anyone suggest a build for my graphics design brother?

Soldato
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Needed for: Brother
Ocupation: Graphics designer
Old system: 2006 Imac (dual core, 7800gt equivilent gfx, 512gb hdd)

Preferred attributes: Needs to be fast, Good with multiple applications and be able to handle rendering well. Not needed for games, Needs a good ammount of space.
Ideally a 22" LCD monitor, mouse,keyboard (not top class ones)

Budget £400-£475


sorry about the small budget but im struggling to find anything :(


Edit. Sorry for not mentioning, But OS and Apps arent required.

thanks for any help.
 
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Product Name Qty Price Line Total
LG E2240T 22" Widescreen LED Monitor - Black £122.19
(£103.99) £122.19
(£103.99)
OCZ Gold 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-10666C9 1333MHz Low-Voltage Dual Channel (OCZ3G1333LV4GK) £66.96
(£56.99) £66.96
(£56.99)
AMD Athlon II X3 Tri Core 440 3.00GHz (Socket AM3) - Retail £60.00
(£51.06) £60.00
(£51.06)
ASRock M3A770DE AMD 770 (Socket AM3) DDR3 Motherboard £51.99
(£44.25) £51.99
(£44.25)
OcUK GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB GDDR3 HDTV/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - OEM (Grade A Refurb - 3 Months Warranty) £46.99
(£39.99) £46.99
(£39.99)
Samsung SpinPoint F1 750GB SATA-II 32MB Cache - OEM (HD753LJ) £46.99
(£39.99) £46.99
(£39.99)
Corsair CX 400W ATX Power Supply (CMPSU-400CXUK) £32.99
(£28.08) £32.99
(£28.08)
Xigmatek Asgard Midi Tower Case - Black £26.99
(£22.97) £26.99
(£22.97)
Pioneer DVR-S18L 22x DVD±RW SATA Labelflash ReWriter - Black (Retail) £17.99
(£15.31) £17.99
(£15.31)
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev 2 CPU Cooler (Socket 939 / AM2 / AM3 / 775 / 1156 / 1366) £16.99
(£14.46) £16.99
(£14.46)
Microsoft Basic Optical Mouse Black - Retail (P58-00019) £9.99
(£8.50) £9.99
(£8.50)
Logitech Classic Keyboard 200 (968019-0120) £9.99
(£8.50) £9.99
(£8.50)
Sub Total : £434.09
Shipping cost assumes delivery to UK Mainland with:
DPD Next Day Parcel
(This can be changed during checkout) Shipping : £12.50
VAT is being charged at 17.50% VAT : £78.15
Total : £524.74

Over but there's not many places you can cut corners here...
 
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very hard with that budget if you could go a bit higher or look for a gfx card 2nd hand
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under £500.

Your basket
Product Name Qty Price Line
Total
Iiyama ProLite E2208HDD 22" Widescreen
LCD Monitor - Black £117.49
(£99.99)
£117.49
(£99.99)
AMD Athlon II X4 Quad Core 640 3.00GHz
(Socket AM3) - Retail £76.36
(£64.99)
£76.36
(£64.99)
Gigabyte GA-MA785GT-UD3H AMD 785G
(Socket AM3) PCI-Express DDR3
Motherboard £74.98
(£63.81)
£74.98
(£63.81)
Geil Value 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-10666C9
1333MHz Dual Channel (GV34GB1333C9DC) £70.49
(£59.99)
£70.49
(£59.99)
Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB SATA-II 32MB
Cache - OEM (HD103SJ) £43.99
(£37.44)
£43.99
(£37.44)
Corsair CX 400W ATX Power Supply
(CMPSU-400CXUK) £32.99
(£28.08)
£32.99
(£28.08)
Xigmatek Asgard Midi Tower Case - Black £26.99
(£22.97)
£26.99
(£22.97)
Blaze BL-6400 2.4GHz Wireless Desktop £18.99
(£16.16)
£18.99
(£16.16)
Sony Optiarc AD-7260S 24x DVD±RW SATA
ReWriter (Black) - OEM £15.99
(£13.61)
£15.99
(£13.61)
Sub
Total : £407.04
Shipping cost assumes delivery to UK Mainland
with:
DPD Next Day Parcel
(This can be changed during checkout)
Shipping : £17.85
VAT is being charged at 17.50% VAT : £74.36
Total : £499.25

onboard gpu.

1tb harddrive.
 
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This is the best I could do although it is over budget:

AMD Phenom II X6 Six Core 1055T 2.80GHz (Socket AM3) - Retail £149.21

OcUK L-2266WD 22" Widescreen LCD Monitor - Black £97.51

OCZ Gold 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-10666C9 1333MHz Low-Voltage Dual Channel (OCZ3G1333LV4GK)) £66.96

Gigabyte GA-880GM-UD2H AMD 880G (Socket AM3) microATX DDR3 Motherboard £59.98

Corsair CX 400W ATX Power Supply (CMPSU-400CXUK) £32.99

Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (HD502HJ) £32.99

Xigmatek Asgard Midi Tower Case - Black £26.99

Samsung SH-S223C/BEBE 22x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter (Black) - OEM S) £13.99

Logitech S96 PS/2 Optical Wheel Mouse Black - OEM (953688-1600) £5.99

Blaze K3254B Multimedia Silm Keyboard - Black/Silver £5.98


Sub Total : £419.25
Shipping cost assumes delivery to UK Mainland with:
DPD Next Day Parcel
(This can be changed during checkout) Shipping : £17.85
VAT is being charged at 17.50% VAT : £76.49
Total : £513.59
 
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Soldato
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To be honest though, for this budget you're not going to get anything considerably better than what they have already. Save your money i say.

Kind of agree here, a graphics designer wants a good PC, if it can wait another month or so it might be worth seeing if you can increase the budget a bit (another £100 would help things quite a bit).
 
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