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September 7, 2011 10:26:29 PM

im trying to put together my first build and im on a very tight budget, its main uses is going to just be internet browsing and streaming some video.

heres a couple options ive thought up so far

INTEL PENTIUM DUAL CORE E5700 3.0GHZ
GIGABYTE G41MT-S2P MOBO
CORSAIR XMS3 DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHZ 4GB (2X2GB)
SAMSUNG SPINPOINT F3 500GB
COOLERMASTER ELITE 360 CHASSIS
CORSAIR CX430W PSU

~£190

or

AMD ATHLON II X3 450 3.2GHZ
BIOSTAR A880G+ MOBO
CRUCIAL DDR3 PC3-8500 1066MHZ 4GB (2x2GB)
SAMSUNG SPINPOINT F3 500GB
COOLERMASTER ELITE 360 CHASSIS
CORSAIR CX430W PSU

~£210

i do intend to add a graphics card at a later date but even then it will only be used for world of wacraft

so will either of these do? which one would be best? or perhaps a altogether different build?

any advice would be good

thanks

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September 8, 2011 12:39:37 AM

Well, more parts are needed of course, like an optical drive and operating system.

AMD CPU Athlon II X3 455 Triple Core Processor £59.34 Inc VAT
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/amd-athlon-ii-x3-455-tri...

Gigabyte GA-880GM-USB3 AMD 880G AM3+ Motherboard £68.26 Inc VAT
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/gigabyte-ga-880gm-usb3-a...
This board is AM3+, so it's much more upgradeable. It also has USB 3.0 and SATA 6GB/S.

RAM £20.88 Inc VAT
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/4gb-%282x2gb%29-corsair-...

Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB Hard Drive £30.58 Inc VAT
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/500gb-samsung-spinpoint-...

Coolermaster Elite 342 micro-ATX £31.18 Inc VAT
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/coolermaster-elite-342-m...

XFX P1-450S-XXB9 PRO450W £35.34 Inc VAT
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/450w-xfx-core-edition-p1...
Better PSU than the Corsair, and a bit more power as well. About the same price, but on order.

Total £245.58

I realize that's a bit more but it gets you a lot more for the money.
September 8, 2011 1:55:00 AM

That looks much better, i was unsure of the biostar motherboard I wanted a decent name. Will that PSU cope with a HD 6670 or something similar when i get around to sticking one in?
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September 8, 2011 4:48:23 AM

Absolutely. It will handle quite a bit actually... If you aren't overclocking anything under 6950 1GB would be fine, and that might be fine also.
September 8, 2011 7:01:33 AM

+1 to proximons build.
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