Need a PC base unit for General use & Gaming

    i'm looking for a good PC Base Unit for general use & gaming.

    suggested specs:

    Core 2 Quad 2.4GHz - Q6600 would be great
    GPU: Something to play the latest games, similar to 9800GT/4850
    HDD: 500GB +
    RAM: 4GB DDR2 800MHz
    PSU: 500w or over
    OS: Any

    Budget: approx £550

    here's one i've taken into consideration:…474



    Original Poster


    is there any way to tell if i could buy a 9800GT/4850 & just install it without having much problem?

    also, how can i find out the power output of the PSU?
    gonna need something above the 500w mark.

    If you can go a little over then (based on the Matrix M9850GT)…365

    £600.45 including delivery with customisation leaving it looking like this:

    AMD Phenom 9850 Quad Core Processor AM2+ (2.5GHz, 4MB Cache, 2000MHZ)
    Genuine Windows Vista™ Home Premium with Service Pack 1, 64-bit - English
    MESH Midi-Tower ATX Case + 550W PSU - 190mm(W) x 420mm(H) x 480mm(D) [upg £ 30.00]
    ASUS M2N68-CM - AMD Socket AM2+ Phenom MATX Mainboard
    4096MB 800MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM - (2x 2GB)
    500GB Serial ATA Hard Drive with 16MB Buffer
    Samsung 22x Dual Layer DVD Writer Super Format +R/-R/RW/RAM
    1GB ATI HD4670 Graphics accelerator - DVI, DirectX 10.1 PCI Express 2 [upg £ 40.00]
    Without 22" Widescreen Monitor [upg £ -90.00]
    7.1 High Definition onboard sound card - for 8 Channel Cinema sound
    Logitech Cordless Keyboard & Cordless Optical Mouse
    Free Microsoft® Works® 8.5 + Limited Microsoft Office Trial
    Free Cyberlink Video Editing Utility Suite - 7 titles (oem)
    52-in-1 Multi-format Memory Card Reader (matx)
    1 Year Hardware Warranty - Return to Base Parts and Labour (UK Mainland only)

    Original Poster

    thanks 'andythebrave'

    looks good.

    only problem is that the PC isnt for me & the budget is £550 max - i'll definitely keep it as a top option.

    thanks again.

    just checked ALDI, they dont have any at the moment but new deals every week, worth keeping an eye out, they have some amazing deals on pc base units, price usually falls in on your budget.
    Specs as requested.

    Hi go to pcadvisor reviews and hit desktop budget pcs some great models on there £500-750 mark give a good review and advise which is suitable for gaming dont forget to check older reviews hope this helps

    check this one out bang on budget could even upgrade a few things it has everything you have asked for…677

    Try fleabay got a pc for my son q6600 4 gig ram 500 gig hdd 9600gt graphics had to add wirelesscard but only cost 385 and had vista 64 bit ultimate installed.Had it a year and still going strong. don't know psu power but was well worth it.
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