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Build Decent Computer for less than £350?

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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
Firstly, sorry if this is the wrong forum but wasn't sure where to put it.

I'm looking to build a new computer for less than £350 excluding OS, Keyboard, Mouse, DVD Drive and Monitor as i already have these. I was wondering if i would be able to build something better than the tesco quad core dell (the £300 one - http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/212053/dell-quad-core-tesco-for-299/) which i can get 10% off of as i know someone that works in tesco. I know that comes without a graphics card but i assume £80 will be enough for a half decent graphics gard.

Unfortunately i'm not up to date with computer hardware and was wondering if anyone could recommend some good value parts to build a PC that will be used mainly to do uni work and some light gaming.

Thanks
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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
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#1
£80 will get you quite a good graphics card, you only need to spend £30-40 for a 'half decent one'.

As you didn't need the OS you might have been able to build a better one for the same price (or at least one more tailored to your preferences) but with the 10% discount I suspect the dell will be the better deal if you don't want anything in particular.
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EndlessWaves
£80 will get you quite a good graphics card, you only need to spend £30-40 for a 'half decent one'.

As you didn't need the OS you might have been able to build a better one for the same price (or at least one more tailored to your preferences) but with the 10% discount I suspect the dell will be the better deal if you don't want anything in particular.


For £80 you can get the 9600GT which is a capable card but don't expect to be playing Crysis on V-High or anything.
#3
Thanks for the advice. Im leaning more towards building my own so i can gear it more towards gaming. So far i've come up with this:

Intel Pentium Dual Core E5200 - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/148715

Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3L iP35 - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/148800

Coolermaster Elite 330 Black Case With CM eXtreme Power 460W PSU - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/135101

Seagate ST3500320AS 500GB Hard Drive - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/130826

Sapphire HD 4850 512MB - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/148468

Corsair 2GB Kit - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/98710

How does it sound?
#4
Seems an ok spec, graphics card is definitely good for gaming.

Best place to ask for advice would be the forums at [url]www.buildyourown.org.uk[/url]
#5
Thanks for the link, have been looking for a forum like that but had only managed to find American sites.

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