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New Desktop Build - HELP!!

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March 10, 2011 10:24:45 PM

Hey. I'm looking to build myself a desktop computer. I've been using my old xps m1530 laptop, but I'm on a design course at uni, and it just doesn't run the programmes I'm using properly (Adobe Suite, etc..)

I don't have the faintest idea where to even start.

My budget for the build is about 450 - 500 pounds, not including a monitor. It'll mainly be used for fairly intensive graphic design work, and maybe gaming, although that isn't a priority.

Could anyone suggest me some decent setups/ ideas to get me started?

Thanks, James

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March 11, 2011 3:42:58 AM

Hi there below is a build.

Phenom II X2 555 $100
Asus M4A87TD EVO $100
4Gb DDR3 RAM (Any company will do.) $60
Corsair VX550 PSU $90
Coolermaster Elite 334 $60
Radeon HD 5670 $80

This should just fit into your budget, if you want to you can look for a Radeon HD 3870x2 for $90 which gives better performance than the 5670 according to the hierarcy chart.

Cheers
March 11, 2011 10:37:48 AM

This was me UK sub 500 quid build off Ebuyer UK :p 
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