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Old 12-05-2004, 03:24 PM   #1
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Hey,

I am thinking of building a computer, I'm getting some money, and I've never built one before and I'm only a kid and I just wanna do it

The thing is, I'm a total Newbie, Well not total, But I know I'll need a lot of help

I am looking to try my hardest to keep the computer cheap but still good, Maybe about 300-500 Pounds. I live in UK.

I would like to start of with just buying the parts I need (like buy 512MB RAM and 1 CD Burner, And then later adding another 512MB of RAm and adding a DVD Burner) and later upgrading it.

I want a good Graphics card, but within the budget of course (maybe a Geforce FX5700)

I'd like a flat screen monitor, With a normal mouse and keyboard, No speaker's to start with.

I'd like a very cheap, and not so good Sound card, But one that will work with some good speakers also (speakers I will later buy)

I'd like the case to be a window one but that's all, I don't one that looks good, just a standard one with a window

I'd like an AMD Athlon Processor, Maybe one that's only running at about 2-3GHZ

A normal CD burner (as I will be adding a DVD Burner in), and 2 80GB Seagate Hardrives also

A normal powwer supply will do, What d u guys recommend?

512MB of DDR Ram will do to start with

What do u guys recommend for a fan?

And I need a Mobo to support all of this...


Have I missed anything out? I am only really considering this at the moment, But everything goes well financially, , then I'd like to get it

I realize that my budget is pretty low....

Any other advice???

Remember, I live in the UK....
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Old 12-06-2004, 12:04 PM   #2
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AMD ATHLON 64 3000+ 939 Pins -Proccessor 100

EBOX BIEGE ATX MIDI CASE -Case 25

512MB PC3200 DDR DIMM MEMORY -RAM 50

Lite on CD R/RW -CD Burner 20

Floppy drive -Floppy Drive 6

Asus GF FX5700 256MB -Graphics Card 100

Creative 5.1 Sound Blaster Live! -Sound card 30

80GB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 2MB (2 of these) -Hardrives 80

Logitech Deskop -Mouse and keyboard 50

Motherboard - I still can't find a good one of these, I don't know what to look for....I need something that will support all of that ^^^^^



461 is the total, That's without the mobo



I tihnk that's everything......I plan to make a bit of changes yet....
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Old 12-06-2004, 12:39 PM   #3
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If you are newish to building a computer than i would get some help from someone, it is quite tough builiding a computer from scratch as there are many parts where you think now where does this go so i would maybe get a little help, most of the stuff for it sounds good and its quite a nice price range.

Well Good Luck!!

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Old 12-06-2004, 03:44 PM   #4
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Ok...Thanks

What do u think about my parts?
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Old 12-06-2004, 03:57 PM   #5
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AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Winchester 90nm (Socket 939) 94.95
GeIL 512MB PC3200 Golden Value CAS2.5 46.95
Abit AV8 (Socket 939) Motherboard 65.95
Samsung SpinPoint P SP0812C 80GB SATA 8MB Cache 76.00 (for 2)
MSI CR52-M 52x/32x/52x CD-ReWriter - Retail 15.30
OcUK ATI Radeon 9550 256MB DDR TV-Out/DVI (AGP) - Retail 47.95
AOpen Tower Black Pearl Windowed Side Panel 350W 66.25
OcUK Value 1715 17" LCD Monitor 135.00

Subtotal 548.35
VAT 95.97
Total 644.32
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Old 12-07-2004, 03:15 PM   #7
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sounds good to me

As i said good luck
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Old 12-07-2004, 07:49 PM   #8
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Subtotal 548.35
VAT 95.97
Total 644.32
you guys pay like 20% sales tax (or VAT) in england?!?!?! holy blazes thats alot (yea.. you maybe noticed i am american..)

and as for the computer you will probley be able to find a 9600xt (basically same performance as a 5700 ultra depending on the game) for cheaper then the 5700Ultra, or at least its cheaper here in the US
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