Spec a Core 2 Duo

Many years ago I used to spend many an hour within this forum speccing up PC’s and know all there was to know about CPU’s, Motherboards etc. Now I have no idea what goes with what, who makes the best Ram for which motherboard.

A friends asked me to build him a PC, the build I have no problem with, Im an IT field engineer. The speccing up of the kit itself is a problem, so hopefully you guys could give me a few pointers.

Budget is ?320


Core 2 Duo CPU
2GB Ram
200GB or bigger HDD
then the usual ; Case, DVDRW, Graphics, Motherboard.

This unit will NOT be overclocked, needs to be 100% stable.

My effort:

Intel Core 2 Duo E2160 “LGA775 Conroe” 1.80GHz ?63.44
Intel DP965LT 965 ?70.50
Corsair 2GB DDR2 Value Select PC5300C5 ?51.69
Hitachi Deskstar T7K500 NCQ 250GB ?38.76
Graphics card PCIe ?40
Case ?45



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