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August 2, 2007 11:23:10 AM

Hey all im building a new (first) pc and i was wondering about these parts... what does everyone think.

Samsung SH-S203B 20X DVD1RW/RAM / DL Serial ATA Black Bare Drive
Sapphire ATI X1950XT 256MB GDDR3 VIVO dual DVI PCI-E Graphics Card
Corsair 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 675MHz/PC2-5400 XMS Memory Non-ECC Unbuffered CL4(4-4-4-12) Heat Spreader Lifetime Warranty
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ (2.4GHz) Socket AM2 L2 1MB 2x512KB Cache Retail Boxed Processor
Microsoft Windows XP Home SP2B x32bit OEM 1PK CD
Seagate ST3320620AS 320GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200RPM 16MB Cache
Antec NEO HE430GB 430W Modular PSU With 80mm Low Speed/noise Fan 18db
Gigabyte GZ-X1 Black ATX Mid-Tower Case - No PSU
Asustek M2V AM2 VIAK8T890 Sound, Gigalan And USB 2.0 2000MHz FSB SATA ATX
Creative Headphones HQ-1700

£494 (£500 is my absolute max)

Thanks in advance


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August 2, 2007 12:37:14 PM

That's almost $1000 US, and looks a little high. What are the individual component prices?
August 2, 2007 12:44:29 PM

Well unfortuantly prices in the uk are much more than the us. the prices are as follows

Dvd £18
Graphics £105
Ram £52
Processor £64
Os 53
Hd £47
PSU £48
Case £36
Mobo £38
Headset £18

I was wondering if the psu was enough? But i really want a modular one and cant afford to spend any more.

thanks 4 the help


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August 2, 2007 12:58:05 PM

I presume gaming is the usage?
August 2, 2007 1:17:53 PM

gaming, dvd to mpeg 4 converting, basic office use and itunes/internet
August 2, 2007 3:40:15 PM

Looks like a good value build to me
August 3, 2007 12:11:35 AM

An 8800GTS 320MB 50$ more will give you 20-40% more performance.
August 3, 2007 1:37:09 PM

Well thanks for the replies. Im sorry but as i said my absolute max price is £500 and as i am only paying for a small amount of it (its for the family) i cant justify an 8800gts in a £500 pc without making significant losses else where. Unfortuantly again i cant spend the extra on power. However if there is a better psu for the same price or less then im all ears. Also i would prefere modular but its not an absolute must


August 3, 2007 1:41:49 PM

Also the cheapest 8800gts is £180 which is £75 ($150) more expencive