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E2180 in a LAN PC?

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Hi everybody, been thinking of building a LAN PC only from used parts, which should make it really cheap.

I have looked up some parts and so far I've come up with this:

Dual-Core E2180 (2.0GHz) - (should be a good OCer, if needed)
2GB DDR2-667 or 800 (possibly 4GB, but it will cost more)
*Random S775 mobo, possibly with 4 DIMM slots, but most are with 2)
*two 80GB HDDs that I already have, slow, but loading times don't matter really.
For video I've been thinking of a used 8800GT/GTS/9800GT or similar

The games I'd play mostly would be TF2, LoL/Dota2, CSS, (CS 1.6) and at a 1280x1024 resolution.

What do you guys think? Do you think the system would be enough?
Any suggestions?
Edited by Karlz3r - 2/29/12 at 2:20pm
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post #2 of 8
Do you have any of these parts yet?

EDIT: Also, budget? Or is it as low as we can go if you give us a game or two?
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I only have the HDDs right now. I was thinking about the E2180 since I've seen several of them going around recently and they're really cheap..
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post #4 of 8
Your choice for motherboards is going to be VERY limited, but it'll definitely be a dirt cheap build.

Any reason why you're going this route and not an APU crossfire build? Or even an i3?
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Because I could get this system for around 60€ biggrin.gif
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60€? Go for it. I've recently spent around €60 too and reused some old parts that I had around, and built my AGP benching rig, which is just like yours except the processor, an E6400 for now.

I had to buy the board and the PSU though.
   
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post #7 of 8
even a 9600GT or HD4650 would do very well for those games.
By LAN pc do you plan on carrying it to lan parties?
You should look for a small case, preferably a mini atx / itx.
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Yes. I would be carrying it with me. Do you think the E2180 would need a small overclock for these low resolutions?
The board I would find would be probably mATX, I don't think it would fit in a mini itx case?

Like this one for example

GF MiniITX M210-USB 2x2.0/Audio (black, Piano Lacquer) + MicroATX 300W CE PFC PSU.
440
It's just a random case, I might not be picking this one at all.
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