Please spec me a pc with components for around 400ish

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Found 21st Mar 2009
Need processor
case and psu
i will need either onboard gfx temp to tide me over to get one but if this sacrifices features in the board then i would prefer a board without onboard and gfx i will sort out summit myself.

I have been looking into this a little and e7300 sounds good as this can overclock i dont want to max it out but 3ghz is prob enough for me.
i dont need sli or sorts
mainly need to try to pick a good combo board to fgo with this chip, do i need to invest in the more expensive types like biostar tp45 HP?

any advice reccomended


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Have a play with the spec to get a better price you will need your own operating system to get this price


CPU: Intel® Core 2 Duo E7400

CPU Cooler: Standard CPU heatsink & fan

Motherboard: Asus P5KPL-AM (Intel G31 chipset, onboard video)

Memory: 4GB DDR2 800mhz (2x 2GB)

Hard Drives: 500GB S-ATAII 3.0Gb/s

Optical Drive: 20x DVD±RW DL

Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce 9500GT 1GB

Sound card: Onboard 7.1 Audio

Operating System: No Operating System - I will install my own

Peripherals: Keyboard, mouse and speakers

Monitors: 19'' Widescreen LCD

PSU: 400W

Case: EZCool H601

Warranty: 3 Year Bronze Warranty

Product Subtotal: £416.99
Shipping is £20
total = £436.99

Original Poster

oh pc use will be mixed usage occasional gameplay my old system was returned to store it was faulty after 9months and couldnt offer a suitable alternative of equal spec (no where near) for same price

previous spec
phenom x4 9500 2.2ghz
4gb 666 ram
1tb hd 2x 500gb western digital
geforec 8800 gfx card
pioneer dvdr
sh*tty mboard std manufacturers

this all cost 350 9 months ago

Original Poster

wow you were quick lol i will mull over specs thanks

Original Poster

sorry where is this pc from and can monitor be removed?


sorry where is this pc from and can monitor be removed?


yes you dont have to have the monitor have a play


sorry where is this pc from and can monitor be removed?

the link was in the first post also :thumbsup:

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Please advise your thoughts :-) and thanks

Coolermaster Elite 330 Black Case With CM eXtreme Power 460W PSU *SPECIAL OFFER* 135101 139 in stock £57.91

Extra Value All in 1 Internal Card Reader Plus One USB2.0 Port (Black) 108453 1477 in stock £5.98

Corsair 4Gb (2x2GB) DDR2 1066MHz/PC2-8500 XMS2 Memory 148816 103 in stock £41.49

Pioneer DVR-216DBK 20x DVD±RW Dual Layer Internal SATA Black Bare Drive - OEM 149321 > 200 in stock £16.99

Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 2.8GHz Socket 775 1066MHz FSB 3MB L2 Cache Retail Boxed Processor 152177 156 in stock £99.99

Western Digital 1TB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 32MB Cache - OEM Green Power 150245 734 in stock £79.99

Asus P5Q PRO P45 Socket 775 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard 145751 168 in stock £112.84
(click if you have changed any details) Cart total inc vat:

Cart total inc vat £415.19

Casecom KB-7760 Black ATX Midi Tower Case - No PSU, No Case Fans Included £12.99

LiteOn IHAS120 20X SATA DVD±RW/DL Black Bare Drive - £15.39

Seagate ST3500320AS 500GB Hard Drive SATA II 7200rpm *32MB Cache* - £48.49

Asus M2N68-AM Geforce 7025 Socket AM2+ onboard VGA 6 channel audio mATX Motherboard £41.96

AMD Phenom X4 9950 2.6GHz Black Edition Socket AM2+ 125W 4MB L2 Cache (512KBx4) Retail Boxed CPU£137.38

Corsair 4GB Kit (2x2GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 XMS2 Memory Non-ECC Unbuffered CL5 Lifetime Warranty £31.99

650W PSU - 20+4pin 2x SATA 1x PCI-E 7x Molex 8cm Fan£22.99

ASUS HD 4850 512MB DDR3 Dual DVI HDCP HDTV out PCI-E Graphics Card £112.99

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition-SP3/SP2- Licence and media - 1 PC - OEM - CD - £69.99

Cart total £484.17

Or £424.18 without an OS

& £391.43 with a Asus HD 3850 Pro Overclocked TOP edition 512MB DDR3 Dual DVI HDTV Out PCI-E Graphics Card instead of the 4850 GPU

Hope that helps

Original Poster

thanks for advice so far what about if i ditched the case and psu and went with
Antec 300 Gaming Case and Antec Basiq Plus 550W Modular PSU
this works out to 30 more but better psu and case i think advice again?


Original Poster

and one more thing sorry what are the main differences between the mboard i chose and this
# qfc:
# Asus P5KPL-AM iG31 Socket 775 onboard VGA 8 channel audio mATX Motherboard
instead of # qfc:
# Asus P5Q PRO P45 Socket 775 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard

apart from the obvious i save 60 and only have 2 ram slots which is no biggy as 4gb mem is enough

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