Simple Home Family Computer - £600 Budget


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.


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


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 -

Asus M4A785TD-V EVO 785G Socket AM3 -

Coolermaster Elite 335 Case -

OCZ 400W Stealth XStream PSU -

Crucial 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz/PC3-10600 Memory Kit CL9 1.5V -

Sony AD-7240S 24x DVD±RW -

Acer X203 20" Widescreen LCD Monitor 1600x900 50,000:1 (Dynamic) 5ms -

All in 1 Internal Card Reade -

Windows 7 Home 64-Bit -

XFX HD 4550 512MB DDR2 VGA DVI -

Total = £606apx
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  1. 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

    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

    And your gaming performance would actually improve.
  2. Small top up for better RAMs, GPU, PSU, case and u missed a HDD hehe Off UK
  3. batuchka said:
    u missed a HDD hehe Off UK

    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.
  4. 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)?
  5. You could stick to the 2GB. The 770 actually doesn't have onboard graphics unfortunately. For that you're going to need a 785G. My vote goes for the Athlon II.
  6. Hmm ya cut down the CPU and perhaps go with that CM 310/335 ace then ^^ Nah 770 chipset has no IGP
  7. 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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