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(First build)I am planning on building a computer for a few games like DAWN OF WAR as well as a lot of internet use. I have a low budget of £255.

The case- Coolermaster Elite 330 Black Case With CM eXtreme Power 460W PSU - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/135101 - £42.99

The motherboard- ASUS M2A-VM HDMI 690G Socket AM2 onboard VGA 6 channel audio mATX Motherboard - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/132274 - £41.17

The CPU- AMD Athlon 64 X2 Socket AM2 4200+ (2.2GHz) Energy Efficient L2 1MB - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/141242 - £37.13

The RAM- OCZ 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 CL 4-4-4-15 PLATINUM XTC - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/116755 - £32.99

The PSU- comes with the case

Graphics card- NVIDIA GeForce 7600gt- http://www.ebuyer.com/product/136193 - £36.00

HDD- Special
OffersMaxtor STM3250310AS 250GB SATAII 8MB Cache - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/131214 - £33.69

Optical drive- Pioneer DVR-215DBK SATA Black 20x DVD RW DL - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/140649 - £17.70

OS- Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/123052 - £56.10

Cooling- Extra Value 120mm Internal Case Fan In Black - 4 pin connector X2 - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/63281 - £1.49 each

If anything needs changing or anyone recommends different just say please.

Please say what you think of it.

Will it have enough power?

Anyone please


Edited by tom16, 20 March 2008 - 07:09 AM.

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PSU is slightly weak, but you could get by on it since you are using a rather old graphics card. My preferences here, since its a new computer is to use, is this.


Not top of the line but a good graphics card. For a top of the line the 8800GTX would be the choice. The thing here is you will probably need a bigger PSU to run these cards.


I know both of these add a lot to the price but you must think that these will soon be considered standard middle of the road in Quality in just a year or two.

I just built a Core2 DUO 2.2 computer with a Nvidia 7950 video card and a 550 watt PS for a customer. He is quite unhappy with the gaming end of it. I tried telling him it was not going to be good enough but he did not want to listen and wanted a cheaper price. I even wrote on the bill of sale that this computer would not be good enough for the newest games. He now wants to try upgrading, but that is not where i want to go. So i'm trying to sell it for him so he can build what i was trying to tell him to build.

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