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    £250 system (excluding hdd & monitor)

    Hi,

    Please can someone spec me a system with a £250 budget.

    It does not need to include hdd, monitor, keyboard/mouse.

    I would like a quiet system in a small tower case. The system will be used for web browsing & microsoft office.

    Thanks,
    Adrian
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    • kurosagi01's system
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    Although I'd probably go for the PSU linked to before.
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    Re: £250 system (excluding hdd & monitor)

    That's just what I was looking for, thanks.

    Are there any lower power consumption CPUs available with similar performance?

    I forgot to mention I need a DVD combo drive too.


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    Re: £250 system (excluding hdd & monitor)

    Any dvd drive for around £12 will be fine. Uhhm, not too sure, but these CPUs use very little electricity at stock clocks tbh, and Cool and quiet will clock it down to save even more pennies.
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    Re: £250 system (excluding hdd & monitor)

    I normally would recommend an AMD based system but a Shuttle SFF system should also do the job IMHO.

    Here is an alternate specification:

    Shuttle SG41J1 Plus ~ £100

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/222816

    4GB 1600MHZ DDR3 ~ £38

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/173122

    Intel E6700 ~ £61

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/200938

    SATA DVD rewriter ~ £12

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/176026

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/220986

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/145450

    PowerColor HD 5450 512MB DDR3 ~ £31

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/193880

    The total comes to around £242. The Shuttle motherboard already does have Intel integrated graphics so if you want the build to be nearer to £200 this can be used instead. OTH,the HD5450 will have better media decoding abilities.

    The motherboard does support 1600MHZ DDR3:

    http://global.shuttle.com/support_list03.jsp?PI=1383

    The AMD builds mentioned before will be more powerful and have a better upgrade path IMHO,but the Shuttle based system will be much smaller.


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