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New budget gaming PC (UK) £300-400

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November 22, 2010 11:57:00 AM

Budget - £300 (pref) but willing to go as high as £400

Usage: Gaming, frapsing (part of gaming i guess), movies, streaming

Parts not req: Mouse, keyboard, speakers...possibly monitor

Pref Website: Major UK sites e.g. amazon, ebuyers, overclockers basically any major uk site, i have had some bad customer service experience with some of the non major ones and have no desire for another, not worth the small "savings"

Overclocking: Don't really think so unless recommended to me

SLI/Crossfire: Don't think so

Resolution: 1280x1024 (but willing to go to 1024x768)

Additional: I'm not looking for anything great graphicsy but I do want something to run things like SC2/WOW without lagging or major fps drop while frapsing, I don't care how graphics look. I also want something that runs quietly!!! Don't care how it looks, do want something that lasts.

On top of the machine I am planning to get Windows 7 and a new monitor though those two shouldnt be included in the budget. (So basically £500 for everything maximum)
Monitor currently picked out: (Recommend a better one for the price if you want)

Also I'd prefer to be around the £300 mark(w/o monitor + os) - only go higher if you think I need it for what I want. If you find a decent premade that would be preferable though I'm fine with building.

Couple things I've found that look like a bargain but I'm no expert on hardware

OcUK GeForce 8800 GTS

AMD Athlon II X3 445 3.1 GHz - Socket AM3

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November 22, 2010 11:59:05 AM

Also if there are any additional cables or coolers or simple extras I should get please add them.
November 22, 2010 9:55:23 PM

any comments at least?
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November 23, 2010 1:39:06 AM

Ok tried what I could, didn't find a good case/PSU though so need some help there but let me know how this works out (and if I need to get any cables with the special deals - haven't got anything SATA atm)

Total cost without case/psu = £272.08
Hope these all work together well, not absolutely certain.

PCU - AMD Athlon II X3 445 3.1 GHz - Socket AM3 - £54.96

Mobo - ASRock AM3 M3A770DE - £49.78

Memory - 2x Crucial 2GB DDR3 1333MHz/PC3-10600 Memory CL9 1.5V - £51.22

Gfx Card - Powercolor ATI Radeon HD 5670 512MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card [AX5670 512MD5-H] - £74.99

Hard Drive - Western Digital WD5000AAKS 500GB SATAII 7200RPM 16MB Cache - OEM Caviar Blue - £30.63

DVD Writer - Samsung SH-S223C/BEBE Internal DVD Writer - £10.50
a b 4 Gaming
November 23, 2010 3:05:52 AM

390 quid off Ebuyer UK
November 23, 2010 11:02:38 AM

thx a lot! ordered it
a b 4 Gaming
November 23, 2010 11:50:31 AM

Yep happy shopping/building and u are welcomed ^^