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    Building a gaming desktop?

    Hey I'm looking to build my own gaming desktop as I'm under the illusion it will work out cheaper, am I correct in thinking this? and if so is there any sites that could maybe explain "exactly" what parts i need to get? and maybe a site which supplys cheap parts?

    Any help much appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

    Dallas.

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    ebuyer.com is cheap for parts depends what your looking for!

    and what is your budget

    £700 should get you a canny machine....

    do you have a budget? are you looking to include a TFT in that price

    Banned

    try here for all your parts ebuyer.com/?gc…KYw

    There is a web site for the MicroMart magazine that has some forums.

    The guys that hang out on these forums are real experts and you can get some great answers from there.

    Go to this web site: forum.micromart.co.uk/

    Register (a simple process)

    See the forum called System Builders and Upgraders

    Look though some of the past questions to see if your question has aleady been answered.

    If not ask your own question

    Be sure to tell them what you want the PC for, how much you want to spend, if you have any parts already, and if you have any preferences (Intel / AMD or ATI / NVidia)

    Original Poster

    Wasnt looking to spend as much as 700! was hoping somewhere around the 300 mark, and is it possible to plug it into a laptop an play on the laptop screen as i already own a laptop and this would eradicate the need for a costly monitor.

    Good luck getting a gaming pc for £300 lol.

    Decent graphics card is £100 alone.

    Original Poster

    Yeah, it seems I'm a bit deluded lol

    >Hey I'm looking to build my own gaming desktop as I'm under the illusion it will work out cheaper, am I correct in thinking this?

    To be honest, nowadays you do not save much (any?) money building yourself. It used to be the case but not any more.

    Big players like Dell buy the parts by the thousand and can get the parts far cheaper than you or I ever can. They then add very little on top.

    I built a Vista desktop PC a few months ago (nothing too fancy) but since then have seen Dell sysyem units with similar spec for cheaper than it cost to build mine.

    Main advantage of building it yourself it the chance to chose the EXACT parts you want. It will also probably be easier to upgrade in the future if you decide on a different graphics card for example.

    Original Poster

    Maybe just work at it, bit by bit as I'm not flush for cash, thanks for the useful sites and sorry for wasting everyones time :thumbsup:

    Banned

    you will be struggling and you cant connect pc up to laptop for screen,

    have created a build for you have a look will just upload it for you

    Dallas1987;3077330

    is it possible to plug it into a laptop an play on the laptop screen as i … is it possible to plug it into a laptop an play on the laptop screen as i already own a laptop and this would eradicate the need for a costly monitor.



    While it is possible to display a laptop screen on another monitor I am not sure it is possible to plug another computer into a laptop and use the screen on that.

    Also, a laptop screen is usually smaller than a dekstop screen so you would not get the benefit of size for playing games.

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    http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/1589/aali0.th.jpghttp://img517.imageshack.us/images/thpix.gif



    click to enlarge it includes a monitor but still over your budget.

    Original Poster

    Yeah, this is the kind of system im looking to get but im just going to have to get it bit by bit, hopefully have it up and running by the end of the year.

    Original Poster

    Cany all have a full wallet.

    Banned

    got something thats about 99 over budget delivered

    Original Poster

    Sounds good, give us a look.

    Banned

    yep just uploading doesnt include a monitor, if you maybe try freecycles or gum tree you might be able to grab a crt for free 17 or 19 will do you till you can get your hands on a tft



    http://img397.imageshack.us/img397/7795/pcbuild2hdukou1.th.jpghttp://img397.imageshack.us/images/thpix.gif

    a gaming machine is minimum of 500, upto 1500 -2k tbh. you get what you pay for.

    its like when people by a 600laptop for gaming! WTF are they thinking!! Gaming on a Laptop! :oops: it'l be osbelete (sp) within 2 weeks. Cant upgrade a laptop as easy/cheap as a normal PC

    EDIT: Jezz, the price of components these days! 2gb RAM, under £25!!! Bargain!!

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    swap graphics for Inno3D 9600GT 512MB DDR3 Dual DVI HDTV Out PCI-E Graphics Card 147945 46 in stock £73.90

    takes it down to 346.92. all spec same as post 18 bar change of graphics

    i built my gaming PC for 400 quid, but i alredy had case and monitor, and OS. all parts from ebuyer.com and graphics card from somewhere else. works like a dream.

    not sure wha a 2 grand gaming pc would do but i know that my one handles any game i have thrown at it so far. plays world of wacraft age of conan and warhammer online all in high detail without any lag. have seen similar rigs run crysis perfectly at medium settings.

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    what server are you on wow, am on stormreaver

    khadgar and bronze dragonflight
    altho moving to pvp server when i get moneyy
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