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    Need a build for Kids ie cheap one

    As per title,I need a base unit for the kids.I have the keyboard/mouse/speakers/HDD/OS already so all I need is the base unit.The kids will use it to surf the web and watch cartoons in 720p only.Also I want if possible to run windows 7 32 bit on it but its no biggie if I cant ,I have WinXP.Thanks in advance for helping.

    PS the kids dont play games so dont need graphics card.

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    Re: Need a build for Kids ie cheap one

    How big is the budget??

    Does the PC need to be small??


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    Re: Need a build for Kids ie cheap one

    An Acer Revo from Ebuyer for £130?

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    Re: Need a build for Kids ie cheap one

    sorry budget is between 200 to 300 and I want a desktop,thanks.

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    Re: Need a build for Kids ie cheap one

    Is power consumption important when compared to CPU performance for you??


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    Re: Need a build for Kids ie cheap one

    power consumption is not an issue,thanks.

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    Re: Need a build for Kids ie cheap one

    Copy paste from another thread:

    Quote Originally Posted by TAKTAK View Post
    Mobo (there will be very mixed opinions on my suggestions i think...):

    DFI JR 790GX-M2RS - http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/DFI-J...A-II-Micro-ATX - £60

    OR

    Sapphire 52023-00-40R - http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Sapph...-RAID-uATX-VGA - £50

    ---------------------------------------------

    Proccy:

    Athlon 240 - http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/AMD-A...che-65W-Retail - £45

    OR

    Athlon 250 - http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/AMD-A...MHz-65W-Retail - £50

    ---------------------------------------------

    PSU:

    Corsair CX400 - http://www.scan.co.uk/product.aspx?ProductId=26958 - £40

    ---------------------------------------------

    HDD (i'm a sucker for WD):

    WD 320AAJs - http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/320-G...8MB-Cache-9-ms - £33

    OR

    Samsung F1 320GB - http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/320-G...MB-Cache-89-ms - £33

    ---------------------------------------------

    RAM:

    2GB Corsair 800MHz - http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/2GB-%...d-CAS-4-4-4-12 - £45

    ---------------------------------------------

    ODD:

    Samsung SH-S223C - http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Samsu...SATA-Black-OEM - £16

    ---------------------------------------------

    Case:

    RC-360 - http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Coole...r-Case-w-o-PSU - £27

    OR

    RC-330 - http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Coole...Scan-Exclusive - £26

    OR

    Akasa Midas - http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Akasa...io-eSata-Ports - £28

    OR

    RC-331 - http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Coole...r-Case-w-o-PSU - £30

    OR

    RC-335 - http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Coole...r-Case-w-o-PSU - £30

    OR

    Xiggy Asgard - http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Xigma...0mm-Fan-No-PSU - £30


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    If you pick all of the cheapest then it comes to £251 (without taking today only into account )

    If you pick all of the dearer ones then it comes to £276 (again not taking TO into account)
    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    I would also consider the following motherboard too:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ASRoc...SATA-RAID-mATX

    It has 128MB of dedicated RAM for the IGP.

    The Asus M3A78-T was available for just under £50 last weekend on Today Only too:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Asus-...A-RAID-ATX-VGA

    I would also consider the X2 425 too:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/AMD-A...MHz-95W-Retail

    I would also look at the Samsung F3 500GB:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/500Gb...-Cache-8ms-OEM

    Anyway TBH, any of the bits that the me or TakTak have suggested would do the job well.
    Obv ditch the HDD if you don't need it

    Gives a base line
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    Re: Need a build for Kids ie cheap one

    thanks for the suggestions,will look into it now,

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    Re: Need a build for Kids ie cheap one

    Quote Originally Posted by TAKTAK View Post
    Copy paste from another thread:





    Obv ditch the HDD if you don't need it

    Gives a base line
    Darn!! The Moose has been tackled by a sneaky side attack from a Pandi!!

    Any of the parts mentioned would do the job. The motherboards listed are all DDR2 ones though.

    I would also check the Scan Today Only webpage and Shop Offers webpage for offers:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/TodayOnly/Index.aspx

    http://www.scan.co.uk/ShopOffers/Index.aspx

    I would also make sure that the OP uses their free Scan postage too:

    http://forums.hexus.net/scan-care-he...-delivery.html


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    Re: Need a build for Kids ie cheap one

    For what you want the Acer Revo as suggested by Rob B would be more than sufficient. The cheapest version is £130 for a single core Atom, 1GB RAM, 160GB HDD and Linux (if you have OS already then it might be worth the savings to go for that one), but if I was you I'd strongly consider the £230 version with dual core Atom, 2GB RAM, 250GB HDD and Windows 7 which will do absolutely everything you need of it.

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    Re: Need a build for Kids ie cheap one

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Darn!! The Moose has been tackled by a sneaky side attack from a Pandi!!
    Must be to do with being an infinitely superior race to Moose's , You know Pandi's are better than Moose's, yours sounds like a religious character [if you pronounce it weirdly :/]

    (WTF is the plural of Moose? :/ [CBA to google])

    Any of the parts mentioned would do the job. The motherboards listed are all DDR2 ones though.

    I would also check the Scan Today Only webpage and Shop Offers webpage for offers:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/TodayOnly/Index.aspx

    http://www.scan.co.uk/ShopOffers/Index.aspx

    I would also make sure that the OP uses their free Scan postage too:

    http://forums.hexus.net/scan-care-he...-delivery.html
    Points well made, always check Today only before you order anything as there may be alternatives crop up cheaper, 'tis always best to check first rather than check just after you've ordered (i always do , and then send a grovelling email to get prices reduced )

    And obviously free shipping, any money saved is money that can be spent elsewhere
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    Re: Need a build for Kids ie cheap one

    I agree with the revo and go for the dual core one
    Another alternative is Foxconn NetBox-nT330i base unit http://www.eclipsecomputers.com/prod...ode=PCF-NT330I you need a laptop sized (2.5") sata hard drive and a single stick of ddr2 SO-DIMM to go in it.

    The only real issues with these options is lack of dvd/cd drive.

    If you wan a dvd than look at the ASRock Ion330Pro
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ASRoc...AID-No-HDD-RAM = barebones, so add normal ddr2 and laptop sata hard drive
    or http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ASRoc...Gb-s-SATA-RAID fully equiped but currently out of stock.
    The only down side here is it's a bit more money

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    Re: Need a build for Kids ie cheap one

    Quote Originally Posted by TAKTAK View Post
    Must be to do with being an infinitely superior race to Moose's , You know Pandi's are better than Moose's, yours sounds like a religious character [if you pronounce it weirdly :/]

    (WTF is the plural of Moose? :/ [CBA to google])
    Pandis better than Moose?? Never!! Moose know how to fight wars of attrition well even if there is no war on!!

    Moose are powerful because you don't know whether you are going up against one Moose or a thousand Moose!! In fact the Moose themselves don't know!!

    Quote Originally Posted by TAKTAK View Post
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