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    Budget PC £300<

    All I am using this PC for will be to play CS 1.6, WoW, Eve, Lineage 2 and maybe a bit of warhammer online... currently have a p4 3.0, 1gb ram and a 6600gt, wondering if its worth just upgrading to 2gb ram, a good graphics card (my mobo is pretty poor though, only supports pci-e x1, its a asrock 775dual-880pro) since it runs all these games just fine, also will be upgrading the hard drive, have a IDE drive at the moment but I heard SATA drives give greater performance. Also is the upgrade from x1 pci-e to x16 a huge difference? if not i may consider just upgrading and getting better HDD and ram than with a whole new build.

    If its not worth upgrading, i would need new psu,mobo,cpu,ram,graphics card,hdd but for prices around 250quid there aren't that many options!

    any help is appreciated!!!

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    Re: Budget PC £300<

    Here is a quick scratch build, slightly over 300, including all the components you listed, not all stuff i chose was instock but u can substitute them for equivalent stuff.


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    Re: Budget PC £300<

    At that budget I would go 2nd hand and you will get twice as good spec

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    Re: Budget PC £300<

    yep

    can get a 7900 for &#163;30 on the bay IIRC
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    Re: Budget PC £300<

    if you go with infinites DONT BUY THE PSU

    Hiper Psu's blow up alot.

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    Re: Budget PC £300<

    Quote Originally Posted by finlay666 View Post
    yep

    can get a 7900 for £30 on the bay IIRC
    At only double the price that 4670 graphics card seems a bargain.

    7900 was a cracking card in its day, but I wouldn't want one now. An 8600GT/9500GT is about the same performance but cooler and quieter.

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