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    £600 for a gaming PC

    A mate of mine has asked me to price him up a PC for a maximum of £600. He doesn't need monitor, keyboard, mouse or speakers, but needs the case and everything that goes inside. He's also got an IDE 80GB HDD which he wants to use as storage so may not need a 'huge' primary HDD.

    I was thining
    MSI K8N Neo4 F Socket 939
    Athlon 64 3500 Retail
    Corsair TwinX1024 PC3200C2PT (2 x 512MB)
    DiamondMax 9 120GB SATA
    NEC ND-4550A DVDRW Black
    XFX 6600GT 256MB PCI-E
    All that lot comes to around £525 but need to add a case and psu.
    Would the above spec be worthy of recent games?
    Any suggestions for case and PSU. I've got an Antec Sonata with a 380w True Power psu that I don't use anymore which I could throw in for £40, would that PSU be man enough?

    Any advice would be appreciated.



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    • herulach's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI Z97 MPower
      • CPU:
      • i7 4790K
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Vengeance LP
      • Storage:
      • 1TB WD Blue + 250GB 840 EVo
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 2* Palit GTX 970 Jetstream
      • PSU:
      • EVGA Supernova G2 850W
      • Case:
      • CM HAF Stacker 935, 2*360 Rad WC Loop w/EK blocks.
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 8.1
      • Monitor(s):
      • Crossover 290HD & LG L1980Q
      • Internet:
      • 120mb Virgin Media
    Drop the proc down to a 3200 and gpu up to x800/6800 and youre on a winner, Case for around 20 quid if he doesnt want anything too amazing, tagan psu for 50 quid ish and youre golden

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    Perhaps go for a single stick for the ram or push for 2x1Gb? The number of people I know who have upgraded to 2Gb+, largely because of BF2...

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    Yeah, I'm one of them, got TwinX2048 in my PC, runs BF2 great, but don't think it's 100% compatible with my PC as it keeps crashing when I quit BF2!! But other than that it's fine.

    I'm at work now so I'll have a look at the spec when I get in 2nite and see what I can change. I'll update you later.

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