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Flash525

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#1 11 years ago

So, my current system is three or four years out of date, and doesn't allow for the best we now have to offer (as you can imagine). It doesn't play the latest games, and at times, is slow when working with other things. I think the last game I got which it did play, was Dark Crusade, though sometimes, when on an eight player map on-line, it can be a little slow unless I turn down the graphics a fair bit. Anyway, I've looked around a little, first checked PC World, Currys, Staples etc, just to see what they had in store, then went to E Buyer, Mesh & Dell. I'm just wondering if anyone knows of any other genuine sites / manufactures where I could get a computer from. All I need is the base unit, Monitor, Mouse, Speakers etc are already sorted. Anyway, what I am after: AMD Athlon 64 3.2GHz 2GB RAM 256MB / 512MB Graphic Card (and a good one, suggestions are welcome - needs to be one of the more 'up to date' ones also) 250GB HDD Thats the main specifications, and I'll be needing a fairly good motherboard, which can hold all of the above and more. If any more details are to be required, just ask, and I'll pop them down. Cheers in advance for any advice / help etc.




rob.

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#2 11 years ago

What is your budget?

AMD don't make a 3.2GHz processor. However, I'd suggest going for an Intel 'Conroe' processor. A far better 'bang for your buck'.

Give me a price range and I'll whip something up for you.




theelusiveyoda

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#3 11 years ago

amd only make a 3.0ghz processor the 6000 but that £300 and is out performed by a £110 core 2 duo e6300 the base core 2 duo




vikke-viking

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#4 11 years ago

Why not build one your self?




Flash525

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#5 11 years ago
Rob™;3546510What is your budget? Give me a price range and I'll whip something up for you.[/quote]Well, I'd like to try and keep this below £500, but am willing to pay £600 if needs be.
Rob™;3546510AMD don't make a 3.2GHz processor. However, I'd suggest going for an Intel 'Conroe' processor. A far better 'bang for your buck'.
Well, a 3.0GHz Processor then. I'd like to stick with AMD, and would like an Athlon 64. [quote=vikke-viking;3546948]Why not build one your self?

To be perfectly honest, I can't be arsed. I could do if I wanted to, but there is all the hassle of getting all the parts, making sure they are all compatible etc. Just too much effort.




Bs|Archaon

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#6 11 years ago

Oh yes, much less effort than earning the extra money that pre-builds cost. :)




[CoUk]niu

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#7 11 years ago

Built a C2D machine with a D975XBX2 mobo last weekend. No effort whatsoever involved,just drop the junk in and push the start button.Almost scary.:)




vikke-viking

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#8 11 years ago

Its supprisengly easey and alos quite fun. And please for the love of god dont buy a AMD!!! The cheapest core 2 duo is as powerfull as the moust exspensiv AMD cpu.




rob.

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#9 11 years ago

She can buy what she wants.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131013 - Motherboard $150 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103776 - CPU $165 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814186020 - Graphics Card $309 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145590 - Memory $207 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822144417 - Hard Disk $70 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827136108 - DVD Burner $31 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811119068 - Case $50 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817371002 - Power Supply $100 Total - $1032 USD || 528 Pounds That will just give you a fair indication of what you can get for your money. I highly recommend building your own PC, however, it's your choice.




Bs|Archaon

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#10 11 years ago

He (if that's a woman then I'm moving away from here!) might want to buy from Uk stores though. Components are more expensive here - that build will cost more than £530. For example, a 4200+ (couldn't be bothered to look for a 4400+) costs around £100 here...which is nearly $200.