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October 10, 2010 1:49:01 PM

Hi Steve here from Broken Britain.

I want to build the PC featured in Toms article Build a $400 gaming PC, Sadly the components add up to $534.76 over the pond.

I was wondering if anyone could suggest a cheaper alternative using parts from my local store Microdirect in Manchester.

http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Home

The recession is biting deep here.

Many thanks in advance, Steve

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October 10, 2010 8:35:23 PM

so whats your budget in £s?
a b B Homebuilt system
October 10, 2010 8:59:32 PM

If the recession is that deep I would focus more on food and water and maybe a gun. A computer is trivial compared to surviving a biting deep recession.

varriustintern said:
Hi Steve here from Broken Britain.

I want to build the PC featured in Toms article Build a $400 gaming PC, Sadly the components add up to $534.76 over the pond.

I was wondering if anyone could suggest a cheaper alternative using parts from my local store Microdirect in Manchester.

http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Home

The recession is biting deep here.

Many thanks in advance, Steve

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October 10, 2010 9:35:34 PM

Do you have any parts that you can re-use. For example a case?
October 10, 2010 9:40:29 PM
a c 91 B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
October 10, 2010 9:59:32 PM

Don't even trust that PSU, At least I wouldn't
October 11, 2010 12:12:48 AM

aznshinobi said:
Don't even trust that PSU, At least I wouldn't


With a budget this low, you gotta do what you gotta do
October 12, 2010 4:33:51 AM

2198664,2,540307 said:
so whats your budget in £s?[/quotems

HI, I was trying to keep it around 250 pounds which is about $400 as per the article. Its just that some componants are ejther unavailable here or really expensive.
And as a newbie I havent the knowledge yet to compare other options.
Steve
October 12, 2010 4:35:03 AM

stonebattle said:
Do you have any parts that you can re-use. For example a case?


Yes I have a case, a midi from an old pc but nothing else really. Thanks Steve
October 12, 2010 4:37:51 AM




Thanks for the quick reply, I appreciate it. Those figures sound a lot better. Hopefully I will pick up this knowledge as I start to build it
Steve
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