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Build the best computer in either an Intel or AMD format.

He's a gamer, listens to music and does college work. So i think a dual core would be ideal.

He does not need a monitor, keyboard, mouse or anything of that jazz. Just a tower as it were.

Please use UK sites. Mainly Overclockers.co.uk or Scan.co.uk

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I just specced a 500 pound build for a user at TSF, it's a little under your budget but gives a place to start from:

Case:
Antec 200
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/168615
£34.06

Motherboard:
Asus P5QL Pro
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/149274
£60.00

CPU:
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/139971
£116.84

RAM:
Crucial 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 800 CL6
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/142403
£53.50

Graphics card:
XFX Radeon HD 5750 512MB
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/179681
£91.52

Power supply:
Corsair VX550W
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/132563
£62.68

Hard drive:
Western Digital Caviar 1TB
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/150245
£59.00

DVD burner:
Liteon IHAS324 x24 DVD+/-RW/DL DVD burner
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/173553
£17.94


£495.57


Maybe upgrade the CPU to an E8500 and the graphics card to a Radeon 5770.

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I just specced a 500 pound build for a user at TSF, it's a little under your budget but gives a place to start from:

Case:
Antec 200
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/168615
£34.06

Motherboard:
Asus P5QL Pro
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/149274
£60.00

CPU:
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/139971
£116.84

RAM:
Crucial 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 800 CL6
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/142403
£53.50

Graphics card:
XFX Radeon HD 5750 512MB
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/179681
£91.52

Power supply:
Corsair VX550W
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/132563
£62.68

Hard drive:
Western Digital Caviar 1TB
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/150245
£59.00

DVD burner:
Liteon IHAS324 x24 DVD+/-RW/DL DVD burner
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/173553
£17.94


£495.57


Maybe upgrade the CPU to an E8500 and the graphics card to a Radeon 5770.
that's excellent. would yoube kind enough to place a good Crossfire compatible motherboard in there as I'm a little unsure as what to choose never had any other motherboard than an nForce.

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Here's the P5Q Pro Turbo:
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Asus-...-SATA-RAID-ATX

It has CrossFire, and it's a decent overclocking board. Then see if you can fit two 5770s into your budget along with the E8500.
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That's what I got. The CPU in there will perform pretty much the same clock-for-clock as an E8400/E8500/E8600 and is a lot cheaper, as you can see.

I included a dedicated soundcard since you said he'd be listening to music, the difference between onboard and a dedicated soundcard is night and day, in my opinion.

If you don't think it'll make much difference, then get rid of the soundcard, and get another 5770 for CrossFire.

Edit: I picked the wrong motherboard. This is what I thought I chose.
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Here's the P5Q Pro Turbo:
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Asus-...-SATA-RAID-ATX

It has CrossFire, and it's a decent overclocking board. Then see if you can fit two 5770s into your budget along with the E8500.
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That's what I got. The CPU in there will perform pretty much the same clock-for-clock as an E8400/E8500/E8600 and is a lot cheaper, as you can see.

I included a dedicated soundcard since you said he'd be listening to music, the difference between onboard and a dedicated soundcard is night and day, in my opinion.

If you don't think it'll make much difference, then get rid of the soundcard, and get another 5770 for CrossFire.

Edit: I picked the wrong motherboard. This is what I thought I chose.
Much appreciated guys. +reps

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Wait, wut?

My picture is no longer uploaded!

There we go, you should be able to see what I got now, sorry.

Edit: Nevermind, it was my internet being stupid that caused the problem.
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