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Spec me the cheapest of the cheap cheap dual core

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Combat squirrel, 15 May 2006.

  1. Combat squirrel

    Capodecina

    Joined: 7 Aug 2004

    Posts: 10,345

    As title a full dual core pc with dvd and 1 gig ram is a must, HOW LOOOOOOW CAN YA GOOOOO ? :D
     
  2. div0

    Mobster

    Joined: 12 Jan 2006

    Posts: 3,581

    Location: Edinburgh

    I don't get it?

    You have NO other requirements other than as cheap as possible??

    You literally want us to list the cheapest dual core cpu, cheapest mobo that supports it, the cheapest 1gig of ram and the cheapest graphics card we can find?!?!?!? :confused:

    /oh and the cheapest dvd player too?!?!
     
  3. Combat squirrel

    Capodecina

    Joined: 7 Aug 2004

    Posts: 10,345

    Ya darn right me laddo, dvd writer if poss, i got it down to about 280 exc monitor, but may of missed somet cheaper, why i ask u guys :), someone wants a computer for basic stuff 'that will last a few years' near imposs i know, but at least a dual core processor has some sort of hope, just for workin, bit photoshop thats all it used 4 really
     
  4. semi-pro waster

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

    Posts: 25,829

    Location: Glasgow

    I can't really beat your price of £280 without majorly compromising, I think all of this is compatible but I'd prefer to go for some slightly higher quality components to be sure it would last that bit better.

    CP-116-IN Intel Pentium 4 805 Dual Core "LGA775 Smithfield" 2.6GHz (533FSB) - Retail (CP-116-IN)
    £73.95 £73.95
    MB-137-AS Asus P5VDC-MX VIA P4M800 Pro Micro ATX (Socket LGA775) Motherboard (MB-137-AS)
    £36.95 £36.95
    HD-000-HI Hitachi Deskstar 7K80 NCQ 80GB SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM (0A30356) (HD-000-HI)
    £30.95 £30.95
    CD-035-NE NEC ND3550 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) - OEM (CD-035-NE)
    £19.95 £19.95
    MY-004-OK OcUK Value 1GB (2x512MB) PC3200 184pin DDR Memory Dual Channel Kit (MY-004-OK)
    £47.95 £47.95
    CA-004-AS Asus TA-210 Series Midi Tower (Black) - 360W PSU (CA-004-AS)
    £34.95 £34.95
    Subtotal £244.70
    VAT £42.83
    Total £287.53
     
  5. div0

    Mobster

    Joined: 12 Jan 2006

    Posts: 3,581

    Location: Edinburgh

    I'm NOT saying that this is what I'd personally recommend - but going with your MINIMUM COST approach, this is the cheapest I could find on OCUk

    Funnily enough - about the £280 mark that you mentioned!!

    Intel Pentium 4 805 Dual Core "LGA775 Smithfield" 2.6GHz (533FSB) - Retail (CP-116-IN)
    £73.95 (£86.89 Including VAT at 17.5%)

    Asus P5VDC-MX VIA P4M800 Pro Micro ATX (Socket LGA775) Motherboard (MB-137-AS)
    Price: £36.95 (£43.42 Including VAT at 17.5%)

    2x OcUK Value 512MB PC3200 184pin DDR Memory (MY-002-OK)
    2x Price: £22.95 (£26.97 Including VAT at 17.5%)

    Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 8 40GB 6K040L0 ATA-133 2MB Cache - OEM (HD-085-MD)
    Price: £23.50 (£27.61 Including VAT at 17.5%)

    NEC ND3550 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) - OEM (CD-035-NE)
    Price: £19.95 (£23.44 Including VAT at 17.5%)

    OcUK Value Rainbow Series Case Silver With 350W PSU (CA-000-RB)
    Price: £19.95 (£23.44 Including VAT at 17.5%)

    Total INC VAT = £258.74

    :)

    I really just was interested how cheap you could do this - so I took it very litterally - I've not even looked it over properly - so there could easily be a fundamental mistake in my suggestion ;)

    /edit - changed mobo for inbuilt graphics.....
     
    Last edited: 15 May 2006