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    £500 Amd system

    Hi chaps,
    A friend of mine has asked me to build him a system for £500 based around an Amd 64 3000+ Sckt 754.

    I haven't used Amd for a while so i'm not too sure which components are best.

    If any one has any suggestions that would be great. He just wants a base system; case, psu, cpu, mobo, ram, gfx card, sound on motherboard is acceptable but not essential.

    I personally would spend more on the cpu and gfx than the rest but thats me.

    The Cpu was only a guide so i'm not sure if he could do better than that.

    Ok i'm all ears and thanks in advance.

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    First question is:

    What does he need the system for?

    Without knowing, we can't possibly offer you any suggestions on things like CPU and GPU power, RAM speed, HDD size, etc.

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    Slightly over your budget (£529), but a nice pc all round and based on socket 939
    (You'll be doing your mate a favor by avoiding Socket 754 really)


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    FLOPPY Sony OEM 3.5 Floppy Drive £4.23
    DVDRW Samsung TS-H552B 16x Double Layer DVD R/RW - OEM £37.55
    HD Western Digital Caviar SE 80GB SATA150 7200rpm 8mb £42.28

    FANS Ebuyer Value 8cm Case Fan With Blue LED's £1.19 each 2 Qty needed so £2.36
    CASE Ebuyer Value KME 5260 Midi Tower Case Aluminium Front plus side window 400w PSU £32.89
    POWER LEAD Ebuyer AC Power Lead (Kettle Type) Suitable for ATX PSU £1.17
    IDE to SATA converter Adaptec Ack-sata Power Cable Serial Ata Power Cable 8 15pin To 4pin £3.59

    VIDEO PNY Verto GeForce 6 6600GT AGP8x 128MB GDDR3 (G66600GABF12YPB) Retail Box £149.98

    Shipping band £5.99
    Surcharge £0.00
    Total from Ebuyer.com £281.11


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    MB MSI K8N NEO2 Platinum-54G Mainboard S939 nForce3 250Ultra,SATA,GbLAN,ATX,Dual-DDR £91.00
    MEM TwinMOS PC3200 DDR-DIMM 512MB CL2.5 Memory184-P (for DDR-PC400MHz) £46.00
    CPU AMD Athlon 64 3000+ 1.8 GHz Socket 939, 512KB cache, BOXED £106.00

    £5 delivery charge
    Total from Komplett.co.uk £248.00

    Grand total of £529.00

    Can anyone improve on that, as i'd like to know if it can be made cheaper myself
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    If you still want to go the socket 754 route then change the motherboard for this one from komplett

    EPoX EP-8KDA3J Mainboard for Socket 754 nForce3 250GB,SATA,GbLAN,ATX,Sound £55.00
    http://www.komplett.co.uk/k/ki.asp?sku=300671&cks=PRL

    And this CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 3000+ 2.0 GHz Socket 754, 512 KB cache, BOXED £102.00
    http://www.komplett.co.uk/k/ki.asp?sku=300492&cks=PRL

    So then the total becomes £499.00 (But socket 754 isnt so future proof)
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