I have been doing a lot of research over the past couple of days, and I have some of the final specifications for my new computer all sorted out!
Processor: AMD 64 X2 3800+ – About Â£40
Motherboard: MSI K9N SLI-2F – Â£44.25
Its a motherboard using the NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI chipset
Memory: Corsair 2GB PC2-6400 XMS2 (2x1GB) – Â£49.99
Its just 2GB of memory!
Graphics card: ATi Radeon X1950 PRO 256MB PCI-Express – Â£69.95
I know it’s not top of the line, but it is going to be way more powerful than what I have at the moment, and what I will b using it for!
The price doesn’t include a Hard drive, PSU, CPU cooler, case, or an optical drive (DVD/CD drive), but it is the base system, and gives me an idea of how much it will all come to!
I am stuck on what case to get, I could do with one that puts the motherboard on the opposite side of the, which would mean the motherboard is upside-down!
This is because the computer will be sitting on my right, and the left side (looking at the computer) will be up against the side of the desk
At the very least I don’t want any vents or cooling fans on the left side!
The missing components for my computer will be:
- A 200GB SATA hard drive – About Â£30
- A 450W – 500W PSU – About Â£50
- A combo DVDRW and CD-RW SATA drive – About Â£20
- CPU Cooler – About Â£20
- Case – About Â£50
VAT @ 17.5%: Â£65.48
Nearly Â£450 for a computer, some of the figures are estimates, but post and packaging hasn’t been added to the total, so it could be more!
I don’t think the specifications for the computer are that bad, it will mainly only be used for web browsing, and general home use, I wont be playing games on it!
One thing that is on my wish list that I haven’t added is a TV card, but I’ll add that at a later date!
I will create a separate post when I get more details on pricing for the other components
The prices for the above were taken from the Aria website