Make me a computer please...

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  1. lazarus

    lazarus New Member

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    http://www.aria.co.uk/newAriaSystems.asp

    Click where it says Custom PC. Budget is around £800, and I only need a base unit. I could do it myself, but I don't know much about what would give the best compatibility and stuff, so I'm just looking for a bit of help. £800 is the budget, but less would be better. I'm gonna be using it for games and stuff, nothing really demanding, I just want one that will last a while basically.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I don't know how the U.S. prices will compare to the U.K. prices, but
    I'll post links to a popular online site here for each item I mention.
    This gets you a kickass computer and under budget too.
    These parts are just about the same ones that I used in the computer
    I just built a few weeks ago, and it's a fantastic computer that's going
    to serve me for quite some time.
    So without further ado, here's my long winded list:
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    That's about 1,500 dollars U.S.

    You said nothing too demanding, so I take that to mean that a single video card will do for you.

    If that's the case, then you can build a pretty serious computer within your budget.

    I recommend an Intel cpu and motherboard. Intel cpu since it's the best out there
    right now, and Intel motherboard because it will be the most stable.
    I'll post Newegg.com links with all the parts so that you can look them over.
    Also, don't run off after you see this post. Most likely, some of the hardware geeks
    will pipe in with their own opinions. I'd read what everybody has to say.
    There's some sharp minds in this forum.

    Intel Core 2 Duo cpu
    E6600 is - $315 U.S.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819115003

    Intel DG965WH motherboard - $135 U.S.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813121052

    This eVga video card is a great deal if you can find it in the UK.
    eVga 7900GTO 512mb - $253.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130065

    OCZ Gold memory 2gb - $215 after $25 rebate
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820227124

    The case is going to be a personal decision. There's a lot of good ones out there.
    I'd get one without the power supply, and buy it separately.
    If you get a case without power supply, then I would recommend this power supply.
    Antec True Power 2.0 550 watt power supply.
    I've got almost the identical build that I'm listing here, except I went with
    a micro atx Intel board. And I used the Antec, and it works perfectly.
    The reason I'm mentiong all of that is that some of the guys here are going to yell at me for mentioning that to you. Personally, I love Antec.
    But I'm also going to post an alternative one that costs a little bit more that will keep the hounds happy.

    Antec True Power 2.0 power supply $90
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817103933

    Seasonic S-12 550watt power supply - $130
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817151027

    NEC DVD Burner ND3550A - $30
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827152058

    Seagate 320gb hard drive - $94
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822148140

    That's $1,133 U.S. (with Antec psu) on a budget of $1,500 U.S.

    You can get a decent case and 19" lcd monitor and still wind up just about on budget.







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