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First Build; Are these component's compatible?


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StCuth

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Hi,

I've been asked on behalf of my driving instructor of all people to purchase him a desktop PC for general use, Word processing, browsing the internet, watching movies, the 'general' stuff.

I've a budget of £400 which is remarkably low, but I believe I've found a perfect little build for just under £400.

All I need to know is whether all of these components are compatible with each other?

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/160914 £14.99
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/145354 £23.54
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/164731 £27.05
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/119481 £23.00 2x
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/152225 £34.19
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/145450 £14.99
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/102994 £26.55
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/185937 £95.97
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/193681 £89.97
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/152390 £4.99
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/118438 £2.99
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/166422 £4.07

Thanks

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Edited by StCuth, 01 April 2010 - 02:43 AM.

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Neil Jones

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That processor will not fit on that board and that graphics card isn't anything special.
Also please don't skimp on the power supply - it's the difference between the PSU just blowing and eating itself, or blowing and taking the rest of the system out with it.

It's almost impossible to get a screen, operating system and everything in for £400 so this is the hardware only. You need to factor in also an operating system, a copy of Office (if that's what your instructor wants) and potentially a printer. With Windows, OFfice and an Epson printer £400 isn't going to happen. A more realistic figure in that scenario would be about £550.

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Edited by Neil Jones, 01 April 2010 - 02:40 PM.

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That motherboard won't work with that processor. Either get a Core 2 Duo or a motherboard that is compatible with socket LGA 1156.

Also, if you're going for value, AMD is a better price-for-performance value than Intel is.

What Neil posted will work, however. Probably be pretty good too.
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Good points everyone.

Also wanted to add that the memory is 533mhz, and the boards starts out supporting 667mhz. It may boot and work, but that's fairly slow RAM.

Also, the Power Supply only has 1 SATA Power Connector, so you would need at least 1 molex to SATA power adapter. Hard drive takes SATA and so does the CD/DVD Drive.
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667 is slow, Ferrari. My e6400 based PC has 2GB of the stuff; it takes about 5 minutes just to start up. The e6400 isn't even a bad processor, as a matter of fact, it's pretty good for something that came out in 06.
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but that's fairly slow RAM.

Yes, I know. :) I was pointing out that the RAM picked by the OP isn't supported by the motherboard picked.
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