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October 4, 2010 10:05:22 PM

Hello,
Im puting together a computer soon and i need a build that is under £300
This is what i got so far :
ASROCK M3A785GMH/128M 785G Sopcket AM3 VGA DVI HDMI Out 8 Channel Audio MATX Motherboard

AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition 3.2GHz Socket AM3 6MB Cache Retail Box Processor

Coolermaster Elite 330 Case With Coolermaster eXtreme Power 500W PSU

Kingston 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz Triple Channel Memory Kit .

Feel free to make changes aslong as it stays below the budget and dont compromise performance to much. The motherboard has a built in graphic card and i wont be using it for much some casual gaming and watching some vids (up to 1080pif i can). I need a hdmi for my tv so if u replace the mother board please replace it witth one with igp with hdmi. Thanks :D 

(update)
im thinking of replacing the phenom with a AMD Athlon II X3 445 for beter performance also the mother board not sure weather to get the asrock or this biostar TA790GX 128M Ver. 5.x also please provide links with prices(cheap assposible prefered xD) Thank you :D 

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October 5, 2010 2:23:52 AM

What exactly do you need in the $300? For just case, PSU, motherboard, processor and ram, I would go with this:

CM 330 Elite and 350w PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS M4A785T-M/CSM AM3 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Athlon II X3 445 Rana 3.1GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor ADX445WFGMBOX
and
Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Total: $286
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a b V Motherboard
October 5, 2010 4:39:08 AM

300 Pounds on IGP u really could nab an 80+ PSU for peace of mind 24/7 operations hehe

Off EBuyer UK

Once gaming needs ramp up hit something like a GTS 450?
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October 5, 2010 3:44:39 PM

Thx for the replys guys ^^ i like your build batuchka, But is there any performance advantages in swapping the motherboard over, he one i chose comes with a 128mb memory card for the igp. i dont mind paying a few extra quid for beter performance also id like to swap the proccsor for the athlon 640 is that worth it? t. Btw i dont need a hardrives or optical drives got them, also yah once i got more gamingneeds ill go for a gfx card like that :D  ty
a b V Motherboard
October 5, 2010 3:47:50 PM

I didn't see the pounds somehow, sorry about that.
October 5, 2010 5:29:25 PM

duk3 said:
I didn't see the pounds somehow, sorry about that.

No problem m8 im just gratefull for ur help :)  My fault i should have used the £ sign but it didnt work on my keyboard got it sorted now xD
a b V Motherboard
October 5, 2010 11:21:26 PM

The ASRock motherboard and the ASUS motherboard appear to have the same IGP.
I don't think that the .2 ghz is worth it. Maybe an x4 635 however:
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/233973
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October 6, 2010 5:15:16 AM

If u are referring to the 128mb Sideport for IGP - dun worry too much about that: for your needs it wouldn't be needed (if u had to top up $$) Once u need to game seriously u hit a half decent discrete anyways
October 7, 2010 12:19:01 AM

Yes i was referring to the side port. Theres a very small difference in price range on the two motherboards if theres no other reasons other then one being cheaper then the other. id rather go with the asrock. i would atleast have the sideport for like extra £4 and i will be doing some gaming on it. Btw whats a half decent discrete mean? Cheers^^
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October 8, 2010 1:07:56 PM

Simply put a separate graphics card that u buy that offers you wayyy more frames than any integrated graphics could offer in games ^^
October 8, 2010 8:00:22 PM

batuchka said:
Simply put a separate graphics card that u buy that offers you wayyy more frames than any integrated graphics could offer in games ^^
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Oh i see, But i wont be able to buy a graphic card for a while after i buy the pc so i need the igp to run some games for me and to be able to run 1080p untill the time i can get a grahphic card and that wont be any time soon.
October 8, 2010 10:13:53 PM

Oh i dont want to game at 1080p i meant watching videos in 1080p xD. With gamingi might be playing left for dead 2 with medium to low settings if i can on the igp. Ty for the reply ^^
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