Basic use / some gaming system needed

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Hey

Basically my mothers laptop has decided to constantly run at 70 degrees c and the gpu seems to have overheated.. Sooo she's looking for a new desktop.

So basically a budget of £500 and we need everything including the monitor.
The pc will be used for basic internet (basic but for increased times) and some gaming (sims ect)..
 
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I came up with:
Your basket
Product Name Qty Price Line Total
OcUK Cream 22" Widescreen LCD Monitor - Black £103.39
(£87.99) £103.39
(£87.99)
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit - OEM (GFC-00599) £82.99
(£70.63) £82.99
(£70.63)
Corsair Dominator 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (CMD4GX3M2A1600C9) £76.36
(£64.99) £76.36
(£64.99)
XFX ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB GDDR3 PCI-Express Graphics Card £75.99
(£64.67) £75.99
(£64.67)
Asus M4A78LT-M 760G (Socket AM3) DDR3 Motherboard £48.99
(£41.69) £48.99
(£41.69)
AMD Athlon II X2 Dual Core 245 2.90GHz (Socket AM3) - Retail £47.99
(£40.84) £47.99
(£40.84)
Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (HD502HJ) £32.99
(£28.08) £32.99
(£28.08)
Corsair CX 400W ATX Power Supply (CMPSU-400CXUK) £32.99
(£28.08) £32.99
(£28.08)
OcUK Athena Tower Case - Black £18.99
(£16.16) £18.99
(£16.16)
Samsung SH-S223C/BEBE 22x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter (Black) - OEM £13.99
(£11.91) £13.99
(£11.91)
Sub Total : £455.04
Shipping cost assumes delivery to UK Mainland with:
DPD Next Day Parcel
(This can be changed during checkout) Shipping : £10.50
VAT is being charged at 17.50% VAT : £81.47
Total : £547.01

A touch (ok 10% with P+P) over, but that's with everything except KB and mouse, which I wasn't sure if you needed.
 
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Thanks for the reply buddy, she doesnt need that big a monitor so i shall sub that with a smaller one to save a bit of money.
Would anyone else recommend a different combination of parts?
 
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How's this (with K+M, might want some speakers too though):

Product Name Qty Price Line Total
Dell IN2010N 20" Widescreen LCD Monitor - Black £105.74
(£89.99) £105.74
(£89.99)
Corsair Dominator 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (CMD4GX3M2A1600C9) £76.36
(£64.99) £76.36
(£64.99)
AMD Athlon II X3 Tri Core 440 3.00GHz (Socket AM3) - Retail £60.00
(£51.06) £60.00
(£51.06)
OcUK GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB GDDR3 HDTV/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - OEM (Grade A Refurb - 3 Months Warranty) £52.86
(£44.99) £52.86
(£44.99)
MSI 770-C45 AMD 770 (Socket AM3) DDR3 Motherboard £49.98
(£42.54) £49.98
(£42.54)
Zalman Z7 Plus Midi Tower Case - Black £42.99
(£36.59) £42.99
(£36.59)
Corsair CX 400W ATX Power Supply (CMPSU-400CXUK) £32.99
(£28.08) £32.99
(£28.08)
Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (HD502HJ) £32.99
(£28.08) £32.99
(£28.08)
Logitech MX518 Gaming-Grade Optical Mouse (910-000616) £22.98
(£19.56) £22.98
(£19.56)
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus (Socket AM2/AM2+/AM3/775/1156/1366) £19.99
(£17.01) £19.99
(£17.01)
Pioneer DVR-S18L 22x DVD±RW SATA Labelflash ReWriter - Black (Retail) £17.99
(£15.31) £17.99
(£15.31)
Logitech Classic Keyboard 200 (968019-0120) £9.99
(£8.50) £9.99
(£8.50)
Sub Total : £446.70
Shipping cost assumes delivery to UK Mainland with:
DPD Next Day Parcel
(This can be changed during checkout) Shipping : £19.10
VAT is being charged at 17.50% VAT : £81.52
Total : £547.32

http://www.ubuntu.com/

Easily more than enough for the stated needs. If you really need it to come in under £500:

Product Name Qty Price Line Total
Dell IN2010N 20" Widescreen LCD Monitor - Black £105.74
(£89.99) £105.74
(£89.99)
Corsair Dominator 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (CMD4GX3M2A1600C9) £76.36
(£64.99) £76.36
(£64.99)
OcUK GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB GDDR3 HDTV/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - OEM (Grade A Refurb - 3 Months Warranty) £52.86
(£44.99) £52.86
(£44.99)
AMD Athlon II X2 Dual Core 250 3.00GHz (Socket AM3) - Retail £51.69
(£43.99) £51.69
(£43.99)
MSI 770-C45 AMD 770 (Socket AM3) DDR3 Motherboard £49.98
(£42.54) £49.98
(£42.54)
Corsair CX 400W ATX Power Supply (CMPSU-400CXUK) £32.99
(£28.08) £32.99
(£28.08)
Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (HD502HJ) £32.99
(£28.08) £32.99
(£28.08)
Xigmatek Asgard Midi Tower Case - Black £26.99
(£22.97) £26.99
(£22.97)
Cooler Master Hyper TX3 CPU Cooler (Socket 754/939/940/AM2/AM3/775/1156) £15.99
(£13.61) £15.99
(£13.61)
Samsung SH-S223C/BEBE 22x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter (Black) - OEM £13.99
(£11.91) £13.99
(£11.91)
Logitech Deluxe USB Keyboard (Black) - OEM (967738-0120) £7.14
(£6.08) £7.14
(£6.08)
Logitech S96 PS/2 Optical Wheel Mouse Black - OEM (953688-1600) £5.99
(£5.10) £5.99
(£5.10)
Sub Total : £402.33
Shipping cost assumes delivery to UK Mainland with:
DPD Next Day Parcel
(This can be changed during checkout) Shipping : £19.10
VAT is being charged at 17.50% VAT : £73.75
Total : £495.18
 
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Thanks for them both, i'll have a word with her and see what she wants to doo :).

** She wont have a refurb part (shes weird) so what would be a good alternative gpu in a similar price range?
 
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Product Name Qty Price Line Total
BenQ G2222HDL 21.5" Widescreen LED Monitor - Black BenQ G2222HDL 21.5" Widescreen LED Monitor - Black £129.24
(£109.99) £129.24
(£109.99)
Corsair Dominator 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (CMD4GX3M2A1600C9) Corsair Dominator 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (CMD4GX3M2A1600C9) £76.36
(£64.99) £76.36
(£64.99)
Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5570 1024MB GDDR3 Low Profile PCI-Express Graphics Card (HDMI Edition) Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5570 1024MB GDDR3 Low Profile PCI-Express Graphics Card (HDMI Edition) £64.61
(£54.99) £64.61
(£54.99)
AMD Athlon II X3 Tri Core 440 3.00GHz (Socket AM3) - Retail AMD Athlon II X3 Tri Core 440 3.00GHz (Socket AM3) - Retail £60.00
(£51.06) £60.00
(£51.06)
MSI 770-C45 AMD 770 (Socket AM3) DDR3 Motherboard MSI 770-C45 AMD 770 (Socket AM3) DDR3 Motherboard £49.98
(£42.54) £49.98
(£42.54)
Corsair CX 400W ATX Power Supply (CMPSU-400CXUK) Corsair CX 400W ATX Power Supply (CMPSU-400CXUK) £32.99
(£28.08) £32.99
(£28.08)
Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (HD502HJ) Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (HD502HJ) £32.99
(£28.08) £32.99
(£28.08)
Xigmatek Asgard Midi Tower Case - Black Xigmatek Asgard Midi Tower Case - Black £26.99
(£22.97) £26.99
(£22.97)
Cooler Master Hyper TX3 CPU Cooler (Socket 754/939/940/AM2/AM3/775/1156) Cooler Master Hyper TX3 CPU Cooler (Socket 754/939/940/AM2/AM3/775/1156) £15.99
(£13.61) £15.99
(£13.61)
Samsung SH-S223C/BEBE 22x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter (Black) - OEM Samsung SH-S223C/BEBE 22x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter (Black) - OEM £13.99
(£11.91) £13.99
(£11.91)
Logitech Classic Keyboard 200 (968019-0120) Logitech Classic Keyboard 200 (968019-0120) £9.99
(£8.50) £9.99
(£8.50)
Blaze M0602 Laser Mouse - Black Blaze M0602 Laser Mouse - Black £9.99
(£8.50) £9.99
(£8.50)
Xigmatek Black Line 120mm White LED XLF-F1254 Xigmatek Black Line 120mm White LED XLF-F1254 £6.99
(£5.95) £20.97
(£17.85)
Sub Total : £463.07
Shipping cost assumes delivery to UK Mainland with:
DPD Next Day Parcel
(This can be changed during checkout) Shipping : £19.10
VAT is being charged at 17.50% VAT : £84.38
Total : £566.55

Any issues with them parts? Anything you recommend changing?
 
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Ok this is my effort, included Win7 Home Premium as unsure if you needed OS.
Including keyboard and mouse and couple of 2.0 speakers.

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graphics card to be added of your choice

Subtotal; £427.93 ex VAT
Shipping; £17.85

TOTAL £523.79
 
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Right thanks for everyones advice/component choices.. Im ready to order now just wanna check this lots all ok together/or anything i should change.

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Save yourself 80 quid and drop Windows for ubunto. Other than that looks like your sorted

If the pc was for me i would, but its my mother and sister ho will be using it and they wont use anything bar windows....

Quick question... anyone know when the m/b will be in stock? if its a long time till it is what replacements would you suggest?
 
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Why is everyone speccing CPU Coolers?
Am I missing something?
The retail cooler will be more than adequate and save you some money.
 
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