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£595 DIY PC - x2 6000+, 2x8800GTS, 600W PSU, 2GB, 250GB HDD
£595 DIY PC - x2 6000+, 2x8800GTS, 600W PSU, 2GB, 250GB HDD

£595 DIY PC - x2 6000+, 2x8800GTS, 600W PSU, 2GB, 250GB HDD

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Two Kingston 1GB DDR2 667MHz PC2 5300 MEMORY CL5 1.8V NON ECC unbuffered (http://www.ebuyer.com/product/91121) @ £33.98
NEC Optiarc AD 5170A 01 18xDVD±RW DL Beige Bare Drive (http://www.ebuyer.com/product/117542) @ £12.23
Casecom KB-7760 Black ATX Midi Tower Case - No PSU, No Case Fans Included (http://www.ebuyer.com/product/108280) @ £7.84
Extra Value 80mm Internal Case Fan 3pin (http://www.ebuyer.com/product/23880) @ £0.99
Arctic Cooling 120mm Case Fan Low Noise (38mm) (http://www.ebuyer.com/product/133008) @ £2.99
EZ Cool 600W SLI Ready PSU 12cm Fan, 2x PCI E, 20+4pin, 1x SATA (http://www.ebuyer.com/product/133115) @ £24.99
Innovision 3D 8800GTS 320MB GDDR3 DVI PCI E Graphics Card (http://www.ebuyer.com/product/125114) @ £168.95
Innovision 3D 8800GTS 320MB GDDR3 DVI PCI E Graphics Card (http://www.ebuyer.com/product/125114) @ £168.95
Foxconn N570SM2AA 8EKRS2H SKT AM2 nForce 570 SLI SATAII 7.1audio ATX (http://www.ebuyer.com/product/114771) @ £44.29
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Socket AM2 Retail Boxed Processor (http://www.ebuyer.com/product/125202) @ £100.13
Maxtor STM3250310AS 250GB SATAII 8MB Cache OEM (http://www.ebuyer.com/product/131214) @ £39.99
No keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, OS

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Two Kingston 1GB DDR2 667MHz PC2 5300 MEMORY CL5 1.8V NON ECC unbuffered (ebuyer.com/pro…121) @ £33.98
NEC Optiarc AD 5170A 01 18xDVD±RW DL Beige Bare Drive (ebuyer.com/pro…542) @ £12.23
Casecom KB-7760 Black ATX Midi Tower Case - No PSU, No Case Fans Included (ebuyer.com/pro…280) @ £7.84
Extra Value 80mm Internal Case Fan 3pin (ebuyer.com/pro…880) @ £0.99
Arctic Cooling 120mm Case Fan Low Noise (38mm) (ebuyer.com/pro…008) @ £2.99
EZ Cool 600W SLI Ready PSU 12cm Fan, 2x PCI E, 20+4pin, 1x SATA (ebuyer.com/pro…115) @ £24.99
Innovision 3D 8800GTS 320MB GDDR3 DVI PCI E Graphics Card (ebuyer.com/pro…114) @ £168.95
Innovision 3D 8800GTS 320MB GDDR3 DVI PCI E Graphics Card (ebuyer.com/pro…114) @ £168.95
Foxconn N570SM2AA 8EKRS2H SKT AM2 nForce 570 SLI SATAII 7.1audio ATX (ebuyer.com/pro…771) @ £44.29
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Socket AM2 Retail Boxed Processor (ebuyer.com/pro…202) @ £100.13
Maxtor STM3250310AS 250GB SATAII 8MB Cache OEM (ebuyer.com/pro…214) @ £39.99
No keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, OS

Original Poster

Thanks Mademoiselle

tiz not bad if you not in to games that much... and get a sensible priced Graphics cards instead of the 8800's

its not super hot but a well worked out good deal so i am voting hot if only to show appreciation of the work involved in finding these type of deals
good work siliconbits keep it up remember there are people who vote cold for no real reason!

Voted COLD, COLD, COLD!!!

There are some really poor components in that list, and as a 'whole' it just doesn't work.

I am not sure what criteria were used when putting together that spec, as there seems no logic to the matching of components.

There is far more to building your own base unit than simply chucking the components in your shopping basket that 'appear' to be good buys.

I'd take away a 8800GTS and invest it in 2gb ram, a better case and a change to core2duo. May be going over the limit but a better selection. It all depends on taste.

Actually, i'd upgrade most of it

Very strange choice of components. When the current technology is SATA, why spend money on IDE kit (such as the DVD) that will be out of date soon?

Agree with Janner and Artonox that this isnt a good deal - it really looks thrown together in a hurry. You dont even mention the focus of the PC (I assume its gaming, but you wouldnt think so looking at the spec).

This particular deal represents poor value for money. Voted cold I am afraid.

Remove the 8800GTS and replace it with the 8800GT.

Original Poster

dcx_badass

Yeah two 8800's yet only 1 gig of ram, not even running the ram in dual … Yeah two 8800's yet only 1 gig of ram, not even running the ram in dual channel. I appreciate the effort and have left rep. But the system ain't too good.



There's two 1GB modules in there....

Original Poster

Chanser

Remove the 8800GTS and replace it with the 8800GT.



Ebuyer sells their 8800GTS cheaper than their 8800GT. And I have yet to find ANY 8800GT cheaper than the Inno3D ones... Also most 8800GT seems to be OOS.

Original Poster

Artonox

I'd take away a 8800GTS and invest it in 2gb ram, a better case and a … I'd take away a 8800GTS and invest it in 2gb ram, a better case and a change to core2duo. May be going over the limit but a better selection. It all depends on taste.Actually, i'd upgrade most of it



The computer comes with 2GB - See the tittle.... You're a bit limited with it comes to C2D and motherboard combo. C2D motherboards with SLI/Crossfire costs £20-£25 extra on average, making them relatively poor value for money.

regarding amd vs intel. ]http//ww…htm

Original Poster

Janner

Voted COLD, COLD, COLD!!!There are some really poor components in that … Voted COLD, COLD, COLD!!!There are some really poor components in that list, and as a 'whole' it just doesn't work.I am not sure what criteria were used when putting together that spec, as there seems no logic to the matching of components.There is far more to building your own base unit than simply chucking the components in your shopping basket that 'appear' to be good buys.



Thanks for letting me know what "poor" components are in there.. and pls mention substitutes :roll:

Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 2.66GHz 1333FSB Socket 775 4MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor 130484 £96.97
MSI 8600GT 256MB OverClocked Edition Dual DVI HDTV PCI-E Graphics Card 126984 £55.31
Corsair 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 XMS2 Memory Non-ECC Unbuffered CL4(4-4-4-12) E.P.P. Heat Spreader Lifetime Warranty 111439 £51.13
Coolermaster eXtreme Power 650W PSU - ATX 12V V2.01 120mm Fan 20+4pin 116522 £65.27
ASUS P5K AiLifestyle Series iP35 Socket 775 eSATA 8channel Audio ATX Motherboard 129125
OCZ 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 CL 4-4-4-15 PLATINUM XTC £38.28
Western Digital WD5000AAKS 500GB SATA II 7200RPM 16MB Cache - OEM 124228 £52.99
Antec Nine Hundred - Gaming Case with 200mm Top Fan - No PSU £59.56
Arctic Cooling AC-FRZ-7P Freezer 7 Pro Socket 775 Processor Cooler £16.70

From the top of my head


Total £590.ish


ED... and maybe a dvd drive LOL

8800GTS SLi with a 25 quid PSU and a 8 quid case?
Does the OP know anything about building a PC?

Original Poster

shanecr

regarding amd vs intel. … regarding amd vs intel. ]http://www.cnet.com.au/desktops/pcs/0,239029439,240058761,00.htm



That's a fairly old article... 2 years old.. almost.... See my other posts regarding why I went for an AMD rather than for an Intel one. I would probably ask you to jump over to the likes of Hardocp, Anandtech or Hothardware to determine what whether the Intel or the AMD platform (motherboard and processor) is the best bet

Original Poster

HutcheonS

8800GTS SLi with a 25 quid PSU and a 8 quid case?Does the OP know … 8800GTS SLi with a 25 quid PSU and a 8 quid case?Does the OP know anything about building a PC?



The case is honestly very good... As for the PSU..

EZCool 600w 12cm Silver Quiet PSU+SATA
* Innovative Mesh grill for improved airflow
* 120mm Fan for quiet operation
* SLI Ready with 2x 6pin PCI-E Connectors
* 20+4pin power
* 4pin ATX 12V
* 1x SATA
* 6x Molex
* 2x Floppy

scan.co.uk/ima…jpg

silicon don't take the bait as i said b4 people vote cold because it hurts their pride to accept some one elses work with 2 8800gts's its an ok deal and what does a case have to do with performance of any pc its just cosmetic so £8 for a case with decent ventilation is good, psu is ok too i made my pc with lesser psu and i run 2 x1950pros with 6750 2 gig ram all from 450 watt and its sweet as a nut yet my case is 4 yr old atx piece of **** as for the alternative found by saveuk the 8600gt well pff try playing crysis on that, no chance!
good combo

Sorry but voted cold.

Wouldn't touch that case lol, probably cut your fingers. Not keen on the PSU, don't like Maxtor HD's. SLI in a case with 8cm cooling? no thanks.

Poor choices there tbh...

siliconbits

Ebuyer sells their 8800GTS cheaper than their 8800GT. And I have yet to … Ebuyer sells their 8800GTS cheaper than their 8800GT. And I have yet to find ANY 8800GT cheaper than the Inno3D ones... Also most 8800GT seems to be OOS.



ebuyer.com/pro…393

Cheaper and seems to have some for next day. Give it a week or two then you might start to see a steady flow of 8800GT's.

8800GT currently beats the out of date 8800GTS, which contains less stream processors than the 8800GT, but a new model 8800GTS is to arrive soon, which will beat the 8800GT.

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Good PSU for price (Extra Value 650W Modular 12cm Fan PSU - 20+4pin 4/8pin ATX12V, PCI-E, 3x SATA)

:-

ebuyer.com/pro…RUF

Obviously, not everything is exactly to my taste, but it's a very capable machine for not much cash.

I appreciate the effort that you've put into making this deal, so voted hot and rep left.

People who think they can build a system are notoriously superstitious about the parts they put in their machine based on their own experience, so I'm not surprised that kind of person has voted cold on it.

Don't let the naysayers get you down and keep up the good work!

csiman

Good PSU for price (Extra Value 650W Modular 12cm Fan PSU - 20+4pin … Good PSU for price (Extra Value 650W Modular 12cm Fan PSU - 20+4pin 4/8pin ATX12V, PCI-E, 3x SATA):-http://www.ebuyer.com/product/128675/show_product_reviews?offset=0&review_type=both&review_order_by=RUF



Is that because it has a high W value and a low price?

Because its an awful power supply. the reviews are written buy people who don't have a clue what they are talking about (dedicated rails, voltages and the load don't appear in a single comment!)

Go for something from Seasonic (or alternatively Corsair as these are also Seasonic but cheaper) The PSU is one of, if not THE most important component in a system - buy a cheap and ****** one and it could potentially take alot more with it when it blows.

PSU are more of a one-time investment than any other component too - for example I have three which are on their 2nd, 5th and 8th system respectively.

Speedski

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speedski

Is that because it has a high W value and a low price?Because its an … Is that because it has a high W value and a low price?Because its an awful power supply. the reviews are written buy people who don't have a clue what they are talking about (dedicated rails, voltages and the load don't appear in a single comment!)Go for something from Seasonic (or alternatively Corsair as these are also Seasonic but cheaper) The PSU is one of, if not THE most important component in a system - buy a cheap and ****** one and it could potentially take alot more with it when it blows.PSU are more of a one-time investment than any other component too - for example I have three which are on their 2nd, 5th and 8th system respectively.Speedski


Never ever had a PSU blow in 15 years of owning a PC. The PSU is good value which is what I stated. Of course you can get better ones at twice the price.

Where's the good deal? It's just a bunch of components from the same shop.. spending over £300 on graphics and less on the rest of computer put together? very strange..

Unfortunately the components chosen here would not work together. Wrong set up all together. Shame you have to do some research when building a PC, not as simple as shopping at ASDA i'm afraid. Mine took two months of comparing power ratings, timings, wattages and all manor of things. Almost not worth it but when it runs as sweetly as mine does, which only cost a few quid more anyway, i'm not going to start moaning. And i second the comment abo0ut core 2 duos, you could get one for only about a tenner more and it would out perform by quite a way.

Original Poster

theloneriddler

Unfortunately the components chosen here would not work together. Wrong … Unfortunately the components chosen here would not work together. Wrong set up all together. Shame you have to do some research when building a PC, not as simple as shopping at ASDA i'm afraid. Mine took two months of comparing power ratings, timings, wattages and all manor of things. Almost not worth it but when it runs as sweetly as mine does, which only cost a few quid more anyway, i'm not going to start moaning. And i second the comment abo0ut core 2 duos, you could get one for only about a tenner more and it would out perform by quite a way.



I understand perfectly well that C2D are the best around BUT watch out for the prices of the motherboard. Purchasing a CPU in isolation is no good. There are scarecely any SLI/Crossfire Intel Motherboard under £50.

siliconbits

I understand perfectly well that C2D are the best around BUT watch out … I understand perfectly well that C2D are the best around BUT watch out for the prices of the motherboard. Purchasing a CPU in isolation is no good. There are scarecely any SLI/Crossfire Intel Motherboard under £50.



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But, the fundamental problem with this 'deal' is that people who build their own PCs generally have very specific needs and tastes. Trying to suggest a list of components for a system at this price point is always going to be a pointless and thankless task, especially if the system has no particular focus (the system discussed here would not suit a gamer, but has things that a non-gamer wouldn't want).

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