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Spec me a cheap pc

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Pos1tron, 21 Jul 2008.

  1. Pos1tron

    Pos1tron Hello Mobo

    13 Jul 2008
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    I'm looking to make a very cheap computer, to play DVDs (not HD), and browse the net. All I've got right now for it is an old DVD Drive and a TV Tuner. My preferred budget is £220, though that's probably far too optimistic.

    Any suggestions for the spec? Thanks in advance
    Last edited: 21 Jul 2008
  2. IanJackson

    IanJackson Photographer & Modder

    22 Mar 2007
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    Hey! Heres a start to wat u are looking for! I got it all off of newegg.com and i am from the U.S. so you'll have to find the parts from another website but this computer has everything but a monitor and keyboard and mouse. Without rebates its $465.41 USD and with the rebates it comes out too
    $359.41 USD. here are the parts:

    SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model SH-S203N ~ $26.99

    RAIDMAX Elite ATX-208B Black 0.7mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    -$4.00 Instant
    $6.00 Mail-in Rebate

    EXCELSTOR Jupiter Series ESJ9250S 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive ~ $48.99

    DIAMOND Viper 3850PE3512O Radeon HD 3850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card
    $20.00 Mail-in Rebate

    OCZ GameXStream OCZ600GXSSLI 600W ATX12V Power Supply
    -$40.00 Instant
    $30.00 Mail-in Rebate

    OCZ Platinum Revision 2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2P800R22GK
    $30.00 Mail-in Rebate

    ZOTAC N73PV-Supreme LGA 775 NVIDIA GeForce 7100 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
    $10.00 Mail-in Rebate

    Intel Celeron E1200 1.6GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80557E1200


    XIGMATEK HDT-S963 92mm Rifle CPU Cooler
    $10.00 Mail-in Rebate

    Subtotal: $465.41

    After rebates $359.41

    I hope this helps your search for a computer!!:thumb::thumb::thumb:

    GOOD LUCK!!!!!
  3. Tsen

    Tsen Steeped In Romance

    29 Apr 2006
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    If you're just browsing the web, you can get a cheaper graphics card and you won't need an aftermarket cooler, since you won't be OC'ing. A 600w PSU is overkill, too, just get a case with an included power supply. Also, he mentioned he had a DVD drive, so that's not an issue. I'd go with something like this instead of your case + gfx.

    Asus Mini Tower w/300W PSU 31 pounds
    8400 GS PCI-e 30 pounds

    Other than that, whatever RAM you want (2 GB of it) and a cheap motherboard that supports whatever processor you find cheapest (AMD's are cheaper, but Intel's tend to do more with each clock cycle, so don't directly compare them clock-for-clock). Make sure it has PATA or SATA support depending on what kind of DVD drive you have. I'm too lazy to do all of your shopping for you.
  4. cosmic

    cosmic What's a Dremel?

    6 Jul 2007
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    If you find your really pushed on that budget, you might also consider a motherboard with on board graphics, will be adequate for playing DVD and surfing. You can always add a graphics card later if you find you need one.
  5. tonpal

    tonpal What's a Dremel?

    27 Jul 2008
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