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    Cool Build My Dad a £200 computer!

    Hey guys,
    Here is todays Hexus challenge...

    My dad's computer has just gone pop (well it was more of a bang!) so he needs a new one.

    Things he already has:

    Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, Printer,

    Requirements:

    • Around £200
    • At least 512Mb ram
    • Not bothered about graphics (as games are not played)
    • On board sound will be fine
    • Preferably AMD processor
    • 40Gb HDD
    • CD-RW drive
    • New case
    • 56K Modem


    Currently I have been looking at this bundle with an extra 256Mb added on.

    Thanks for any help that is given.

    Leon
    Last edited by LWA; 09-12-2004 at 03:05 PM.

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    That's not too bad , but you could probably pick up some better components second hand in the for sale forum.

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    I got an ECS Ez-Buddie for £60 from ebuyer , teamed with a ebuyer stick of RAM and a semperon 2400. £28 for a Hard drive ( though you can pick up an 80 gb one at computer fors for a few quid more ) and £20 for a burner and you are laffing

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    skuzgib: don't really want to go down the second hand route, but thanks for your comments

    Moby-dick: cheers for that I will look into it

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    wow! that looks nice for the price you could also overclock it.... or you could get this and overclock it too all from www.overclockers.co.uk
    Shopping Cart (Prices in British Pounds)
    Asus A7V600 (Socket A) Motherboard (MB-030-AS) 1
    £26.50 £26.50
    AMD Athlon "Mobile" XP2500-M Barton 266FSB (Socket A) CPU - OEM (CP-076-AM) 1
    £57.50 £57.50
    Akasa AK-827BL Copper Based CPU Cooler Blue LED Fan (Socket A) (HS-016-AK) 1
    £10.50 £10.50
    OcUK Value Rainbow Series Case Silver With 350W PSU (CA-000-RB) 1
    £18.25 £18.25
    Asus A9250/TD ATI Radeon 9250 128MB DDR TV-Out/DVI (AGP) - Retail (GX-062-AS) 1
    £29.95 £29.95
    AOpen COM5232G 52x/32x/52x/16x CD-RW/DVD Combo Drive - Retail (CD-006-AO) 1
    £21.00 £21.00
    Akasa Rounded Ultra ATA133/100/66 IDE Cable (0.45m) - Blue (CB-041-GE) 1
    £2.90 £2.90
    Akasa Rounded Floppy Cable (0.45m) - Blue (CB-046-GE) 1
    £1.80 £1.80
    Corsair 512MB DDR Value Select PC2700 CAS2.5 (VS512MB333) (MY-046-CS) 1
    £48.95 £48.95
    Creative Modem Blaster V.92 PCI - OEM (MD-003-CL) 1
    £9.95 £9.95
    Western Digital Caviar Special Edition 40GB 400JB ATA-100 8MB Cache - OEM (HD-004-WD)
    Price: £33.49
    Subtotal £227.30
    VAT £39.78
    Total £300.57
    £50 quidles ova
    but bearing in mind that would be made of nice components not unbranded stuff and gd to overclock hehe
    Last edited by |{££|"; 09-12-2004 at 03:24 PM.

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    I'd get that £99 Dell Server and add in an extra stick of ram, £10 CDRW and modem. Should come in under £200 in total.

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    They have all gone Thanks for the idea though

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    Again, all from overclockers.co.uk

    OcUK Value Rainbow Series Case Silver With 350W PSU (CA-000-RB)
    £18.25 £18.25
    AMD Sempron 2400+ 1.67GHz (Socket A) CPU - Retail (CP-091-AM)
    £34.95 £34.95
    Asus A7V400-MX Micro ATX (Socket A) Motherboard (MB-033-AS)
    £29.95 £29.95
    GeIL 512MB PC2700 Value CAS2.5 (GE5122700) (MY-001-GL)
    £41.95 £41.95
    Western Digital Caviar 40GB 400BB ATA-100 2MB Cache - OEM (HD-021-WD)
    £24.75 £24.75
    Samsung TS-H292AWBCH 52x/52x/32x CD-ReWriter (White) - OEM (CD-017-SA)
    £14.40 £14.40
    US Robotics 56K V.92 PCI Faxmodem (MD-002-US)
    £11.80 £11.80
    Subtotal £176.05
    VAT £30.81
    Total £206.86
    Uses on-board sound and graphics.
    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by skuzgib
    That's not too bad , but you could probably pick up some better components second hand in the for sale forum.

    Am i just blind....

    i cant find a for sale forum .....


    Zak Edit: That, dear chap, is cos you is a new person, and only persons who have been-here-abouts for a good few posts can see it....cos its secret ....50 posts (of HIGH QUALITY....no spam) and you'll be there
    Dude

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    ..... ok now there is a for sale forum.....
    Dude

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArmagoN
    ..... ok now there is a for sale forum.....
    You can only see it when you have registered, I guess that is what has happened.

    Thanks to all for their input, if anyone else has any more it would be much appreciated.

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    Enlight Micro ATX Case £5
    Akasa AK760 Cooler (21) £0.50p
    Teac floppy £1

    All Microlandtechnology clearance section. Bought a few things off there and reliable.

    40 GB Western Digital Caviar £27
    AMD Sempron 2200+ £30
    Pioneer DVR-A07 £35 (retail so should have pinnacle software)
    512MB DDR400 £42
    V92 PCI internal modem £6

    All todays offer (apart from modem) at microdirect

    MSI KM4M-V for £23 (VM400 graphics onboard) warranty repaired board from Dabs B list so comes with all original extras - 90 day warranty (used a LOT and never any hassle).

    Total of under £170 (but not inc postage) includes DVD writer, floppy etc

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    OH MY god kushtibari
    You ARE MY PERSONAL HERO

    That site is so well priced and had so much range HOLY COW
    Dude

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    Cool Came Up With a New List

    Hey guys,
    This is what I have come up with now: (all from komplett)

    AMD Sempron 2500+, EPoX EP-8KMM5i Motherboard, 512mb RAM, CPU Fan - £142.00

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 40GB - £34.00

    Sony CD recorder 52x/32x/52x IDE black OEM - £15.94

    Q-Tec Midi tower ATX L-MD02, Black w/350W - £26.00

    CNET Modem 56k V90/92 Internal PCI - £9.00

    Flat Cable IDE ATA133 - £2.00

    Delivery - £10.00

    Total: £238.94
    Last edited by LWA; 12-12-2004 at 07:43 PM.

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