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Old 02-16-2009, 09:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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does anyone know if i can get one for under 150?

i need about a 3GHz cpu duo if possible
about 4 GB ram
512mb graphics card
and the other stuff you need

do you think you can make a computer up for me? if so post the links please :] would appreate it alot
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i HIGHLY doubt you'd be able to get a computer for that budget. Especially if you need case and any peripherals such as mouse/keyboard...oh yea, and the OS.
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i HIGHLY doubt you'd be able to get a computer for that budget. Especially if you need case and any peripherals such as mouse/keyboard...oh yea, and the OS.
what could you build with 150? without the OS
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Not possible but here you go this is what you should aim for
Intel Pentium Dual Core E5200 2.5GHz Socket 775 800FSB 2MB Cache OEM Processor - Ebuyer
Gigabyte GA-EP43-S3L iP43 Socket 775 8 channel audio ATX Motherboard - Ebuyer
OCZ 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC6400 Titanium Memory CL4(4-4-4-15) - Ebuyer
PowerColor HD 4830 512MB GDDR3 DVI VGA HDMI PCI-E Graphics Card - Ebuyer

So really it depends whether you current pc that you just bought with the 7900 has the agp or pci-ex16 socket then it may be a workable budget.
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Not possible but here you go this is what you should aim for
Intel Pentium Dual Core E5200 2.5GHz Socket 775 800FSB 2MB Cache OEM Processor - Ebuyer
Gigabyte GA-EP43-S3L iP43 Socket 775 8 channel audio ATX Motherboard - Ebuyer
OCZ 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC6400 Titanium Memory CL4(4-4-4-15) - Ebuyer
PowerColor HD 4830 512MB GDDR3 DVI VGA HDMI PCI-E Graphics Card - Ebuyer

So really it depends whether you current pc that you just bought with the 7900 has the agp or pci-ex16 socket then it may be a workable budget.
has a AGP socket

just had a look on a site and this is what i come up with would cost 390.60

is this any good?

2GB Infinion DDR2, PC2-6400 (800MHz), 240 Pins, Non-ECC, Unbuffered, CAS 6 Retail - Scan.co.uk
TLF-S12-EG - 120mm Coolermaster SilentInternal Case Fan with Green LED Quiet 22db - Scan.co.uk
Aspire X-Discovery Silver Midi Tower with Window w/o PSU - Scan.co.uk
BX80557E2220 - Intel Pentium Dual-Core, E2220, Socket 775, Allendale Core, 2x2.4 GHz, 1MB Cache, Retail - Scan.co.uk
512MB Palit 9800 GT, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), 1800MHz GDDR3, GPU 600MHz, 112 Cores, DL DVI-I/ D-Sub/ HDMI - Scan.co.uk
GH22NS30 AUAA50B - LG GH22NS40 22x DVDR, 16xDVDDL, DVD+RW x8/-RWx6 ,12xRAM SATA, Black, OEM - Scan.co.uk
0A38114 - 640Gb Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B, 3.5", SATA 3Gb/s, 7200 rpm, 16MB Cache, HDD - Scan.co.uk

tell me if i missed anything out(sorry for the doublepost)
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just had a look on a site and this is what i come up with would cost 390.60

is this any good?

2GB Infinion DDR2, PC2-6400 (800MHz), 240 Pins, Non-ECC, Unbuffered, CAS 6 Retail - Scan.co.uk
TLF-S12-EG - 120mm Coolermaster SilentInternal Case Fan with Green LED Quiet 22db - Scan.co.uk
Aspire X-Discovery Silver Midi Tower with Window w/o PSU - Scan.co.uk
BX80557E2220 - Intel Pentium Dual-Core, E2220, Socket 775, Allendale Core, 2x2.4 GHz, 1MB Cache, Retail - Scan.co.uk
512MB Palit 9800 GT, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), 1800MHz GDDR3, GPU 600MHz, 112 Cores, DL DVI-I/ D-Sub/ HDMI - Scan.co.uk
GH22NS30 AUAA50B - LG GH22NS40 22x DVDR, 16xDVDDL, DVD+RW x8/-RWx6 ,12xRAM SATA, Black, OEM - Scan.co.uk
0A38114 - 640Gb Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B, 3.5", SATA 3Gb/s, 7200 rpm, 16MB Cache, HDD - Scan.co.uk

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You'll still need a power supply. You wouldn't actually need the cooler, unless you plan on overclocking. The stock fan should suffice if you do not plan to overclock. Do you plan on upgrading your current, or building a new computer? You would need the motherboard if you aren't planning on just upgrading.

BX80571E5200 - Intel Pentium Dual-Core, E5200, Socket 775, Wolfdale Core, 2x2.5 GHz, 2MB Cache, Retail - Scan.co.uk This CPU is better for not too much more.
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Biostar G31-M7-TE, Intel G31, Sok 775, PCI-E (x16), DDR2 533/667/800, SATA 3Gb/s, Micro ATX, VGA - Scan.co.uk
500W Silverstone ST50F Silent PSU 120mm Fan Dual +12V - Scan.co.uk


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and yes im wanting to build a custom built computer once i have the money
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As mentioned there is no point getting the e2200 since the e5200 is about 1 more.
400W is enough. The CX 400 is 43 and the ST-40F is 34
That case is 60 and it is on pre-order. Get the CM elite 330, it's not bad and it's only about 27.
The RAM you have selected is one 2GB DIMM so you will not get dual channel.
I find samsung DVD RW are better for about the same money.
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does anyone know if i can get one for under 150?

i need about a 3GHz cpu duo if possible
about 4 GB ram
512mb graphics card
and the other stuff you need

do you think you can make a computer up for me? if so post the links please :] would appreate it alot
Not possible pal, even if you really look around you can't build a system for under 160 not including the OS you would be better off saving up money atleast 300 for a semi decent system.
**** the other day i decided to go out an see what was the cheepest system I could even blogged about it.
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Today I will take a slight deviation into the world of computer hardware, I set myself a challenge an I must say I am rather happy with the results. My challenge was to design an build a workstation that I would be happy using without breaking the 200 mark leaving myself room to spare for a beer during the build and a Pizza during the OS confinguation. The trick in my mind is realising that although you might like the best hardware although you might like a quad core system with 8gb of ram as your workstation you dont need that much if all you are doing is Email, Word processing, web browsing and slight coding like PHP or any of the other scripting languages. The other trick is to source the parts from a supplier who has good customer service and best of all cheep hardware, my choice of provider was Aria.co.uk.
The hardware I chose:
  1. Arianet 8027 Black / Silver Midi Tower Case 350W, Quickcode: #33603, 19.87 inc. VAT
  2. Gigabyte GA-G31M-S2L iG31, Quickcode: #33611, 40.04 inc. VAT
  3. Intel Celeron Dual Core E1200 1.6GHz, Quickcode: #30241, 39.04 inc. VAT
  4. Arianet 1GB PC2-6400 DDR2, Quickcode: #26111, 8.61 inc. VAT (I will be ordering two)
  5. Alps Black 1.44MB 3.5 Floppy Drive, Quickcode: #2436, 6.84 inc. VAT
  6. 160GB Samsung Spinpoint SATA2 8MB, Quickcode: #27006, 29.84 inc. VAT
  7. Samsung 22x SH-S223F DVDRW, Quickcode: #31918, 14.89 inc. VAT
The total minus shipping is 168.83, this is far cheaper than any other workstation I have ever built, now I could go even cheaper buy skimping out an buying a DVD rom drive only or by dropping the floppy drive all together. I have left in a floppy drive when most people are forgetting them as to be quite honest I still use floppies a fair bit and some times its better to use a floppy to back up that txt file or flash a older BIOS.
Now if you notice I have left the OS out of the pricing as to keep the price down you will either recycle your XP key from the side of your existing computer (not officially condoned by myself or Microsoft) or like I will be doing in this case using Linux! Yes I know its not every ones cup of tea but its more than capable I am a recent Linux to Windows convert as some of you may have read and after using a ungodly mix of distributions for the last 9 years I can live in any Linux distribution, but for newbies I will say use Ubuntu and if you where building this computer from scratch with no current computer that works you can order a disk to be delivered to your door from canonical for free.
I will point out that this system stands no real chance at running Vista (unless you count home basic) it is more suted to a XP enviroment but if you swapped out the processor with a slightly faster one you would be more than happy with this running Vista home or Vista business.
This would be a ideal system for a quick an dirty replacement for your main workstation or for a computer for the older or younger members of your family, or for a cheep second third or even fourth rig in your house.
Source.

You can take that an tweak it a little and get close to what you want but it wont be very upgradeable.
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Not possible pal, even if you really look around you can't build a system for under 160 not including the OS you would be better off saving up money atleast 300 for a semi decent system.
**** the other day i decided to go out an see what was the cheepest system I could even blogged about it.

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You can take that an tweak it a little and get close to what you want but it wont be very upgradeable.
na @ 1.6GHz thats going to be abit to slow

do you guys know this is in uk money? so 150 is around about $200 i thinks

so i would need about 300 to get a decent computer crud
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