Spec a £300 upgrade

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Spec a £500 upgrade

Hey, my mates looking to upgrade and has £300+ to spend on:

CPU (AMD 64 please) CPU Fan needed? OEM?
GPU (What evers the best for the price)
MotherBoard (Corssfire or SLI depending on what GPU)
1GB pc3200 ram 1 stick please

...and after hes saved some more he would like to get a case and PSU but which PSU?

it will be used for games and the web.

cheers.
 
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will have a stab at it now


edit: just read "my mates looking to upgrade" :o nvm
wait... whats the deal with you saving money and you using it for gaming... GAH :confused:
 
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well just had a bash but its tough

CP-131-AM AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice 90nm (Socket 939) - OEM (CP-131-AM)
£68.95 £68.95
MB-101-AS Asus A8N-SLi SE nForce4 SLi (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-101-AS)
£64.95 £64.95
GX-054-LT Leadtek WinFast PCX6600GT-TDH Extreme Edition GeForce PCX6600 GT 128MB DDR3 TV-Out/DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-054-LT)
£74.95 £74.95
MY-030-CR Crucial 1GB DDR PC3200 CAS3 (CT12864Z40B) (MY-030-CR)
£57.95 £57.95
FG-000-AR Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro CPU Cooler (Socket 754/939/940) (FG-000-AR)
£14.49 £14.49
Subtotal £281.29
Shipping (City Link Parcel Next Day (Delivered Mon-Fri)) £8.25
VAT £50.67
Total £340.21

to be honest, you'd be better off not bothering with an SLi based board and save the cash to get a better graphics card, maybe an x800XL or something?

although you can't do much for £300.

whats he upgrading from?
 
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Well hes got something like a 2200xp and a ATI 9600pro and 512ram...

He's made a list of

3500 venice OEM £100
ATI X1800XT 256 £170
Abit AT8-32X ATI RD580 Crossfire £117

So lets say you had £500 what can you do with that...only need cpu, mobo, gfx, ram and a HSF.

thanks
 
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FG-000-AR Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro CPU Cooler (Socket 754/939/940) (FG-000-AR)
£14.49 £14.49
CP-150-AM AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego 90nm (Socket 939) - OEM (CP-150-AM)
£108.95 £108.95
GX-121-SP Sapphire ATI Radeon X1800 XT 256MB GDDR3 AVIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-121-SP)
£144.95 £144.95
MB-094-AB Abit AT8-32X ATI RD580 Crossfire (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-094-AB)
£99.95 £99.95
MY-005-GL GeIL 1GB (2x512MB) PC3200 Value Dual Channel Kit CAS2.5 (GE1GB3200BHDC) (MY-005-GL)
£53.95 £53.95
Subtotal £422.29
Shipping (City Link Parcel Next Day (Delivered Mon-Fri)) £8.25
VAT £75.35
Total £505.89



unless it has to be a 1 stick 1GB setup then

FG-000-AR Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro CPU Cooler (Socket 754/939/940) (FG-000-AR)
£14.49 £14.49
CP-150-AM AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego 90nm (Socket 939) - OEM (CP-150-AM)
£108.95 £108.95
GX-121-SP Sapphire ATI Radeon X1800 XT 256MB GDDR3 AVIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-121-SP)
£144.95 £144.95
MB-094-AB Abit AT8-32X ATI RD580 Crossfire (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-094-AB)
£99.95 £99.95
MY-062-CS Corsair 1GB DDR Value Select PC3200 CAS3.0 (VS1GB400C3) (MY-062-CS)
£51.95 £51.95
Subtotal £420.29
Shipping (City Link Parcel Next Day (Delivered Mon-Fri)) £8.25
VAT £75.00
Total £503.54



i've gone for the 3700+ as its the same stock speed, but the extra L2 cache will help it out perform the 3500+... the recent batch of 3700+'s have been clocking well over the past few months.
 
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nikebee said:
FG-000-AR Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro CPU Cooler (Socket 754/939/940) (FG-000-AR)
£14.49 £14.49
CP-150-AM AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego 90nm (Socket 939) - OEM (CP-150-AM)
£108.95 £108.95
GX-121-SP Sapphire ATI Radeon X1800 XT 256MB GDDR3 AVIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-121-SP)
£144.95 £144.95
MB-094-AB Abit AT8-32X ATI RD580 Crossfire (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-094-AB)
£99.95 £99.95
MY-062-CS Corsair 1GB DDR Value Select PC3200 CAS3.0 (VS1GB400C3) (MY-062-CS)
£51.95 £51.95
Subtotal £420.29
Shipping (City Link Parcel Next Day (Delivered Mon-Fri)) £8.25
VAT £75.00
Total £503.54
Just seconding this. It's pretty much the **** for the price, it's spot-on.
 
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