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Old 04-08-2005, 02:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default The cheapest build .... new.

What is the cheapest PC you can build, just suitable for Office and Internet use.......... nothing flash.......... but must be reliable.

Suggestions please. (And I can't believe no-one has posted this subjest before, but I can 't find any other posts about it.)


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Old 04-08-2005, 04:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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go ask in the general hardware area

i'm guessing something like xp2000+/abit mobo/512 ram/80 gig hard drive/9250/tt td-420


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Old 04-08-2005, 06:53 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Why? This is for PC building is it not????
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Old 04-08-2005, 09:59 AM   #4 (permalink)
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about the same as a 6600gt.

AMD Sempron 2400+ 1.67GHz (Socket A) CPU - Retail (CP-091-AM)
£38.95 £38.95
Asus A7S8X-MX Micro ATX (Socket A) Motherboard (MB-086-AS)
£25.95 £25.95
OcUK Value 256MB PC3200 184pin DDR Memory (MY-003-OK)
£13.95 £13.95
Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 Plus 40GB ATA-100 2MB Cache - OEM (HD-006-SE)
£27.95 £27.95
Samsung TS-H352AWBGH 16x48x DVD-ROM (Black) - OEM (CD-002-SA)
£12.70 £12.70
OcUK Value Rainbow Series Case Silver With 350W PSU (CA-000-RB)
£18.95 £18.95
Subtotal £138.45
VAT £24.23
Total £162.68

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Old 04-26-2005, 12:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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remember you get what you pay for so in my opinion i wouldnt go for the cheapest of everything
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Old 04-26-2005, 12:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yep, you do get what you pay for. An Althon XP will work.
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Old 04-26-2005, 07:15 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Old 04-26-2005, 10:46 PM   #8 (permalink)
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There is nothing wrong with going slow speed components if all you want is word processing and internet. I just wouldn't skimp on the brands if you want something reliable.

My suggestion is to look at quality parts, but ones now a year or two old. That will give you a reliable but affordable computer.


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