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    Budget build for a friend £500 for everything

    Right my friend needs the box, a monitor and an OS for as close to £500 as possible. He plays WoW and CS:S and would like to play them on about medium settings.

    Without going for a second had graphics card this is as close as I've got to meeting his request, a whole £60 over budget but he will be able to play the games on good settings.



    http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/9585/jamespc.png

    A 20" monitor is big enough for him but the price doesn't seem to be that different.

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    Re: Budget build for a friend £500 for everything

    Just some ideas to play with here.

    You could look at moving down to a Athlon II X2 240 at £45
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/AMD-A...MHz-65W-Retail

    Mayby go with a 500Gb Samsung Spinpoint F3 instead of the 1Tb for £33. Can always fit another later.
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/500Gb...-Cache-8ms-OEM

    Saves you roughly £20 which could reduce the price of the build or put towards getting 4Gb of memory at £72.
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/4GB-%...-9-9-9-24-150V

    I would get the Corsair 450W HX Modular PSU for £54 as its the same price as the one you choose. You could get away with the corsair 400W PSU mayby for £30.
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/400W-...ncy-UK-Version

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/450W-...-year-Warranty

    Mayby look at a HD4670 card in place of the HD 5670 to save a bit more if needed? Scan have a 512Mb for £54 or the 1Gb for £63 but thats out of stock at the moment.

    EDIT: Plus knock £10 off for the carriage as you get it free by having more than 20 posts on Hexus.

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    Re: Budget build for a friend £500 for everything

    See below for what I would do, ignore the carriage, 20 posts here means you get free delivery total around £510 - go back down to the 5670 if you really cant find another £10:



    Also using single slot RAM means he can double up later if he feels he needs too, oh and I didnt notice 64bit Win 7, either way wont change the price much

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    Re: Budget build for a friend £500 for everything

    If you don't mind second hand, I have a 4770 that needs to go. It seems to be more powerful than the 5670 while not using much energy. Although, I don't think you would be able to buy on Hexus, having under 100 posts.

    They seem to sell for about £45 used, if you want to keep an eye out for one.

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    Re: Budget build for a friend £500 for everything

    you can't go wrong with these parts,also they are all from scan today which a lot of them will expire tomorow.:

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    Re: Budget build for a friend £500 for everything

    Today only is a good way to go

    https://secure.scan.co.uk/aspnet/Sho...#BasketDetails

    Without any offers would be my option

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    Re: Budget build for a friend £500 for everything

    Here is a build the OP might want to consider:

    Corsair 400W CX PSU ~ £30

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/150985

    AMD Athlon II X3 440 ~ £55

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/191955

    MSI 770-C45 ~ £49

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/165438

    4GB 1333MHZ DDR3 ~£68

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/158711

    Casecom 6788 Black Mid Tower Case ~ £30

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/172779

    Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB ~£35

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/146252

    Samsung SH-S223L 22x DVD±RW DL & RAM with LightScribe SATA Optical Drive ~£14

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/233897

    Windows 7 64 bit OEM ~£78

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/173791

    Sapphire HD 4670 512MB GDDR3 ~ £55

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/226723

    Acer X203 20" Wide LCD Monitor ~£96

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/193681

    The total comes to around £510 including free Supersaver postage.

    You could get 2GB of 1333MHZ DDR3 RAM if you want to reduce the cost of the build:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/159919

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/178942

    This would also mean you could get an HD5750 512MB for around £89:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/190258

    Alternatively you could get an HD4850 512Mb for around £73 delivered from Aria:

    https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials...roductId=40735

    Aria also sell an HD5770 1GB for around £116 delivered:

    https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials...roductId=39034


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    Re: Budget build for a friend £500 for everything

    Thanks guys, I'l have a chat with him and we'll see what's up on Today Only on Thurs, Friday and Sat (he wants to order by the weekend).

    You've all been a huge help as always, I'l try to squeeze a bit more out of to get the 5750 or 4850 cos I know he'll appreciate the boost.

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