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Old 12-08-2010, 06:54 PM   #1
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Default Extremely cheap basic setup

My sister wants me to build her a computer, so I've told her I don't mind. She does not want to do anything very advanced with it. Coursework and The Sims 2 is probably the most she would need it for.

So, I'm looking for a cheap setup.

CiT case and 450W power supply - 18.80
AMD CPU Sempron 140 Socket AM3 (2.7ghz) - 27.46
Hypertec 2GB DDR3 1333mhz RAM - 19.02
Biostar Motherboard N68S3+ AMD Socket AM3 - 28.95
250GB Seagate HDD - 27.34
LiteOn 24x Int. DVD-RW Black SATA - 11.99
Linux would probably suffice. Or I have a spare copy of XP somewhere...

Total of 138.13 including delivery. That's with VAT, of course. How's that for a budget system?

I'm currently working on another one that might be better value for money, I'll put it on soon...

Okay new setup is same at first but with a AMD CPU AM3 Athlon II (245) Dual Core 2.9GHz rather than the single core sempron...

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Old 12-09-2010, 12:48 PM   #2
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Default Re: Extremely cheap basic setup

Looks fine to me, but do her a big favor and get that dual core Athlon II instead of the Sempron. Single core is going to be so very sluggish even in Sims 2. I'd also buy a beefier power supply. Unless the brand on that power supply is by a big name, which I doubt if it's only 18.80, then get something with a little more heft. Cheap power supplies kill not only themselves if they go bad, but also the rest of the system. It's not worth the risk, even on a sub 200 machine.
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