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    Cheapest Rig You Can Build?

    [Peter Snow] Now, this is just a bit of fun...[/Peter Snow]

    Right, for a laugh, go to eBuyer (has to be all from this website), and build the cheapest possible fully functioning PC you can - power not an issue, it just has to have all the bits needed to work.

    So base unit stuff; CPU, RAM, Motherboard, etc.

    Monitor, Speakers, Mouse, Keyboard.

    Everything apart from Windows really.

    Lets see just how cheap you can build a fully functioning office-type PC.

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    http://www.bigpockets.co.uk/product....61e9a612557a19

    http://www.accomputerwarehouse.com/p...Monitors&id=26

    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=64225

    Who wants to beat me?

    £40 Base unit
    £5 monitor
    £5.33 periperals

    Thats £50.33 + P&P So say £60

    Not quite eBuyer but best working PC setup you can build online (without resorting to eBay).

    G4 PowerMac - Tiger 10.4 - 512MB RAM
    MacBook - 2Ghz - 1GB RAM - 120GB HDD

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    • Zak33's system
      • Storage:
      • Kingston HyperX SSD, Hitachi 1Tb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia 1060
      • PSU:
      • Coolermaster 800w
      • Case:
      • Silverstone Fortress FT01
      • Operating System:
      • Win10
      • Internet:
      • Zen FTC uber speedy
    Mobo £16 http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=59335
    2300 Semp £32 http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=72522
    Good heatsink £5 http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=78047
    256 DDR £23 http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=36557
    Radeon 7000 32mb £16 http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=59320
    Maxtor 40gig £29 http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=59320
    Case £10 http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=63769
    PSU ANTEC (I REFUSE TO BUY CACK PSU'S) £28 http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=63769
    CD RW 24/10/40 £7 http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=80278
    Floppy £4 http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=80278

    How bout that? case/psu/mobo with sound and lan/cpu/heatsink/plenty ram/good vid card/good psu/good burner £170 inc vat

    Totally upgradeable.....faster chip...more ram....better vid card...it'll take it all later on. If you want to improve ONE thing....bin the mobo..spend £20 more on an Nforce2....swap the 256 for 2x128....bingo...dual ram

    The PSU will go to the next machine..so will the burner...the vid card is good enough for most stuff...god heatsink, so no worries there....pleased with this lot

    OEM XP Home for £57 and you are SORTED

    this would probably run most games from 3 years ago with no hassle at all
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    Mmm, smell the blood and pain caused by working on a cheap ebuyer case!
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    • Zak33's system
      • Storage:
      • Kingston HyperX SSD, Hitachi 1Tb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia 1060
      • PSU:
      • Coolermaster 800w
      • Case:
      • Silverstone Fortress FT01
      • Operating System:
      • Win10
      • Internet:
      • Zen FTC uber speedy
    Quote Originally Posted by menthel
    Mmm, smell the blood and pain caused by working on a cheap ebuyer case!

    he's right......

    hmm

    $50 US dollars for these Kevlar gloves
    http://www.leatherglovesonline.com/c...tm/sp=ds20.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Advice Trinity by Knoxville
    "The second you aren't paying attention to the tool you're using, it will take your fingers from you. It does not know sympathy." |
    "If you don't gaffer it, it will gaffer you" | "Belt and braces"

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    • Howard's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P5B
      • CPU:
      • Core2Duo E6420 2.13GHz
      • Memory:
      • 2x1gb OCZ DDR2 6400
      • Storage:
      • 250GB & 500GB Seagate
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Inno3d iChill 7900GS
      • PSU:
      • Antec SmartPower 500W
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster Elite 330
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2x AG Neovo F419
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 20mbit
    Quote Originally Posted by menthel
    Mmm, smell the blood and pain caused by working on a cheap ebuyer case!

    If your'e careful there shouldn't be a problem
    Home cinema: Toshiba 42XV555DB Full HD LCD | Onkyo TX-SR705 | NAD C352 | Monitor Audio Bronze B2 | Monitor Audio Bronze C | Monitor Audio Bronze BFX | Yamaha NSC120 | BK Monolith sub | Toshiba HD-EP35 HD-DVD | Samsung BD-P1400 BluRay Player | Pioneer DV-575 | Squeezebox3 | Virgin Media V+ Box
    PC: Asus P5B | Core2duo 2.13GHz | 2GB DDR2 PC6400 | Inno3d iChill 7900GS | Auzentech X-Plosion 7.1 | 250GB | 500GB | NEC DVDRW | Dual AG Neovo 19"
    HTPC: | Core2Duo E6420 2.13GHz | 2GB DDR2 | 250GBx2 | Radeon X1300 | Terratec Aureon 7.1 | Windows MCE 2005
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    They have sharp bits where there shouldn't be sharp bits! I am still having traumatic memories from working on one.
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    • Zak33's system
      • Storage:
      • Kingston HyperX SSD, Hitachi 1Tb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia 1060
      • PSU:
      • Coolermaster 800w
      • Case:
      • Silverstone Fortress FT01
      • Operating System:
      • Win10
      • Internet:
      • Zen FTC uber speedy
    back on track guys

    CHEAP SYSTEM BUILDS>>>>>go do your worst...err....best
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    Quote Originally Posted by Advice Trinity by Knoxville
    "The second you aren't paying attention to the tool you're using, it will take your fingers from you. It does not know sympathy." |
    "If you don't gaffer it, it will gaffer you" | "Belt and braces"

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    EZ Buddie D3V7-2 AMD Alum Barebone System Ez-watch 062206 20 £56.99 £56.99
    Benq 52x Internal IDE CD-ROM Drive - OEM 038188 32 £7.23 £7.23
    Maxtor Diamondmax Plus 8 40Gb ATA 133 7200rpm Disk Drive - OEM 040971 594 £24.50 £24.50
    Ebuyer Extra Value Beige PS2 Keyboard 020038 6910 £1.52 £1.52
    Opto Rocket Mouse Pad 064755 401 £0.15 £0.15
    Trust AMI PS/2 Mouse 073994 1306 £0.89 £0.89
    AMD Sempron 2300 (SDA2300DUT3D) Processor 256Cache 333FSB Tray 072522 135 £27.31 £27.31
    Ebuyer 256MB DDR333 PC2700 Extra Value Ram 036557 341 £19.60 £19.60

    Total: £168.27
    And stick linux on it!
    There is even a mousemat. Although I am sure I have missed something.
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    Monitor!!!

    Used Teco Te770bs 17fst Monitor 0.27mm 72khz Blk/silv 081622 1 £44.07 £44.07
    - remove item Cart Total: £44.07
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