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    £250 PC Build challenge.

    I was given this challenge by a friend, anyone want to have a go?
    I was thinking a maplin barebones kit with a few extras...

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    don't forget the OS

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    dell dimension c521 - sempron 3400+, geforce 6150, 256mb ddr2, xp home w/ vista home basic upgrade, 80gb sata disk, dvd reader, £222.08 inc vat & delivery

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    Ignoring the OS.
    Still that's better than the maplin thing I was looking at!!!

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    That said, the barebones kit is literally:
    £179

    AMD Athlon 64 3500
    512MB DDR 400MHz
    Black ATX Midi Tower 400W PSU
    Integrated Nvidia 6100 PCI Express Graphics
    Nvidia 6100 Turbo Cache PCI Express


    So then he'd need: Monitor (I know of a nice "FLAT" screen one) - Mouse - Keys - DVD writer - hdd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bazzlad View Post
    So then he'd need: Monitor (I know of a nice "FLAT" screen one) - Mouse - Keys - DVD writer - hdd.
    and OS

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    Quote Originally Posted by directhex View Post
    and OS
    Run Suse or Ubuntu. Not like it's a gaming machine anyway.

    With monitor, but no key/mouse (can be had for £5-10):


    But wouldn't recommend that case/psu combo, a bit risky, but for £250 total you don't have much choice.
    Last edited by Rack; 10-11-2006 at 02:58 PM.

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    Directhex, not all of us pay for the OS we use.

    Some of us pirate it, and don't try to hide the fact

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    oh god thats him told straight. i was going to say some people use linux
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rack View Post
    But wouldn't recommend that case/psu combo, a bit risky, but for £250 total you don't have much choice.
    that mobo chipset is actually really good for the price. if go with one of those too
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    Looks like my barebones has been owned!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Directhex, not all of us pay for the OS we use.

    Some of us pirate it, and don't try to hide the fact
    You boast about piracy? The fact that hundreds of people dedicate their entire lives to programming and making an OS which ends up feeding their families and you boast about piracy?

    Keep it to yourself.

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    Could always tak on £35 for a 350W tagan PSU too. Still not bad value.

    *edited by me, I'll keep it on topic.
    Last edited by Rack; 10-11-2006 at 04:54 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kezzer View Post
    Keep it to yourself.
    well it was only braught up beacuse of the insistance that an OS was added to the price.

    never mind the fact that if he was going to purchase an OS then he would know which one he was going for. and it wouldnt be nessasairy to include in the build price anyway. i dont see a KB or mouse there either. people decide on these things on there own
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    Hehe i built my computer for around £250

    i was on such a tight budget!

    have done lots of improvements since though

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    Dont talk about piracy or encourage it, even if it is a Microsoft product.
    Piracy is lame if you are gonna download something as a trial kinda basis, then buy the the product once youve used it for a while.

    Back on topic, Racks list looks pretty good.

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