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£400 budget gaming rig

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February 21, 2008 12:13:43 PM

Just after some feedback before I pull the trigger; I think everything is pretty much ok...

CPU
Intel C2D E2160 - £37.72 (ebuyer)

Motherboard
Gigabyte P35C-DS3R - £63.69 (ebuyer)

Memory
Crucial Ballistix 2GB PC6400 - £37.99 (overclockers)

Video card
BFG Geforce 8800GT 512MB - £128.99 (overclockers)

Hard drive
250GB Western Digital 16Mb cache - £36.36 (ebuyer)

DVD
Samsung DVD-RW - £15.74 (ebuyer)

CPU cooler
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro - £13.13 (ebuyer)

Case/PSU
Antec Sonata III £61.26 (overclockers)

Total
£394.88

Thank you!

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February 21, 2008 12:18:54 PM

why are you buying the gpu and case from OCUK? ebuyer has both of them
February 21, 2008 12:23:49 PM

The case isn't from overclockers, my mistake. It's from ebuyer. Ebuyer doesn't do the Ballistix RAM which is the only reason I was planning on getting anything from overclockers at all, but then they also have better value on 8800GTs so I figured I may as well get that from there too.
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February 21, 2008 12:36:49 PM

lol. you could just take the perpetually on sale set of OCZ ram... not sure if it's good ram, though... but that build will be great; it's pretty similar to mine, and i love my PC!!! you have a monitor?

oh, and be wary, if you plan to SLI, you'll need to change the PSU in most likelihoods...
February 21, 2008 12:43:39 PM

Wouldn't I need a different motherboard to use SLI anyway? It's not something I'm looking at regardless tbh.

Ideally I'd get an Antec P182 with a Corsair PSU, but I just spent loads of money on a new TV and AV receiver so the budget is too tight to stretch to that! Besides, my current PC has been running on a Sonata II for a couple of years with no problems, so I think it should be fine.

Good to know it should be ok, thanks for your feedback.
February 21, 2008 2:12:50 PM

welcome :) . gosh, i love this processor ^^
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