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    Re: Cheapest possible computer uk?

    SSD will cost your more than the computer

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    Re: Cheapest possible computer uk?

    Quote Originally Posted by vladster View Post
    SSD will cost your more than the computer
    not if you get a low capacity one
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    Re: Cheapest possible computer uk?

    Quote Originally Posted by vladster View Post
    SSD will cost your more than the computer
    Good thing I won't be using an SSD in it, then

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    Re: Cheapest possible computer uk?

    Quote Originally Posted by mr-woof View Post
    okies I like a challenge,

    Grand total = 101.75

    Any good?
    Maybe not what the OP wants but still... Impressive
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    Re: Cheapest possible computer uk?

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamInNi View Post
    Maybe I should consider it then... would it be safe enough buying used components?
    Absolutely, and it'll allow you to cut your costs in half, at least (which means you could at least double performance for the same budget). Most computer hardware is sold off a long, long time before it actually wears out. I would suggest buying hard drives and PSUs new (and optical drives if you need one) but go second hand for anything else.

    Worst thing that could happen is you get something which is defective, even if you can't get a refund from whatever cheeky sod sold it to you you're only out of pocket for a few quid. You'll still save money overall.

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    Re: Cheapest possible computer uk?

    Ha Ha thanks matt, all good fun putting a system together on a budget, if the op needs any help picking/configuring new parts just ask.

    Also op, going for the used parts route is a good idea you'll be able to get a cheap core2duo system for less than the new parts i posted, if you're unsure what bits to get just ask me

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    Re: Cheapest possible computer uk?

    Will have a wee look on eBay then to see whats what Thanks guys! Will report back with my findings

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    Re: Cheapest possible computer uk?

    Does the AMD Sempron 190 have integrated graphics? If so, I'm looking at a £96 build...

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    Re: Cheapest possible computer uk?

    no, only amd CPUs with integrated graphics are the APUs
    Sempron is ancient, most if not all are single core chips
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    Re: Cheapest possible computer uk?

    Ahh ok. It is a dual core 2.5ghz... I have an nvidia 8400gs sitting somewhere so I will dig it out and test it in my build and if it still works, that could be an option...

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