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My friend wants me to build him a £190 Computer
Not Including OS or peripherals
He wants this computer to browse the internet and do light gaming
Website I will be ordering parts from:
www.scan.co.uk
I keep trying to put something together but it ends up £200+ (Inc shipping)
Not really used to being on such a tight budget when building a computer
Any help would be appreciated
Thanks alot guys
Edited by CookiiMonster - 2/8/11 at 11:01am
    
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post #2 of 29
Tell him to stop being cheap and save up money for something decent. 190 EUR isn't going to get him anything. lol
     
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not sure if you can buy a pc for that price, the GPU alone would cost 100+ ;\\
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Originally Posted by trojan92 View Post
not sure if you can buy a pc for that price, the GPU alone would cost 100+ ;\\
No, I'm not asking for a mid or high end Computer
Just whatever I can get for the money
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by EpicPie View Post
Tell him to stop being cheap and save up money for something decent. 190 EUR isn't going to get him anything. lol
euro? pound my friend, two entirely different currencies
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post #6 of 29
lol wut?
light gaming as in flash??
i dont even think he would be able to play some runescape with that budget XD
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lol wut?
light gaming as in flash??
i dont even think he would be able to play some runescape with that budget XD
I know it's not much but it's all he get afford
    
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post #8 of 29
better look on the OCN marketplace or ebay for that budget
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You really need to be looking at second hand parts. I have just built a system for a friend for £205 including Windows 7 HP retail, but he didn't require a GPU.

E6400 (£25 from a member, CPU's last a life time so you don't need new, this will save you a lot and give more performance gains.) I saw an E4400 on here for about the same price. You need to be looking at CPU's like these.

2GB Geil (£25, you can get 2GB for about £20 now in the for sale section, and that should be enough for your mate.)

I bought this motherboard for £33. DDR2, 45nm support and 1x PCI-E. It will be sufficient.

This PSU is only £36 and should be enough for a medium rated gaming system.

Cheap and simple case for only £32.

500GB hard drive for £31.

Unfortunately that is about £177. Which doesn't leave a lot left over for a GPU.

His pricing is not that unrealistic. He just needs to add £30 and he could get a second hand 8800GT. To me, that would be a good little gaming rig.
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post #10 of 29
Had a look,
Not even worth it.
Case Mobo (cheapos) around 60£
ATI 5550 55£
Athlon II Dual core 3.00Ghz 47£
4GB RIPJAWS 40£
+ VAT
www.overclockers.co.uk

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