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Office PC for about £250?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Gamer_T, 14 Sep 2009.

  1. Gamer_T

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    Hello guys,

    My Dad wants a new PC for his office works because the one he currently uses is rubbish and about 8 years old, problem is he only has about £250 to spend... Will he get a build for this much?

    Cheers
     
  2. Coldzero

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    You can get Dell office pc's for that much, so yeh.
     
  3. Gamer_T

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  4. simbady

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    You just looking for a tower?
     
  5. Gamer_T

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    Yeah a tower only... What about this? I don't want an OcUK prebuilt one really, I'd much prefer to build my own

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    Antec 300 gaming case might be a bit OTT for an office PC, what case do you guys suggest?
     
  6. SfnX

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    save some more and get the antec 350 basc psu
     
  7. Gamer_T

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    Out of stock :(
     
  8. Drake22

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    give me a sec
     
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    [​IMG]
     
  10. Coldzero

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    ^ Looks good
     
  11. 5abr3

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    I think part of the issue here is shipping costs and even though its eating 5% of the budget it's still enough to cause issues there :/

    Can you recycle any parts such as the DVD drive? that would help hammer the price into the bracket you gave!

    Edit: Considerd the Antec 200 or other such cases with the budget being as narrow as it is?
     
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  12. Gamer_T

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    Drake22, that build looks great and I'll be going with that. However I assume the motherboard will have onboard Gfx? As I don't want to buy a graphics card for it.

    Also, I've fit alot of LGA 775 Cpu's before, but never AMD's, are they much harder?

    Cheers
     
  13. 5abr3

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    As he didn't spec a GPU I would assume it has one onboard, I'l check that in a moment. Both AMD and Intel chips are a similar method to fit, at worst there is an instruction manual supplied in the CPU's box

    Edit: "- Chipset NVIDIA® GeForce 6100 / nForce 430 chipset" that would be an onboard GeForce 6100 then! http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB-195-GI&groupid=701&catid=5&subcat=1483
     
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  14. Gamer_T

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    Cheers mate :D. Just as long as fitting an AMD isn't overly complicated I'm happy, I'm sure it'll be just as easy as Intel.
     
  15. 5abr3

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    I've fitted plenty of both, the hardest part has always been when the heatsink is very close to another object like the top of the case or the PSU, I had to shave a few mm off of a Zalman Flower cooler for my AMD Athlon (socket A) system when I bought the fan due to the grill on the PSU's 120mm fan was an external one and meant the cooler would bend the motherboard, only ever had that trouble on one computer though :D
     
  16. Gamer_T

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    Got this on order.. I assume everything will be compatable etc? I always found it tricky to get the on/reset/hdd L.E.D cables on the right way on the mobo.
     
  17. Gamer_T

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    This should be here tomorrow. Hoping its a smooth build!
     
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    Product Name Qty Price Line Total
    Asus M4A785D-M Pro AMD 785G (Socket AM3) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard Asus M4A785D-M Pro AMD 785G (Socket AM3) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard £57.99
    (£50.43) £57.99
    (£50.43)
    AMD Athlon II X2 Dual Core 240 2.80GHz (Socket AM3) - Retail AMD Athlon II X2 Dual Core 240 2.80GHz (Socket AM3) - Retail £45.99
    (£39.99) £45.99
    (£39.99)
    Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (HD502HJ) Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (HD502HJ) £41.99
    (£36.51) £41.99
    (£36.51)
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 420W Power Supply PC Power & Cooling Silencer 420W Power Supply £39.99
    (£34.77) £39.99
    (£34.77)
    Coolermaster Elite 335 Case - Black (No PSU) Coolermaster Elite 335 Case - Black (No PSU) £32.99
    (£28.69) £32.99
    (£28.69)
    Corsair XMS2 DHX 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2 PC2-6400C4 TwinX Dual Channel (TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX) Corsair XMS2 DHX 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2 PC2-6400C4 TwinX Dual Channel (TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX) £29.99
    (£26.08) £29.99
    (£26.08)
    Samsung SH-S223B/BEBE 22x DVD±RW SATA Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) - OEM Samsung SH-S223B/BEBE 22x DVD±RW SATA Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) - OEM £16.99
    (£14.77) £16.99
    (£14.77)
    Sub Total : £231.24
    Shipping cost assumes delivery to UK Mainland with:
    DPD Next Day Parcel
    (This can be changed during checkout) Shipping : £11.25
    VAT is being charged at 15% VAT : £36.37
    Total : £278.86

    Much better PSU.
     
  19. Gamer_T

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    Hmm, already ordered now so can't really go back. Why, wont the PSU I ordered be up to the job?
     
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    Yeah, but that one's pretty much silent, has a higher wattage and besides, i've known several people personally who've had their's blow up on them.