(to those who've helped me in previous threads this will not contain as much pointless text, hopefully none other than this 1st sentence. Sorry for misspelling of photo in title but I seem to be only able to use quick edit)
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: October (however he wants to know what he can get for his money now)
BUDGET RANGE: £450 (£500 including os would be more realistic I feel
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, video/photo editing (games known to play: wow Team Fortress 2,Half life 2 , cs source
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers
Now I didn't really like this build that much but the build I came up with was far too expensive £501.32 on www.overclockers.co.uk and that was without windows 7, so I thought you could help to make the build above better. I think £500 including the OS would be fine. If you want to see what I chose just ask but I decided not to include my build to decrease post length.
I would hit at least a P2X3 710, and clock it if needed at the very least. Extremely easy to clock these btw hehe Maybe a 790GX and a HD4850on the cheap now before the bigger better cards hit the scene soon? For a card like HD 4850 if you have to pay a premium for 1GB video ram IMO its not worth it Throw in an 80+ certified 650+ watter PSU with PFC for good measure?
Which would bring the build price down to £451.56 which is basically the price point wanted, and for £450 it seems a very nice pc, though I myself would be tempted to push up the budget to icluse a better card and a future proof psu.
If he doesn't listen to me about getting a branded PSU he will save another £32, which would meant it would only be £50 more than his original build, which considering were getting very good dd3 memory instead of value dd2 and better processor seems pretty good