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    "Internet PC" for £250

    My dads work mate has asked me to build him an internet pc + music thats all hes looking to do on it, hes got the broadband sorted already so internet side is sorted.
    Ive not been following hardware prices etc for about a month now hence my absence from the board but some of my fellow Hexites are just the kings at this sort of stuff

    Anyhow £250 give or take, within a decent margin. and thats with a monitor (nothing fancy)
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    AMD Athlon 2000+ (inc HSF) £43
    (256k L2 cache 266Mhz FSB)
    Asus A7V8X-MX (onboard sound and graphics) £38
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    Sony CD-RW/DVD-ROM £30
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    Genius Keyboard & Mouse £9
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    Antler Supercase £25
    (w/ 300W PSU)

    Total: £286
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    Audio Stuff (optional):
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    Genius 5.1 Speaker System £37
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    Thnx for the quick reply, looks gd, hopin to get a few suggestions then i can take the gd and the bad from em.
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    Have a look at the recent Ebuyer pricelist. The cases are cheaper and they've got a lovely UXGA 19" monitor at about £80.

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    Is this suppposed to include windows?

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    + replace that KB/mouse combo with something usable - if its for internet he is gonna be using the mouse and KB a fair bit and in my experiance genius stuff is pap, a cheap MS one wld be better

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    Ebuyer:

    Asus Terminator Barebone PC System DDR Socket A Modem/Lan CD-Rom 051429 20 £70.09 £70.09
    AMD Athlon XP2000 266FSB 256Cache Thoroughbred Retail Boxed Heatsink & Fan with 3year Warranty 046308 57 £37.85 £37.85
    Corsair (VS256MB266) 256MB DDR266 PC2100 Value Select Memory module 046878 30 £26.44 £26.44
    Western Digital Caviar 80Gb 7200rpm EIDE Hard Drive - OEM 023275 7453 £35.03 £35.03
    Logitech OEM PS2 Light Beige Internet Keyboard 059174 620 £5.91 £5.91
    Logitech Labtec PS2 Wheel Mouse 048070 396 £3.93 £3.93
    LG Electronics SW700S Studioworks CRT 17ins 0.27dpi 1280x1024 69khz 042832 1338 £56.86 £56.86
    Cart Total: £236.11

    Approx Cart Weight: 29.90Kg
    Shipping Surcharge: £3.00
    SubTotal: £245.10
    VAT: £42.94
    Total: £288.04

    It'd be cheaper with a regular case/mobo/cd, but for budget systems I like the little Asus Terminators

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    Yeah, but the Terminators use the ancient Via KLE133 chipset...
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    http://www.aria.co.uk/newAriaSystems.asp - Cheap systems and a BYO function.
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    get the system above but get another mobo, a cheap £30 one or something and go for a 40GB HD or something

    sorry by the above one i mean the one skattrd says
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    Folks remember wat was said this is a internet pc/music it's doesn't have to be the fastist out there.

    also i'd go for a retail chip over a oem chip anyday.
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    why? OEM chips are identical to retail cept they dont come with a ****e heatsink and a load of packaging? for the price difference you can get a far better heatsink and an oem.

    If he wants it for music get an nf2 board with soundstorm at the least....say an NF7-m and an mobile 1500+ and clock the nuts off it with a volcano 12....the lot should be no more than £100. then all you've got to do is get ram (256 SHOULD be enough if you cant fit 512 in cos the prices have gone up), hard drive, keyboard mouse and monitor etc....here's my magic £269 list:

    Last edited by Tom; 19-06-2004 at 11:58 PM.

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    nobody's adding the cost of windows.

    does everyone run linux?

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    Quote Originally Posted by directhex
    nobody's adding the cost of windows.

    does everyone run linux?

    now theres a good idea

    If all he wants it for is music and web browsing then theres no need for windows at all.

    Just stick on Mandrake 10 and you got yourself a system that will browse the net better than windoze with mozilla - so you got web/email/usenet/irc

    Xmedia player is fine for music and there are plenty of alteratives.

    Plus you could build the system cheaper...

    and ofc donr forget - 'In a world without walls and fences, who needs windows and gates'

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    i don't think you can build a system with windows home for £250

    Also, some of you forget to add on speakers

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    Don't think theres a problem at doing it under 250 all in. Just made one for a mate based on an MSI K7N2G board that cost £23.50 off Aria b-list. Tend to buy cases off Dabs b-list, enlights or cases like that for 25-30. Duron 1.6 for about 25. Problem was a monitor but managed to pick up a 17" Dell for £16 off ebay (seller wouldn't post and nobody bid on it and fortunately I wasn't too far away). You only need a 30-40 gig hard drive. Creative SB250 speakers cost just over a tenner and aren't bad for a cheap system.

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