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January 21, 2009 10:40:07 PM


Im hoping to build a decent PC for under £300.
This what I got so far:
Intel Pentium Dual Core E5200 2.5GHz Socket 775 800FSB 2MB Cache Retail Boxed
MSI P45 Neo-F Socket 775 8 channel audio ATX Motherboard

Gigabyte GA-EG31M-S2 Socket 775 onboard VGA 7.1 channel audio mATX Motherboard
^^ Is this a good mobo, what is mATX? will it matter for me?, if yes please suggest another around £50, that would work with the CPU.
Crucial 2GB kit (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 Ballistix Memory Non-ECC Unbuffered CL4 Lifetime Warranty
Western Digital WD2500AAKS Caviar SE 250GB 7200RPM SATAII/300 16MB Cache - OEM
Liteon 52x32x52x16 CD-RW/DVD Combo Drive Internal IDE Black Bare Drive - OEM

Force3D X1650Pro 512MB DDR2 DVI VGA TV Out PCI-E Graphics Card
Compucase 6T10 Piano Black MATX E-SATA Case With Arctic Power 400W PSU 20+4pin 1x SATA

is it all compatible?, also is the PSU/Case a decent one, cuz i dont want the PSU melting on me lol. or is 400w not enough!
What dya reckon to the gfx card?

Please give me comments and other options and cheaper deals :p  (I live in UK tho...)


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January 22, 2009 5:44:20 AM

Advice Needed!
January 22, 2009 11:22:57 PM

If you're chosing between those boards, you should probably go with the MSI. The gigabyte is a micro atx board, they are smaller and a little harder to work on. The MSI will be a little faster. You should really look at least getting into the E7300 cpu. The speed difference will be very noticeable.

For the combo drive, I would suggest this, or some other SATA drive. The prices are virtually identical these days and the smaller cable allows for better airflow.

The case is a mini case, it will be hard to work with that compact space. This case is a mid tower and comes with a psu. It's not great, but it looks like you are going with a budget system, so it should do what you need.
January 23, 2009 5:57:16 AM

Okay Thanks. I dont really want to spend more than £50 on the mobo tho. ANy other suggestions?

Unfortuneately I cant buy from newegg as im in the UK. Please give links from!