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Budget Desktop advice please..

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Hi there,

 

Im wanting a new desktop but i'd like to buy the parts and put it together myself. I've heard of "burning in" and stuff....do I need to do this, and if so, how?

 

Im currently thinking;

intel i5 2500

ripjaw 4gb 1333 ram (single4gb module)

arctic power 500w 2xsata power supply

Some cheap case with some fans for about £20

Asus P8H61/USB3 H61 Socket 1155 8 Channel HD Audio ATX Motherboard

 

And then I dunno about a graphics card?

This all comes in at about 300 before GPU. Any recommendations?

 

This needs to play no games at all, just internet and Photoshop/illustrator. However, I would like to be able to use the xp simulator thing in win7 as I have loads of stuff that only works in XP.

 

Any tips on this budget build would be much appreciated :)

 

cheers

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If you are not playing games, the Asus P8H61 board you have chosen has onboard graphics whioch should suffice...

 

and this chip and set up will run the 'Windows XP Mode' - but you will need Windows 7 64bit, and need to research it, you have to download the XP Mode installer, and Microsoft Virtual PC environment (all available from the MS website)

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cheers for the advice! Ill look into the xp mode thingy...

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maybe try and cut corners on a motherboard? if your not overclocking etc? bog standard should do the trick

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