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Old 04-10-2012, 10:13 PM
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Helping a friend's mum out for his birthday, my gift is to spec and build the pc cheaply for her. (not getting paid for this)

They already have a SATA HDD, KB, Monitor, DVD-Drive, Mouse, OS.

I need;

Case + PSU
Motherboard
CPU
RAM.


Use: Internet browsing, spreadsheets, photo viewing, watching dvds. Light gaming (solitaire type games)


I have a spec in mind but im a little behind on the latest stuff.

(sandybridge, 4gb ddr3)

What would you build for the price considering usage required ?
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:20 PM
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Helping a friend's mum out for his birthday, my gift is to spec and build the pc cheaply for her. (not getting paid for this)

They already have a SATA HDD, KB, Monitor, DVD-Drive, Mouse, OS.

I need;

Case + PSU
Motherboard
CPU
RAM.


Use: Internet browsing, spreadsheets, photo viewing, watching dvds. Light gaming (solitaire type games)


I have a spec in mind but im a little behind on the latest stuff.

(sandybridge, 4gb ddr3)

What would you build for the price considering usage required ?
Your not going to get much for 130, but that said its not exactly going to be overworked.

Something like this lot would prob be a good guess and guide. Not state of the art but would be good enough for what its intended use is going to be.

http://www.cclonline.com/product/759...undle/BUN0129/

A case can be had cheap enough.

Any places near you that do similar bundle deals?
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Nowhere near me really with bundle deals. I like the bundle, however the software is un-needed.

Given me the idea to look around for bundles though
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Nowhere near me really with bundle deals. I like the bundle, however the software is un-needed.

Given me the idea to look around for bundles though
Ignore the software, its just thrown in as costs less than tenner anyway.

Postage is next day at 5 so might be worthwhile.

Pick a case locally.

Are you member of any Trades Only places that might have similar?
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Unfortunately not a member of anywhere. Would you say that bundle is more than adequate for my 'clients' needs? Seems great to me.


Considering hes been using a 10 year old desktop with 512mb ram, and a 1.6ghz pentium for the last 10 years, and not even a single OS reload within that 10 years.


I can get a similar priced build with a 3ghz intel dual-core sandbridge for around 130. Would you say opt for the AMD ?
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Judged by the usage, I would look more at the RAM than the CPU.

What OS is planned for the system?

Is it 64 bit ? If not then anything with more than 3 gb is a waste of money as 32bit has that memory limitation.

Personally, I prefer the intels.

Having said that, the CCL triple core AMD looks a good deal. I've used them for years and they are my main supplier (as I live just down the road).
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I like Newegg's barebones systems. They're affordable and pretty decent specs for a self built system. (Don't know if they ship to UK... Never tried but pretty sure they would)
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Judged by the usage, I would look more at the RAM than the CPU.

What OS is planned for the system?

Is it 64 bit ? If not then anything with more than 3 gb is a waste of money as 32bit has that memory limitation.

Personally, I prefer the intels.

Having said that, the CCL triple core AMD looks a good deal. I've used them for years and they are my main supplier (as I live just down the road).
Good point about RAM.

So what is the OS going to be?

@Bertie40 - So where are you based if local to CCL?
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The intel equivalent, only cheaper. Thoughts?


Also 64 bit win 7 ultimate is waiting.


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http://www.ebuyer.com/274065-ez-cool...0w-psu-na-705b

http://www.ebuyer.com/279549-asrock-...rboard-h61m-vs

http://www.ebuyer.com/251985-pny-ddr...gbn16m1333h-sb
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Personally I wouldnt touch a Celeron when I can get a full blown CPU for aroundthe same price
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