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# 78018 25-Feb-2011 23:01
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Hi all

it's been a while since i've put together a pc. last time it was with an athlon xp 2400+ and abit nf7 mobo, nearly 5 years ago probably. so i've 'lost touch' with it really

i would now like to build a pc and would like some recommendations on mobo, ram, vgu, cpu, hdd & case, and display. can look at onboard graphics if it is ok i.e can run some games decently

looking at a m-atx case or even a shuttle if it would last me a while. not playing games anymore but maybe occasionally an FPS or 2.

price range, about 700? or is that too low for a build?

any opions grateful...

thanks

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  # 443548 25-Feb-2011 23:11
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My standard build these days is based around the mini itx lian li q11 case its really small and fits on your desk nicely. It's also ultra quiet even with a stock Intel cooler.

Look at the following config:

- Intel DH57JG
- Intel quad core i5 processor
- 4GB DDR3 RAM
- Lian Li Q11
- Enermax Tomahawk 355w PSU
- 40GB Intel SSD HDD

That is a tiny computer yet you can still upgrade with a full graphics card later if you wish.




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  # 443550 25-Feb-2011 23:44
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thanks Zeon for this. am looking at reviews for the intel mobo and the other parts you've recommmended and checking price on pricespy

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