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Okay guys, first build, need some advice.


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Klaus5000

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Well, for christmas i need a new pc, but want to build it. Its cheaper and i can choose the parts...
However, i have a £250-300 budget, which is plenty for a pc as i have checked.
But i need to know if i need a new case etc, as i will use as much as my old pc (DVD RW etc) but i dont know what size my case is for the new motherboard..anyway of telling?
I am thinking i want Dual Core 2 or any good intel or AMD processors you reccomend, at least 1gb ram, 320gb HDD or 500GB depending on prices..
i have seen cheap 256mb graphics cards..

But building all this will i need totally new leads for the hdd's and stuff like the power cables and leads to connect things inside, or do they come with the motherboard. As i have been reading that some cables arent used like ribbon cables etc...Just some general tips please guys. I post this now so i can price up and see what i need for christmas. Thanks :)

Edited by Klaus5000, 01 December 2007 - 11:14 AM.

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Well it all depends on what type of build this is like Gaming, Office, or etc. If gaming then I don't think this build will be very good at 300 euro budget. Those cheap 256 cards are old generation and are very slow. They will not be able to play hign end games like Crysis or COD4.

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Nah, not high end gaming, more..photoshop and programs, the odd game, but can you suggest a good card?
300 quid seems okay though. seriously, anything is better than my current pc, 30gb hdd, 1ghz processor 384ram, and i only just put in USB 2.0 its that bad.
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Ok I made this quick build on Newegg which is an American site so you need to find the Euro equivalent.


Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
$74.99


EVGA 256-P2-N753-TR GeForce 8600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate
$109.99


COOLER MASTER Real Power Pro 550 RS-550-ACAA-A1 ATX12V / EPS12V 550W Power Supply
$50.00 Mail-in Rebate
$99.99


G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ
$49.99


GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard
$91.99


Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 Allendale 2.2GHz LGA 775 65W Processor Model BX80557E4500
$124.99

Subtotal: $551.94 <-- US with 70 mail in rebate so around $481.94


From that build I don't like the PSU and Video Card they are low end. Also you need a case and an OS.

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Edited by SOORENA, 01 December 2007 - 12:03 PM.

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Thanks very much for the advice. :)
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I made an AMD version build too which is a little cheaper:



Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
$74.99

GIGABYTE GA-MA69VM-S2 AM2 AMD 690V Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
$59.99

EVGA 256-P2-N753-TR GeForce 8600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate
$109.99

COOLER MASTER Real Power Pro 550 RS-550-ACAA-A1 ATX12V / EPS12V 550W Power Supply
$50.00 Mail-in Rebate
$99.99


A-DATA 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model ADQVE1A16K
$47.99

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Brisbane 2.5GHz Socket AM2 65W Processor Model ADO4800DDBOX
$99.99

Subtotal: $492.94 - $70 mail in rebate so around $422.94

I recommend the first build more because its more power full.

Soorena

Edited by SOORENA, 01 December 2007 - 12:03 PM.

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Thank you very much, but do i need to buy cables at such like, or are they with motherboard/hardware.
sorry i am noob at building, although frequently edit my current pc, starting from scratch is a new ball game.
thank you. :)
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Well the motherboard does come with cables so you should be fine. By the way you can compare CPUs, Video Cards, and Hard drives at www.tomshardware.com

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Thank you very much, any ideas how i know if my case is ATX or whatever the sizes are.
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Can you give me the model and make of it that way I can tell what it is. Also Cases are cheap I got mine for 50 bucks and its a full tower case, lots of room for upgrading and its also aluminum so I can mod it easily.

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Yeah good point, erm i will have to check another time for model number and that, as it will probably be on bottom and i am on my pc now!
Its black and is not that tall, enough space for 3 dvd drives and 2 floppy disk spaces.

Youve been very generous in searching for the info, i appreciate it. I cant think of any other questions, however if the need arises i'll be sure to ask here.
Its very exciting doing this.
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