Building a New Cheap Budget PC for under £300

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Found 16th May 2008
Hi,

I have decided to challenge myself and build a new self built pc that can play games for under £300.

I have spec'd a system with the following:

picoodle.com/vie…g30

Any opinions?, Will this set up work ok as its the cheapest spec I could come out with. Any tips very welcome. Thanks

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Go For A Dell

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Had Dells before, I wanted something that I can upgrade in the future alas with Dells they cant be upgraded.

I have been pricing up a decent system myself recently, if you don't need a monitor you should be able to construct a nice core duo Intel or AMD triple core system if you build it yourself, personally i am leaning towards the AMD route because Intel are soon to be changing the mainstream socket for its CPUs so future upgrading would be a new motherboard as well as cpu.

Glad to see you have remembered the thermal grease, Ive lost track of the n umber of times ive come to do a build, rebuild or upgradeand realised ive not got any! I now buy half a dozen tubes at a time, just in case and also keep them in the safe as they are so easy to mislay!

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there was a thread ages ago about buiolding a top spec PC for about £350 (before Black gerbil turns up: tree fiddy). Was at least a couple of months ago though...

I would say get Hard drive enough for now but maybe save up for a 1T drive, so if you can cannabilise an old PC for HDD then you could make it something special


Is the DVD drive re-writable?

Save 19% by using the discount code PIRATE (or possibly LINUX?) on windows vista..:thumbsup:

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Is the Motherboard ok? it is stated as a decent deal according to the reviews and runs quite fast. This is a bundle deal with the processor already attached I thought of getting this as it would save effort. The Board I think is a micro ATX , is the size the only difference between this and a standard?.

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tazxxx;2111447

Save 19% by using the discount code PIRATE (or possibly LINUX?) on … Save 19% by using the discount code PIRATE (or possibly LINUX?) on windows vista..:thumbsup:




Where do you put the code in?, Is this with Ebuyer or another site?

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RockstarRob;2110999

Had Dells before, I wanted something that I can upgrade in the future … Had Dells before, I wanted something that I can upgrade in the future alas with Dells they cant be upgraded.


I have a Dell and have no problems when it comes to an upgrade

RockstarRob;2124881

Where do you put the code in?, Is this with Ebuyer or another site?



He was saying you could save the cost of the operating system by using an illegal version, rather than being helpful.

RockstarRob;2111846

Is the Motherboard ok? it is stated as a decent deal according to the … Is the Motherboard ok? it is stated as a decent deal according to the reviews and runs quite fast. This is a bundle deal with the processor already attached I thought of getting this as it would save effort. The Board I think is a micro ATX , is the size the only difference between this and a standard?.



mATX boards have fewer PCI/PCI-E sockets.

ok, get rid of vista and put on xp or dl it for free (bad me:whistling:) hmmm you'll need a bigger hdd!! im sure you can get graphics alot better then that if your willing to put in an extra £10. it'd make a huge difference

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Surely this would be good?
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