Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 16 of 26

Thread: Help me spend £3900 on a computer

  1. #1
    ERU
    ERU is offline
    Who in Arda is Ilúvatar ERU's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Caerdydd
    Posts
    1,871
    Thanks
    100
    Thanked
    9 times in 8 posts

    Help me spend £3900 on a computer

    I have been approched by a good friend who has £3900 to spend on a computer system. I have some good ideas myself but am not too aware of what branded systems are being sold i.e. Alien/NEC. He needs an answer to tell his sponsors by tomorrow evening.
    If you could reply in two paragraphs; one with a homemade system and one with a branded company (possibly with links?)

    So folks what ideas have you got?

  2. #2
    Monkey Apex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Huddersfield
    Posts
    4,243
    Thanks
    723
    Thanked
    148 times in 89 posts
    • Apex's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Z87M-PLUS
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5-4670K
      • Memory:
      • 16 GiB
      • Storage:
      • 6.0 TiB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • R9 480X
      • PSU:
      • 750
      • Case:
      • Node 804
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 64Bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2410 24"
      • Internet:
      • 200Mb nTL Cable
    Dell


    or

    amd64

    gig of ram

    2 250gig hdds in raid

    dvd writer dvd rom

    rad 9800xt

    19" tft

    and a few extras thrown in



  3. #3
    Resident abit mourner BUFF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Sunny Glasgow
    Posts
    8,067
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked
    181 times in 171 posts
    What's he want it to do?

  4. #4
    ERU
    ERU is offline
    Who in Arda is Ilúvatar ERU's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Caerdydd
    Posts
    1,871
    Thanks
    100
    Thanked
    9 times in 8 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by BUFF
    What's he want it to do?
    Gaming, be quiet, movies - everything tbh

  5. #5
    Resident abit mourner BUFF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Sunny Glasgow
    Posts
    8,067
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked
    181 times in 171 posts
    My quote:
    Components £1900
    Consultancy fee £2000


    seriously, though
    http://www.kustompcs.co.uk/acatalog/Systems.html
    Send them an email stating requirements, budget etc. sales@kustompcs.co.uk

  6. #6
    ERU
    ERU is offline
    Who in Arda is Ilúvatar ERU's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Caerdydd
    Posts
    1,871
    Thanks
    100
    Thanked
    9 times in 8 posts
    Thread responses get more and more like OcUK everyday

  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    113
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Talking

    Has to be:

    AMD Athlon64 FX51 £510
    Asus SK8V £150 (http://www.asus.com/products/mb/sock...v/overview.htm)
    2Gb Corsair ECC DDR400 PC3200 £520
    (2x 1Gb)
    Hercules Radeon 9800XT 256Mb £300 (http://europe.hercules.com/showpage.php?p=90&b=0&f=1)
    Soundblaster Audigy 2
    ZS Platinum Pro £160 (http://www.soundblaster.com/products..._platinum_pro/)

    2x Western Digital Raptor 10,000rpm
    36Gb SATA RAID 0 £180 (http://www.westerndigital.com/en/pro...asp?DriveID=40)
    1x Western Digital Caviar 7,200rpm
    200Gb SATA £120

    Plextor DVD+/-RW 8x 708A £110 (http://www.plextor.be/English/products/PX708A.html)

    Antec SX1040BII Case £80 (http://www.antec-inc.com/us/pro_deta...p?ProdID=81046)
    (inc. 400W PSU)

    Samsung Iilyama 19" TFT
    AS4821DT £600

    Creative Gigaworks S750 7.1
    Surround Sound speakers £270 (http://www.creative.com/products/pro...sp?prodid=9306)

    That lot is £3000.

    Presumably your friend may want some software, possibly an OS, a decent mouse and keyboard too, a printer, some rounded IDE cables, some other customisation kit etc....

    Hope this helps; I enjoyed dreaming.
    P4C 2.4Ghz | Asus P4P800 Deluxe | 2x512Mb GeiL Ultra DDR500 CL2-3-3-6 | Sapphire Radeon 9700 128Mb | Soundblaster 128 | Western Digital 120Gb 7200rpm 8Mb cache
    CoolerMaster Centurion w 2x120mm | Thermaltake 420W PSU
    Iiyama Prolite E435S 17" TFT | Logitech MX510 and Cordless Keyboard | Pioneer DVR109XL (Black) | Labtec Spin 60

  8. #8
    Triple Ox
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    484
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    AMD Athlon FX51 (Socket 940) - Retail
    Asus SK8N (Socket 940) Motherboard
    Asus ATI Radeon 9800XT/TVD 256MB & Half Life 2 Bundle - Retail
    Plextor PX708A 8x DVD±RW (Black) - Retail
    Plextor PlexWriter Premium 52x/32x/52x CD-ReWriter (Black) - Retail
    Western Digital Raptor 74GB Serial ATA 10000RPM - OEM x2
    Samsung SP1614N 160GB 8MB Cache - x2
    Coolermaster Wave Master - Black (No PSU)
    Antec TrueControl 550 Watt ATX12 power supply w/ front control panel
    Hitachi CML200UXWB 20" TFT Monitor
    Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop v2.0 - OEM
    Akasa AK FC-03 Fan Controller Pro
    Subtotal £2,566.85
    VAT £449.22
    Total £3,016.07

    + 2Gb Corsair ECC DDR400 PC3200 £520
    (2x 1Gb)



    Would be an ok system i guess! Prob missed some stuff out tho.
    Last edited by Ethos; 30-03-2004 at 09:54 PM.

  9. #9
    If your 5555... Swafe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Then I'm...
    Posts
    6,666
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    oi

    FX53 please
    Quote Originally Posted by Knoxville
    As I find big muff's to be a bit of an aquired taste
    AMD Athlon 4400X2 @ 2.565PenisextentionMhz
    Dual Layer, Gold Plated, LED Power,Dual Golden OMG IT MAKES MY CodPiece BIGGER 1-1-1-1 DDR62.3 @ 1222.3433Mhz
    5 X 400GB Porn Array
    X1800XT Dildo enchanged 3D Version, 512MegaLongJohn
    Oh, did I mention.....I like sheep.....


    WWW.MrsBurley.CO.UK
    now updated

  10. #10
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    49
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

  11. #11
    Vive le pants! directhex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    /dev/urandom
    Posts
    17,074
    Thanks
    228
    Thanked
    1,027 times in 678 posts
    • directhex's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI X99A Gaming 7
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i7 5280k
      • Memory:
      • 32GiB ADATA DDR4
      • Storage:
      • Corsair Neutron XT 960GB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI GTX 980 Gaming 4G Twin Frozr 5
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX860i
      • Case:
      • NZXT H440
      • Operating System:
      • Ubuntu 17.10, Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2713HM
      • Internet:
      • FIOS
    i think voodoopc make systems based on zalman's tnn500a silent case/cooler thingy, i certainly think that'd do the job on the "silence" front

  12. #12
    HEXUS.social member Agent's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Internet
    Posts
    19,158
    Thanks
    732
    Thanked
    1,604 times in 1,043 posts
    Spring cleaned.
    Lay off the meaty stuff lads !
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

  13. #13
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    113
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    @ Ethos: How original - I would never have thought of a rig like that.

    I second the Coolermaster Wavemaster a £150 though, with the Antec or Zalman 550W PSU. My case suggestion was dull...

    I would say SK8V over SK8N though, because the nForce3 150 has many problem, whereas the K8T800 is more stable and compatible...
    P4C 2.4Ghz | Asus P4P800 Deluxe | 2x512Mb GeiL Ultra DDR500 CL2-3-3-6 | Sapphire Radeon 9700 128Mb | Soundblaster 128 | Western Digital 120Gb 7200rpm 8Mb cache
    CoolerMaster Centurion w 2x120mm | Thermaltake 420W PSU
    Iiyama Prolite E435S 17" TFT | Logitech MX510 and Cordless Keyboard | Pioneer DVR109XL (Black) | Labtec Spin 60

  14. #14
    Triple Ox
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    484
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Only looked at yours for the ram

    Seriously tho, £3900..... mmm.

  15. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    6,476
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    228 times in 193 posts
    Get this
    http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/tek_panel/

    Actually, you might still be a little under budget

    If I had that kind of money, I'd probably go full performance (SCSI HD, Phase cooling etc.). But it would be a screamer

    Actually, what Ethos had was pretty good.. But I would get a top 15k RPM SCSI HD over the Raptors (or a pair, since everyone seems to like RAID - even though it mainly improves boot up time and synthetic bench), and a couple of the Hitachi 7K400 HD (400 gig, and if it follows the performance of the 7K250, its a winner).
    Last edited by TooNice; 31-03-2004 at 09:17 AM.

  16. #16
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Chesterfield
    Posts
    1,436
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked
    5 times in 5 posts
    That much money has either vapo or prommie written all over it

    Personally would go for amd64 with prommie and w/c 9800xt at least a gig of ram. Nice 19" tft etc.

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. Building a computer
    By Rexoar in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 04-02-2004, 04:56 PM
  2. Network issues with win98/win2000
    By bluephi1914 in forum Networking and Broadband
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 27-01-2004, 05:57 AM
  3. How long is your computer on for?
    By quarryman in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: 04-12-2003, 03:09 PM
  4. My Spooky computer...
    By paradidle in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 09-11-2003, 08:04 PM
  5. Me and my computer
    By Howard in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 21-08-2003, 01:03 AM

Posting Permissions

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