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    Question Building my 1st SFF - Money is an issue :)

    Hi all,

    I have a budget of around 500-600 quid...and I am planning to build a SFF system.

    I am looking at either the sn41g2 or the sn45g

    One of the things I will be using it for is video editing. Nothing major, but it is one of the main uses. Games of course, not too concerned about super high end play, but I am looking at something that will run Doom 3 respectably.

    I need some pointers as to what components to buy...

    All suggestions greatly appreciated

    Ken

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      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte Z77-D3H
      • CPU:
      • Core i5-3570K
      • Memory:
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    sn45g www.microdirect.co.uk (weekend offers )
    barton 2500 to be overclocked
    2*256mb fast good quality ram, TwinMos 3200 w/winbonds great
    radeon 9700pro £160 (see baragain hunt thread)
    80 gig hd with 8mb cache
    CD-R/RW/dvd combo drive

    do you need a monitor and keyboard/mouse etc?

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    £600 = easy aslong as you don't need a monitor etc, i'd go wiuth the spec steve's got there but i'd go with 2 * 512 sticks of the ram he suggested as it'll be worth it for doom3

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    Thanks guys.

    Steve, unfortunately my credit card is under a restraining order due to prior abuses till next month - I saw the offers at microdirect and wanted to cry

    I am probably putting the system together just before Christmas. I don't need a new keyboard, mouse or monitor but will probably get them anyway. Just for my shiny new system

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    not to worry mate micro direct do those offers nearly every week- have been doing so for some time

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