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Parts for building a PC

I'm in the UK (hence prices in pounds sterling) and have just totted up this little set up of components.

I'm not a big gamer, but want it to run at a decent speed for internet, music, word etc. and DVDs.

Does it look all right?
(missing PSU)


AMD (Newcastle) Athlon 64bit 3400+ 754pin 512kb L2cache Retail Boxed Processor with 3 Year Warranty and Fan Included 058432 157

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Just a comment/personal opinion

You're building this for yourself and not for someone else so this is not always simple. I see no major problems. I do think the HD is a bit small. It will certainly accommodate an OS and plenty of applications but not much storage. You might do well to consider a second drive. Depending on what kind of music and how critical you are about sound quality, you might consider adding a sound card as the on board devices tend to be fairly basic. I am in the "colonies" so cannot offer a modem outlet but I would suggest an external over an internal. If you get an internal, I'd avoid the "winmodem" (software modem) types. These are resource hogs and often problematic. Just my own thoughts.

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Hmmm.

Good idea about the sound card, Steven.

Also I wouldn't dare consider a software replacement for the modem.
Happy

I doubt I'd have much use for more than 80GB HD, but I guess it's worth having for not much more money.

Thanks.

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Ha ha. Error.

Replace the mobo with this one:

Asus K8V-SE Deluxe S754 VIA k8t800 ATX Sound Gig lAN Firewire USB 2.0 FSB 800 Retail Box 059993 131

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2 things....

1) I would get bigger harddrive
2) go for a skt.939 processor if u have the money

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