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Cheapest PC challenge

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by sticker, Nov 12, 2003.

  1. sticker

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    Ok guys
    Here's a test of your resourcefulness, or is it my laziest :blush:

    My brother wants a PC, but has he is always sponging of me I've said that I will build him one if he pays for it, but since he has very little money it will have to be a cheap one. Basically can you direct me to the cheapest components to make up a PC. I need the following

    Desktop case & PSU
    Mobo
    CPU
    Cooler
    Ram
    Monitor
    Graphics card
    CDRW
    DVD


    The PC will mainly have to run childs games (8 to 9 year old girl), internet, small office apps, perhaps some photo editing.

    Hope you knowledgable chaps can help John;)

    Regards
     
  2. Rob.Screene

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    It sounds like quite a mainstream requirement.

    Wouldn't something secondhand, say off ebay be the cheapest solution?

    regards,
    Rob.
     
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    You missed your soundcard ;)

    For new kit you're probably still looking at about £250 for the lot if you go with an integrated mb and a CDRW/DVD combo
     
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    Don't forget the cost of software and the operating system when working it all out.
     
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    and a mouse, keyboard and floppy drive
     
  8. sticker

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    Thanks guys for the ideas. Keep 'em coming

    I should have said I already have a mouse, Keyboard & floppy. Also I was looking at on board sound.

    Regards
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