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some help needed please

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by jmack, Mar 18, 2003.

  1. jmack

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    hi guys looking to get a new pc/htpc at the moment i`m useing a sony laptop which is about 3 years old ,does me fine for now,

    right here goes, i have about £600.00 to spend max, this does not include a monitor or keyboard or a operating system,

    i`m not that clued up when it comes to pc`s but i would like a really good one,

    so if any of you have a spare 5 mins would you mind doing me a list of what i get?

    case= i would like it to be one of those av type cases
    mobo=
    prosesser=the best i can get
    ram=alot
    graphics card= ive been told i should be looking at a radeon 9700
    sound card= would luv a digital out
    tv card=maybe
    power=
    dvd drive=can i get these 2 in one
    cd writer=can i get these 2 in one
    floppy=
    networkcard=
    would like about 4 or more usb ports

    what have i missed ?
    and if you have some time would you mind filling in the same type of list for me? and maybe why?

    cheers guys i know its alot to ask but i dont really wan to go through the pc world experiance again





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  2. JohnS

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    Jmack

    MB= £70 Asus A7V8X which has onboard lan, digital sound and 4*USB2 ports.

    CPU= £72 XP2100+ retail with fan, the mob has a fan speed controller which helps with noise, else change it for a Papst or Panaflo for about an extra £10

    Ram= £42 ish 512mb PC2700 (333)

    Radeon 9000 128mb £72

    CDRW/DVD LG LN4809 £67

    Floppy £7

    All above from www.scan.co.uk

    TVCard Packard Bell PB-TV100 from PCWorld £40

    Which leaves about a hundred pounds for the case and psu of your choice.
     
  3. jmack

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    thats the type of info i was after
    cheers john
     
  4. Sinzer

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    Spend an extra 20-30 to get the ASUS A7N8X, which is far more stable and a LOT faster.

    If you are going to get these components I would raise your budget slightly as 100 quid for a PSU and case is not enough. You really need to get a decent PSU like an Enermax or Antec Truepower, this will set you back another 70 quid. A decent case will cost around 50.
     
  5. mike.hutch

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    Sorry to butt in on this thread, but is there any benefit in getting the A7N8X deluxe over the cheaper normal one?



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  6. JohnS

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    Depends on whether or not you think the Nforce is a better chipset than the KT400, personally I haven't found anything wrong with the KT400.
     

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