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Basic Internet, email and word processing PC/Playing music and videos

CPU: AMD Sempron LE-1200 Socket AM2 2.1GHz Energy Efficient 512KB £19.89
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/139182
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-MA69VM-S2 690V £35.43
http://www.ebuyer.co...roduct_overview
RAM: Kingston 2GB KIT (2X1GB) DDR2 667MHz/PC2-5300 CL5 £21.84
[url="http://www.ebuyer.com/product/91124%5b/url%5d%20HDD:%20Maxtor%20STM3250310AS%20250GB%20-%20£28%5burl="http://www.ebuyer.com/product/131214"]http://www.ebuyer.com/product/131214[/url]
OPTICAL DRIVE: LG GH20NS15 20X SATA DVD?RW/DL/RAM - Black Bare Drive OEM £13.85
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/130946
CASE + PSU: Antec NSK 3480 MATX Micro Tower - With 380W EarthWatts PSU ATX12V 2.2 USB/FireWire/Audio - £53
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/130946 £53.16

BUDGET PRICE (not including Operating system): £100-£150

TOTAL SO FAR = £174


If There is anything cheaper somewhere else or you don’t like a component that could be changed for a better one than please say but remember my budget.

Also i am just sorting everything else out now i almost have my completed spec.

What other cables will i need and do u recommend it get 2 12 cm one for rear and one for front.

Edited by tom16, 15 October 2008 - 12:31 AM.

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Hi there,

You could grab this RAM for a small saving: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/91124
Again, cheaper DVD Burner: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/145869

This is a very budget system, you won't need to worry about adding any extra case fans. That case comes with a 120mm rear fan, which should provide more than adequate cooling for the system.

Looks like a nice cheap build. You aren't budgeting for an OS with this, are you going to be installing linux?

Cheers

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Hi thanks


No os is not icluded in the budget.

What is the cheapest os?(leagal)

What is the best os?


Also a hd Min 200gb ebuyer only please

Edited by tom16, 15 October 2008 - 12:35 AM.

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The cheapest legal OS would be linux, there are many free distros available.

A popular one is Ubuntu. Just beware it is a fairly large download. All you need to do is download it onto a working computer, and burn it to a CD. Then you can insert the CD into your newly built computer, and install it that way.

The best OS would be a most debatable topic... (in fact, it is...) I really do enjoy using Windows, Vista is great on computers that can handle it. This build would be pushing it for Vista. The processor in particular, would be the biggest bottleneck, in my opinion.

If you want a version of Windows, I would suggest trying to get a hold of XP might be your best bet for those specs. It should be a bit easier on you parts!

I'm pretty sure you already linked to this Maxtor, but it's the cheapest 250GB drive I could find. Maxtor are owned by Seagate, and it should work fine for your needs. :)

Cheers

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Thanks i am going to download the Ubuntu.

Its free and looks preety good one question can you load microsoft software on there. E.g Office 2007


Downloaded Ubuntu


Thanks for that saved me £60 ish.

I also want wireless interent on this.(Dongle)

Is this ok to use?

Edited by tom16, 15 October 2008 - 02:25 PM.

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Ubuntu will come with OpenOffice already installed.

A wireless dongle, now this is hard to say. I've had some fun with wireless cards and Ubuntu - not.

You'll need to find drivers for it. What exact make and model dongle is it?

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ubuntu and pretty much all of the linux distros have problems with wifi...especially the usb type..at least thats been my experience with it ...go here and scroll way down for a list of parts that work out of the box...my recommendation is to get one of the pci cards that just works and save yourself tons of frustration
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Unforuntalty i have a wireless sett up and the box is now where near why the pc will be.

Thanks
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by out of the box...I mean you just plug it into the computer and Ubuntu will just work...
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Will i need to apply thermal paste onto the cpu or any other components
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yep...go here and pick your processor for the instructions...
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A PCI card would definitely be the way to go for wireless, in my opinion.

I have a Netgear WG311 v3, and it works great when I load up my Ubuntu installation. If you cannot find the drivers, I created a thread a while ago on the Ubuntu forums that helped me.

If ever you go this route and need help, be sure to let me know.

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Troy thanks and happyrock

I will probebley go the pci route it sounds the best option.

Also what do you think of this case http://www.ebuyer.com/product/135101


Thanks again
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I like Coolermaster cases, that one is great for the price.

I am not too big a fan of Coolermaster PSUs, though.

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I like Coolermaster cases, that one is great for the price.

I am not too big a fan of Coolermaster PSUs, though.

Troy

I agree with Troy..the case will be fine...sell the PSU though and get one that has at least a 80% rating...that one is only 70%...I like Antec PSU's...go here for 80 plus PSU's

Edited by happyrock, 17 October 2008 - 08:27 AM.

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