build me a system

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by pothitos, Nov 5, 2002.

  1. pothitos

    pothitos Guest

    I am building a system for a friend for 700 pounds so i just wanted to know what you all thought i should use and what you think would work well for that amount (incl. monitor and keyboard, ect.)
  2. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

    Can you please tell me how much that is in US dollars?
  3. bluekelt

    bluekelt Guest

    Hi all,


    Just checked latest exchange rate.

    Catch you all later,
  4. Cosmin

    Cosmin Graphic Designer

    As all know we like to recommend expecially our components ( that we've tested .. ) but I'll try to make a different choise . In your actual budget you must take care to choose the components that '' fits - you '' if you understand what I mean .. not so cheap bu not so expensive , in this case [ .... ]

    Recommended system in this period ( my choise )
    1. An Athlon based system ( especially Athlon XP 1800+ )
    2. Mobo : MSI or Epox ( Asus too expensive )
    3. Monitor : matters so much but I'll give you all information only if you really want cause I don't want to make this a "very" personal opinion
    4. That's all you've asked !

    For more information ( detailed ) contact me by PM ...
  5. pothitos

    pothitos Guest

    ps plz dont start this into an amd/intel debate :rolleyes:
  6. pothitos

    pothitos Guest

    yep, i was thinking of something along the lines of xp 1800
  7. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

    If Bluekelt is right, and 700 pounds is around 1100, well,
    my system cost 1109 total. :

    AMD XP 1900
    1024MB PC2700 DDR RAM
    nVidia Geforce 4 4400
    Sound blaster 5.1 live
    IBM 120GXP 120GB
    420 Watt PSU
    CDRW- 32x/12/40
    DVD 16x

    I believe now this would be cheaper; so maybe you could get a faster CPU...
  8. pothitos

    pothitos Guest

    mobo? and plus uk prices are rippoffs
  9. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

    Gigabyte- Ga-7VRXp.

    If you say UK prices are rip offs; maybe you should order from an Amercian vendor?
  10. pothitos

    pothitos Guest

    a few problems with that are:
    1.No credit card
    2.Need the parts quickly
  11. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

    That sucks. I don't know about UK prices much; but how much higher Quiksilvah?
  12. pothitos

    pothitos Guest

    how much does the Gigabyte- Ga-7VRXp cost over there?
  13. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

    GA7VRXP KT333 5PCI AGP4X DDR333 Audio USB2.0 UDMA133 LAN ATX - Retail; some dealer in New York online sells it for 100; but looks like the average online price around from 100-110.
  14. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

    As long is it's Revision 2.0 of that board; I love it; and wouldn't trade if for anything.
  15. pothitos

    pothitos Guest

    here it costs 95 pounds eqivalent to nearly $150
  16. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

    * shocked *
  17. pothitos

    pothitos Guest

    yeh tell me about it :(
  18. pr00fX

    pr00fX Guest

    man thats pretty lame so for about 1100 us dollars it would still cost you about 1100 pounds?
  19. evanbro

    evanbro Guest


    personally, i like my abit mobo - the kx7-333.
  20. Hi,

    how about a P4 2.4 ghz @ £149 + vat
    Asus P4S533 @ £65.33 + vat

    I saw reconditioned monitors at the local computer fair for - check these prices out! - 21" £99!!!

    This fair was in croydon, a bit far from you, but maybe worth a look.

    The chip and mobo from

    Just so its not ALL amd!! (hehehe)

    Good luck with whatever you decide