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

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

    bluekelt Guest

    Hi all,

    $1093.75

    Just checked latest exchange rate.

    Catch you all later,
    Blue
     
  4. Cosmin

    Cosmin Graphic Designer

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    * 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

    mobo

    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 ebuyer.com

    Just so its not ALL amd!! (hehehe)

    Good luck with whatever you decide
    :cool: