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Anyone buy CustomPC?

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Kraven, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. Kraven

    Kraven Kilobyte Poster

    Hey guys just woundered if anyone buys CustomPC. Theres an article called "Build your perfect PC for £446" in the latest issue. Just woundered if any of you guys had this and would be able to tell me what the components were.

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  2. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

    I do have a subscription but I end up binning copies as by the time I get round to reading any they are 3 months out of date :D
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  3. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

    thats crazy talk! dont bin them. i find these magz useful (when i did read them), especially, when you have a certain problem, and the solution / tip is in there somewhere... plus its always good for some light refreshing reading aswell.

    Kraven, the beauty of custom pc's is that you spend how much you want to spend, and you put in (components) what you want to put in. my pc was built in 2003, and the only thing i have upgraded is the harddrive and i spent £600 on that then... if i were to do an upgrade now, it would only be RAM, im not much of a gaming.
    Intel P3 - 2.8ghz
    512 RAM
    2x 120gb hdd
    geforce 6200
    dell 17" tft
    hp 15" tft
    lite on cdr/w
    asus dvd-rom
    pioneer dvd r/w

    of course you can go to Dell or other vendors and customise your pc, and get them to built or just build it yourself. but before doing so, make sure you have the right tools for the job and the components are compatiable with each other
  4. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

    I bin them because I don't have the luxury of space.
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  5. Kraven

    Kraven Kilobyte Poster

    Dude ive been building computers for nearly 5 years now, along with overclocking them for gaming purposes. I think I have the right tools and to make sure the parts are compatiable.

    I wanted to know the parts to get some ideas for my next build.

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  6. twizzle

    twizzle Gigabyte Poster

    hmmmm lets see ,

    for myself i built :-

    amd 4200 x2 cpu
    asus a8n-sli premium mobo
    2gb dual channel geil memory,
    7900gs 512mb gainward graphics card
    160mb hdd (still ide tho not sata)
    580w hiper type r psu
    zalman cooler fer cpu
    2 x 120mm case fans
    1 x 80 mm case fan
    saitek eclipse keyboard
    nec lightscribe dual alyer dvd writer
    viewsonic vx922 19" lcd

    But i don't know the total cost for that

    For my son i bought :-

    Asus an8-sli deluxe mobo
    AMD 3700 x2 cpu
    120gb hdd
    1gb ram
    asus slient 7600 256mb graphics
    saitek eclipse keyboard
    asus dual layer dvd drive
    ms intelli mouse
    19" crt
    2x 120mm case fan
    580w hiper type r psu
    midi tower case (but very modded!)
    Most of this is 2nd hand so way under 400 squid

    And for work i recntly built a :-
    e6600 (?) intel dual core cpu
    7300 nvidia 256mb graphics card
    Gigabyte mobo (can't remeber model)
    1gb ram (kingston value)
    16x dual layer dvd rewriter
    Antec sonata case
    180gb sata drive
    80gb sata drive
    cherry keyboard
    ms mouse
    no monitor

    and that was suposedly around the 400 - 500 mark.

    And all of them run ok for thier intended purposes.
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