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    New build - around £500

    Hey people, just pricing up a new PC for my little brother, looking to spend around £500

    Here's what ive priced up

    LN20682
    Item in stock. Saitek PM42, Cyborg Gaming Laser Mouse, 3200dpi, USB 1.1/2.0, 5 Buttons, Black + 4 Way Hat Switch
    £30.12

    LN23291
    Coolermaster Centurion 590 Black - up to eight 120 mm fan, Removable HDD rack, 9 x5.2"/ 43.5" Bays
    £51.62

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    500W Silverstone Strider ST50F-230 v 1.0, PSU Silent, Modular, V 1.0, 80+ Eff'
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    AMD Athlon II X2 245, Regor Core, S AM3, 2.90GHz, 2MB Cache, HT 3600MHz, 65W, Retail
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    £123.84

    LN28905
    Sony AD-5240S-0B 24x DVDR 12xDVDDL DVDRW x8/-RWx6 SATA Black
    £15.74

    Any idea's and recommendation are welcome, thanks in advance

    Anyone?
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    Re: New build - around £500

    Any ideas anyone?

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    Re: New build - around £500

    Hey I havnt included a mouse, (although I wouldnt recommend that saitek one, i had one it broke very quickly) but I think this is a solid build for £500. Squeezed in a DX11 Graphics card, Quad Core CPU and 4GB Ram - plus a higher quality and higher capacity hard drive.


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    Re: New build - around £500

    This is what I would go for:

    500GB Samsung F3 ~ £34

    http://www.scan.co.uk/TodayOnly/Index.aspx

    Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P ~ £71

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/GIGAB...770T-UD3P-MOBO

    This is a very well regarded motherboard.

    OR

    MSI 770-C45 ~ £49

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/MSI-7...dio-GB-LAN-ATX

    This motherboard is considered quite decent for the money too!

    AMD Phenom II X2 545 ~ £64

    http://www.scan.co.uk/TodayOnly/Index.aspx

    This has L3 cache which is better for gaming and also a 770 based motherboard with the SB710 southbridge (the two I mentioned are 770 based motherboards with this southbridge) you maybe able to unlock to a quad core!!

    4GB (2x2GB) Corsair XMS3 Dominator DDR3 ~ £83

    http://www.scan.co.uk/TodayOnly/Index.aspx

    Coolermaster Centurion 590 Black ~ £49

    http://www.scan.co.uk/TodayOnly/Index.aspx

    Samsung SATA DVD rewriter ~ £16

    http://www.scan.co.uk/TodayOnly/Index.aspx

    500W Silverstone Strider ST50F-230 ~ £50

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/500W-...lar-cable-V-10

    1GB Asus HD5770 ~ £120

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/1GB-Asus-HD5770-PCI-E

    Saitek PM42 mouse

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Saite...Way-Hat-Switch

    The total comes to around £517.


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