APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Somewhere between now and the middle of February, more time = more money to spend, earlier means I get new toys faster!
BUDGET RANGE: £400 - 450 After Rebates
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Online Gaming DDO mainly, Gaming, not had anything new for a while!, internet surfing, occasional simple office work
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor (I have a 19" I plan to use though will probably get a new one next year), Keyboard, mouse, speakers
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Overclockers, mesh whoever else people reccomend
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
PARTS PREFERENCES: not fussed by brand
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe - only if its very easy and safe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No -not looking at that high spec
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080
Don't care about how it looks it'll be hidden under a desk.
Reasonably quiet would be good as I play in the same room as the GF watching TV (but if she can put up with me shouting into the mic she can cope with fan noise).
First time building a PC so straightforward is good.
Currently on this from following the guideline builds looking at what I can get hold of from overclockers
AMD Phenom II X2 Dual Core 550 3.10GHz Black Edition (Socket AM3) -
No sentimental attachment to any of these choices it's only changed from the budget PC when I couldn't get the same parts. Not that good at exchange rates but I think I'm looking at a PC about 1/2 way between the Bargain and Budget PCs.