Author Topic: Budget PC?  (Read 2169 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline BkS

  • BkS Media Founder
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1691
  • Karma: 49
  • Gender: Male
  • sudo service reality-check start
    • View Profile
    • BkS Media
    • Awards
Budget PC?
« on: July 13, 2011, 03:44:59 am »
Well I've not long just moved into my new house, and I miss having my PC since it broke back in 2010. I haven't bothered to fix it, I just took out the Graphics card, PSU, SATA cables, RAM stick and the HDD. I have a laptop atm, it's ideal if I'm on the move or whatever but when I'm at home I just wanna chill with a desktop inside of having to move with a laptop all the time. So I'll have a budget, not sure how much yet, probs about £150 something like that, but I'm wanting to build the best PC i can with it. I've got a couple of HDD's there atm, so I won't need a HDD, I'll probs install Natty on it, but it'll have to be fast as it possible can be. I'll be running Sony Vegas in a VM you see. So here's what I'll need from at least £150:

A Case
A Mobo (that accepts DDR3 RAM sticks if possible)
Lots of RAM
and perhaps a mobo that's compatible with a nVidia Ge-force 8500 Graphics card.
a new PSU.. I think i'll keep the other one as a back-up.

I've got the monitor, keyboard & mouse.


Cheers if any of you help out!
If you try to look through Windows, you can see what the person is doing.
If you try to look through a Penguin, it WILL bite you.

Offline Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 18231
  • Karma: 476
  • Gender: Male
  • "-rw-rw-rw-" .. The Number Of The Beast
    • View Profile
    • PCNetSpec
    • Awards
Re: Budget PC?
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2011, 03:50:09 am »
Is the Ge-Force 8500 PCI-E or AGP ?
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'
logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.
pcnetspec.co.uk

Offline BkS

  • BkS Media Founder
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1691
  • Karma: 49
  • Gender: Male
  • sudo service reality-check start
    • View Profile
    • BkS Media
    • Awards
Re: Budget PC?
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2011, 02:59:39 pm »
Sorry it's a nVidia GeForce 8400GS xD big typo, but it's PCI-E... (It has 16-pins with no spaces... and a small space at the far left of it.)
If you try to look through Windows, you can see what the person is doing.
If you try to look through a Penguin, it WILL bite you.

Offline Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 18231
  • Karma: 476
  • Gender: Male
  • "-rw-rw-rw-" .. The Number Of The Beast
    • View Profile
    • PCNetSpec
    • Awards
Re: Budget PC?
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2011, 04:18:36 pm »
How about something like this:
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/motherboardbundles/Novatech/MBB-8404G.html#sp2

AMD Quad Core Phenom II X4 840 (3.2ghz)
4GB 1333Mhz DDR3
nForce 630 Motherboard - Onboard Radeon 3000 Graphics

OK, onboard graphics kinda suck... but you have an nVidia card anyway and it has a 16X PCIe slot :)

Then save up a bit for a case ;)
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'
logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.
pcnetspec.co.uk

Offline BkS

  • BkS Media Founder
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1691
  • Karma: 49
  • Gender: Male
  • sudo service reality-check start
    • View Profile
    • BkS Media
    • Awards
Re: Budget PC?
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2011, 01:06:39 am »
Mark, I'm beginning to think you know me too well... You remembered I'm an AMD fan! :D I was going to buy a x4 Phenom II as well, but I guess I won't have to now. This is perfect! I don't mind the little stretch in the budget.
If you try to look through Windows, you can see what the person is doing.
If you try to look through a Penguin, it WILL bite you.

 


SimplePortal 2.3.3 © 2008-2010, SimplePortal