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    Question Building my first PC!

    Hi, so sometime in the not too distant future i would like to try and build my first PC. I was thinking of trying to start with using kit thats not too expensive but will keep up with modern applicatins and games ok, i.e and athalon xp 2000+ or something along those lines. Now because it would be my first PC i was wondering if you guys could recommend the most easy to configure and reliable motherboard, case, power supply etc...and possibly where to get it from, for someone who is just starting out like myself. I would say i would like to keep it as cheap as possible but with the sort of power an 2000-2400xp could deliver. Thanks, John.

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    What kinda budget you got? Will be able to recommend from there

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    around £400, lower if possible. thanks

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    Whats it gotta include?

    You already have a screen?

    Whats it gonna be used for, games? Net browsing? Video editing etc.

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    just a quick spec something like:

    athlon xp 2500
    abit nf7-s
    120gig harddrive
    512 megs of ram pc3200
    dvd writer
    antec / cwt / tagan power supply
    case of your choice..

    that's approx £400 there..

    can be made slightly cheaper if necessary ...

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    Basically i want it for both games, word processing, and internet as im going to link it up to our home network. I will need the keyboard screen etc... but i wont need anything flash for them maybe something second hand. I need everything then. Thanks john

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    Thanks i'll look into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnr892
    Hi, so sometime in the not too distant future i would like to try and build my first PC. I was thinking of trying to start with using kit thats not too expensive but will keep up with modern applicatins and games ok, i.e and athalon xp 2000+ or something along those lines. Now because it would be my first PC i was wondering if you guys could recommend the most easy to configure and reliable motherboard, case, power supply etc...and possibly where to get it from, for someone who is just starting out like myself. I would say i would like to keep it as cheap as possible but with the sort of power an 2000-2400xp could deliver. Thanks, John.
    Hi there. I've just replaced the guts of my machine. If you are interested, I have a decent ABit mobo (with all the latest drivers), an *unlocked* Athlon XP 2400, 768MB of Corsair RAM, GForce4 Ti4600 graphics card and a 40 speed CD ROM. Slap a case/disk drive around that lot and the jobs done!

    Let me know if you are interested. I'll throw in 'support' to get you up-and-running. :-)

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    How much would you be willing to part with that for? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnr892
    How much would you be willing to part with that for? Thanks
    £150 + P&P

    EDIT: That includes a Taisol heatsink and fan. Mobo is boxed with all cables, manuals, etc. If interested, drop me an email at "toneline" at "fsmail.net". Not negociable on price, as if doesn't sell I'll just use it to build a second PC for myself.

    Ps. Sorry to have hijacked your thread! :-) Lets take this offline before an Admin jumps on us. :-)

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    Yes, the definately would interest me. I'll e-mail you now. john

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    Ok i have emailed you
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    someone asked the same question over at tKZ

    the post has pics and all (so instead of cut and pasteing it, i will put the thread up)

    LINK HERE

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