£700 - Spec me a system

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As per title - mate wants a new system building and I'm out of touch with stuff at the moment.

  • Must have a decent sound card
  • Onboard GFX will be fine.
  • 19 or 20" Monitor
  • Vista

Apart from that anything goes :)
 
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Asus P5N-E SLi nForce 650 (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard £82.24

OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB) PC2-6400 Dual Channel Platinum Revision 2 XTC Series DDR2 (OCZ2P800R22GK) £117.49

Intel Core 2 DUO E4300 "LGA775 Allendale" 1.80GHz (800FSB) - Retail £112.79

Hiper HPU-4M580 Type R 580W ATX2.2 PSU - Black £55.21

OcUK Value Hanns-G HW191D 19" Widescreen LCD Monitor - Silver £117.49

BFG 3DFuzion GeForce 7300 LE Turbo Cache 256MB DDR TV-Out/DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail £34.06

Akasa AK-ZEN-01-BK Zen Black Case - No PSU £29.36

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic 32-Bit Edition DVD - OEM - 1Pk (66G-00576) £57.56

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 160GB ST3160815A ATA-100 8MB Cache - OEM £39.94

Samsung SH-S182D 18x18 DVD±RW ReWriter (Black) - OEM £19.96

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Music 7.1 Soundcard - OEM £51.11



TOTAL 717.21 INCLUDING VAT

there is some places money can be shuffled around but id say 2gb ram is minimum for vista system
 
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Product Name Qty Price Line Total
Asus TA-212 Series Midi Tower (Silver) - No PSU £21.99
(£25.84) £21.99
(£25.84)
Intel Core 2 DUO E6300 "LGA775 Allendale" 1.86GHz (1066FSB) - Retail £103.99
(£122.19) £103.99
(£122.19)
Gigabyte GA_945PL_S3 (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard £44.99
(£52.86) £44.99
(£52.86)
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Music 7.1 Soundcard - OEM £43.50
(£51.11) £43.50
(£51.11)
OcUK GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB GDDR3 HDTV/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail £163.99
(£192.69) £163.99
(£192.69)
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB ST3320620AS SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM £56.99
(£66.96) £56.99
(£66.96)
OCZ GameXStream 600w Silent SLI Ready ATX2 Power Supply £64.99
(£76.36) £64.99
(£76.36)
OcUK Value Hanns-G HW191D 19" Widescreen LCD Monitor - Silver £99.99
(£117.49) £99.99
(£117.49)
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic 64-Bit Edition DVD - OEM - 1Pk (66G-00660) £48.99
(£57.56) £48.99
(£57.56)
GeIL 1GB (2x512MB) PC5300 667MHz Value DDR2 Dual Channel Kit (GX21GB5300DC) £44.99
(£52.86) £44.99
(£52.86) Sub Total : £694.41 Shipping cost assumes delivery to UK Mainland with:
City Link Parcel Next Day (Delivered Mon-Fri)
(This can be changed during checkout) Shipping : £14.95 Vat : £124.14 Total :
£833.50

i know this is over budget but i think if you want to go vista then you need to be 64bit so youll also need dx 10 but this is well future proof

stinka

edit: missed out the optical drive so add £20
 
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i had that graphics card in the one i put on untill i had the subtotal and the vista would do better with 2gb of ram than the gpx
 
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i know this is over budget but i think if you want to go vista then you need to be 64bit so youll also need dx 10 but this is well future proof


You dont need dx10 for vista.
8800GTS when the OP states games wont be being played - extremely pointless
 
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the point is he has £700 to spend and wants a good soundcard a moniter and vista so in my opinion thats his best way to spend the money and graphics dont matter and its all upgradeable later.
 
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Microsoft Windows Vista
(£72.84)
Gigabyte GA_965P_S3 (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard
(£72.84)
Intel Core 2 DUO E4300 "LGA775 Allendale" 1.80GHz (800FSB) - Retail
(£112.79)
GeIL 2GB (2x1GB) PC5300 667MHz Value DDR2 Dual Channel Kit (GX22GB5300DC)
(£105.74)
FSP Sparkle Blue Storm 2 400W ATX2.0 PSU
(£44.64)
Liteon DVD-8900 16x DVD±RW/RAM (Black) - OEM
(£17.61)
Hitachi Deskstar 7K160 NCQ 160GB SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM (0A32728)
(£38.76)
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Music 7.1 Soundcard - OEM
(£51.11)
OcUK Value Hanns-G HU196D 19" LCD Monitor - Silver/Black
(£124.54)
HIS Excalibur ATI Radeon X1300 ICEQ TURBO 256MB DDR2 AVIVO TV-Out/DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (RX1300-256ICEQT)
(£56.39)

£697.26 inc VAT exc P&P

Although personally I'd save money by using on board sound and not buying vista. The on board sound on gigabyte mobo's is fine. Why does he need a sound card?

Edit: Doh, I forgot a case. But there's places you can get cheap cases from, OcUK don't seem to like stocking cheap cases
 
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Gigabyte GA_965P_S3 (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard
Samsung SpinPoint P HD160HJ 160GB SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM
Arctic Cooling T1 Pro Case (500W PSU)
OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB) PC2-6400 Dual Channel Platinum Revision 2 XTC Series
Pioneer DVR-111BK 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter - (Black) OEM
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Music 7.1 Soundcard - OEM
Viewsonic VG2021m 20" LCD Monitor - Black
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-Bit Edition DVD - OEM - 1Pk
Intel Core 2 DUO E4300 "LGA775 Allendale" 1.80GHz (800FSB) - Retail

£743.03 inc. Delivery (£15)

Can be cheaper if you want a 19" Monitor obviously, and you can add a graphics card.

Heres a spec with a 19" Monitor.

Gigabyte GA_965P_S3 (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard
Samsung SpinPoint P HD160HJ 160GB SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM
BFG 3DFuzion GeForce 7300 LE Turbo Cache 256MB DDR TV-Out/DVI
Arctic Cooling T1 Pro Case
OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB) PC2-6400 Dual Channel Platinum Revision 2 XTC Series (change to GEIL if you want)
Pioneer DVR-111BK 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter - (Black) OEM
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Music 7.1 Soundcard - OEM
Belinea 1925S1W 19" Widescreen LCD Monitor - Black/Silver
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-Bit Edition DVD - OEM - 1Pk
Intel Core 2 DUO E4300 "LGA775 Allendale" 1.80GHz (800FSB) - Retail

Total: £724.22 inc. Delivery
 
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Gigabyte GA_965P_S3 (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard
Samsung SpinPoint P HD160HJ 160GB SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM
Arctic Cooling T1 Pro Case (500W PSU)
OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB) PC2-6400 Dual Channel Platinum Revision 2 XTC Series
Pioneer DVR-111BK 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter - (Black) OEM
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Music 7.1 Soundcard - OEM
Viewsonic VG2021m 20" LCD Monitor - Black
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-Bit Edition DVD - OEM - 1Pk
Intel Core 2 DUO E4300 "LGA775 Allendale" 1.80GHz (800FSB) - Retail

£743.03 inc. Delivery (£15)


Liking the look of this one :)

As I said - I'm out of touch with stuff at the CPUs and MOBO's at the moment - other stuff I can work around the budget - Just need pointing in the right direction for these two parts.

Case etc I'll get him to choose.

GFX card is NOT needed - so there is no point speccing a system with a £200 GFX card - its plain overkill guys! Onboard will more than do the job here.

Vista Basic also seems pointless
 
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Liking the look of this one :)

As I said - I'm out of touch with stuff at the CPUs and MOBO's at the moment - other stuff I can work around the budget - Just need pointing in the right direction for these two parts.

Case etc I'll get him to choose.

GFX card is NOT needed - so there is no point speccing a system with a £200 GFX card - its plain overkill guys! Onboard will more than do the job here.

Vista Basic also seems pointless
The reason it is so expensive is the Vista Premium.

I would advise you to get upto £800 and add a cheapish graphics card, it is needed IMO.
 
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