Found 2nd Jan 2009
Hey, im thinking about building a pc. I have about £250 to spend on 1, I don't really wanna play games on there except Football manager. The £250 doesn't have to include the OS as i already have 1. Can anyone show me what type of system im looking and what parts i would need. This would be my 1st build.

Any advice is welcome.

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i tried to do it once, thought i had done it all right then just didnt turn on

using ebuyer you could get a 4gb dual core, with 1tb for about £250 (amd one though)

you need a monitor too ??

try building systems using ebuyer, aria and scan :-D

need any help, just pm me, im off to work soon but will reply when i get back

Cluffy321;3926221

i tried to do it once, thought i had done it all right then just didnt … i tried to do it once, thought i had done it all right then just didnt turn on



lol...seriously? Did it not work?

no it didnt even power up or anything

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Ok cheers m8, i wouldn't need the monitor just the parts really, I have a scan near me and i've been there a few times for parts, its really good, what about the barebone case? I read that you shouldn't go for 1's with them stupid lights in them because they cause it to heat up quicker? Cheers ppl

Cluffy321;3926256

no it didnt even power up or anything



did you test it properly :lol: e.g. removing parts until it works,,,,,

was probably unseated memory stick etc

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Lol @ Cluffy

i thought i was ace, thts why your building me one fae, i dont want to fail again, my self esteem wont take another hit

seanbwfc;3926262

Ok cheers m8, i wouldn't need the monitor just the parts really, I have a … Ok cheers m8, i wouldn't need the monitor just the parts really, I have a scan near me and i've been there a few times for parts, its really good, what about the barebone case? I read that you shouldn't go for 1's with them stupid lights in them because they cause it to heat up quicker? Cheers ppl



scan are good company, and better if you can collect...... you can grab a case for about £15 brand new (bog standard tho) i would spend the following

£25 - case
£100- cpu
£45-60- mobo
hd = £60
memory - £20-£25 (2-4GB dpending on speed etc)

gfx card?

Cluffy321;3926279

i thought i was ace, thts why your building me one fae, i dont want to … i thought i was ace, thts why your building me one fae, i dont want to fail again, my self esteem wont take another hit



lets get this sorted asap ... then you can gloat that you have a custom pc :lol:

Cluffy321;3926290

gfx card?



use the onboard, as they not gaming

yer lol, ryouga is confident you should get the discs soon
and i am sending this massive parcel tomorrow

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For the memory i think i would go for the 4gb, what type of cpu should i go for? Intel or Amd?

Cluffy321;3926301

yer lol, ryouga is confident you should get the discs soonand i am … yer lol, ryouga is confident you should get the discs soonand i am sending this massive parcel tomorrow



he sending them :w00t::w00t::w00t: :giggle:

amd is cheaper but intels are more reliable and faster...... for a internet system it shouldnt matter

go for the amd athlon x2 300+ as a minimum or the intel core2duo E1200 you should find a brand new one for less than £100 easily

If you don't like that case, then get this:- ebuyer.com/pro…596

And a case you do fancy. Could come in cheaper.

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Thanks emasu, thats really good of you, is that good the pc deal that you just posted? I didn't like that 2nd case you posted tho

if i were to build a pc just to surf and play football manager with a £250 budget.. i would spend:
£80 - CPU (Dual core at least)
£40 - Motherboard
£30 - PC Case with power supply
£50 - Graphics card
£20 - RAM (its really cheap nowadays - could probably get 2GB)
£30 - Hard Disk (You can get a decent 160GB disk with this)

hope this helps :-D

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I would like a good performance pc but obviously im limited to the £250 budget, graphics card im not really fussed about as i do all my gaming on the 360 lol would these systems your showing me be quiet or have a hum to it? Cheers guys

I have just gone over to a Laptop and have dismantled my old PC .

I have a load a cheap goodies that you might like.

2 DVD Rewriters
Graphics card
wireless network card
Barton 3200 AMD

Great Case - see through sides.

1 gig RAM

All going cheap cheap

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what parts do you have bobef90? & how much would you want for them?

Dont forget, if you are going for 4gig of ram, you will need a 64bit operating system, and a 64bit cpu.

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deathtrap3000;3926621

Dont forget, if you are going for 4gig of ram, you will need a 64bit … Dont forget, if you are going for 4gig of ram, you will need a 64bit operating system, and a 64bit cpu.



No and maybe. Vista sp1 32 bit supports 4gb plus. But i.ve got a 64bit processor so not sure about second bit.

lumoruk;3926692

No and maybe. Vista sp1 32 bit supports 4gb plus. But i.ve got a 64bit … No and maybe. Vista sp1 32 bit supports 4gb plus. But i.ve got a 64bit processor so not sure about second bit.



lol 32bit os supports 4gb of address space. That does not mean it will see all of that 4gb ram, more likely 3.5 max.

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So i would need to get 64bit Xp and processor? why does it need that btw?

seanbwfc;3926867

So i would need to get 64bit Xp and processor? why does it need that btw?



Its just a limitation of the operating system.

If you are going to get 4gb of ram, to see all of it you will need a 64bit operating system (xp or vista). Then to run that os, you will need a 64bit capable processor. This include things like intel core2. Im not sure about the budget cpu's like the celeron or the dual core, or the amd processors. Im sure theres a few that are cheap and 64bit capable.

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well i was thinking of getting a intel core2 or a quad core, are none of the amd processors no good then?

deathtrap3000;3926921

Its just a limitation of the operating system. If you are going to get … Its just a limitation of the operating system. If you are going to get 4gb of ram, to see all of it you will need a 64bit operating system (xp or vista). Then to run that os, you will need a 64bit capable processor. This include things like intel core2. Im not sure about the budget cpu's like the celeron or the dual core, or the amd processors. Im sure theres a few that are cheap and 64bit capable.



The vendors should be able to advise on compatible parts - it's their job. Seriously, unless you really know what you're doing you're not likely to save much, if any dosh building your own and you might have driver issues with your Windows when installing. Compare your final total with a like for like from Dell (which will come with Windows installed plus back up disks) before buying. It's just common sense.

Good luck whichever you choose :thumbsup:

If I was building would still go for a quad core 6600 at the mo, great overclockable processor. :thumbsup:

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But surely you get more for your money if you build yourself, Does anyone know if you get warranty on parts that i would buy from scan or ebuyer? i doubt i could get a system for £250 from dell which is half as good as whats in the previous posts.

The following processors implement the AMD64 architecture:

* AMD Athlon 64
* AMD Athlon 64 X2
* AMD Athlon 64 FX
* AMD Opteron
* AMD Turion 64
* AMD Turion 64 X2
* AMD Sempron ("Palermo" E6 stepping and all "Manila" models)
* AMD Phenom, often followed by X3 or X4 to indicate the number of cores.

The following processors implement the Intel 64 architecture:

* Intel NetBurst microarchitecture
o Intel Xeon (some models since "Nocona")
o Intel Celeron D (some models since "Prescott")
o Intel Pentium 4 (some models since "Prescott")
o Intel Pentium D
o Intel Pentium Extreme Edition
* Intel Core microarchitecture
o Intel Xeon (all models since "Woodcrest")
o Intel Core 2 (Including Mobile processors since "Merom")
o Intel Core i7
o Intel Pentium Dual Core (E2140, E2160, E2180, E2200, E2220, E5200, T2310, T2330, T2370, and T2390)
o Intel Celeron (Celeron 4x0; Celeron M 5xx)
* Intel Atom microarchitecture
o Intel Atom 200 series


You should be able to run 64bit on most processors.

seanbwfc;3927184

But surely you get more for your money if you build yourself, Does anyone … But surely you get more for your money if you build yourself, Does anyone know if you get warranty on parts that i would buy from scan or ebuyer? i doubt i could get a system for £250 from dell which is half as good as whats in the previous posts.



Do a like for like comparison then....and don't forget the time and trauma saved buying off the shelf :? You can get Dells without monitors for under £300 . . .

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Do a like for like comparison then....and don't forget the time and … Do a like for like comparison then....and don't forget the time and trauma saved buying off the shelf You can get Dells without monitors for under £300 . . .


I've been looking at the dell desktops and you can't even get anything for under £300 really, I think it would be better if i just built a pc and see what happens lol

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Hey, i was just looking at the maplin website and came across this:
maplin.co.uk/mod…439

What do you think of this? Is it anygood or just all junk?

Cheers!

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