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Old 05-01-2008, 08:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Since looking at components and deciding to build a computer for the first time, I've become very interested in putting together the specifications. I've decided to try and put together the cheapest decent desktop PC that I can. So please tell me what you think:

Barebones MSI Saturn 890 AM2 Mini Tower Barebone £59.99
Processor AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ 2GHz £27.91
Memory Extra Value 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 667MHz £21.43
Hard Drive Hitachi 160GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 8MB Cache £27.32
DVD Drive Pioneer DVR-215BK 20X SATA DVD±RW £17.99

That comes to £154.64
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Old 05-01-2008, 09:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What's your budget and what are you using it for?
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Old 05-01-2008, 09:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
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What's your budget and what are you using it for?
No budget. This is for fun; I'm not actually purchasing it. The topic for the computer I'm going to buy is a few places below this one.
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lol cool. :]

So you're designing cheap budgets for fun? =D
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Yep. I'm trying to see how cheaply you can put a decent PC together.
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I just looked at it again and thought, OH GOD. .........

You need a motherboard.
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Old 05-01-2008, 10:02 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I just looked at it again and thought, OH GOD. .........

You need a motherboard.
Unless I'm a complete idiot, that's included in the barebones system. :freak:
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Old 05-02-2008, 08:41 AM   #8 (permalink)
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This topic was originally just for fun, but it turns out I am actually going to be getting this system. Is it good?
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Old 05-02-2008, 08:44 PM   #9 (permalink)
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This computer will be for my Mum. She will be using it for web browsing, emailing, office work, playing music, etc.

Here is the latest specification:-

MSI Saturn 890 AM2 Mini Tower Barebone £59.99
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ Socket AM2 2.3GHz £40.95
Extra Value 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 667MHz £21.43
Hitachi 160GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 8MB Cache £27.32
Pioneer DVR-215BK 20X SATA DVD±RW £17.99
HANNS.G HW191D 19"TFT Monitor £102.35
Extra Value Black/Silver Wireless Multimedia Keyboard and Optical Mouse £6.98
Logitech Black S120 2.0 Speakers - 2.3W RMS £7.13

It comes to a total of £284.14
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Old 05-03-2008, 07:45 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Yeh should be fine as long as your not gaming
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