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    Cheap as Chips

    Hi i am looking(well my sister is but anyways...) for a system under £380 with kb/mouse/and a 15"/17" tft monitor(lack of space). She is in uni and mainly does the following things :

    Word processing
    Slide presentation
    Visual Basic.NET
    Dreamweaver
    Photoshop/Fireworks/Flash
    Surf the net.

    The pc needs to be as cheap as possible and stable, and should run these 3 things. Looking at min sys req for VB and DW i found they need no more than 600MHZ with 256MB ram. So, realisticly what can i get for £380. remember cheaper the better ! prefferable the case should be as small as possible.
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    Are there any notebooks out there which can run this for less than £550 ??

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    Right, this is over budget will be do the job well. All from overclockers.co.uk

    Biostar IDEQ 210V Barebones System (FS-004-BS)
    £89.00 £89.00
    AMD Sempron 2200+ 1.50GHz (Socket A) CPU - OEM (CP-100-AM)
    £24.95 £24.95
    GeIL 512MB PC2700 Value CAS2.5 (GE5122700) (MY-001-GL)
    £46.95 £46.95
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 Plus 80GB ATA-100 2MB Cache - OEM (HD-001-SE)
    £33.50 £33.50
    Samsung TS-H492AWRDH 52x/24x/16x CD-RW/DVD Combo (White) - Retail (CD-009-SA)
    £23.90 £23.90
    Hyundai L50S 15" LCD Monitor - Silver (MO-020-HY)
    £129.00 £129.00
    Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop v2.0 - OEM (KB-018-MS)
    £23.50 £23.50
    Subtotal £370.80
    VAT £64.89
    Total £435.69
    If she's going to use photoshop you do ideally need 512MB RAM, that's why I included it. You could bring the price down by downgrading to 256MB but I wouldn't recommend that. It's the TFT that brings the price up.
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    i believe thats without VAT ?
    I do not think a barebone would be necesary ? A microATX case would be fine.
    Yeah i know, the TFT shoots the price up. and one more thing only a CDROM is required, and wired mouse+kb would do i believe, would help in bringing the price down.

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    Subtotal £370.80
    VAT £64.89
    Total £435.69

    If you can get someone to order this through a business they run then your under budget

    Barebones are good since they are small and easy to transport back to uni e.t.c
    Main Rig: LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D | AMD Opteron 165@2.65Ghz | 2GB TwinMoss DDR PC3200 | GeForce 8800GT 512MB | 2*500GB Seagate 7200.10 | Antec P182 case
    Shuttle Rig: Shuttle SN41G2B | Sempron 2200+ | 1GB NANYA DDR PC3200 | ATi Radeon 9600 128MB | 2*320GB Seagate 7200.8
    HTPC: Abit Abit AN-M2HD | Athlon X2 BE-2400 | 2GB Corsair DDR2 PC2-5300 | 500GB Seagate 7200.11 | Terratec Cinergy 2400i DT | Antec Fusion Black HTPC Case


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    Quote Originally Posted by Furton
    Barebones are good since they are small and easy to transport back to uni e.t.c
    she dosen't need to take it to uni

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    I think furton meant as in from home to her accomodation at uni....
    .: Predator :.


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    How are sempron 2200 like for Ocing? can you get it the fsb up to 200 Mhz?

    ahh firelord you at student at essex are you? i wouldnt knock it until you have been to see some other unis then you will appreciate just how good it is.... unless you live in greenstead of course.

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    back to the topic,
    can some1 come up with a cheaper alternative ?
    :: she comes home straight from uni so she dosen't need a barebone, normal or micro case would do. ::

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    Antec Aria Micro ATX Cube Case - 300w PSU (CA-021-AN)
    £64.45 £64.45
    AMD Sempron 2200+ 1.50GHz (Socket A) CPU - OEM (CP-100-AM)
    £24.95 £24.95
    Asus A7S8X-MX Micro ATX (Socket A) Motherboard (MB-086-AS)
    £25.75 £25.75
    GeIL 256MB PC2700 Value CAS2.5 (GE2562700) (MY-000-GL)
    £20.25 £20.25
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 Plus 40GB ATA-100 2MB Cache - OEM (HD-006-SE)
    £27.95 £27.95
    Hyundai L50S 15" LCD Monitor - Silver (MO-020-HY)
    £129.00 £129.00
    LG GCR-8523BB 52x CD-ROM - OEM (CD-012-LG)
    £7.20 £7.20
    Creative Desktop 6000 - Retail (KB-003-CL)
    £20.80 £20.80
    Subtotal £320.35
    VAT £56.07
    Total £376.42
    Again, from overclockers.co.uk
    Within budget and a good system.
    Main Rig: LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D | AMD Opteron 165@2.65Ghz | 2GB TwinMoss DDR PC3200 | GeForce 8800GT 512MB | 2*500GB Seagate 7200.10 | Antec P182 case
    Shuttle Rig: Shuttle SN41G2B | Sempron 2200+ | 1GB NANYA DDR PC3200 | ATi Radeon 9600 128MB | 2*320GB Seagate 7200.8
    HTPC: Abit Abit AN-M2HD | Athlon X2 BE-2400 | 2GB Corsair DDR2 PC2-5300 | 500GB Seagate 7200.11 | Terratec Cinergy 2400i DT | Antec Fusion Black HTPC Case


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    Hi, i ave done some of my own research and this is what i got, 4rm ebuyer
    1 x Amd Sempron 2300+ 1.583ghz 256kb Cache FSB333 Retail Boxed Processor with 3 Year Warranty 80894 £30.97 £30.97
    1 x Abit VA-10 KM400 Socket A 333FSB DDR333 On-Board VGA 8xAGP MATX 6 Channel Sound & LAN Retail Box 63174 £27.08 £27.08
    1 x Kingston 512MB DDR PC3200 400MHz CL3 Memory Module 49294 £44.33 £44.33
    1 x Aopen H360b Cool Grey/slim Desk/tower 250w 1x5.25 2x3.5 Microatx - Cool Grey 61161 £32.38 £32.38
    1 x Benq Cd 52xspeed Cdrom Ide Internal - Retail Boxed 81478 £7.65 £7.65
    1 x Logitech Black with Silver PS2/USB Optical Desktop Keyboard And Mouse - OEM 52117 £14.00 £14.00
    1 x Relisys TL565B 15ins TFT Black Multimedia 46214 £128.98 £128.98
    1 x Western Digital Caviar SE 40Gb UIDE 100 7200rpm 8mb Cache - OEM 40469 £28.75 £28.75

    what do u recon ?
    total £380

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