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    cheapo system build for business and home?

    My mum has asked me to get her a new pc for her home office, Going to be used for business and general internet, music.
    I might install a few older games on another profile like Counterstrike & what ever else I can run on it. lol

    I know how to use a pc without it getting virus infested, I’m worried about my mum having her files on there because I think my sister may use limewire and other such programs. (I think I should ban her using it!!)

    So really its going to be half business half family use... that’s what worries’s me! Any advice on how I should store her business files? I think I’m going to get vista 32 because it has better security

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    total £223.42

    does any one know of a decent lcd biggest i can get for like 100-135?
    Or shall i scrap this build and just get a dell lol there no point talking to my mum about this she doesnt have a clue so i turn to you lol

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    Re: cheapo system build for business and home?

    Thats pretty much what I would build but I would swap the case and psu for this
    Antec NSK 3480 Micro ATX Case - 380W Earth Watts PSU

    It's very well regarded by SPCR so it must be damn near silent and it looks nice too and comes with a decent enough PSU

    That said Dell will be a good way to go.
    The Dell Online Store: Build Your System

    comes to £363 delivered with a 19" monitor, 20 and 22" screen are £45 and £60 upgrades respectfully.

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    Compare All UK Dell Vostro Deals and E-Value Codes | dmXdimension

    Quad core and 20" screen comes to about £450

    For security get a copy of kaspersky internet protection.. does it all and its very light on resources.

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    Re: cheapo system build for business and home?

    thanks, didnt find that! Would Defiantly swap, the case!
    Quad core would be well over my mums needs lol
    Funny thing is this system is goning to be more powerfull than mine ( and i do a fair bit of 3d animation n lark)
    im going to build my own quad soon, but have put that off for a while to save for a Dell XPS laptop! Nice!

    i think im going to build it lol more fun that way.
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    Re: cheapo system build for business and home?

    Editted my orignal post adding dell stuff etc..

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    Re: cheapo system build for business and home?

    looking in to it i think that case is micro atx!

    should be Antec NSK4480

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    Re: cheapo system build for business and home?

    Yeah.. but the board is micro ATX lol

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    Re: cheapo system build for business and home?

    Quote Originally Posted by cigbunt View Post
    looking in to it i think that case is micro atx!

    should be Antec NSK4480
    Your Mobo is a uATX one so your waisting alot of space with your case, a cube case or good uATX case would look better and save space.

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    Re: cheapo system build for business and home?

    so is the motherboard you have chosen which is probably why staffsmike suggested it


    oops andy just beat me to it

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    Re: cheapo system build for business and home?

    sorry! lol so used to just having ATX i missed that out!

    i take it back with deep regret....

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    Re: cheapo system build for business and home?

    no worries.

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    Re: cheapo system build for business and home?

    right just spoke to a mate of mine and hes gonna give me a geforce 8600 for free so am going to get a ATX board...

    can any one give me some advice around 50-60 notes?

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    or pretty much the same thign with RAID and Firewire if thats useful
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    It's on scans today only more often than not for £60 or less.

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    Re: cheapo system build for business and home?

    sorry to fit a AM2 socket..

    getting a Athlon 64 X2 4800 for about £50.

    i dont think i can afford intel in this system

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    Computer hardware and software at amazing prices, available online from Scan Computers UK

    its a few quid cheap on today only.

    that will safely overclock to 3.0+ plus if you want to.

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