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    Question Best buys

    Hello eveyone.
    I am looking for your advice on how to spend my money on my PC.
    I have about £250 and im looking to buy a graphics card for £100. A motherboard which will let me use 3ghz processor and can hold 4 slots of memory(the cheaper the better)

    Can u tell me what is the best graphics card and motherboard around
    thx
    Alex

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    intel i presume? ic-7 max3 is a very good p4 board, and 6600gt AGP is around 115
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    were can i buy these products?

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    Buying a better motherboard does not automatically increase performance by a large margin (assume your old one is still working). So even a cheap motherboard, from brands like ASRock and ECS will be good enough for almost all purpose.

    For graphics, you may be better off buying a 6800LE rather than a 6600GT
    128Mb XFX AGP GF6800LE-TD Tv DVI Retail £91.47 £107.48
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    128Mb XFX AGP GF6800LE-TD Tv DVI 300Mhz Core clock OEM £94.99 £111.61
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    Hey! My son hijacked my identity!

    What he's really after is a cheap 939 mobo (he probably picked up the 3Ghz reference without realising that it related to Intel CPUs - he doesn't understand yet that size isn't everything!).

    I think arthur is right about the video card. I told him a low-end 6800 might be better than a 6600GT.

    Anyway as he's started it, I'm looking for a cheap case and mouse for his sister. Not really a games player (maybe like Sims2 and Flash, but not FPS). Wants to be Silver/Black & Cheap. Case without PSU, and preferably removable mobo tray and something to cover up the drives being beige. Thought maybe the PCI cases on EBuyer.
    Last edited by Thorsson; 23-12-2005 at 01:13 AM.

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