Good afternoon all, hope you’re feeling up to a bit of a challenge
In the same vein as our recent topic on building your own PC for under €1,200, we asked Ryan to build us as nice a PC as possible for under the €500 mark… then we rushed him a bit, so there’d be space for improvement
The way the competition works is that you guys can go and take a look at the build that Ryan managed to put together over at our blog:
Then you guys can see if you can do something more impressive using parts from our site for under the €500 mark. It’s not too mad a proposition, and I’ll be sitting down with Shelton and Ryan to judge the winner, who hopefully will have put together something really impressive on so tight a budget
I’ll add some rules to the end of this post just so we can be all above-board and legal, but for the most part all you need to know is that you can hit up our site, build a shopping list out of parts totalling less than €500.
The prize, for those of you who are ambitious enough to already be wringing your hands in super villain-style glee, is a Gainward GeForce 9600GT Green Edition, which would be a solid compliment to any budget machine, if you’re considering building one. That and, there’s no such thing as having too many graphics cards lying around… not really.
Anyway, good luck all, we’re hoping to see some interesting builds, I’ve attached some very quick rules as bullet points to the end of this post, just so we can get everything sorted from the beginning
1. Builds must be under €500
2. Builds include everything in the box, but no peripherals (keyboard, mouse, display, etc.) are required unless you'd like to make a point of it
3. Must be a functional machine, all parts should actually match (socket types, RAM, etc.)
4. The competition will be judged by the Komplett.ie RMA staff; judges’ decisions are final and can’t be appealed except for fun
5. Points will be awarded for the most impressive machine built under budget and likely for any really audacious builds, because we’re only human
6. All of the parts in your build have to be from the Komplett.ie page, as much for organisational reasons as anything else
7. All entrants must be from inside the Republic of Ireland