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Old 09-22-2005, 08:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey can anyone help me set up a build that is cheap and has a minimal power output. Stress on the minimal power output...

This computer wont have much of anything on it and it wont be used for multitasking or gaming really.

I can give ya a few things here...

-no fancy cases or lights
-256/512 MB RAM
-low temps plz
-no speakers/mouse/keyboard needed
-small monitor with low power output
-20GB HDD will due

TIA (Thanks in advance)
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how cheap do you need?

i would say socket A xp2800 512MB 20 dollar case. and some nice 350W power supply
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Old 09-22-2005, 08:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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mmmm prolly around 600-700? do-able?
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Easily

Just look around for a barebones system.

Tigerdirect or newegg..
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Old 09-22-2005, 09:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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600 dollars can do you well

MSI K8N NEO4-F - 80

eVGA 6600GT - 150

Corsair Valuselect 512MB - 50

80GB sata150 seagate barracuda hdd - 65 (do you need hdd)

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linkworld beige case - 20

EDIT: lol read your origian post again forgot about it

you can always change the grapihcs card to a 9600XT or something cheaper to save money
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Old 09-24-2005, 10:31 PM   #7 (permalink)
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www.dell.com

Whoa, I can't believe I just did that. But if it's not for gaming, then just get a cheap Dell.
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Old 09-25-2005, 08:11 PM   #8 (permalink)
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www.hp.com

Or one of HPs' $250 desktop computers.
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www.dell.com

Whoa, I can't believe I just did that. But if it's not for gaming, then just get a cheap Dell.
Neither can I...can we say "flaming metal deathtrap".

I agree that a cheap Socket A system would be good.
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Old 10-02-2005, 01:31 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Why not buy a used pc off of ebay? You can get one better than what you described for between $50.00-125.00
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