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It was actually the Asus P5B I had pencilled in, I just wondered if there was anyting a little cheaper, but I'll stick with it now.

Looks like I can build this guy a decent PC, c/w XP OS, but no monitor, for just under £300. It'll play some games, but it's more fast processing for videos, and internet he'll be doing, so £300 is a pretty good rig and nice price for him.

Put the quickfind code into ebuyer.com if yu are interested to look further..

Casecom Black Mid Tower Case - Front Blue LED 120mm Fan - With Side Window

Manufacturer: Extra Value

QuickFind Code: 115479 | Mfr part #: LG7770BLK

(£18.88 inc VAT)

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition w/SP2b - Licence and media - 1 PC - OEM - CD - English

Manufacturer: Microsoft

QuickFind Code: 114048 | Mfr part #: N09-01991

Found in: System Builder Software (OEM) » Operating Systems

(£52.00 inc VAT)

Casecom Silver 500W ATX Power Supply - 20+4pin ATX12V 4x Molex

Manufacturer: Extra Value

QuickFind Code: 61308 | Mfr part #: 500WATXPSU

Found in: Power Supplies » Extra Value

(£12.99 inc VAT)

Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 2.66GHz 1333FSB Socket 775 4MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor

Manufacturer: Intel

QuickFind Code: 130484 | Mfr part #: BX80557E6750

Found in: Processors Intel » Core 2

(£114.90 inc VAT)

Seagate 80GB 2.5" Hard Drive IDE 5400RPM 8MB Cache - OEM

Manufacturer: Seagate

QuickFind Code: 108782 | Mfr part #: ST980815A

Found in: Hard Drives » 2.5" Laptop IDE Drives

(£34.83 inc VAT)

ASUS P5B Socket 775 Core 2 ready P965 chipset onboard audio ATX

Manufacturer: Asustek

QuickFind Code: 113965 | Mfr part #: 90-MBB4E5-G0EAYZ

Found in: Motherboards Intel » Socket LGA 775 Intel

(£55.59 inc VAT)

Kingston 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 Memory Non-ecc CL5 Unbuffered 1.8V

Manufacturer: Kingston Technology

QuickFind Code: 129954 | Mfr part #: KVR800D2N5K2/2G

Found in: Memory - Desktop » DDR2 6400 2GB

(£30.54 inc VAT)

Asus Nvidia 7300GS 256MB DVI VGA TV Out PCI-E Graphics Card

Manufacturer: Asustek

QuickFind Code: 111197 | Mfr part #: EN7300GS/HTD/256M

Found in: Graphics Cards Nvidia » nVIDIA GeForce 7 Series

(£30.23 inc VAT)

PSU is really cheap, but I figure it's worth a shot seeing as how this is a budget rig. And I need to check if that RAM is compat with the P5B.

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Oh and Rocky, why a 80gig 5400 rpm hdd??? for video editing I'd suggest 2x 500 gig in raid 0/1/1-stripe at least. 5400rpm will slow the whole rig down tremendously, and hdd's are cheap these days....

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Rocky, I had a friend who just put together a system with a Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L motherboard (about Cdn$100). The board has solid-state capacitors (so they won't burst and leak) and a great value. Apparently it's got a lot of great reviews at overclocker sites, and my friend was able to get his E8400 up to 4GHz

I actually just purchased the RAID version of that board for my new system (GA-P35-DS3R)

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Did you end up in your price range once it was all said and done?

I forgot to add VAT in my original pricing, so I had to drop the processor to a low end Dual Core, which brought the price bang in on target - £300.

I have a Q though which I will go post in a new thread - about usb connections.

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