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January 27, 2011 3:05:13 PM

Approximate purchase date: February


Budget Range: £180.00 strictly


System Usage from Most to Least Important: internet and watching movies


Parts not required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, os (just need the computer)


Country of Origin: UK


Overclocking: No


SLI or Crossfire: No


Monitor Resolution: 1024x768@60Hz


Additional Comments: I can use onboard graphics, not bothered about a video card too much unless it fits budget.

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January 27, 2011 4:03:54 PM

This is just not happening. $300 (converted) is just not enough to do anything with when building a machine. The absolute cheapest you could get the major parts (CPU, mobo, RAM) is going to be about $175-200. The cheapest case you could find is about $30-40, and the cheapest decent PSU would be about $40. An optical drive is about $20 as well. Right there, you're already over your budget, and you still need the HDD ($50-60). It's just not happening.

I highly recommend you look at some prebuilts from the discount vendors like Dell and HP. They're not high quality, and they're not ideal, but you can't beat their prices.
January 27, 2011 5:37:57 PM

It took a little effort and it's far from good but here you go.

Motherboard: ASRock N68-GS3 UCC (37,09 euro)
Processor: AMD Athlon II X2 250 (52,25 euro)
Memory: Transcend JetRAM 2 GB - DIMM 240-pins - DDR3 1333 MHz / PC3-10600 (17,50 euro)
HardDrive: Samsung SpinPoint F1 Desktop Class HD161GJ (30,69 euro)
DVD-ROM: Samsung SH-D163B (12,97 euro)
Case: HKC 4672GD (37,98 euro)

Total price: 188,48 euro (162.2 GBP)

However I do not know if any of these products are easily available or how much it would cost to ship/deliver them in the UK. Also I made a quick glance to see if everything fits so it's not yet done thoroughly.

EDIT:
The case has a psu so no need for another one (though I have no clue if it's any good).
January 27, 2011 5:39:39 PM

Theres this http://www.ebuyer.com/product/253549
or even better £1.30 over budget all parts from ebuyer.com
Asrock N68C-S UCC GeForce 7025 Socket AM2+ VGA Out 6 Channel Audio MATX Motherboard 221178 £30.36
Seagate ST3250318AS 250GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 159691 £27.15
Casecom KB-7760 Black ATX Midi Tower Case - No PSU, No Case Fans Included 108280 101 in stock £10.98 £10.98
Sumvision 450W 20+4pin SATA Power Supply PSU - Retail Boxed 120674 £14.99
LiteOn IHAS124-19 24x DVD±RW DL & RAM SATA Optical Drive £11.99
EXTRA VALUE 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz Memory Kit 1.5V CL9 £29.55
AMD Athlon II X3 445 3.1 GHz - Socket AM3 1.5 MB cache Retail Box Processor 235421 £56.28
Cart total inc vat: £181.30
The power supply is a bad make but its all you can get on the budget.
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