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How Cheap Can it be...Internet PC

Last response: in Systems
July 15, 2012 7:56:28 PM

Hello every one,
I need your help in building a cheap mini PC
I am already having a good gaming pc, but I don't want to use this all the time for internet surfing or overnight downloads because its consumes a lot of power, so I was thinking of building a low space, low power PC just for internet browsing and downloading. I can connect my extra monitor's secondary Input and a wireless keyboard and mouse and use it

It would be awesome if some one can guide me to make one that is really cheap, I am not too keen on its processing performance.. just strong enough to run web browser and download stuff from torrents :) 

not to OS dependant also, can deal with ubuntu or any other Linux flavours, what ever you suggest :) 

for storage I can connect my usb 500GB HDD

**If there is a post similar to my request , then I am sorry I must have missed it in the search :) 

thank you


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July 15, 2012 8:04:27 PM

It's generally a bad idea to store your OS on an external HD - too many things can go wrong. It's hard to suggest anything without knowing a budget - how low are you willing to go - $500? $450? $400?
July 15, 2012 8:05:35 PM

With Linux I'd say $300.
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July 16, 2012 7:40:32 AM

FinneousPJ said:
With Linux I'd say $300.

with 300$ build, is it a build similar to netbooks that are available.

I wish I could try using

raspberry pi @ but there are issues with ftp downloads, or torrent downloads.


VIA Neo-ITX running on android 2.3 just for download purpose :)  now that would be really energy efficient :)  ..

thank you Ankit
July 16, 2012 7:50:43 AM

100 bux on ebay if thats all its for
July 16, 2012 8:08:17 AM

photons said:
with 300$ build, is it a build similar to netbooks that are available.

Yes, check the Zbox link I posted.