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GUIDE: Build a high-performance PC for £450

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Ben Clarke, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. Ben Clarke

    Ben Clarke

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    Some people think that it's impossible to build a gaming rig for under £1000. This guide will prove them wrong.

    Note: At this present time, Newegg won't work for me, so I can't get US prices... sorry.

    Case: Cooler Master RC-330 V2 (£24.55)
    Optical Drive: NEC 20x DVD Burner £15.97
    PSU: 500W FSP Blue storm II £58.62
    CPU: Intel Pentium Dual Core E2160 (OEM) £42.49
    RAM:2GB (2x1GB) Corsair TwinX XMS2, DDR2 PC2-6400 £33.65
    HDD: 120 GB Hitachi 0Y30013 Deskstar 7K160 £27.42
    GPU:Leadtek 8800GT 256MB £125.13
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA P31-DS3L £48.05
    OS: Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit OEM £60.03
    HSF:Artic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro £15.26

    TOTAL: £451.17


    If you don't know how to build a computer, I'd recommend reading zekrahminator's guide while I type one up (it'll be a couple of hours till I have mine up, specialised for this system, so sorry).

    Also to come with it:
    Overclock the CPU to 3GHz+
    Tweaking Crysis: Forget Maximum Armour, Maximum Performance
    Optimising Windows
     
  2. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    i like my build a PC for $200 better :roll:
     

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