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    Help Building PC!

    Hi Guys,


    Im thinking of building myself a PC but have no idea where and what would be the best things to put in it as i am new to this! Basically Im looking for something very fast, excellent graphics for games with all the usual bits and peices. So if you could kindly let me know what and where i would be very gratefull!

    If you need any other info let me know cause i know iv been a bit vague with my description

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    Hi

    Yes of course, i knew i forgot something, maybe between £300-£500, Im looking to build it myself

    thanks

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    Does your budget include/ require a monitor, keyb & mouse, speakers, OS, software??

    If not you should be fine otherwise you won't find a complete system that's any good for less than £600-800.

    Don't build a system yourself to save money - you'll only end up going over budget as you realise that cheap components make a cheap and nasty PC. Choose to build your own to learn more, to have the best possible components within your budget and to tailor the PC to your needs. At the budget end of the market (<£500) you'll struggle to build a PC for less than Dell can sell you one.

    But you don't want a Dell do you ??? So rob a bank and come back to us with a larger budget and we'll help you spend it

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    lol

    Thanks for the reply, iv got a monitor and keyboard, those things are not a problem, oh well, i will just wait a few more months and see if i can increase my budget! Thanks anyways!

    Aj

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    What spec do you currently have?

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    hi

    Currently im using my laptop, which is fairly basic. When I said im new to this, i meant that more in the building area, when it comes to computers im pretty clued on, just dont know where to buy the parts or how much it would cost. Even which processor would be the best to get, thats probably the main area, once i have got a decent motherboard and processor, im confident i could get all the other bits sorted, just need a shove in the right direction

    Thanks again

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    300-500 would buy you a nice amd 939 setup, or possibly an am2, if you can save another couple of hundred, you can go the whole hog with a conroe system, although, now isnt the best time to buy, because of the ram prices.

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    If you're going to use your new build for games then an AMD system might be your best bet, they seem to have the 'gaming' edge over intel. Not that theres anything wrong with intel, I wouldn't have anything else and like Clunk says &#163;300 - &#163;500 should get you a nice 939 set up.

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    AMD did have the gaming edge. Right now it's an Intel Conroe. But for this budget then AMD 939 would be fine.

    OP: Can you list exactly what you have that you can re-use (what sort of monitor for example)?

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    thanks Thorsson for that info about conroes.....its been a long time since i was last upto date in the computer world. Just out of curiosity, intel core 2 duo or pentium D? I'd prefer a core 2 duo but i'm looking at pentium d's (mainly due to the fact they're cheaper).

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    Conroe is Core 2 Duo. 6600 is the top one that doesn't burn your trousers completely (just over &#163;200).

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    Thanks!

    Ok guys thanks for the replies, I think im going to wait a few more months so i can increase my budget, the system will be more for gaming but also for music production, anyways thanks again!

    Aj

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    Yeah your best bet would be to wait a few months get a little bit more money, and wait for the memory prices to drop down a little.

    I mean I bought my Geil Ultra PC6400 stuff when it was rock bottom i.e. &#163;120 now its like &#163;200. Now THATS what I call price fluxuations.
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    You might want to look at buying ram from the states, plenty of reputable eBay sellers with ram half the price of the UK online stores.

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    And there are also a couple of places who are selling off ram from when they bought it at a lower price, like PC world.

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