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  • Started 1 year ago by AdmiralBryMan
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AdmiralBryMan
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Case: 45.97 - http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00.....B0017Q8IAA
Motherboard: 70.91 - http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00.....B007KZQFOS
i5: 140.00 - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-.....38;sr=1-11
processor cooler: 14.65 - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Arctic.....#38;sr=1-1
Thermal Paste: 5.25 - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Arctic.....omputers_1
Memory: 35.17- http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00.....B004QBUL1C
HD: 56 - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Seagat.....38;sr=1-11
graphics: 87.97 - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-n.....#38;sr=1-1
dvd: 14.40 - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-A.....#38;sr=1-1
wireless: 16.60 - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Edimax.....38;sr=1-10
power: 21.95 - http://www.amazon.co.uk/550W-G.....dpp_ttl_in
Fans: 16.22 - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sharko.....#38;sr=1-4
Windows 7: 72.89 - http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00.....B004Q0PT3I

Total: £597.98

So, my question is mainly: Will this work? :D
And secondly, is there any chepaer alternatives for a better setup? I tried shopping around but don't feel comfortable with alot of the places Google Shopping threw at me, so will try and stick to Amazon for peace of mind.
Thirdly, have I missed anything? Cables, screws, etc?

Thanks!

Posted 1 year ago
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AdmiralBryMan
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Wish I could, but the 600 is already pushing the budget :P

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Suggest you leave off Graphics Card, use on-board graphics and upgrade everything else.

Then save up money for new good Graphics Card and machine will be a real smokin' Build. :)

Otherwise, you have to make another Complete Build with ALL different components later to upgrade.

Better to have to only upgrade (1) component than (ALL) component parts later.

Think Upon the Issue. :) :)

Posted 1 year ago
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AdmiralBryMan
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Well to be honest, I can upgrade the graphics card at any time, and already have 4GB of RAM that I can salvage from this PC. The rest of the stuff has been chosen because it'll be enough to do me for a long time :p Really I just need to know if the build will work, or if there is any alternative but cheaper parts that are just as good, or better, than what I have. But thank you for the advice! :D

Posted 1 year ago
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raphoenix
raphoenix
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AdmiralBryMan,

The components you chose will work together OK.

Leave off Cooler and plus Thermal Paste and Use Stock Intel Heat Sink that ships with CPU in the box.
(already has thermal tape applied)

This will save you some money as there is no reason to try to O/C this type of Build.

Rick P.

Posted 1 year ago
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AdmiralBryMan
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ahh, you'ev just saved me 20 quid, thank you very much! I've also realised I can salvage the DVD Drive, Wireless card, and windows 7 copy from my current PC, so I've decided to buy everything else apart from those 3 things and the Processor Cool&Paste. In total, it was £470, which means I've saved a total of £130! Thank you again for the advice. :D

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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AdmiralBryMan,

May have to use MS Telephone Automatic Product Activation since your old Motherboard caught fire and and had to be replaced by the vendor. The last answer is always ONE. Image the Clean Install immediately.

Glad I could save you a bit of money as times are tuff all over the world. :)

Rick P.

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