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Spec me up a Quad core base Unit

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Playing with the Idea of buying a Dell pc to replace my out of date system as they seem to cheap atm, unless someone can spec me up a deal with quality parts and i can build it myself just so out o…
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8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months ago
Playing with the Idea of buying a Dell pc to replace my out of date system as they seem to cheap atm, unless someone can spec me up a deal with quality parts and i can build it myself

just so out of date with whats good and worth while that i just dont know which components to get, it seems that the CPU of choice is the Intel Quad core Q6600

so if you can spec me up the best PC i can get with that processor for around £300 that would be great, would be the following:

* Decent Motherboard (asus for similar good make)
* 2-3gb ram running at 1066mhz
* PSU thats middle of the road
* Case - i have one although if it could be replaced id like to do that aswel
* 1tb+ or H/D space (whats this i hear about running in raid if poss?)

I have a PCI wireless card which id like to carry over and a creative 5.1 sound card which is decent enough

so let me know what you can source
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8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months ago
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If you want all the above its going to come to over £300!

Q6600 is around £130
2GB CL5 DDR2-800 is around £30
2x500GB/16Mb SATA2 drives (Samsung) is around £85

So that would leave only £55 for motherboard, case and PSU - you really don't want to be using a cheapo PSU with a quad-core - and you haven't mentioned graphics at all (are you just wanting on-board graphics?)
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LMAO. I'll take two of those at that price!
#3
to be honest if someone could post up links of the Best Hard drive(s) motherboard and ram to go with the Q6600 processor i could get the rest.

Graphics card doesnt matter as i can pick up any £20 one and be happy with it as i dont play games on my PC, dont really need a case either although thought it would be a nice idea as for the PSU well i guess i may aswel get one seeming as its a new system

Again looking for the best i can get withing my budget, over clocking doesnt interest me id rather have my system running at its full potiential as factory speeds, so basically what could i get baring in mind its the

H/D Mobo and Ram which are most important

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