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Building a PC?

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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
Basically i dont have a lot of room in my bedroom, and because of a number of thick walls in the way of the wireless router, i have to have my laptop sat next to the door.

Ok, so im looking to buy a higher spec laptop (budget of around £500). But then someone said why dont u build ur own PC. The only way it would work with my setup would be to stick the PC on top of my subwoofer, and buy a 19/22" TV+Monitor. I would prefer this setup but know nothing about building a PC. I am however computer savvy and willing to learn how to.

Any advice??????
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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
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#1
[url]www.buildyourown.org.uk[/url]
#2
its quite easy to build a PC, I made one for £440 inc keyboard and mouse (not monitor).

you will need to do a bit of research though brah, to make sure the ram and other pieces will work on your motherboard.

Its easier then you think to make a PC
#3
build it, u can do it
banned#4
ave made a few what kind a spec you looking for and what is your budget mate
banned#5
[COLOR="Blue"]Seagate ST3500320AS 500GB Hard Drive SATA II 7200rpm *32MB Cache* - OEM 130826 443 in stock £44.95[/COLOR]
Asus P5N-E SLI 650i Socket 775 PCI-E Onboard Audio ATX Motherboard 125082 84 in stock £55.95
Kingston 4gb (2x2gb) Ddr2 800mhz Memory Non-ecc Cl5 143803 26 in stock £48.03
[COLOR="Blue"]Belinea 1930S1 19" TFT Monitor 1280x1024 300cd/m2 1000:1 Multimedia Anti-Scratch Protection Silver/Black 143668 3 in stock £123.39[/COLOR]
LG GH20NS15 20X SATA DVD±RW/DL/RAM - Black Bare Drive OEM 145869 114 in stock £14.26
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 Stepping (2.4GHz 1066MHz) Socket 775 L2 8MB Cache (2x4MB (4MB per core pair) Retail Boxed Processor 131950 357 in stock £129.95
[COLOR="Blue"]Coolermaster Elite 330 Black Case With CM eXtreme Power 460W PSU *SPECIAL OFFER* 135101 205 in stock £59.99
Inno3D 9600 GSO Overclock 384MB GDDR3 Dual DVI HDCP HDTV out PCI-E Graphics Card 147796 22 in stock £72.84
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Cart total inc vat: Cart total ex vat: £549.34
#6
About £500 budget. Have been doing some research i just get completly baffled when i go on ebuyer and see **** like

Compucase 6T10 Piano Black MATX E-SATA Case With Arctic Power 400W PSU 20+4pin

Corsair 4GB Kit (2x2GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 XMS2 Memory Non-ECC Unbuffered CL5(5-5-5-18) Heat Spreader Lifetime Warranty

:S

Im lookin to install 2.0+GHZ Dual Core/4GB Ram/Decent GFX card to play CSS on high res with high fps/XP/sound card/ DVD Rw/ only need like a 150GB HD
banned#7
[COLOR="DarkOrchid"]Seagate ST3500320AS 500GB Hard Drive SATA II 7200rpm *32MB Cache* - OEM 130826 443 in stock £44.95 [/COLOR]
LG GH20NS15 20X SATA DVD±RW/DL/RAM - Black Bare Drive OEM 145869 114 in stock £14.26
[COLOR="DarkOrchid"]Kingston 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 HyperX Memory Non-ECC CL5 133709 129 in stock £54.99
MSI P35 Neo-F Socket 775 FSB1333 onboard 8 channel audio ATX Motherboard 128047 40 in stock £48.10
Intel Core 2 Duo E4700 2.6GHz (800MHz) Socket 775 2MB L2 Cache Retail Boxed Processor 143202 1 in stock £100.36
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Inno3D 9600GT 512MB DDR3 Dual DVI HDTV Out PCI-E Graphics Card 147945 29 in stock £74.95
Antec 300 Three Hundred Case - No PSU 143854 90 in stock £35.24
Arctic Power 500W PSU With PCI-E 2x SATA, 20+4 ATX12V 8pin +12V Connectors - Retail Boxed 124922 102 in stock £27.35
LG L192WS 19" TFT Monitor 1440x900 300cd/m2 700:1 5ms Silver/Black VGA 3 Years On Site Warranty 148004 151 in stock £104.20

Cart total inc vat: Cart total ex vat: £504.

*FREE SHIPPING ON THIS ORDER» Shipping Charge:
Subtotal: £429.24
VAT:£75.16
Total:£504.40

ebuyer quick code numbers are in bold
#8
i bought a projector today to attach my pc to, dont know if it will work
banned#9
i have the asus p5n-e sli board and not had any problems with it.
also have kingston value ram its good and no problems either runing 4gb
and ave q6600 cpu and zalaman cooler
graphics 8800 gts 640mb
banned#10
even if op can squeze about extra 100 on to price could get reasonable speced pc
banned#11
LG GH20NS15 20X SATA DVD±RW/DL/RAM - Black Bare Drive OEM 145869 113 in stock £14.26
Inno3D 9600GT 512MB DDR3 Dual DVI HDTV Out PCI-E Graphics Card 147945 29 in stock £74.95
Antec 300 Three Hundred Case - No PSU 143854 90 in stock £35.24
Arctic Power 500W PSU With PCI-E 2x SATA, 20+4 ATX12V 8pin +12V Connectors - Retail Boxed 124922 102 in stock £27.35
LG L192WS 19" TFT Monitor 1440x900 300cd/m2 700:1 5ms Silver/Black VGA 3 Years On Site Warranty 148004 151 in stock £104.20
[COLOR="Red"]Asus P5N-E SLI 650i Socket 775 PCI-E Onboard Audio ATX Motherboard 125082 84 in stock £55.95
[U]Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 Stepping (2.4GHz 1066MHz) Socket 775 L2 8MB Cache (2x4MB (4MB per core pair) Retail Boxed Processor 131950 357 in stock £129.95

Kingston 4gb Kit (2x2gb) 667mhz/pc2-5400 Memory Unbuffered Non-ecc Cl5 130666 19 in stock £56.99
Samsung HD753LJ 750GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm *32MB Cache* - OEM 139739 322 in stock £59.89 [/COLOR][/U]
Cart total inc vat: Cart total ex vat: £558.78
#12
Say i can and show me the difference?

K ty.

Btw was looking at this GFX card http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/242904/sapphire-hd-4670-512mb-gddr3-dual-d/
banned#13
updated whts different
#14
would a 32bit OS recognise more than 3Gb of RAM?

plus, how about this? top deal http://www.ebuyer.com/product/144339
banned#15
LG GH20NS15 20X SATA DVD±RW/DL/RAM - Black Bare Drive OEM 145869 113 in stock £14.26
Asus P5N-E SLI 650i Socket 775 PCI-E Onboard Audio ATX Motherboard 125082 84 in stock £55.95
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 Stepping (2.4GHz 1066MHz) Socket 775 L2 8MB Cache (2x4MB (4MB per core pair) Retail Boxed Processor [COLOR="MediumTurquoise"][COLOR="Black"][COLOR="CYAN"]131950 357 in stock £129.95[COLOR="Cyan"][/COLOR][/COLOR]
Western Digital WD6400AAKS 640GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 16MB Cache - OEM 144339 109 in stock £48.99 £41.69 £48.99 £41.69
Belinea 2025S1W 20" TFT Widescreen 1680x1050 1000:1 5ms Multimedia Silver/Black [B]131224
12 in stock £120.40
Coolermaster Elite 330 Black Case With CM eXtreme Power 650W PSU *SPECIAL OFFER* 148683 6 in stock £69.99
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Kingston 2GB KIT (2X1GB) DDR2 667MHz/PC2-5300 CL5 Non Ecc 1.8V 091124 71 in stock £25.31
[U][COLOR="Cyan"]Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium - Complete package - 1 PC - DVD - English International 119986 1 in stock £104.44[/COLOR]

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banned#16
Nope, you can only see 3Gb Ram on 32bit :(
you need 64Bit for seeing more :)

I'd go for this drive over the WD one personally :)
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/130826
#17
Why don't you just get a better wireless device, or a Homeplug like device.

Also if you want to build a whole pc, operating system, monitor, keyboard, mouse and so on. Then Dell will likely offer a better if not very similar price to buying the parts yourself and building. The only time Dell can be really beaten on price is; gaming machines - unless your an avid gamer the whole "build your own" is pointless.
#18
Looks like ill have to move from XP to Vista :(

Surely the Samsung HD is better @ £10 more?

Only need a keyboard and im pretty sure Dell couldnt give me a better price on a TV/Monitor. Im sure I could find a way around paying £100 for Vista ;)
#19
ZoLa__
Looks like ill have to move from XP to Vista :(

Surely the Samsung HD is better @ £10 more?


nowt wrong with XP, as for the HDD depends entirely on model, I like WDs, latest models have been very quiet, but you can compare model benchmarks on google, lots of people out there comparing them
banned#20
Or install XP 64bit, but it can be a bit flakey

But like PhearFactor says, you could make your wireless signal better. Look at a signal boosters perhaps.
But I don't agree with the Dell comment, they used to be good bu not these days.
#21
I am not saying Dell are good. All I know is, for a basic machine they are almost impossible to beat on price. For quotes including; monitor/operating system and all the other added extra's - it's hard to see why you would build your own.

http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/inspndt_530
banned#22
right zola will get back to you tomorrow and see how your getting on, nite all
banned#23
PhearFactor
I am not saying Dell are good. All I know is, for a basic machine they are almost impossible to beat on price. For quotes including; monitor/operating system and all the other added extra's - it's hard to see why you would build your own.


True :)
No offence Phearfactor :)

But you do get a better system if you do a build yourself, but you do have to shop around a bit.

A personal pimped system beats any mainstream system on performance and looks, whether it gaming or just keeping in touch with friends and doin' internweb stuff :), and is possible to build for the same price but is quite close, give or take a few pounds.
#24
I am not so sure an amateur built machine will be better than a Dell machine. For sure after you have built a handful of computers you will start getting good, but even my first machine was no better than a Dell machine.

As for the price aspect, seriously, look at the quotes that have been posted. They are already about the Inspiron price and the most recent is lacking; VAT, Graphics card, mouse, keyboard. Those alone will come close to £150 on-top of the price if not more.

I am not saying the Dell is a better system, all I am saying is he needs to be made aware of buying pre-built systems. Going to Dell might save him a couple of hundred quid and one massive headache.
#25
Eeek im gonna get some sleep lol

Thx for all the advice.
#26
No problem Zola. Sorry to come barging in and offering a Dell lol. I just thought you should be made aware of their prices and the systems they offer.

Building your own is cool, but it isn't always the most cost effective and best way of getting a PC.

Believe me, I am the last person who would say Dell's are the way to go:
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q14/phearfactor/Image14.jpg
#27
I know what you mean though.

I was looking at this????

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/237928/packard-bell-im2415-refurbished-pc-/

Nvm just read comments lol.
#28
Personally I would hold off from buying a new PC soon anyway if you want the best bang for the buck. Intel will be bringing out their new generation of Processors some time soon (few month, possibly start of next year). Supposedly they are extremely fast, much faster than Core 2.

Once these Processors come out, there will be a huge drop in Core 2 prices if your budget won't stretch to a (new) Nehalem CPU. Either way, it's probably best waiting.
#29
Yea i was thinkin about just waiting for Xmas deals or maybe even January sales
#30
i have a computer you could buy from me if you want to?

intel pentium 4 processer running at 4.5ghz or something
4 ram slot, pci-e 2.0 x16, (4gb max) motherboard
3gb ram installed ( 1x pny 2gb 6400 and 2 x 5300 - pny stick is compatible :P)
win xp media centre edition
ati raedon sapphire x550 (can run css, with decent framerates, haven't tried with max framerates, out of everything would suggest upgrading this)
nice case, phillips, let me know you if are interested, can take pics and give more info!
#31
Cluffy321
i bought a projector today to attach my pc to, dont know if it will work



Nice! :-D

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