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Hi there all, im planning to build a Micro-ATX PC for ease of transport. Its just for music, media, etc, no gaming. I dont know much about building PCs, ive only built one before, but here is what i came up with:

Gigabyte GA-73PVM-S2H GeForce 7100 Micro-ATX (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard
Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2200 "LGA775 Core 2" 2.20GHz (800FSB)
OCZ 2GB (2x1GB) PC2-6400C4 Dual Channel Platinum Revision 2 XTC Series DDR2
Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB SATA-II 16MB Cache

What do you guys reckon?

I'm a bit stuck on cases as i dont really have a clue as to how big a power supply i will need for it...any ideas?

all the above comes to around £185, looking to spend around £250-£300, so any thoughts about impoving the build etc would be awesome.

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Hi there,

I can't remember many sites that use the £ symbol (I even had to copy and paste that!), so I've used dabs.com for links. Make sure you double-check prices across sites. :)

This one comes with an Antec Earthwatts 380W PSU, it's a good PSU but is going to be a limit if ever you decide to upgrade later on. I actually have one of these PSUs sitting on the desk next to me right now, I'm trying to fix an old beast I have lying in the garage at home...

This came to a total of £297 including postage.

Case and PSU: http://www.dabs.com/...?Quicklinx=4P92
Motherboard: http://www.dabs.com/...?Quicklinx=4M62
CPU: http://www.dabs.com/...?Quicklinx=5335
RAM: http://www.dabs.com/...?Quicklinx=4KZC
HDD: http://www.dabs.com/...?Quicklinx=57Q2
DVD Burner: http://www.dabs.com/...?Quicklinx=57S6

It's a very basic box, but should do the job nicely. Don't forget you'll need to add and install your own operating system to this build as well.



Edited by troy, 01 September 2008 - 09:24 PM.

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