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    Challenge: Build me the cheapest MB/CPU/Ram combo

    A relative wants me to build a pc for them. All they want to do is use email and surf the web, nothing else, so the most basic of pc's will suffice.

    I have a spare case (micro atx), with 250w power supply, 80GB HD, floppy drive, DVD drive, keyboard and mouse so all I really need is a motherboard, CPU(with HSF) and ram.

    So the challenge is to build a pc that will run win xp home for the lowest possible price (less than £100).

    Any suggestions?
    Last edited by Fresco; 15-04-2007 at 01:39 AM.
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    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=174815

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=401088

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=575252

    This is pretty cheap and Scan are good !! You'd have to add on delivery so i reckon under £90 all in and all new !!
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    GeIL 1GB (2x512MB) PC6400C5 800MHz Value DDR2 Dual Channel Kit (GX21GB6400DC) £44
    Asrock Conroe945G-DVI (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard £49
    Intel Celeron D 356 3.33GHz (LGA775) - Retail £39

    Total: £132

    They aren't all the lowest end parts, you could get lesser ram and a cpu, but you'll only save around £20, these parts are a good bit better. It'll also run Linux very well, so that saves on an XP license and administration for yourself to fix every virus and crud.
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