Best Rig for £1000 ($1425.00)?

By hdmk
Mar 30, 2002
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  1. What's the best rig for under £1000 ($1425)?

    I'm thinking self-built..obviously, but a good already built rig would be good too - I'm lazy.

    On the other hand, the cases at look pretty good, but what should I fill them with?

    I want a rig for gaming mostly, with good performance elsewhere .

    No more than a 17" monitor, and don't include a modem.

    Please include all details - power supply, monitor etc.

    Thanks :grinthumb
  2. erwin1978

    erwin1978 TS Maniac Posts: 290

    You are lazy.
  3. uncleel

    uncleel TS Rookie Posts: 980

  4. svtcobra

    svtcobra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 761

    go to and check out some prices..Here is what you need to get a price on:

    Video Card
    Sound Card

    Well, I hope Im not telling you something you already know but from the content of your post, any help is good help.
  5. Cucumber

    Cucumber TS Rookie Posts: 154

    Right so your British:D am i!
    Go to (this took me a long time):

    Mobo: Abit KR7A - £108
    CPU: AMD XP+ 1800 - £125
    Graphics: Abit GeForce3 Ti.200 - £150
    Memory: 256DDR - £82
    Case: Whatever you want (etliest 300w PSU)
    Hard Disk: 40gb - £65
    Monitor: Philips 17" - £116
    Sound Card: Creative Live!5.1 - £50
    DVD ROM: £50
    Keyboard: Microsoft Internet - £30
    Mouse: Microsoft Optical - £22
    Speakers: Anything with a subwoofer - £35
    Floppy Drive: about £15

    All together : £840 + your case

    Phew........that took a long time:blackeye:
  6. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer TS Rookie Posts: 1,006

    And for what Cuc is quoting, you can add a fine 19" monitor. Look at other's system specs too. Do your homework and get what you want, not what we want.
  7. uncleel

    uncleel TS Rookie Posts: 980

  8. hdmk

    hdmk TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 104

    Thanks for the help guys..


    I am lazy.. but I don't really know what the best parts are, let alone what their prices are..

    Anyway, thankyou..:D :grinthumb
  9. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,521   +223
    Mobo: Abit KR7A - £106.92
    CPU: AMD XP+ 1800 - £117.71
    Graphics: Abit GeForce3 Ti.200 - £128.08
    Memory: 256DDR - ~£50

    Also they do which has daily special offers. Sometimes they have barebone systems advertised that are at good prices....
  10. MYOB

    MYOB TS Rookie Posts: 492

  11. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 993

    Don't be lazy. Doing extra "homework' won't hurt you.

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