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Old 02-23-2008, 08:25 PM   #1
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Say i wanted to build the cheapest computer i can that runs xp, where would i start looking for parts?

When i say cheapest, i mean cheapest. And for some parts, i dont mind used epsecially in a monitor and things like that.
Max price $200. Is that possible?
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ebay an old lower end Dell Dimension with a 2.4Ghz+ P4, with 512MB ram
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Old 02-23-2008, 08:52 PM   #3
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so far i got

CPU-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103199
MOBO-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813153073
$79.98 for that
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thats a good start. Kingston value ram, a $20 case, and $30 thermaltake psu, and you should be set.
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Old 02-23-2008, 09:11 PM   #5
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*optiplex my bad
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Old 02-23-2008, 09:16 PM   #6
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thats a good start. Kingston value ram, a $20 case, and $30 thermaltake psu, and you should be set.
what about the optical drive
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Old 02-23-2008, 09:42 PM   #7
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Heres what im up to so far
Case-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811108060
CPU-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103199
MOBO-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813153073
PSU-300w (comes with case)
FAN+HEAT SINK-included with processor
RAM- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820134115 (probably 2 of these?)
HDD-IDK??
cd or dvd drive-IDK?
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Why such a cheap computer? This for fun?
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ya this is for fun
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k, i thought so...what are the req. tho? like, is it the cheapest but it has to run something, or does it just have to like start up and run paint or something simple?
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