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Processor
AMD Athlon™ 64
3000+ Processor

Operating System
Microsoft® Windows® XP
Home Edition

Memory
512MB DDR SDRAM
PC-3200 400MHz

Hard Drive
80GB Seagate
Serial ATA 8MB Cache

Graphics Card
ATI RADEON™
9600 XT 128MB DDR

Sound Card
Creative Sound Blaster®
Audigy 2 ZS

Price : £959 (inc. VAT exc.Del)

is it worth it? or do u think i should change the specs?
 

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I bout a machine recently and assembled it myself, for a friend of mine. It cost a little over GB£1.1k inc VAT and delivery
Athlon 64 3200+ (739-pin)/cheapy board (quite adequete tho, has 4 SATA ports and all the usial Firewire/USB stuff)
512MB 400MHz RAM (2 sticks of 256)
80Gb Maxtor IDE HDD
ATi Radeon x800 PRO
Onboard sound
17" DVI-TFT Monitor (1280x1024)

From that, the monitor was ~250 quid, and the x800 is about 200 quid more expensive than a 9600. You have an Audigy there, which is nice, but whether it's worth the extra cash is really a personal thing
 

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That's the UK for you. Our prices are extortionate.
Hell, my average quality 450W PSU costs as much as a top quality 550W one in hte states
 

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Kane said:
That's the UK for you. Our prices are extortionate.
Hell, my average quality 450W PSU costs as much as a top quality 550W one in hte states
Living in a 3rd world country is even worse in many cases. The prices here are really extorsive when it comes to computer parts.
Even with the high exchange rates, directly importing from the states is usually a cheaper option than buying on the local shops. But the downside of directly importing are the taxes on imports, which amount to 60% of the product's price. So the cheaper option is to import directly from the States and find a way too fool the Customs somehow (a.k.a. smuggling).
 

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Thats expensive even for the uk kane lol.

AMD Athlon 64 3000 Retail / DFI LanParty UT nF3 / 512MB Crucial Ballistix PC4000 - Bundle (BU-026-OK)
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AMD Athlon 64 3000 (Socket 754) - Retail (CP-070-AM)
DFI LanParty UT nF3 250Gb (Socket 754) Motherboard (MB-010-DF)
Crucial Ballistix PC-4000 BL6464Z505 512MB DDR (MY-016-CR)
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OcUK ATI Radeon 9700 Pro 128MB DDR TV-Out/DVI (AGP) - OEM (GX-010-AT)
Western Digital Caviar Special Edition 160GB 1600JD SATA 8MB Cache - OEM (HD-012-WD)
NEC ND3520 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) - OEM (CD-014-NE)
X-PRO 460W Silent Power Supply (CA-001-XP)
Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop Comfort ver3.0 - OEM (KB-036-MS)
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition - OEM (OS-001-MS)
OcUK Value 1715 17" LCD Monitor (MO-000-OK)

Coolermaster Centurion 5 - Black/Silver (No PSU) (CA-075-CM)

Subtotal £663.90
VAT £116.19
Total £780.09

That leave's you £160 for speakers and/or option sound card. Faster and more storage. That's from www.Overclockers.co.uk
 
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