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post #11 of 39
Nah, I think a cheap budget 939 build is the only way to go, meaning you'll definitely need DDR RAM Now.. g3t a conr03!!
    
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Gah I might aswell leave it till a few weeks when my GCSE's finish so I can get a job then just buy a pre-made one. Thanks for all the help
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post #13 of 39
All you need is:

Socket 939 CPU
Socket 939 Motherboard w/ PCI-E
DDR RAM
PCI-E Graphics Card
Power Supply
Case
DVD drive
Hard drive

And your sorted
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post #14 of 39
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Gah I might aswell leave it till a few weeks when my GCSE's finish so I can get a job then just buy a pre-made one. Thanks for all the help
Noooo!!! Don't buy premade. You pay more for a crapper system and get all the crap installed with it
    
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Gah I might aswell leave it till a few weeks when my GCSE's finish so I can get a job then just buy a pre-made one. Thanks for all the help
dont buy a pre made!!!! lol, what you have in your first post will be fine, just DDR Ram and your sorted.
did you not win the Ebay auction??
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Gah I might aswell leave it till a few weeks when my GCSE's finish so I can get a job then just buy a pre-made one. Thanks for all the help
no... please do NOT buy a pre made one, get about another £100 over your original budget and you could have a good pc
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post #17 of 39
you're talking at LEAST £280 with compatible mem.

is it not possible to save up about £400 and get one of the new cheap pentium dual cores?(£60) and a decent psu and a 7600gt. if at all possible do. this will make it a very overclockable pc, with much more bang for buck.

I wouldnt reccomend it but you could buy second hand and slap a new hard drive in it.

I think it would be also impossible to buy the stuff you need new for less than £270 delivered.
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post #18 of 39
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Gah I might aswell leave it till a few weeks when my GCSE's finish so I can get a job then just buy a pre-made one. Thanks for all the help
Bad idea. You will be ripped off.
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post #19 of 39
htMSI K9N Neo-F Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 550 MCP - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813130050R
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ Brisbane 1.9GHz - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103036
G.SKILL 2GB - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231109
HITACHI Deskstar 80GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache IDE - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822145126
MSI 7600GS 256MB - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127211
and any cheap case/PSU combo, just make sure it is bought from a reputible store so you can return it if you have PSU troubles. I know it's a TINY bit over budget, but very little, maybe 30 pounds, not even. It'll overclock nicely, and I think you can volt mod the 7600GS for a nice mem clock. And I'm sure you know about the Brisbane's overclocking super powers if you've been on this forum for more than 5 minutes.

Oh, and premade is the reason I learned anything about building computers at all. I bought an HP, realized it sucked, tried to upgrade it and realized you can't, so I swore of prebuilts forever. Trust me, don't find out the hard way. If you really want something "prebuilt" buy a used pc from someone off of here, that they have "prebuilt".
post #20 of 39
i made 2 builds for £300 delivered... both are very good





that will be the sort of thing you should save up for ^^
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