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    cheapest basic ebuyer system

    Ive seen this done B4, and now a mate has asked me to build a PC, so here it goes


    it will be used for surfing the net and digi photo's

    nothing specail

    whats the best price you can come up with
    My Setup:
    ABIT NF7-S V2.0 Mobo
    XP1700 OEM Thoroughbred cores JIUHB DUT3C O/C'ed 2080mhz from 12.5x166
    Coolermaster XDream HAC-V81 XP2800+
    TwinMOS PC2700 DDR-DIMM 256MB


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    • joshwa's system
      • Motherboard:
      • PC Chips M577 AT/ATX
      • CPU:
      • AMD K6-2 500Mhz
      • Memory:
      • 512mb PC100 SDRAM
      • Storage:
      • 6.4GB Samsung
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 16mb Matrox G400 Dual Head AGP
      • PSU:
      • ATX 145watt
      • Case:
      • Midi Tower AT
      • Monitor(s):
      • 27" iiyama TFT Widescreen
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      • Awful horrible ADSL
    Just a word of warning, avoid the PC Chips / Syntax £20 jobby motherboard, I've had 2 faulty boards...

    they should have an "auto-pc configurator" where they just give you a basic pc list of parts and you can upgrade or downgrade whatever parts you want.

    anyway: here's the core of the pc: £185 for a decent-ish spec, perhaps get a slightly better coolermaster cooler for a couple of quid extra, and 512mb would be good for digital photo editing:


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    Tell us your budget first
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    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=51254

    PC Chips Syntax SKT A AGP Via KT266 DDR/SDR ATA 133 Sound/LAN/USB 2.0 upto a 2.6+ CPU Retail Box

    £21.14 inc VAT



    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=29730

    AMD ATHLON XP1900 266Mhz 256cache CPU - Palomino - OEM

    £39.36 inc VAT



    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=34834

    Coolermaster DP5-6J31C Fan AMD Approved Upto XP & MP 2100

    £3.98 inc VAT


    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=20929

    Ebuyer 256MB DDR266 PC2100 Extra Value RAM

    £25.84 inc VAT



    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=51061

    JNC 4JA 196(a) Aluminium Style Midi Case 400w PSU with Side Panel Window & Front FireWire

    £17.88 inc


    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=51435

    Excelstor 60Gb 7200rpm ATA100 OEM IDE with 3year Warranty


    £42.61 inc VAT






    Or a barebones system

    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=51429

    Asus Terminator Barebone PC System DDR Socket A Card Reader Modem/Lan CD-Rom

    £99.53 inc VAT

    Add £6 for the ebuyer 256 Ram
    My Setup:
    ABIT NF7-S V2.0 Mobo
    XP1700 OEM Thoroughbred cores JIUHB DUT3C O/C'ed 2080mhz from 12.5x166
    Coolermaster XDream HAC-V81 XP2800+
    TwinMOS PC2700 DDR-DIMM 256MB


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    I dont have a budget really, as cheap as poss
    My Setup:
    ABIT NF7-S V2.0 Mobo
    XP1700 OEM Thoroughbred cores JIUHB DUT3C O/C'ed 2080mhz from 12.5x166
    Coolermaster XDream HAC-V81 XP2800+
    TwinMOS PC2700 DDR-DIMM 256MB


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      • E5200 @ 3.75Ghz
      • Memory:
      • 4GB kingston HyperX 8500
      • Storage:
      • 2*WD640gb in Raid 0 +500gb 32mb seagate
      • Graphics card(s):
      • BFG GTX 260 Maxcore OC2
      • PSU:
      • Corsair 650w TX
      • Case:
      • Stacker 831 black
      • Operating System:
      • XP Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • 23" fujitsu 3230t LCD 1920*1080
      • Internet:
      • 8mb
    here's 1 not from ebuyer

    with a cdrw as u'd no doubt want 1 for backing up ur pictures


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    Monitor? Can't forget that www.josh.org.uk
    Last edited by gamezfreak; 01-12-2003 at 10:14 PM.
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    • joshwa's system
      • Motherboard:
      • PC Chips M577 AT/ATX
      • CPU:
      • AMD K6-2 500Mhz
      • Memory:
      • 512mb PC100 SDRAM
      • Storage:
      • 6.4GB Samsung
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 16mb Matrox G400 Dual Head AGP
      • PSU:
      • ATX 145watt
      • Case:
      • Midi Tower AT
      • Monitor(s):
      • 27" iiyama TFT Widescreen
      • Internet:
      • Awful horrible ADSL
    Originally posted by blue..matt
    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=51254

    PC Chips Syntax SKT A AGP Via KT266 DDR/SDR ATA 133 Sound/LAN/USB 2.0 upto a 2.6+ CPU Retail Box

    £21.14 inc VAT
    that's the motherboard i had sent to me twice, both times it was faulty. also you're best going for branded ram, eg crucial, kingston etc.

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    the guy has the monitor, and keyboard etc etc

    think he might be using his old DVD/CDR aswell
    My Setup:
    ABIT NF7-S V2.0 Mobo
    XP1700 OEM Thoroughbred cores JIUHB DUT3C O/C'ed 2080mhz from 12.5x166
    Coolermaster XDream HAC-V81 XP2800+
    TwinMOS PC2700 DDR-DIMM 256MB


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    I'd agree with much of the above except I'd also warn to avoid PC-Chips unless you are prepared for headaches. A great cheap mobo is the 400FSB capable Biostar/DabsV nForce2 for £37 at www.dabs.com . Has plenty of room for future upgrades or o/c'ing shoudl you/he so desire. For the CPU I agree that a Duron 1.6-1.8ghz are very well suited and great for the money. 256MB is fine but 512MB helps for photo editing etc as said and only costs you £25-30 more. Any fan rated just above the speed you're going to run is more than fine, Volcano 9 or Coolermaster Xdream are fine acheap adjustable fans if you want more (£10?). For the HD 60-80GB should cost you little more than 40GB and add a lot more life to the PC. For a cheap PC any case and PSU will do fine, it may be sharper on your hands and more flimsy but heck it's a cheap PC. CDROM come in around £10 now, CDRW or DVDROM around £25. You may not even need a floppy, esp if you are taking fromt eh old PC. Fopr a gfx card you can go onboard so long as gaming is no factor, otherwise a Rad9000-9200, GF-FX5200 are very fine cheap cards for a budget PC.

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    Do u have to stick to just buying from ebuyer because you could probably bring the price down a bit maybe only like a £10 but hey thats 4 pints.
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    • joshwa's system
      • Motherboard:
      • PC Chips M577 AT/ATX
      • CPU:
      • AMD K6-2 500Mhz
      • Memory:
      • 512mb PC100 SDRAM
      • Storage:
      • 6.4GB Samsung
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 16mb Matrox G400 Dual Head AGP
      • PSU:
      • ATX 145watt
      • Case:
      • Midi Tower AT
      • Monitor(s):
      • 27" iiyama TFT Widescreen
      • Internet:
      • Awful horrible ADSL
    Originally posted by ©DinG©
    Do u have to stick to just buying from ebuyer because you could probably bring the price down a bit maybe only like a £10 but hey thats 4 pints.
    what are you saying? there's somewhere cheaper than ebuyer? where?

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    Maybe ©DinG© meant better rather than cheaper. Somewhere better for known for customer care can save you a lot of headaches, problems, time and cash (in the long term).

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