.92 £40.78

    Microsoft Windows XP Home SP2B x32bit OEM 1PK CD £51.83 £44.11

    Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 2.66GHz 1333FSB Socket 775 4MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor £114.99 £97.86

    PowerColor HD 3850 Pro PCS 512MB GDDR3 256bit Dual DVI TVO PCI-E Graphics Card £114.99 £97.86

    Antec NSK4000 Super Mini-Tower Case Black/Silver - No PSU £31.66 £26.94

    Western Digital WD1600AAJS 160GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 8MB Cache - OEM £31.66 £26.94

    Hanspree CY199DP TFT Monitor 19" 1280x1024 700:1 250cd/m2 Silver/Black DVI £101.99 £86.80

    Logitech Deluxe 250 Black Keyboard USB - OEM £6.41 £5.45

    Logitech RX1000 Black/Silver Laser Mouse - 1000DPI - USB £11.73 £9.98

    MSI P31 Neo-F iP31 Socket 775 8 channel audio PCI-E ATX Motherboard £39.12 £45.97

    *FREE SHIPPING ON THIS ORDER»

    Total:£601.57

    The hard disk has enough capacity for gaming purposes.

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    Re: £600 gaming pc challenge

    Why is everyone reccomending an E6750 when the E8400 is out on Monday and is better and around the same price?

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    Re: £600 gaming pc challenge

    cat does that system come prebuilt???
    just finishing some coursework then i will post up mine early morning or lat tonight

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    Re: £600 gaming pc challenge

    Quote Originally Posted by 306maxi View Post
    Why is everyone reccomending an E6750 when the E8400 is out on Monday and is better and around the same price?
    Umm
    a) it's out now (and as we don't know what the stocks or demand on the new e8x00 will be like it might be a while before you can just order and get one)
    b) it's £10 cheaper than the e8400, which on this rather tight budget is good.

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    Re: £600 gaming pc challenge

    I wouldn't touch that PSU in the Asus case with a barge pole, I bought one and it lasted about 3 hours !
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    Re: £600 gaming pc challenge

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    Umm
    a) it's out now (and as we don't know what the stocks or demand on the new e8x00 will be like it might be a while before you can just order and get one)
    b) it's £10 cheaper than the e8400, which on this rather tight budget is good.
    Yes but it's faster and it's out in a couple of days.

    Do bear in mind that it's only a matter of 10 days or so from Malaysia to the UK so regardless of demand Intel can land new processors nice and quick. This isn't graphics cards were the chips need to be fabbed, shipped to the GPU manufacturer, card manufactured and mated to the card and then shipped. My E8400 was packed on 4/1/08 and was in stock with the etailer on the 14th.

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    Re: £600 gaming pc challenge

    Quote Originally Posted by daniel.phillips View Post
    I wouldn't touch that PSU in the Asus case with a barge pole, I bought one and it lasted about 3 hours !
    i agree, but it's a REALLY tight budget!

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    Re: £600 gaming pc challenge

    Quote Originally Posted by daniel.phillips View Post
    I wouldn't touch that PSU in the Asus case with a barge pole, I bought one and it lasted about 3 hours !
    I built a system in an Asus case, came with 360 Watt PSU and it's still going strong after a couple of years use (thank God).

    Recently bought one of the following and although I haven't tested it the PSU was on the heavy side (which is usually a sign of quality?)

    Computer hardware and software at amazing prices, available online from Scan Computers UK (for the bargain price of under £13 IIRC)

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    Re: £600 gaming pc challenge

    Quote Originally Posted by iknownothing View Post
    cat does that system come prebuilt???
    just finishing some coursework then i will post up mine early morning or lat tonight
    No it doesn't but the computer should not take long too long to assemble.
    Last edited by CAT-THE-FIFTH; 20-01-2008 at 12:58 AM.

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    Re: £600 gaming pc challenge

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    No it doesn't but the computer should not take long too long to assemble.
    took my wife and i about an hour to build her machine - admittedly that was a shuttle so case came pre-motherboarded

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    Re: £600 gaming pc challenge

    Quote Originally Posted by 306maxi View Post
    Yes but it's faster and it's out in a couple of days.

    Do bear in mind that it's only a matter of 10 days or so from Malaysia to the UK so regardless of demand Intel can land new processors nice and quick. This isn't graphics cards were the chips need to be fabbed, shipped to the GPU manufacturer, card manufactured and mated to the card and then shipped. My E8400 was packed on 4/1/08 and was in stock with the etailer on the 14th.
    No demand is still important, because it relates as to how fast they can make them and and how many get assigned to differnt parts of the world.

    After the initial stock problems with the 8800gt the US got loads in but over here in europe we were still under large stock stortages, because most of the stock was being shipped to the US.
    And all the eairly 8800gt were totaly stock refernce cards, remove the sticker from the fan and the artwork from the cooler and you cannot tell them apart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    No demand is still important, because it relates as to how fast they can make them and and how many get assigned to differnt parts of the world.

    After the initial stock problems with the 8800gt the US got loads in but over here in europe we were still under large stock stortages, because most of the stock was being shipped to the US.
    And all the eairly 8800gt were totaly stock refernce cards, remove the sticker from the fan and the artwork from the cooler and you cannot tell them apart.
    Yes but graphics cards are different. The manufacture process is so much slower.

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