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    Core 2 duo PC for £100 ish??

    I am looking to see if it possible to build a core 2 duo pc for around £100 ish parts can be second hand. 2Gb RAM and a motherboard that can overclock (if possible). GFX unimportant as long as it is functional.

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    Re: Core 2 duo PC for £100 ish??

    do you need to get windows into the £100... or have an alternative?
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    Re: Core 2 duo PC for £100 ish??

    No need for windows will use windows 7 RC.

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    Re: Core 2 duo PC for £100 ish??

    Quote Originally Posted by rob4001 View Post
    No need for windows will use windows 7 RC.
    it could be do-able then, i'll have a scout around
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    it could be do-able then, i'll have a scout around
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    Re: Core 2 duo PC for £100 ish??

    This is what I would look for:
    1.)Intel E2160 processor ~ £20 to £30 with cooler from Ebay
    2.)2gb DDR2 ~ £10 to £15
    3.)Socket 775 motherboard ~ £20 to £25 from Ebay
    4.)80GB hard disk - £10 and under from Ebay
    5.)DVD drive ~ £5 from Ebay
    6.)Case with PSU ~ £20


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    Re: Core 2 duo PC for £100 ish??

    I'm not sure it can quite be done using retail parts, but you can make a nice box if you extend the budget to £140. I recommend you bear in mind that saving money on the psu is not always wise if it is inefficient as it costs more money in the long run!

    I might consider building a system based on the energy efficient AMD X2s instead using a 780G mobo (which can be had for £50). Might get you significantly more performance for your £.
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    Re: Core 2 duo PC for £100 ish??

    does it have to be core2?

    or can it be AM2?

    and what flexibility is there in the £100?
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    Re: Core 2 duo PC for £100 ish??

    I can suggest a Core-2 based (Celeron 1400, in fact) new build for < &#163;150 - that's about as cheap as I can get though and no promises on how well anything works!! Ebay is definitely your friend if you want cheaper than that: or keep an eye on the "for sale" forum here at Hexus!

    Or, if you are based anywhere near manchester, I have a couple of old cases with PSUs I need to get rid of, and I could probably throw in a CD-RW combi drive if you'll come and collect it! PM me if you're interested

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    Re: Core 2 duo PC for £100 ish??

    Thanks for suggestions it doesn't have to be core duo if their are cheaper AMD x2 around.

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