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    Hi Everyone.. Im Tom and im looking to buy parts to make a new computer. The problem is theres so many parts to choose from and i dont know what to buy Im looking to make a reasonably good gaming computer for a reasonable price of about 500 pounds or less. So if you could please give me some suggestions on what parts to buy, then I would really appreciate it. Thanks!

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    Re: Buying

    If you need to pay for a copy of an OS and a monitor and peripherals then it will be more difficult to spec a decent build as at least £150 will be lost already.

    If you need to buy a copy of an OS then look at these very recent threads:

    http://forums.hexus.net/hexus-hardwa...atx-450-a.html

    http://forums.hexus.net/hexus-hardwa...new-build.html

    If you do not need an OS and a monitor look at these very recent threads:

    http://forums.hexus.net/hexus-hardwa...gaming-pc.html

    http://forums.hexus.net/hexus-hardwa...pc-advice.html


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    Re: Buying

    Ok cheers

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    Re: Buying

    As an idea:

    E8400 core 2 (approx £120)
    Good p45 mobo (approx £90)
    DDR2 RAM 4gb (£40)
    ATI 4870 512MB (approx £90)
    OCZ 500W PSU (approx £50)
    Antec 300 case (approx £50)

    that tidy lot should be around £440

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    Re: Buying

    What was wrong with:

    This thread & This thread & This thread

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    Re: Buying

    Here's my build which is sitting at £440 without a PSU, which you can get for £50, a good 500w one. Also minus a case, but gives you an idea

    CPU X3 720 BE scan.co.uk £90.85
    Mobo MSI 790FX-GD70 scan.co.uk £129.95
    GPU XFX 4870 512mb XXX scan.co.uk £113.84
    RAM Crucial Tracer 1333MHz novatech.co.uk £52.89
    Cooler Xigmatek Achilles scan.co.uk £36.79
    DVD-RW Samsung DVDRW scan.co.uk £16.43

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    Re: Buying

    Quote Originally Posted by woody_294 View Post
    Here's my build which is sitting at £440 without a PSU, which you can get for £50, a good 500w one. Also minus a case, but gives you an idea

    CPU X3 720 BE scan.co.uk £90.85
    Mobo MSI 790FX-GD70 scan.co.uk £129.95
    GPU XFX 4870 512mb XXX scan.co.uk £113.84
    RAM Crucial Tracer 1333MHz novatech.co.uk £52.89
    Cooler Xigmatek Achilles scan.co.uk £36.79
    DVD-RW Samsung DVDRW scan.co.uk £16.43
    You can get an HD4870 512mb from Ebuyer for around £90 and the 1gb version for around £110:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/167332

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/p.../H487F1GP.html

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/164557


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    Re: Buying

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    Re: Buying

    Quote Originally Posted by woody_294 View Post
    Here's my build which is sitting at £440 without a PSU, which you can get for £50, a good 500w one. Also minus a case, but gives you an idea

    CPU X3 720 BE scan.co.uk £90.85
    Mobo MSI 790FX-GD70 scan.co.uk £129.95
    GPU XFX 4870 512mb XXX scan.co.uk £113.84
    RAM Crucial Tracer 1333MHz novatech.co.uk £52.89
    Cooler Xigmatek Achilles scan.co.uk £36.79
    DVD-RW Samsung DVDRW scan.co.uk £16.43
    That is a lot of money to spend on a motherboard for a cheap build!

    My last cheap build used this uATX 760 chipset board for £43.88

    Asus M3A76-CM

    Thats enough money saved to pay for a PSU and upgrade to a quad core rather than just hope that a 3 core will unlock.

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