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I have £200/US$398 i want to spend it on parts to build a mac

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OK, here's a first pass:


E2180 2GHz Dual Core Processor (technically a Core 2 Duo) £48


Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3 Motherboard £63


OCZ 2GB DDR2 800MHz kit £33


Asus 7300GT Graphics Card £33




Coolermaster Elite 330 case with eXtreme 460W PSU £42


Total = £249


My first reaction was to laugh as you only want to spend £200 but also want it to be "powerful". :thumbsup_anim: I'm pleasantly surprised though by what you could get.


As you can see, this didn't quite come in at under £200 but it is pretty close. You could shave some of the costs off by going for a cheaper case. Some of the parts here I've chosen because I have personal experience of them and know them to be OSX86-friendly.


There are definitely cheaper mobos but with this one and the E2180 you can definitely squeeze some more value out of it through overclocking.


I just realised I missed off the optical drive. Depending on what you want, this will set you back another £15 or so. Go crazy.

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