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Old 08-23-2007, 11:24 AM   #1
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My girlfriend is going of to uni this september and needs a computer. trouble is she has no money what so ever. So knowing a little about them i set out to make the cheapest but still half decent computer i could for under a hundred.

here it is, all from ebay. prices include VAT and postage:

Motherboard: Foxconn Geforce6100, 23.82

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...MEWN:IT&ih=003

CPU: AMD Athlon64 3200+, 15.52

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...MEWN:IT&ih=008

Memory: 512Mb DDR400, 3.94

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...MEWN:IT&ih=007

Graphics card: PCIe ATI x600 Pro, 11.21

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...MEWN:IT&ih=017

Hard drive: 40Gb IDE Western Digital, 9.25

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...MEWN:IT&ih=005

Case and powersupply: 400w, 20.52

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...MEWN:IT&ih=017

Optical mouse: 4

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...MEWN:IT&ih=003

DVD Drive: I had one lieing around

Operating System: Windows XP Pro (Crac... *Ahem*) a friend gave it to me

Monitor: 17" CRT, found this in a skip! good find! its amazing what companies throw out


anyway in TOTAL: 88.26. not bad if you ask me

heres some pics:






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Pretty nice, but I do not think she can use it for gaming or anyhting big. But she will probably use microsopht mostly so..
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Old 08-23-2007, 11:39 AM   #3
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shes not into her gaming only uni work. watching movies and playing music is probably the most intensive thing that she can manage on a computer
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O, then the computer is perfect for her, well done.
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Congrads, thats a great price. You could build me a PC anyday

I'd still throw in another 512 of ram though, as anything under 1 gig is pretty slow.
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Old 08-23-2007, 11:56 AM   #6
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Not bad for 88 pounds.
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Old 08-23-2007, 11:57 AM   #7
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Wow, very nice! I agree with Chris, if you can find another 512 MB stick for as cheap as the last one, it'd be well worth it to pick it up.
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That's a damn good find for 86
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Old 08-23-2007, 12:13 PM   #9
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Wow , man that ram was cheap as well . if you could get another price for similar price you would be laughing your way all the way to the bank
Personally if you are going away to uni and staying in rented accommodation anyway you are going to want a cheap PC cos if your house or flat gets burgled they wont get away with an expensive system . there has been a lot of that round here cos the theives know the students have expensive computers
Anyhows this build i have here cost me about that as well
Mobo - Free
Cpu- 30
Ram-10
GPU - Had this lieing around
Case and PSU - 20
HD-from previous build
OPtical drives from previous builds
Spent about 10 on stuff like rounded IDES and case fans etc the little bits and away it went .
Spent 5 on a heatsink , total cos about 75 give or take a few
A few weeks later i got a 17" crt for 8 as well cos my 14" one wasnt doing to well

For know i am planning to put 1GB ram in it to boost its speed
and hopefully getting a new GPU
But that is a great system . Should cope with all the uni work .
The case dosent look too bad either ,
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Congrads, thats a great price. You could build me a PC anyday

I'd still throw in another 512 of ram though, as anything under 1 gig is pretty slow.
Yea imagine if he had not budget.OMG that computer would be a beast.
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