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Ok I need to build a budget PC I have roughly £170 to spend.

I'm ideally looking for something that I can play LOTR online and lower on at medium settings. Here were my thoughts...

Operating system - £50

Seagate 80GB Sata II with 8mb buffer - £28

Captiva GeForce 7300GT 256Mb PCI-Express Graphics Card - £42.25

Asrock 939NF6G-VSTA 939-pin Motherboard for Athlon64 Processors - £45.77

1024Mb DDR2 667Mhz (pc5400) 240-pin Memory For LGA775 and AM2 - £21.10

AMD Athlon 64bit 3500 Socket-939 Processor- OEM (Venice) - £37.22

EzCool N880 Midi Tower Case With 20/24pin 450w PSU - Black
CAS880 - £21.51

A grand total of - £245.85.

As you can see that is WAY over my budget so if anyone could possibly suggest different components that are cheaper but better in performance or a link of a UK only website where I can buy cheap parts i'de be very greatful.
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post #2 of 39
Which OS are you getting?
    
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post #3 of 39
Thread Starter 
Microsoft XP home with service pack 2
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post #4 of 39
DDR2 isn't compatible with Socket 939 sorry, you need DDR PC3200
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Western Digital 500GB Pioneer DVD-RW Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Viewsonic VA2213w 
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post #5 of 39
lol. For a start an AMD socket 939 cannot work with DDR2
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post #6 of 39
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Ok then could anyone suggest a different motherboard?
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post #7 of 39
komplett.co.uk
scan.co.uk
overclockers.co.uk
tekheads.co.uk
thats looks like the cheepest you can go mate, anything under £200 wont be worth the bother, for gaming anyway.

mobo is fine, its DDR RAM that you need
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post #8 of 39
A different motherboard won't let you use DDR2, you'll need DDR
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Western Digital 500GB Pioneer DVD-RW Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Viewsonic VA2213w 
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Intel C2D E6700 Asus P5KPL-AM mATX Palit GTS250 2 x 2GB OCZ PC2-8500 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital 500GB Pioneer DVD-RW Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Viewsonic VA2213w 
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post #9 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris_483 View Post
Ok then could anyone suggest a different motherboard?
You don't need a new motherboard. Simply get some DDR RAM. That's compatible with 939's.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD X2 3800+ Manchester Asus A8N-SLi SE nForce4 BFG 8800GTS OC 640MB @ 661/2Ghz Nanya 1GB DDR400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
160 GB WD Caviar Acer DVD+-RW 16x Windows XP Pro x64 Acer AL1916WS 19" Wide 
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Logitech Explorer Hiper Type-R Modular 580W Thermaltake Soprano Black Logitech 500 G-Optical 
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£3 Generic :D 
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AMD X2 3800+ Manchester Asus A8N-SLi SE nForce4 BFG 8800GTS OC 640MB @ 661/2Ghz Nanya 1GB DDR400 
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160 GB WD Caviar Acer DVD+-RW 16x Windows XP Pro x64 Acer AL1916WS 19" Wide 
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post #10 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris_483 View Post
Ok then could anyone suggest a different motherboard?
It's not the mobo.

That cpu + mobo do not support DDR2

only AMD AM2 Supports DDR2
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Windows 10 Lg 22" Logitech G11 SuperFlower Leadex Platinum 750W 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung Evo 850 500GB Samsung F1 Spinpoint 1TB Samsung DVD-RW Corsaid H110i GT 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Lg 22" Logitech G11 SuperFlower Leadex Platinum 750W 
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