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September 1, 2010 3:44:03 PM

I am moving to uni in a week and need to build a PC and I want your opinion on this configuration.

Processor: intel core i3 530
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H55-UD3H H55
RAM: Corsair 4GB DDR3 1333MHz
Graphics Card: Integrated (Will be upgraded as soon as I have the funds)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
Power Supply: Corsair 400W CX PSU
DVD Burner: Sony Optiarc AD-7260B 24x DVD±RW SATA

I will be upgrading the system in the future and may be overclocking but for now I just need a stable PC with a little oomph. Is this a decent start?

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September 1, 2010 4:04:58 PM

lesh22 said:
I am moving to uni in a week and need to build a PC and I want your opinion on this configuration.

Processor: intel core i3 530 £90
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H55-UD3H H55 £90
RAM: Corsair 4GB DDR3 1333MHz £66
Graphics Card: Integrated (Will be upgraded as soon as I have the funds) £0
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB £48
Power Supply: Corsair 400W CX PSU £30
DVD Burner: Sony Optiarc AD-7260B 24x DVD±RW SATA £14

I will be upgrading the system in the future and may be overclocking but for now I just need a stable PC with a little oomph. Is this a decent start?


All this comes to just under £340 and I have a budget of £350 so I can't afford to add a lot more but obviously I can swap components inside the budget.
September 1, 2010 7:23:20 PM

Definitely a decent start, but if you wanna cut some budget, why don't you try to look at x3 440.
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September 1, 2010 9:17:18 PM

x3 445 for £63-http://www.ebuyer.com/product/235421

asus M4A77TD pro 770 with crossfire support at £66-http://www.ebuyer.com/product/171664

that will save you around £50 plus the £10 extra budget. these are alright cards for just over £60 and will work on your power supply.

HD5670-http://www.ebuyer.com/product/190648
9800gt-http://www.ebuyer.com/product/169143
gt240-http://www.ebuyer.com/product/189262

it might be better to save up. new cards are incoming and prices will reduce.
September 2, 2010 8:38:57 PM

Thank you guys. I will definitely check those specs out.
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