Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 16 of 19

Thread: Rate this low-cost build

  1. #1
    Senior Member Dreaming's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Leicester / York
    Posts
    1,500
    Thanks
    67
    Thanked
    40 times in 30 posts
    • Dreaming's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Abit IP35 Pro
      • CPU:
      • e6300 @ 2.8ghz
      • Memory:
      • 4gb Corsair XMS2 PC6400
      • Storage:
      • 500GB Western Digital for OS + 1500GB Seagate for Storage
      • Graphics card(s):
      • BFG 8800GTS OC2 320MB
      • PSU:
      • Antec Neo HE 550
      • Case:
      • Lian Li PC A05B
      • Operating System:
      • Windows Vista Home Premium x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Samsung 22" 226BW
      • Internet:
      • NTL 4Mb/s

    Rate this low-cost build

    Hey guys.

    Just put this together. It's a replacement for a system that's a bit past it's sell by date, being used casually to browse the internet. Potential in future to expand as a media server. Should play games such as The Sims 2, other girly games.




    Bear in mind a few points:
    a) hard drive is actually for my current PC. I will trade a Enterprise class sata 160 gb (WD1600YS RE) from my PC
    b) OS is omitted for time being. Going to put Windows Server on it which I get for free, then when necessary it can have windows 7 or whatever. Ubuntu doesn't run sims 2.
    c) peripherals still to be decided, if they are a worthwhile upgrade. currently have 17" CRT, oem mouse/keyboard

    Old system:
    MSI motherboard
    1gb DDR ram
    Radeon 9800 pro (now dead)
    Athlon XP 2500+
    80gb IDE HDD

    Budget isn't strictly limited, just trying to get best value for money based on what it's needed for.
    Dreaming

    C2D E6300 @ 2.8 | | Abit IP35 Pro | | 4GB Corsair XMS2 800 | | BFG 8800GTS OC2 320MB | | 500GB Western Digital for OS + 1500GB Seagate for Storage | | Antec NeoHE 550 | | Lian Li PC A05B | | Samsung 226BW 22"

  2. #2
    Yeah dude! NightshadowUK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Bolton
    Posts
    2,165
    Thanks
    130
    Thanked
    59 times in 57 posts
    • NightshadowUK's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI Z87M GAMING
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i5 4670K [4GHz w/ Macho Rev.B]
      • Memory:
      • 2x8GB Corsair Vengeance LP
      • Storage:
      • 240GB Crucial M500 & 1TB HGST 7K1000
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 4GB Sapphire 290X Vapor-X
      • PSU:
      • 620W Corsair HX
      • Case:
      • Silverstone TJ08B-E [AP181 & NF-S12B]
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Home Premium [64bit]
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2412M
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 200Mb

    Re: Rate this low-cost build

    If I was being picky I'd flag up the single stick of memory and recommend spending an extra tenner on a HD4650, but to be honest I think it'll be fine.

  3. Received thanks from:

    Dreaming (01-02-2009)

  4. #3
    Senior Member Dreaming's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Leicester / York
    Posts
    1,500
    Thanks
    67
    Thanked
    40 times in 30 posts
    • Dreaming's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Abit IP35 Pro
      • CPU:
      • e6300 @ 2.8ghz
      • Memory:
      • 4gb Corsair XMS2 PC6400
      • Storage:
      • 500GB Western Digital for OS + 1500GB Seagate for Storage
      • Graphics card(s):
      • BFG 8800GTS OC2 320MB
      • PSU:
      • Antec Neo HE 550
      • Case:
      • Lian Li PC A05B
      • Operating System:
      • Windows Vista Home Premium x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Samsung 22" 226BW
      • Internet:
      • NTL 4Mb/s

    Re: Rate this low-cost build

    I'll make those changes, I was iffy about the GPU as well actually.

    Annoyed at scan's website, just deleted my basket. So going to price up the same componenets on ebuyer at the same time now to see if it's cheaper.
    Dreaming

    C2D E6300 @ 2.8 | | Abit IP35 Pro | | 4GB Corsair XMS2 800 | | BFG 8800GTS OC2 320MB | | 500GB Western Digital for OS + 1500GB Seagate for Storage | | Antec NeoHE 550 | | Lian Li PC A05B | | Samsung 226BW 22"

  5. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    453
    Thanks
    27
    Thanked
    47 times in 44 posts
    • mac124's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI P55 GD65
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5 750 @ 4Ghz
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Mushkin Redline 2133
      • Storage:
      • 40Gb Mushkin SSD + 500GB F3
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigabyte GTX580.
      • PSU:
      • Evo Blue 650
      • Case:
      • Akasa Infiniti
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 64
      • Monitor(s):
      • 24" Samsung
      • Internet:
      • 1Mb thanks to living in the sticks.

    Re: Rate this low-cost build

    Looks reasonable to me but personally i would go for dual channel memory (2x 1gb) for the performance increase and would only cost £1-£2 extra, but that is just me.

  6. Received thanks from:

    Dreaming (02-02-2009)

  7. #5
    Gentoo Ricer
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Galway
    Posts
    11,035
    Thanks
    1,013
    Thanked
    944 times in 704 posts
    • aidanjt's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Strix Z370-G
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7-8700K
      • Memory:
      • 2x8GB Corsiar LPX 3000C15
      • Storage:
      • 500GB Samsung 960 EVO
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0
      • PSU:
      • EVGA G3 750W
      • Case:
      • Fractal Design Define C Mini
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Asus MG279Q
      • Internet:
      • 240mbps Virgin Cable

    Re: Rate this low-cost build

    Naw, I'd pick up another 2GB stick, may as well get it while it's going cheap. DDR2 will start going up in price in no small way over the year.
    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    ...every time Creative bring out a new card range their advertising makes it sound like they have discovered a way to insert a thousand Chuck Norris super dwarfs in your ears...

  8. Received thanks from:

    Dreaming (02-02-2009)

  9. #6
    Senior Member Dreaming's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Leicester / York
    Posts
    1,500
    Thanks
    67
    Thanked
    40 times in 30 posts
    • Dreaming's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Abit IP35 Pro
      • CPU:
      • e6300 @ 2.8ghz
      • Memory:
      • 4gb Corsair XMS2 PC6400
      • Storage:
      • 500GB Western Digital for OS + 1500GB Seagate for Storage
      • Graphics card(s):
      • BFG 8800GTS OC2 320MB
      • PSU:
      • Antec Neo HE 550
      • Case:
      • Lian Li PC A05B
      • Operating System:
      • Windows Vista Home Premium x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Samsung 22" 226BW
      • Internet:
      • NTL 4Mb/s

    Re: Rate this low-cost build

    Ordered now with a few changes and a few logitech peripherals added, came to £400 which will be £330 in real terms because of the hard drive. Not too bad
    Dreaming

    C2D E6300 @ 2.8 | | Abit IP35 Pro | | 4GB Corsair XMS2 800 | | BFG 8800GTS OC2 320MB | | 500GB Western Digital for OS + 1500GB Seagate for Storage | | Antec NeoHE 550 | | Lian Li PC A05B | | Samsung 226BW 22"

  10. #7
    Bows out! CAT-THE-FIFTH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Hopefully somewhere less backstabby
    Posts
    28,789
    Thanks
    3,203
    Thanked
    4,456 times in 3,442 posts
    • CAT-THE-FIFTH's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Less E-PEEN
      • CPU:
      • Massive E-PEEN
      • Memory:
      • RGB E-PEEN
      • Storage:
      • Not in any order
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVEN BIGGER E-PEEN
      • PSU:
      • OVERSIZED
      • Case:
      • UNDERSIZED
      • Operating System:
      • DOS 6.22
      • Monitor(s):
      • NOT USUALLY ON....WHEN I POST
      • Internet:
      • FUNCTIONAL

    Re: Rate this low-cost build

    I would go for an HD4650 GDDR3 for 55 quid from Ebuyer:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/151454

    An HD4670 can be had for a bit more though:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/search?sort=pr...imit=10&page=1

    It is an underclocked HD4670. Also the 7750+ does not come with a heatsink as it is a Black Edition processor.

  11. Received thanks from:

    Dreaming (02-02-2009)

  12. #8
    Bows out! CAT-THE-FIFTH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Hopefully somewhere less backstabby
    Posts
    28,789
    Thanks
    3,203
    Thanked
    4,456 times in 3,442 posts
    • CAT-THE-FIFTH's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Less E-PEEN
      • CPU:
      • Massive E-PEEN
      • Memory:
      • RGB E-PEEN
      • Storage:
      • Not in any order
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVEN BIGGER E-PEEN
      • PSU:
      • OVERSIZED
      • Case:
      • UNDERSIZED
      • Operating System:
      • DOS 6.22
      • Monitor(s):
      • NOT USUALLY ON....WHEN I POST
      • Internet:
      • FUNCTIONAL

    Re: Rate this low-cost build

    I would go for an HD4650 GDDR3 for 55 quid from Ebuyer:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/151454

    It is an underclocked HD4670.

    An HD4670 can be had for a bit more though:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/search?sort=pr...imit=10&page=1

    Also the 7750+ does not come with a heatsink as it is a Black Edition processor.

  13. #9
    Senior Member Dreaming's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Leicester / York
    Posts
    1,500
    Thanks
    67
    Thanked
    40 times in 30 posts
    • Dreaming's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Abit IP35 Pro
      • CPU:
      • e6300 @ 2.8ghz
      • Memory:
      • 4gb Corsair XMS2 PC6400
      • Storage:
      • 500GB Western Digital for OS + 1500GB Seagate for Storage
      • Graphics card(s):
      • BFG 8800GTS OC2 320MB
      • PSU:
      • Antec Neo HE 550
      • Case:
      • Lian Li PC A05B
      • Operating System:
      • Windows Vista Home Premium x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Samsung 22" 226BW
      • Internet:
      • NTL 4Mb/s

    Re: Rate this low-cost build

    Thanks, need to quickly amend order with a heatsink then! Heh
    Dreaming

    C2D E6300 @ 2.8 | | Abit IP35 Pro | | 4GB Corsair XMS2 800 | | BFG 8800GTS OC2 320MB | | 500GB Western Digital for OS + 1500GB Seagate for Storage | | Antec NeoHE 550 | | Lian Li PC A05B | | Samsung 226BW 22"

  14. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    453
    Thanks
    27
    Thanked
    47 times in 44 posts
    • mac124's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI P55 GD65
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5 750 @ 4Ghz
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Mushkin Redline 2133
      • Storage:
      • 40Gb Mushkin SSD + 500GB F3
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigabyte GTX580.
      • PSU:
      • Evo Blue 650
      • Case:
      • Akasa Infiniti
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 64
      • Monitor(s):
      • 24" Samsung
      • Internet:
      • 1Mb thanks to living in the sticks.

    Re: Rate this low-cost build

    My 7750BE came with a heatsink?? Bog standard lump of aluminium mind nothing flashy.

  15. Received thanks from:

    CAT-THE-FIFTH (02-02-2009),Dreaming (02-02-2009)

  16. #11
    Yeah dude! NightshadowUK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Bolton
    Posts
    2,165
    Thanks
    130
    Thanked
    59 times in 57 posts
    • NightshadowUK's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI Z87M GAMING
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i5 4670K [4GHz w/ Macho Rev.B]
      • Memory:
      • 2x8GB Corsair Vengeance LP
      • Storage:
      • 240GB Crucial M500 & 1TB HGST 7K1000
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 4GB Sapphire 290X Vapor-X
      • PSU:
      • 620W Corsair HX
      • Case:
      • Silverstone TJ08B-E [AP181 & NF-S12B]
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Home Premium [64bit]
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2412M
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 200Mb

    Re: Rate this low-cost build

    If it's retail and not OEM (which it seems to be) then it'll come with a heatsink.

    EDIT: Just had a quick read and it'd seem some of the Black Editions didn't actually come with a heatsink as they're 'enthusiast' chips. It might be worth dropping Scan a quick email.
    Last edited by NightshadowUK; 01-02-2009 at 11:06 PM.

  17. Received thanks from:

    Dreaming (02-02-2009)

  18. #12
    Senior Member Dreaming's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Leicester / York
    Posts
    1,500
    Thanks
    67
    Thanked
    40 times in 30 posts
    • Dreaming's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Abit IP35 Pro
      • CPU:
      • e6300 @ 2.8ghz
      • Memory:
      • 4gb Corsair XMS2 PC6400
      • Storage:
      • 500GB Western Digital for OS + 1500GB Seagate for Storage
      • Graphics card(s):
      • BFG 8800GTS OC2 320MB
      • PSU:
      • Antec Neo HE 550
      • Case:
      • Lian Li PC A05B
      • Operating System:
      • Windows Vista Home Premium x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Samsung 22" 226BW
      • Internet:
      • NTL 4Mb/s

    Re: Rate this low-cost build

    I was planning to phone tomorrow morning anyway, so I'll ask then. Cheers guys
    Dreaming

    C2D E6300 @ 2.8 | | Abit IP35 Pro | | 4GB Corsair XMS2 800 | | BFG 8800GTS OC2 320MB | | 500GB Western Digital for OS + 1500GB Seagate for Storage | | Antec NeoHE 550 | | Lian Li PC A05B | | Samsung 226BW 22"

  19. #13
    Senior Member Pob255's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    The land of Brum
    Posts
    9,945
    Thanks
    572
    Thanked
    1,196 times in 1,099 posts
    • Pob255's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus M5A99X EVO
      • CPU:
      • PhenomII x4 955 & CM Hyper 212+
      • Memory:
      • 2x 4gb Corsair Vengence 1600mhz cas9
      • Storage:
      • 250gb SATA Westerndigital + 500gb samsung +1tb Samsung
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus GTX560ti CuII
      • PSU:
      • Be Quiet E9 680w
      • Case:
      • HAF 912+
      • Operating System:
      • W7 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 21" ips something

    Re: Rate this low-cost build

    Scythe Katana2 should be fine for that £19.41
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Scyth...iet-CPU-Cooler

  20. Received thanks from:

    Dreaming (02-02-2009)

  21. #14
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    140
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    6 times in 6 posts

    Re: Rate this low-cost build

    go for a 780g mobo & drop the grapics card it will play sims 2 fine.

    get 2gb of corsair ram

    get an 8or160gb drive for os.

    get an lg drive as the sammys are very noisy.

    Also theres in a no need for a 3rd party cooler as the stock AMD is quiet & fir for purpose.

  22. Received thanks from:

    Dreaming (02-02-2009)

  23. #15
    Senior Member Dreaming's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Leicester / York
    Posts
    1,500
    Thanks
    67
    Thanked
    40 times in 30 posts
    • Dreaming's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Abit IP35 Pro
      • CPU:
      • e6300 @ 2.8ghz
      • Memory:
      • 4gb Corsair XMS2 PC6400
      • Storage:
      • 500GB Western Digital for OS + 1500GB Seagate for Storage
      • Graphics card(s):
      • BFG 8800GTS OC2 320MB
      • PSU:
      • Antec Neo HE 550
      • Case:
      • Lian Li PC A05B
      • Operating System:
      • Windows Vista Home Premium x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Samsung 22" 226BW
      • Internet:
      • NTL 4Mb/s

    Re: Rate this low-cost build

    Spoke to Scan this morning and they checked and apparently it does have a fan bundled
    Dreaming

    C2D E6300 @ 2.8 | | Abit IP35 Pro | | 4GB Corsair XMS2 800 | | BFG 8800GTS OC2 320MB | | 500GB Western Digital for OS + 1500GB Seagate for Storage | | Antec NeoHE 550 | | Lian Li PC A05B | | Samsung 226BW 22"

  24. Received thanks from:

    CAT-THE-FIFTH (02-02-2009)

  25. #16
    You Stupid Bi..atch! FIN
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    You Want To Ask That?
    Posts
    2,525
    Thanks
    187
    Thanked
    88 times in 85 posts
    • UseItNow's system
      • Motherboard:
      • It's holding everything together!
      • CPU:
      • It's in my PC
      • Memory:
      • It's remembering, alright?
      • Storage:
      • It's a hard drive, what more do you want?
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Cr*p, there I said it!
      • PSU:
      • It's old and juicy!
      • Case:
      • Bog standard!
      • Operating System:
      • You Got To Ask? I'm here at Hexus because of it!
      • Monitor(s):
      • Big Enough, Yay For Me!
      • Internet:
      • Hell if I know, care anymore?

    Re: Rate this low-cost build

    Dunno, if it's too late but 7DayShop (Don't know if it's any good) has an offer on 2Gb sticks of memory for £11.99 or 4Gb for £23.38 at: http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/prod...ucts_id=103355

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Time to build... a few first-timer questions :-)
    By tensim in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 06-06-2008, 09:52 AM
  2. Low cost Ubuntu Linux rig
    By phoenix198 in forum Help! Quick Relief From Tech Headaches
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 24-01-2008, 01:45 AM
  3. Another Newbie System Build
    By Mit321 in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 41
    Last Post: 13-01-2008, 07:05 PM
  4. Replies: 47
    Last Post: 07-12-2007, 05:11 AM
  5. Planetside MMPORG - low cost :)
    By Romanov in forum Gaming
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 29-06-2004, 02:03 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •