Friday, 12 September 2008

Is there a new computer on the horizon?

I'll explain this very briefly to you. A guy in my DT class managed to make his dream computer for £300 and he enthusiastically railled that it was easy to get an amazing computer for that price. I have £500 floating in my bank account, unused through steady accumulation. Therefore I made the decision to run headlong into this as a new project. The following are the results of an internet hunt for components which all work together and hopefully don't cost too much as a new computer to put in my room. I haven't included a monitor because they cost loads and I'm over budget already. Here's what I found:

Graphics card: Sapphire Radeon HD 4870
Corsair Dominator DDR2 (4x1Gb)
Hard Drive: 
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11
Motherboard: ASUS P5Q3 Deluxe
Power Supply Unit: Antec EA 650
Keyboard: Razer Lycosa

Graphics card: £196.35
RAM: £50.95
ard Drive: £51.11
Motherboard: £153.93
Sound Card: £30
Speakers: £100
CPU: £57.25
Optical Drive: £84.54
Power Supply Unit: £70.11
Case: £121.83
Mouse Mat: £ 11.17
Keyboard: £44.70
Mouse: £33.52

Total: £1,005.46

[I really, really want to play Crysis or Half-Life: Lost Coast]
[Plus I want a soft plushy chair to watch Blu-Ray movies in]

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