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Simple Home Family Computer - £600 Budget

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May 8, 2010 11:41:24 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This Month
BUDGET RANGE: £625)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Ofice Applications, surfing the internet, watching movies, low end gaming.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Mouse and Keyboard and speakers not required.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: http://www.ebuyer.com
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: UK

PARTS PREFERENCES: I have good experecne with Intel and Gigabyte but im not limited to this...any thing really.

OVERCLOCKING: No
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Not purchased Monitor yet but most likely 20" monitor

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: A quiet PC would be good, dont want to have to upgrade soon, although would likt to eb futureproofed so upgrading is easy in the long term. Oh would like a 20" Monitor, and all in one card reader.

Heres what i have put together so far.

Amd Phenom II x4 - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/164047

Asus M4A785TD-V EVO 785G Socket AM3 - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/169532

Coolermaster Elite 335 Case - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/151368

OCZ 400W Stealth XStream PSU - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/152505

Crucial 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz/PC3-10600 Memory Kit CL9 1.5V - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/166995

Sony AD-7240S 24x DVD±RW - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/164449

Acer X203 20" Widescreen LCD Monitor 1600x900 50,000:1 (Dynamic) 5ms - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/193681

All in 1 Internal Card Reade - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/108453

Windows 7 Home 64-Bit - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/173791

XFX HD 4550 512MB DDR2 VGA DVI - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/190767

Total = £606apx
May 8, 2010 11:55:47 AM

You'll want to upgrade that GPU if you plan on doing much gaming at all really. Maybe something in the 5670 range? Unfortunately if you'd most likely need to upgrade your PSU to accommodate that as well...

This RAM is a bit faster
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/179278

If you had to cut back somewhere to allow for these upgrades the most obvious place would be the CPU. You wouldn't lose much performance if you got this one instead
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/191956

And your gaming performance would actually improve.
May 8, 2010 12:04:21 PM

Small top up for better RAMs, GPU, PSU, case and u missed a HDD hehe Off Ebuyer.com UK
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May 8, 2010 12:15:13 PM

batuchka said:
u missed a HDD hehe Off Ebuyer.com UK
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q205/batuchka/Unt-1.jpg


Whoops forgot to include that, it was included in the price ...i included the same samfung F3 HDD as you have.

Thank you noth for your replies, i wil have a look at the sugestions and get back to you.
May 8, 2010 12:23:53 PM

Unfortunatly the second build does go over budget quite alot and im building for someone else that has specified £625 as an absolute maximum. Trying to get it for £600 though if possible.

The recommendation of comprimising on the CPU is definatly an option if you think that i would need a better GPU. Any other thoughts on this at all? What are the Onboard graphics like for the MSI 770-C45 posted above? Would they suffice for a short while so money could be saved or is that just a silly option?

Also how much difference would the RAM speed actually make in day to day operations (not gaming)?
May 8, 2010 12:38:32 PM

Hmm ya cut down the CPU and perhaps go with that CM 310/335 ace then ^^ Nah 770 chipset has no IGP
May 8, 2010 12:51:37 PM

OK didnt spot that, cheers for the heads up.

I wish that i could have an extra £50 to play with to get everyting on my list for this build now but that is life......Well to be fair i really wish i had another £1000!!

Will have to have a proper think, building an ensire setup on such a budget is not as simple as i would have expected.

If you have any other thoughts or suggestions then please do let me know!
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