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    Cheapest dual core build

    Cheapest as possible please. User only uses pc to watch vids on youtube, general browsing, msn etc built in graphics card should be ok.

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    Re: Cheapest dual core build

    CPU: AM2 4200+ 2.2GHz Duel Core £31 http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=530763
    Motherboard: Gigabyte 740G £41 http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=792508
    Memory: 2GB Corsair DDR2-800 £29 http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=255300
    Hard Drive: 160GB Samsung £25 http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=172208
    DVD: Samsung £14 http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=862663
    Case & PSU: Antec NSK 4480B £51 http://www.ebuyer.com/product/130948

    Total cost £191 + OS if required

    Oh assumed you didn't need Monitor. keyboard and mouse if you do then easily achievable under £300.

    You could save a bit more on memory (~£8 going for basic sticks) and a smaller HDD but not much to be saved on that, motherboard may find one cheaper or maybe a 690G oh and you could watch today only I didn't bother looking
    Last edited by Webby; 22-09-2008 at 06:45 PM.

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    Re: Cheapest dual core build

    for something which is not for you and no specific demands you might as well get pre built.

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/149057 £180 from ebuyer

    or you could get this not dual core but eaily good enough for what you have stated.

    http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx...ationKey=11101

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    Re: Cheapest dual core build

    I would get pretty much what webby suggested but with a 690G and a NSK3480. It's a better case (airflow and noise) imo and there is no point in it being any bigger than a uATX tower.

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    Re: Cheapest dual core build

    Yeah i agree on the case but it was £2 more I only picked the 740G as the were no cheaper 690Gs in stock on Scan.. Ooo on Ebuyer you can get a 780G for £41 slightly strange layout mind http://www.ebuyer.com/product/147302

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    Re: Cheapest dual core build

    Powercolor eh.. motherboards.. Hmmm

    I only said 690G so as not to raise the price 740G is nice, 780G is great.

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