Building a PC

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    Hey,

    I just moved to Manchester from Sydney, Australia (don't ask why) and I'm looking to build my first PC. My budget is around 300 to 400 pounds. This is an example of what I'm looking for, can people help me out with good brand and good value hardware? The computer will be mainly used for gaming, ie. Counter Strike and World of Warcraft.

    AMD Athlon 3200+
    160GB Hard Drive
    1GB DDR RAM
    256MB Video Card - ie. nVidia 7600GT
     
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    Reefsmoka Cookie Monster VIP Member

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    You'll find it hard to build a gaming PC for £400. You should look more around the £600 mark if you want it to last you a few years.
     
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    Me__2001 Internet Junkie VIP Member

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    you could probably do it just about but you'd have to really skimp on some things which isn't really a good idea, as Reef said £600 is a more realistic budget
     
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    Socket 939 3200 retail - £60
    160Gb Hard Drive - £40
    1Gb DDR RAM - £75
    7600GT w/256Mb - £95.00

    Total: £270.00

    Which leaves you £130.00 to buy:

    Case
    PSU
    Optical drives
    Floppy drive
    Motherboard

    Which would come to about £200.00, unless you gonna buy crap.

    So, maybe, for about £470.00, you could do it.

    Assuming two things:

    1) You don't mind buying socket 939 which will soon be history.

    2) You're just talking about the base unit and not including mouse, keyboard, monitor & speakers.
     
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    good luck to you
     
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