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Budget build

Postby MrPeg » Tue May 13, 2014 8:08 am

Well, my ageing rig died on Saturday, need to build a replacement. Drives seem alive so I'll want a case, mobo, gfx, ram psu and processor. My budget is around £350. Any suggestions? I've been out of the hardware market a while so have no idea what's current!
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Re: Budget build

Postby RB » Tue May 13, 2014 8:15 am

Just go here, I configured a nice machine without OS within your budget and it would have a guarantee.

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Re: Budget build

Postby Ekona » Tue May 13, 2014 1:40 pm

+1 for PCS, I get all mine from there now, work and home.
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Re: Budget build

Postby Tinlad » Tue May 13, 2014 4:23 pm

Wherever you get it from, make sure you get an SSD for your boot drive.

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Re: Budget build

Postby MrPeg » Tue May 13, 2014 5:18 pm

Couldn't get on PCS from work so went to dabs:
AMD R7 250X 2GB PCI-Express 3.0 HDMI
4GB (1 x 4GB) HyperX Blu DDR3 1600MHz DIMM 240-pin CL9 - (x2)
Carbide Series 200R Compact ATX Case
ZM450-GS 450W Ultra Quiet Power Supply
H81-P33 S1150 Intel H81 DDR3 mATXCore i3-4130 S1150 3.40GHz 3MB
Core i3-4130 S1150 3.40GHz 3MB

already have hdd's and ssd so :D

£356 total
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Re: Budget build

Postby Polito45 » Tue May 13, 2014 5:55 pm

Dabs are cool, I use them as a first call.
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Re: Budget build

Postby Ekona » Tue May 13, 2014 6:36 pm

Don't Dabs use ShittyLink? They used to, that's why I stopped using them.
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Re: Budget build

Postby RB » Tue May 13, 2014 7:11 pm

That's eBuyer. Both owned by the same bubble.
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Re: Budget build

Postby Dan » Tue May 13, 2014 7:28 pm

Tinlad wrote:Wherever you get it from, make sure you get an SSD for your boot drive.

So much this. By far and away the single best upgrade I've made to my computer in probably the last seven years (since going dual-core) in terms of immediate day-to-day difference.

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Re: Budget build

Postby Sam » Tue May 13, 2014 8:41 pm

my dabs came via Royal Mail
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Re: Budget build

Postby MrPeg » Mon May 19, 2014 9:24 pm

All built now :D silly me forgot a bootable OS disk though and I've lent out my ubuntu installer usb >.<
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Re: Budget build

Postby MrPeg » Thu Sep 11, 2014 5:13 pm

This week I recommended my parts list to a colleague who wanted a new pc.

He beefed up a couple of bits and I talked him through the build today by text. Some worrying parts where he wanted to plug the psu into random ports on the mobo, but we got past that. Then came the worry when it wouldn't boot, turns out due to his beefing he went over the 500w PSU's capacity.

Got it running on the onboard gfx card now to reduce power until he exchanges the PSU.
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Re: Budget build

Postby Polito45 » Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:41 pm

He must have put some serious kit in there if a 500w PSU wouldn't even start it up. :?
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Re: Budget build

Postby Ekona » Thu Sep 11, 2014 7:00 pm

Kinda what I was thinking. Or it's a really cheap PSU.
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Re: Budget build

Postby kingweed » Thu Sep 11, 2014 7:45 pm

Got to be a real cheap one as you wouldn't spend, what £1.5k+ on high end equipment that'll be >500w and buy a cheap PSU.


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