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Help on building new tower

By terry5880
Dec 29, 2011
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  1. Hi all im looking at building a tower for general use and gaming as cheap as possible and best place to buy parts mainly what u reccomend i get please help
     
  2. terry5880

    terry5880 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 321

    hmmm anyone please
     
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    your question is too general. There are MANY magazine articles that appear monthly on what you want to do. If you're building it for general purpose use, you can build a simple tower for dirt cheap and under $500
     
  4. terry5880

    terry5880 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 321

    as above mate it says for gaming and general use just need to know what to go for thats good for top games but as cheap as possible
     
  5. Buckshot420

    Buckshot420 TS Enthusiast Posts: 301

    what is your $ range? I'd guess around $800 not icluding monitor, mouse, keyboard, speakers, etc.. Newegg and Amazon are a great place to find deals and price match (and comments).
     
  6. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +170

    "Cheap as possible" is a bit too general, some people consider £300 to be cheap, others may think £700. So you have to provide at least some sort of a price range, and if that price range includes peripherals/monitor.

    As you are in the UK some good places to start would be ebuyer, aria, overclockers.
     
  7. terry5880

    terry5880 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 321

    sorry yes i thought i put price range my apologies around £500 doesnt have to be all top of the range top specs but something good if that makes sense thanks all
     
  8. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +170

    Motherboard: £81
    CPU: £96
    CPU cooler: £16
    RAM: £38
    Graphics card: £138
    Case: £30
    PSU: £55

    By my calculations that comes to £454. Notice there isn't a hard drive included in that build, prices are still very high at the moment die to the Thailand floods so if you have an existing one you can re-use that. Also I've just picked the components from one website so you might be able to get better deals if you shop around.

    If your budget will stretch, you can get this 6950 graphics card for £199, it might even unlock to a 6970 and will run pretty much everything you throw at it.
     
  9. terry5880

    terry5880 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 321

    ok thank you for your help
     

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