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    £450 budget for new PC

    Hey all, I am currently trying to put together a computer for university with a budget of around £450. This includes a monitor, but does not include a graphics card (already have GTX260).
    Uses are going to be for gaming and media use for the most part.

    Right now, this would be my build list:



    Coming to a total of £290, and excluding a monitor.

    Any suggestions on how to improve this build or better allocate my budget would be very helpful, as well as any recommendations for a monitor. Thanks.

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    Re: £450 budget for new PC

    Your motherboard doesn't support DDR3 RAM which you've got in your basket. Either change your motherboard for one which supports DDR3 or go for some DDR2 RAM instead.

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    Re: £450 budget for new PC

    Swap the PSU for the Corsair CX400 which is currently going for £29.
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
    CAT-THE-FIFTH: "The Antec 300 is a case which has an understated and clean appearance which many people like. Not everyone is into e-peen looking computers which look like a cross between the imagination of a hyperactive 10 year old and a Frog."
    TKPeters: "Off to AVForum better Deal - £20+Vat for Free Shipping @ Scan"
    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: £450 budget for new PC

    Thanks DDY - can't believe I missed that...

    Terbinator - my graphics card needs two PCI-E plugs and the Corsair CX400 only has one, so unfortunately doesn't seem to be an option.

    Thanks for all help.

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    Re: £450 budget for new PC

    Ahhh, I see.
    What card is it out of interest ?
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
    CAT-THE-FIFTH: "The Antec 300 is a case which has an understated and clean appearance which many people like. Not everyone is into e-peen looking computers which look like a cross between the imagination of a hyperactive 10 year old and a Frog."
    TKPeters: "Off to AVForum better Deal - £20+Vat for Free Shipping @ Scan"
    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: £450 budget for new PC

    Edit: Ignore this post I somehow posted the same post twice. Sorry.

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    Re: £450 budget for new PC

    I beleive he said it was a GTX 260 he had already. Uses 2x 6 pin PCI plugs from memory. Mayby look at the OCZ 500W Modstream PSU at ebuyer for £55
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/152009

    or scan have the corsair 450W HX for £54
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?ProductId=27471

    If you can then stretch to a 4Gb kit of RAM as prices seem to have dropped a bit. You could always pick up another 2Gb later on.

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