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Hi, i want to buy a pre built pc for gameing. I only have around to £550 to spend includeing OS. Not sure where to start so does anyone have some links to UK sites. I want XP pro and a mid range gfx card.
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I'll give you the basics, you'll want a:
E6600
8800GTS (320mb version)
2GB of ram
320GB (320GB is the sweet spot right now) or more hard drive, must be SATA3.0GB/s
20x DVD drive
Vista 32bit
600W or more PSU (should have 35A or more on the 12V rails)
Pick a case you like
Do you plan on overclocking?
James



This is way out of my price range, can anyone please give me the specs for a system for around £450.00 includeing XP pro OS.
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I found these on ebay
http://cgi.ebay.co.u...1QQcmdZViewItem
http://cgi.ebay.co.u...ADME:L:RTQ:UK:1
http://cgi.ebay.co.u...e...p;rd=1&rd=1
is there anything wrong with these system? Good for the price?

Edited by Warlord00, 02 June 2007 - 06:34 PM.

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Theres alot of options to upgrade with this system

http://cgi.ebay.co.u...1QQcmdZViewItem

If someoen could take a look and recommend me i would be really gratefull.

Edited by Warlord00, 02 June 2007 - 03:50 PM.

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Ok do you plan on getting pre-built or are you up to the challenge to build yourself.

First off with that build I can only imagin there will be a bad powersupply in it.
You want premium not home basic.
The 8500 and 8600 are under performers for what you pay.
Never heard of that brand name for RAM, though it's possible that it's a popular brand in the UK (I live in canada).
Also it's microATX, I recommend ATX.

Last but not least, don't get computer components on Ebay, you don't know what your really getting for computer hardware.
Take a look around this site
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/
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Here is a quick put me together build
http://www.overclock...rodid=CA-065-AN
http://www.overclock...rodid=MY-058-GL
http://www.overclock.......&subcat=913
http://www.overclock...rodid=HD-078-SE
http://www.overclock...rodid=CD-084-SA
http://www.overclock.......=56&subcat=
http://www.overclock...rodid=CA-023-OC
http://www.overclock...rodid=CP-128-IN
http://www.overclock.......=20&subcat=

total 610 without shipping and taxes (no idea what you guys pay there)

To cut costs, you can get a different case, cut back on the video card and the processor.

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Thanks for the help, i have a couple of friends with experiance in building themselves. So yeah...im interested.

Im seriously thinking about purchasing the parts you sugested (all except case). I just have a few questions before i commit.

Is there any extra's i might need.
Is the RAM u suggested a good brand.
What OS is best for gameing, XP PRO sp2 or vista premium 32bit.
It will cost over £800 with the case i want plus 19inch monitor. Dont want to bug you but, are these parts the best for the money? I wasnt going to build my self when i made the topic so just checking.
If i decide to upgarde gfx card to 8800GTS 320mb will the rest of the hardware handle it, or should i stick with ATI Radeon X1950 Pro
I noticed different brands of the 8800GTS 320mb. ex. OcUK, asus, bfg. which one do u recommend for both price and performance.
I read on another topic that ati are releasing a card that will outperform the Geforce 8000 range in the next 3 to 4 weeks. Is it worth waiting untill then to purchase, how much ruffly will the price drop.

I think thats everything...thx

Edited by Warlord00, 03 June 2007 - 01:46 PM.

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Thanks for the help, i have a couple of friends with experiance in building themselves. So yeah...im interested.

Im seriously thinking about purchasing the parts you sugested (all except case). I just have a few questions before i commit.

Is there any extra's i might need.
Is the RAM u suggested a good brand.
What OS is best for gameing, XP PRO sp2 or vista premium 32bit.
It will cost over £800 with the case i want plus 19inch monitor. Dont want to bug you but, are these parts the best for the money? I wasnt going to build my self when i made the topic so just checking.
If i decide to upgarde gfx card to 8800GTS 320mb will the rest of the hardware handle it, or should i stick with ATI Radeon X1950 Pro
I noticed different brands of the 8800GTS 320mb. ex. OcUK, asus, bfg. which one do u recommend for both price and performance.
I read on another topic that ati are releasing a card that will outperform the Geforce 8000 range in the next 3 to 4 weeks. Is it worth waiting untill then to purchase, how much ruffly will the price drop.

I think thats everything...thx


We have different brands over here in north america (or I should say not all the brands you guys have in Europe), so I'd have to say ask your friends about the brand names or someone else on the forums might jump in and say because I really couldn't tell you.
Yes it'll all support the 8800GTS, if you can handle the extra money it'll require I recommend you do so.
All the cards are the same, Evga seems to be the top of the crop, with slight gains and better warranty, though it of course will fall behind in a few other benchmarks. One card can't be great at everything.
ATI has already released the card, it doesn't outperform the 8800GTX but sits between the 8800GTX and GTS in performance and price.
http://www.overclock...rodid=GX-074-HT
If you stay with this motherboard which I recommend you do because of it's upgradability path to new processors in the coming future. Also it has better support for ATI then Nvidia.
Currently XP is better for gaming, but Vista will become better in the future, also XP doesn't support DX10.
There won't be any extra's unless you plan on overclocking, if you do then I recommend a better CPU cooler.
James
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Yes it'll all support the 8800GTS, if you can handle the extra money it'll require I recommend you do so.

If you stay with this motherboard which I recommend you do because of it's upgradability path to new processors in the coming future. Also it has better support for ATI then Nvidia.


If i do decide to buy the 8800GTS which motherboard do u recommend? Just that u mention it supports ati better.

I made a new topic with a more descriptive title.
http://www.geekstogo...pc-t160201.html

Edited by Warlord00, 05 June 2007 - 04:31 PM.

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Hi, i decided to go with the p35 anyway. Heres the system i have made.

Mobo
http://www.scan.co.u...roductID=605377
CPU
http://www.scan.co.u...roductID=430633
GPU
http://www.scan.co.u...roductID=545050
RAM
http://www.overclock...rodid=MY-058-GL
HD
http://www.scan.co.u...roductID=397203
DVD RW
http://www.scan.co.u...roductID=552273
CASE
http://www.cclonline...;category_id=54
PSU
http://www.cclonline...category_id=263
Moniter
http://www.scan.co.u...roductID=522896
Mouse
http://www.scan.co.u...roductID=523859
Keyboard
http://www.scan.co.u...roductID=573259
I orderd the OS today
http://www.overclock.......=20&subcat=

The only problem we had building is that the motherboard main power is 24 pin, we only inserted a 20 pin adapter and the CPU fan didnt work, we turned on the system around 5 times for no longer than 10 seconds before we realised what the problem was. Since we inserted the 24 pin everything seems to be working fine but would the cpu still work if it was slightly damaged?

Do i need to tweek anything from here? everything is running at standard settings, i want to keep it that way but dont know if theres a bottleneck. And is the best place to get 8800GTS drivers from BFG tech site?

btw...sorry for makeing 2 topics i just thought it was the best thing to do.

Edited by Warlord00, 18 June 2007 - 09:31 AM.

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I decided to buy most of the parts from scan.co.uk because i read some reviews at dooyoo.co.uk about overclockers.co.uk and there customer service is really bad.
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By putting only 20pins instead of 24pins will only result in a unstable system if it even boots, other then that it shouldn't harm anything.
Whatever site seems best to you, your call, I live in canada so I don't know whats best outside of north america.
As for the drivers you'll be fine going there or Nvidia, though they should be the same drivers.
Looks like a good built, hope you enjoy it.
James

Edited by james_8970, 18 June 2007 - 11:44 AM.

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