Best gaming mobo/cpu/gfx setup for £400?

  Radico 17:15 19 Apr 08

My current PC is seriously outdated and I plan to build a new system soon. I'll reuse some parts to save on money so all I need to buy is motherboard, processor, RAM, graphics card and hard drive (had in mind a Western Digital 160GB 7200rpm 8MB Cache).

My budget for the above is £400 maximum, and I'd like to build the best gaming system I can. What should I go for?

Thanks very much.

  Fingees 18:53 19 Apr 08

You will probably need a larger power supply if you want to increase graphics.

click here

It may be worth looking here as to prices etc.

  Radico 18:57 19 Apr 08

Ah yes that's what I forgot - plan to get a silent PSU, but what wattage would be required?

  Radico 18:58 19 Apr 08

Have been looking at ebuyer mainly - wouldn't want to buy from novatech due to past troubles!

  Fingees 19:12 19 Apr 08

I've bought from Novatech for years, only had one problem.

That was sorted under warranty, and always received good help and advice from them.

  citadel 19:25 19 Apr 08

asus p5k ip35 can use ddr2 or ddr3 £74
2g corsair twinx ddr2 800 £38
core 2 duo e6550 £104
512 memory 8800gt £119 all at

  Radico 19:35 19 Apr 08

Cheers for that citadel - not too important, but can I run two graphics cards with that mobo?

  citadel 21:06 19 Apr 08

you would need a 750i for sli. about the same price.

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