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Old 10-17-2011, 12:54 AM   #1
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well im thinking of building a PC but each time i look up how to build one it gets me confuse. what im looking for is a PC that doesn't use a whole lot of electricity, runs fast, and doesn't make a whole lot of sound

oops where fast is i meant a whole lot of memory
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Old 10-17-2011, 05:35 AM   #2
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Sounds like you need a decent all rounder. Unless you plan to use the machine for games I would advise against a seperate graphics card as they can often be noisy and require more power than the built in graphics chip on the motherboard, a decent board will allow you to do most taks such as online HD video or basic photo editing etc.

Most modern motherboards and chips are very energy efficient, If all you want is a decent machine that will do most things (with the exception of high end gaming) then something like this bundle would be fine:

Asus Intel P5G41TM LX Motherboard Free Delivery : Motherboards For Intel : Maplin This is a standard socket 775 Intel processor and will take most modern Intel chips (not the i3, i5 or i7 stuff tho)

Add a all rounder dual core CPU like this:

Intel Celeron Retail Box Processor E3400 Free Delivery : Intel Processors : Maplin which is relatively low power and very quiet.

Add a 2GB stick of DDR3 RAM:
Desktop 2GB DDR31333MHz DIMM : Desktop DDR3 Memory : Maplin

All in will cost just over 100 for the above parts. You will need to get a ATX case but these can be picked up anywhere and prices range from about 25 for a basic box up to a few hundred

Add the cost of a DVD/CD drive at about 15 and a 320gb Hard Drive for about 30

Total cost of build around 180 and this would give you a decent all round system.

You will also have to cost in the price of a operating system such as Windows 7 etc.

Just bear in mind for a 32bit operating system the max memory is 3.2GB any more will be wasted, You could put 2 of those 2GB sticks in and install a 64 bit OS and you can utilise 4 GB of ram. More than enough for most people.
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Old 10-17-2011, 07:39 AM   #3
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can u turn the pounds into dollars dude i leave in the USA

thanks for the info
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Old 10-17-2011, 07:46 AM   #4
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