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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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  1. 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.
  2. Definitely a decent start, but if you wanna cut some budget, why don't you try to look at x3 440.
  3. 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.
  4. Thank you guys. I will definitely check those specs out.
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