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Super Cheap LAN PC!

OCN,

My mate has tasked me with building him a super cheap Gaming PC his maximum budget is £300.00 this price has to be the total price that he pays

The build needs to include Base Unit, Monitor 17'' + will be fine, Keyboard & Mouse I understand its a tall order but any help would be great

So far I have came up with......

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celeron.. 2 GB of ram...

sounds like my grandmothers computer
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What website is that? Let me have a go at it.
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Super Cheap LAN PC!

OCN,

My mate has tasked me with building him a super cheap Gaming PC his maximum budget is £300.00 this price has to be the total price that he pays

The build needs to include Base Unit, Monitor 17'' + will be fine, Keyboard & Mouse I understand its a tall order but any help would be great

So far I have came up with......
I would recommend going AMD for that low of a budget. A Celeron just isn't viable in any sort of gaming build.

I would recommend a Radeon Hd 4850 over your card. It is a really nice card (I know it isn't DirectX 11 but who cares) that I personally used for quite a while. It ran even today's top games at playable framerates. The best card at that price range I would say. Greatly outperforms the Radeon HD 5670.

That PSU also is pretty bad. I would not recommend it at all.
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What website is that? Let me have a go at it.
http://www.ebuyer.com
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These parts should be better. Hope I helped.
    
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Ouch. How does all that hot pink not hurt your eyes?
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celeron.. 2 GB of ram...

sounds like my grandmothers computer
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I would recommend going AMD for that low of a budget. A Celeron just isn't viable in any sort of gaming build.

I would recommend a Radeon Hd 4850 over your card. It is a really nice card (I know it isn't DirectX 11 but who cares) that I personally used for quite a while. It ran even today's top games at playable framerates. The best card at that price range I would say. Greatly outperforms the Radeon HD 5670.

That PSU also is pretty bad. I would not recommend it at all.
The dual core Celerons aren't as horrible as past Celerons. We have a computer with an E1200 (1.6GHz 512KB L2 Cache), and it runs source engine games and older games like Unreal Tournament 2004 beautifully. That's usually all people play at LAN parties anyway. Newer PC titles don't include LAN functionality anymore, so what else would they play?
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The dual core Celerons aren't as horrible as past Celerons.
True but for around the same price an Athlon II X2 will still perform better. Only 1MB cache really decreases performance. Spending an extra $10 to get a Pentium E5x00 is worth it but even then, I think Regor comes out slightly ahead.

Got my Celeron E3300 for a steal. Biostar G41-M7+E3300 combo for just $30 from Fry's. Still haven't gotten around to building an actual PC around it, though. First time doing BSEL mod. The mobo has limited memory ratios and I've only got DDR2 800. Hopefully, I don't kill anything.
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http://www.ebuyer.com/product/237671

Would perform much better than that 5670 in your original quote.

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/168935

And I would trust this over the Asrock listed there.

The Celeron's just fine as is. Though, I'd be more comfortable with at least an E5300 on there, or a used E7xxx but..

Eh. Really go for the GTS 450. Even if it is 10 euro more expensive. Free game included.
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