Gaming computer for 300 pound or under

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Found 11th Nov 2009
Looking to build a gaming computer around 300 pound (no harddisk required). looking at buying these below

Gigabyte GA-P31-ES3G iP31 Socket 775 5.1 channel audio ATX Motherboard 151053 29 in stock £40.94

Coolermaster Elite 330 Black Case With CM eXtreme Power 460W PSU *SPECIAL OFFER* 135101 563 in stock £56.99

PowerColor HD 4770 PCS 512MB GDDR5 DVI VGA HDMI PCI-E Graphics Card 173741 2 in stock £55.99

Extra Value 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz PC2-6400 240pin Extra Value Ram 116357 89 in stock £35.53

Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 2.8GHz Socket 775 1066MHz FSB 3MB L2 Cache Retail Boxed Processor 152177 204 in stock £84.67)

Total £274.12

Just looking for advice/ recommendations alterations Reputation will be added + thanks inadvance.

Antony4462

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ive got a core 2 duo for sale, been used for 2 days to see how well they overclock, its a e6550 at 2.33mhz overclocks to 3ghz stable

looks good for a cheap build
i would maybe consider an extra 2gb of ram if you can afford it though.

I use a C2d e6300 1.8ghz, 2gb ram and an ATI x1900xt and it runs all the valve games on high so it does me

sounds ok to me as it is,:thumbsup:

only 2 gig of RAM? have prices gone up?

benwoodcock;6860888

only 2 gig of RAM? have prices gone up?



RAM pricing is pretty pants all round at the moment.

benwoodcock;6860888

only 2 gig of RAM? have prices gone up?



yea they are soaring for ram atm!

You didn't put an optical drive in; I've put one in but otherwise take it out of my spec.

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z106/emasu/order2-1.jpg

£279.34

Original Poster

I thought for gaming 2 gigs of ram would be ok?

Would 4 gigs improve fps?

I have the budget and will take action on your advice.

I'd go for four gigs if I could

If you don't need an optical drive I'd go for the following:

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z106/emasu/order3.jpg

Original Poster

[QUOTE=emasu;6860941]You didn't put an optical drive in; I've put one in but otherwise take it out of my spec.

Yes sorry i forgot to mention i'm ok for optical drives, i like the amd option many thanks. (noted better ram many thanks)

antony4462;6860973

I thought for gaming 2 gigs of ram would be ok? Would 4 gigs improve … I thought for gaming 2 gigs of ram would be ok? Would 4 gigs improve fps?I have the budget and will take action on your advice.



2gb is plenty

tonyg1962;6861122

2gb is plenty



I agree. Treat yourself to more RAM further down the line.
Never come close to using all my memory, but I don't have loads of pointless background tasks running on boot.

I'd probably buy 2GB now and then wait for DDR3 to fall and then buy the extra 2GB if I needed it later.

In the meantime I'd also consider ]this if I was building the system. Looks pretty good.

2gb ddr2 is enough, you might want more further down the line if you ever decide to upgrade your other parts such as the CPU or gfx card

I dont get it, why is everyone harping on gettin 2GB's more RAM, when prices are stupid and its a GAMING PC so maybe look at something better than a 4770?
Jheeze.... I would get a 4850 +
and 2GB wil be fine plus you can upgrade when the prices drop. Invest in the better cpu/gpu performance than ram atm.

Something like ]this then?

emasu;6861527

Something like ]this then?



Yes I thikn thats a much better overall system

Er, there's no listing for the OS. Do you have a copy already?

Original Poster

sorry have currently got xp home retail edition (not oem), possibley going to transfare to windows 7 but waiting it after xmas.
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