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£350 gaming spec challenge

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May 23, 2008 2:22:17 PM

Hi all,

I'm after a new system capable of gaming with a budget of £350. I'm going to need everything except for a monitor.

What do you recommend?

May 23, 2008 3:08:20 PM

Keyboard and mouse?

You are building it yourself?
May 23, 2008 5:07:06 PM

Sorry forgot those details... Yes I've got a keyboard and mouse, and yes I'm building it myself.
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May 23, 2008 5:23:14 PM

That's actually a $15 MIR...

I am so brain-dead today... sorry about that.
May 23, 2008 5:23:31 PM

Excuse me, the PSU is $85 with a $25 MIR.

That should just top $700 after shipping.
May 23, 2008 5:24:03 PM


Assuming that 1 GBP is roughly equal to 2 USD...

Core 2 Duo E7200 Wolfdale dual-core - $140

Gigabyte EP35-DS3L motherboard - $90

2x1 GB kit Crucial DDR2-800 memory - $55 ($20 MIR)

XFX GeForce 8800 GT 512mb - Zalman HSF - $170

Cooler Master Centurion 534 case - $45

Corsair 550VX power supply - $70

Seagate 7200.10 250 GB hard drive - $60

You can choose your optical drives. I personally love my SAMSUNG DVD-RW.

Should round out to just under 700 USD after shipping. This is priced on for everything but the PSU, which was priced on
May 23, 2008 5:45:29 PM

The conversion you used is fine. However, any computer parts suppliers in the UK usually charge more simply because they can with market in the shape it is. So a 350 pound PC may be a bit hard to do. I'd say a 400-450 pound PC maybe. I'm from the US though, so I could be incorrect.
May 23, 2008 7:02:12 PM

Yes you're right, the build Cpt Deadboots mentioned would set you back around £450, I live in england.
May 23, 2008 7:11:52 PM

I apologize.

Change the video card to a GeForce 8800 GS, the processor to a Pentium dual-core E2160, and the PSU to a Corsair 450VX.
May 23, 2008 8:00:04 PM

What games are you most interested in playing?....

and the big question are you going to OC your cpu...?