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Johnsie
December 11th, 2006, 11:45 AM
I want a really low price. My required specs are quite low :

-Nvidea graphics
-CD burner
-speed/memory... Just something I can use for web design, music and watching videos on. At least 2ghz
-At least 20gb hard disk
-Dont really need a monitor

PatrickMay16
December 11th, 2006, 11:53 AM
All the parts needed to build a computer are available here at good prices: http://aria.co.uk/

That's all I know.

Johnsie
December 11th, 2006, 12:03 PM
eeekk.. I dont fancy another diy job hehe. I did like the look of a few of the ready made computers on there though.

_simon_
December 11th, 2006, 12:07 PM
Depends what you mean by cheap.

http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/pcrange.html?ICO

Their bottom spec is 210.32

Icon 2800
AMD Sempron 2800 64 Bit Processor
512MB DDR400 PC3200 Single Channel Memory
80GB Serial ATA II Hard Drive
SiS High Performance Integrated Graphics & 8x AGP Slot
52x CD-ROM Drive
5.1 6-Channel Audio
1 x RJ45 Network Port (10/100)
Novatech Keyboard & Mouse

That does not come with a monitor.

That price is without an operating system.

But it does not come with a CD burner... although you can pick them up cheap. My DVD RW cost me 30 from pc world!

It would be easier to build your own, at least you'd get exactly what you wanted rather than having to compromise.

smoker
December 11th, 2006, 12:07 PM
whereabouts are you in the uk? look around for firms that recycle old computer stock and sell off cheaply, there's bound to be a place near you. if you're in scotland i'll send you a link if you want

Johnsie
December 11th, 2006, 12:16 PM
I'm in Belfast but I have a few contacts in Edinburgh who might be able to help. Might even be heading there for Hogmany but I dunno lol. The novatech ones look nice too. I also liked some of the stuf on here: http://www.cyberiasystems.co.uk/Shop/Builder_System_Details.asp?BS=1115

I think the price range I'm looking for is between 150 and 250.

smoker
December 11th, 2006, 12:28 PM
this company is in motherwell (south-east of glasgow). they get stock in all the time:

http://www.lamhrecycle.co.uk/html/special_offers.html