Gaming / Office Spec, Check Please?

Soldato
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My girlfriends laptop has died :( So she's looking at getting a desktop.

She loves Counter-Strike: Source and really wants to play Crysis. She's not expecting full graphic settings and doesn't have a lot of money to spend. £500 would be awesome but it's more like ~£600.

The specs I've pieced together which have come in at *just* under £600 are;

Mobo: Gigabyte P35 DS4
RAM: 2GB CL4 OCZ PC26400 DDR2
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E4600
PSU: Corsair HX 520W
Hard Drive: 160GB Seagate 7200RPM/8MB Cache
Optical: Lite-on DVDRW
GFX: Sapphire Radeon X1950 Pro 512MB
Monitor: 19" Widescreen with DVI, not sure which exactly, yet.

Plus a cheap case and keyboard and speakers/mouse used to connect to the laptop so she's got that already.

Any suggestions? Worth getting the DS3 instead to save money and getting a better GFX card? That CPU ok in that motherboard?
 
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Soldato
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i would get
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Product Name Qty Price Line Total
Intel Core 2 Duo E2180 "LGA775 Conroe" 2.00GHz (800FSB) - Retail £46.99
(£55.21) £46.99
(£55.21)
OCZ 2GB (2x1GB) PC2-6400C4 Dual Channel Platinum Revision 2 XTC Series DDR2 (OCZ2P800R22GK) £31.99
(£37.59) £31.99
(£37.59)
Corsair HX 520W ATX2.2 Modular SLI Compliant PSU (CMPSU-520HXUK) £57.99
(£68.14) £57.99
(£68.14)
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 160GB SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM (ST3160815AS) £30.99
(£36.41) £30.99
(£36.41)
PowerColor ATI Radeon HD 3850 Pro Extreme Silent 512MB GDDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI/HDMI (PCI-Express) - Retail £109.99
(£129.24) £109.99
(£129.24)
Pioneer DVR-212D 18x18 DVD±RW Serial ATA Dual Layer ReWriter - (Black) OEM £16.99
(£19.96) £16.99
(£19.96)
Abit IP35-E (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard £54.99
(£64.61) £54.99
(£64.61)
Sub Total : £349.93
Shipping cost assumes delivery to UK Mainland with:
City Link Parcel Next Day (Delivered Mon-Fri)
(This can be changed during checkout) Shipping : £9.95
VAT is being charged at 17.5% VAT : £62.98
Total : £422.86
still needs case and monitor though
and some overclocking
 
Man of Honour
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Little bit over £500 but should offer a pretty decent system, if you can stretch to £550 then you could get the 512mb version of the graphics card. :)

Abit IP35-E (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard £54.99
(£64.61) £54.99
(£64.61)
GeIL 2GB (2x1GB) PC2-6400C4 800MHz Ultra Low Latency DDR2 Dual Channel Kit (GX22GB6400UDC) £29.99
(£35.24) £29.99
(£35.24)
OcUK Value L-2041W 20" Widescreen LCD Monitor - Black £99.99
(£117.49) £99.99
(£117.49)
Antec NSK 6580 Super Midi Tower Case - 430W Earth Watts PSU £57.99
(£68.14) £57.99
(£68.14)
Samsung SH-S203NBEBN 20x20 DVD±RW Dual Layer Serial ATA Lightscribe ReWriter (Black) - OEM £15.99
(£18.79) £15.99
(£18.79)
Intel Core 2 Duo E2180 "LGA775 Conroe" 2.00GHz (800FSB) - Retail £46.99
(£55.21) £46.99
(£55.21)
Hitachi Deskstar 7K160 160GB SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM (0Y30006) £26.99
(£31.71) £26.99
(£31.71)
HIS ATI Radeon HD 3850 Pro 256MB GDDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI/HDMI (PCI-Express) - Retail £94.99
(£111.61) £94.99
(£111.61)
Sub Total : £427.92
Shipping cost assumes delivery to UK Mainland with:
City Link Parcel Next Day (Delivered Mon-Fri)
(This can be changed during checkout) Shipping : £12.95
VAT is being charged at 17.5% VAT : £77.15
Total : £518.02
 
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