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    How's this sound? PC specs for £750.

    Straight to the point...

    NZXT HUSH Silent Brushed Aluminium ATX Midi Tower - Black
    700W X-Power Desktop Power Supply
    Intel P67 Platform Mainboard - Intel 2nd Generation Core™ i - LGA 1155 / ATX (p8p67 le)
    Intel® 2nd Generation Core™ i5-2400 Processor (6M Cache, 3.10 GHz) - LGA1155
    4GB 1333MHz Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM - (2x2GB)
    1024MB ATI Radeon HD5450 Graphics Accelerator GDDR3
    22" Wide LED Monitor - Full HD 1920 x 1080, VGA+DVI-D
    1TB 7200rpm SATA Hard Drive
    22x SATA Dual Layer DVD- ±R/±RW/RAM
    7.1 High Definition onboard sound
    Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium 64bit
    Free Microsoft® Office 2010 Starter Edition
    Free Cyberlink Video Editing Suite
    BullGuard Internet Security - 90 Day Trial (pre-installed OS required)
    2x IEEE1394 Firewire (onboard)
    Cherry Deluxe Keyboard & Optical Mouse (Corded) - Black
    Free 3 Years Gold Warranty - inc 3 Months Free Collect & Return
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    On the face of things I reckon this is a decent little set up. Maybe not for POWER gaming, but that's not really a big deal. I only ever have the odd so at Settlers or old speccy emulators!

    I appreciate any thoughts, thanks very much folks!

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    Seems pricey to me

    I'd have expected an i7 for that price at least to be honest.

    Yup, i7 and a better graphics card at that price.

    Original Poster

    Blimey... Glad I asked now, heheh.

    Back to the dwawing board!

    Thanks everyone.

    Original Poster

    dcx_badass

    £450 max (knock off £100 for screen).



    Sorry, meant to ask whether that's £450 before or after the the screen is dropped.

    Original Poster

    Ah... Makes sense.

    Back to school for me then before I go back to the drawing board perhaps.

    dcx_badass

    I put £450 and said knock off £100 for the screen.£450 minus £100 is £35 … I put £450 and said knock off £100 for the screen.£450 minus £100 is £350.HTH.



    I'd say a bit more tbh because there is a Windows 7 Pro Licence in there...

    tomwatts

    I'd say a bit more tbh because there is a Windows 7 Pro Licence in … I'd say a bit more tbh because there is a Windows 7 Pro Licence in there...



    Even with that still worth less than £500. Can build a top spec pc for less than that.

    Especially when you consider an AMD hexcore comp, with ssd, sutible for recording bands, and playing top end games, and in a rack mountable case would cost less than £600 to build.

    Original Poster

    Oh 'eck... And I thought VAT was confusing!

    I've done a quick (probably too quick) totting up of the specs I put up 1st and it came to around £620-630 but I'm not a bit confident about doing a self build. Although I've always wanted to. I believe the easiest thing to blow up is the CPU. Sadly that's also the most expensive.

    ThunderBolt

    Oh 'eck... And I thought VAT was confusing!I've done a quick (probably … Oh 'eck... And I thought VAT was confusing!I've done a quick (probably too quick) totting up of the specs I put up 1st and it came to around £620-630 but I'm not a bit confident about doing a self build. Although I've always wanted to. I believe the easiest thing to blow up is the CPU. Sadly that's also the most expensive.



    Seriously do a self build. It's soooo easy. I was worried when I did it the first time but I've read and researched about it loads and it was really straight forward. I only built an i5 2500k a few months ago so I can help if you have any questions about building one. It's still worth doing it in my opinion.

    Edited by: "maximoshark" 11th Jun 2011

    maximoshark

    Seriously do a self build. It's soooo easy. I was worried when I did it … Seriously do a self build. It's soooo easy. I was worried when I did it the first time but I've read and researched about it loads and it was really straight forward. I only built an i5 2500k a few months ago so I can help if you have any questions about building one. It's still worth doing it in my opinion.



    +1, OP we all had the worries you did wanting to build first time, but it isn't as hard as it looks! It really is quite fun and simple and alot more rewarding than buying it pre-made! For 750 I am sure you can self build a i7 with everything you want to your spec, quite a nice high budget.

    Original Poster

    I'm on my iplop now so can't send you the list I've just had a dummy run at, but with a few upgrades from the original I got a price of £650ish from Scan. That was with a 23" Samsung screen though.

    Unfortunately I'd forgot about fans and a HDD!?!

    I'll post the list tomorow, but if you have an idea of "ingredients" for £600 or under I'd be very grateful indeed.

    Cheers... I'm off to rest my poor eyes now though. Hard work this... Innit? Heheh.

    Banned

    Buy a Mac.

    Original Poster

    master_chief

    Buy a Mac.


    There's always one...

    Thanks for that dcx. I'll have a look at that lot when I get chance. The pub beckons right now though.

    The list I'd built up so far from Scan was this lot...

    NZXT Hush HU-001B, Black Mid Tower Gaming Case, w/o PSU£67.16Microsoft … NZXT Hush HU-001B, Black Mid Tower Gaming Case, w/o PSU£67.16Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP1, Operating System, Single, - OEM£69.68700W EZCool Infinity pPFC Low Noise ATX v2.2 Dual +12v Rails 2.1 SATA/PCIE Ready 12cm Fan £34.7923" Samsung SyncMaster 2333T Full HD DVI/VGA 1920x1080 300cd/m2 50000:1 8ms TFT Monitor £99.59Intel Core i5 2500K Unlocked, S1155, Sandy Bridge, Quad Core, 3.3GHz, GPU 850Mhz, 6MB Cache, 95W OEM £152.394GB (2x2GB) Corsair DDR3 PC3-10666 (1333) Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 9-9-9-24, 1.50V £33.59Asus P8P67 Rev3, Intel P67, S1155, PCI-E 2.0 x16, DDR3 2200(OC), SATA 6Gb/s, SATA RAID, ATX £113.991GB Asus GT 220, 800MHz GDDR2, GPU 625MHz, Shader 1360MHz, 48 Cores, D-Sub/ DVI/ HDMI £45.59



    It's a bit up from what was on the 1st list but wondered what you thought of it anyway...

    Thanks again!

    I built a AMD version with a much better graphics card for only £200. Anything is possible. You just need to know here to look. knowledge = Money.

    FlobbleBelly

    I built a AMD version with a much better graphics card for only £200. … I built a AMD version with a much better graphics card for only £200. Anything is possible. You just need to know here to look. knowledge = Money.



    sure you did

    okay maybe excluding the hdd and windows os and case

    FlobbleBelly

    okay maybe excluding the hdd and windows os and case



    Well that means then that the OPs PC is better then as it should actually work. Although I agree with you that you could spend far far less and have something a lot better for gaming

    Original Poster

    Hiya...

    I know it's been a bit since I checked into this thread but you've managed to convince me to do a self build. At the moment I'm doing a bit of digging on youtube and the like for tips of what and how to do it.

    If there are any suggestions of where else to look I'd be more than happy to hear them.

    Thanks all.
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