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post #1 of 29
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Look below I have complied a awesome budget gaming system.

People keep wanting budget gaming systems I believe the below specification is the best budget gaming system. With a E7200 D.I.Y overclocked to 3.33GHz, ATI Radeon HD 4870 512MB, 2 x 1 GB RAM, Gigabyte P35 DS3L Motherboard & Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro for that all important overclock all this for under £600.

Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 'Wolfdale' 2.53GHz (1066FSB) – Retail, D.I.Y Overclocked to 3.33GHz (1400FSB) Price: £89.29

Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L Intel P35 (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard Price: £58.74

HIS ATI Radeon HD 4870 512MB GDDR5 TV-Out/Dual DVI/HDMI (PCI-Express) – Retail Price: £199.74

G.Skill 2GB DDR2 NQ PC2-6400C5 (2x1GB) CAS5 Dual Channel Kit (Timing 5-5-5-15) Price: £31.71

Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro CPU Cooler (Socket LGA775) Price: £17.61

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 160GB SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM (ST3160815AS) Price: £27.01

Hiper 530W HPU-4M530 SLi Certified ATX 2.2 PSU Price: £41.11

XClio Propeller Midi Tower Case - Black (No PSU) Price: £35.24

Sony NEC Optiarc AD-7200S 20x DVD±RW SATA Dual Layer Rewriter (Silver) – OEM Price: £16.44

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-Bit - OEM (66G-02082) Price: £67.39

Tuniq TX-2 Thermal Compound Price: £4.69

Total Inc VAT = £588.97 (£590)
Next day P&P = £15
Total Inc VAT / P&P = £605

Add a 22’’ AOC Monitor will be extra £139
You can up the RAM to 2 x 2GB that will be an extra £28 Inc VAT

Please comment on the above.

Let make the perfect budget system for the all the budget PC Gamers
post #2 of 29
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Another great budget system for under £400 Inc P&P

Intel Pentium Duel Core E2180 "Conroe" 2.00GHz (800FSB) – Retail D.I.Y overclock to 3.0GHz (1200FSB) £45.81

Asus GeForce 8800 GS 384MB GDDR3 HDTV/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail £50

Gigabyte GA-N650SLI-DS4L nForce 650i SLi (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard £58.74

GeIL 2GB (2x1GB) PC2-6400C5 800MHz Value DDR2 Dual Channel Kit (GX22GB6400DC) £30.54

Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro CPU Cooler (Socket LGA775) £17.61

XClio Propeller Midi Tower Case - Black (No PSU) £35.24

Hiper 530W HPU-4M530 SLi Certified ATX 2.2 PSU £41.11

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-Bit - OEM (66I-01939) £62.26

Tuniq TX-2 Thermal Compound £4.69

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 160GB SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM (ST3160815AS) £27.01

Sony NEC Optiarc AD-7200S 20x DVD±RW SATA Dual Layer Rewriter (Silver) - OEM£16.44

All this for a great price of £433.44 Inc VAT

Extra’s
22’’ Monitor AOC £139
2 x 2 GB RAM £28
SLI 8800GS £50 (If you SLI you are on your limit with you power supply to upgrade to a 650w = £12)
Edited by SickStew - 7/9/08 at 2:08am
post #3 of 29
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The SLI Budget system.

A Great SLI system with 8800GS 384MB x2 for under £100, E4600 overclock to 3.2GHz,
All this for £488.12 Inc VAT

Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 "Allendale" 2.40GHz (800FSB) - Retail D.I.Y overclock 3.2GHz (1066FSB)
£79.89

Gigabyte GA-N650SLI-DS4L nForce 650i SLi (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard
£58.74

Asus GeForce 8800 GS 384MB GDDR3 HDTV/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail x2 (SLI)
£99.98

Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro CPU Cooler (Socket LGA775)
£17.61

XClio 6030 PLUS Black Midi Tower Gaming Case - Black
£32.89

OcUK 2GB (2x1GB) PC2-6400C5 800MHz DDR2 Dual Channel Kit
£23.99

Tuniq TX-2 Thermal Compound
£4.69

OcUK Huntkey 650W PSU
£58.74

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-Bit - OEM
£62.26

Hitachi Deskstar T7K500 250GB SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM (0A33423)
£32.89

Sony NEC Optiarc AD-7200S 20x DVD±RW SATA Dual Layer ReWriter (Beige) - OEM
£16.44

8800GS 384MB x2 will over power an 8800GT 512MB,
And it might just over power the 8800GTS 512MB, 9800GTX 512MB and they cost £150 each
post #4 of 29
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any comment
post #5 of 29
I do not know the exact exchange rate to USD, plus I'm too lazy to look up all the parts on NewEgg. I assume it's good though lol
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post #6 of 29
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Good BUDGET Components

Processor
Celeron Duel Core E1200 @ 1.6GHz (800FSB) 512KiB L2 Cache (Price Range £25 -£40) Should Overclock to 2.8+ GHz

Pentium Duel Core E2180 @ 2.0GHz (800FSB) 1024KiB L2 Cache
(Price Range £30 - £45) Should Overclock to 3.0+ GHz

Pentium Duel Core E2200 (Updated Version) @ 2.4GHz (800FSB) 1024KiB L2 Cache (its hosts a 12x Multi) Should Overclock to 3.2+ GHz

Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 @ 2.4GHz (800FSB) 2048KiB L2 Cache (Price Range £55 - £70)

Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 @ 2.53 (1066FSB) 3072KiB L2 Cache (Price Range £65 - £90) Overclock to 3.6+ GHz

Motherboards
Depending on your set up

Crossfire X38 board cost around £100
SLI 650i cost around £50 - £80
SLI 680i cost around £70 - £110

If you on a budget stick with the 650i Asus or Gigabyte will suit you well and has good over-clock-ability

Graphics Cards

X 2 Asus 8800GS 384MiB (Price Range £45 - £65 x2) (low res gaming 1240 x 720)
8800GT 512MiB (Price Range £90 - £120) (mid res gaming 1440 x 900)
ATi 4850 512MiB (Price Range £110 - £160) (high res gaming 1680 x 1080)
8800GTS 512MiB (Price Range £130 - £170) high res gaming 1680 x 1080)

All these card will be able to max out any game apart from that pain in the a*** game C****s.

Come on get building your gaming system today.
post #7 of 29
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BUMP BUMP please comment
post #8 of 29
i just ordered my friend's parts.

q6600
evga 8800GT
2gb ram
250mb sata
+19 inch
+case.. etc

the whole pc came around a lil under $700

but most of us are in USA.. so those prices look a lil eh eh.
but thats just me.

good effort tho.
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post #9 of 29
My PC cost around £250. I've overclocked the CPU to 3.0Ghz.

Edit: It will be around £350 once I get my HD 4850.
post #10 of 29
THe pound is about what $2.25 here I think somewhere in that figure.
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