Mid-Budget PC Shopping List

We've decided to splash out a bit on a higher spec computer than usual, to replace our aging P3-500 laptop, 13.1" screen and all. The processor in particular is an AMD dual-core X2, and we're also going for RAID-1 (mirroring) using two SATA-II (3Gbps interface) drives. The monitor is a widescreen 20" TFT panel, and along with the graphics card (Nvidea 6600) will go in the lounge for our viewing pleasure.

The new PC is for office use, and should be good for many years to come - probably 5 years for the processor, and maybe a RAM upgrade after 3 years.

DescriptionTotal Price
2x Samsung 200GB S300 7200RPM 8MB £65.45 each£130.91
Gigabyte nForce4 Ultra S939 PCIE ATX DUAL DDR400X4 RAID LAN£66.09
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ S939 512KB£211.31
Gigabyte GeForce PCX6600 256MB PCI-E DVI-I VO£80.00
Kingston ValueRAM 512MB 184Pin DIMM PC2700 DDR RAM Non-Parity CL2.5£35.41
Corsair Memory TWINX1024 - 3200C2PT PC3200 2x512MB CL2 Silver£73.93
Philips DVD+-R/RW DL 16x IDE BEIGE OEM£26.07
Philips 20" Philips Widescreen Silver DVI LCD TFT.£351.32
2x DabsValue 350W PSU Silver Silent 12cm £12.99 each£25.99
total £1,001.03


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