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Hi, i'm wanting to build a PC. I already have a Case, RAM, HardDrive, PSU and Disc-drive. So I just need a mobo, processor and graphics card. I want something that'll play the latest games on full settings with good FPS . Do you reckon I can get this for under £400?
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Heres a reasonable combo you can get from newegg for 400.

XFX Geforce 7600 GT

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814150140

£112

DFI Lanparty UT RDX-200 CF

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813136165

£92

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103547

£200

Other people may suggest ATI video cards, or maybe different motherboards. These are only my suggestions. I would spend a lot of time comparing details at the newegg website to make a final decision. It took me 6 weeks of deciding and 2 days of building to build my latest computer

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I was kinda wondering why you would suggest an nvidia card with a ATi board? Its a crossfire board hence ATi. 400 pounds.... thats like something around $700?? Heres my suggestions, for a mobo http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131004,
for video card http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814161164. And as for a CPU this should suit your needs pretty well http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103588.
People will tell you to stay away from the Asus mobo's because they'll tell you that people are having lots of problems with em. I find that the case is that the people dont read the material that comes with it, if you do decide just read the manual and you shouldnt have any problems. Just my 2 cents.
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Unfotunatley newegg wont work because £400 wont by $700 worth of stuff usually, and newegg is a US site it would be illegal for someone to ship parts over here unless they pad the import tax which would be a fair bit they would also have to pay VAT on top at 17.5% its a fair difference.

Prices in the UK you might be able to get a good card like an X1800xt you can get them for as little as 170 maybe less if you shop around. The 4200s are running at about 250 so i would probably go for a single core like the 3700+ san diego retailing at about £150, a good MSI or gigabyte mobo will be about 70 quid it all should come just under budget.

I really wouldnt go Asus P-zero doesnt have to help the poor sods who get the bad boards(which there are alot of it hardly ever comes down to people not reading the manual on here at least) its usually a bad bios or it being fussy with memory or just a duff board, lots of problems and the boards arent any better than anyone elses and they arent cheaper so i just wouldnt get one, better boards out there.
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Still think he should go with the opty though, its VERY fast, and VERY stable, i have read about ppl gettin em to 2.5 EASY with the stock fan. Personally, I have overclocked it to 2.5 with the stock voltage (1.39-1.4). Also, this particular CPU has a 94% 5star(egg) rating @ newegg. And best of all for what it is ITS CHEAP!.
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Dont get 4200 get 3800. There is not a lot of differnece, only 200mhz. Plus games are more intense on vid card than cpu. You will save some money there and go with MSI mobo and the rest on a good vid card.(1800gto)

Edited by afg34, 24 April 2006 - 09:47 PM.

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If you are looking for something with more power than the 3800+ X2 your best bet would be to get a 4200+ X2 as it has the better core which is the manchester core with more cache. The opterons are good chips but its mainly for overclockers in mind and if you arent comfortable with overclocking then a 3800+ X2 would be fine...
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