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Windows 7: Motherboard Bundles | Making a computer for my dad

28 Jan 2011   #1
dannyboy2005

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 
Motherboard Bundles | Making a computer for my dad

My dad has asked for a estimate price what it would cost to build him a new computer.

I would keep the existing hard drive and PSU and case.

I'm looking at some sort of motherboard bundle. Something dual or quad core that comes with a descent amount of ram.

He'll be mainly using it for internet use and playing pin ball lol.

My guess is around £150 at the very most, including a 128MB/ 256MB graphics card.

Do you have any suggestions? I'll be running XP on it.

Thanks
Dan


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28 Jan 2011   #2
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Go to Amazon.com, or Newegg.com, they usually have bundles available at fairly nice prices. Good Luck.
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30 Jan 2011   #3
dannyboy2005

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

Thanks Lee, i never thought of these 2 websites.
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30 Jan 2011   #4
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

I never upgrade a PC and use the old PSU as they just get old and the voltage seems to vary at times.
Unless the PC is less than 18months old.
Rich
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30 Jan 2011   #5
cplaya

vista home 32
 
 

i built a AMD couple mnth back went to MICROCENTER Quadcore and mobo for a $100.00 cant beat it. I also would recomend consider getting a cheap new case if your other is really old. you dnt want to run into unexpected problems with power suplly i think i paid $35 for a case with 450 psu from microcenter i know i sound like a sales men but was really please withwhat i got for the money....
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30 Jan 2011   #6
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

dannyboy2005,
Where are you located, this could help us guide you to sites which sell to your area.
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30 Jan 2011   #7
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi dannyboy2005,

Do you have a Maplin store in/near Coventry? If so, have a look at these (all include integrated graphics):

Computing : Motherboards, Bundles and PC''s : Motherboard / Processor Bundles : Maplin Electronics

I know that this one is £10 over your budget, but it includes the RAM (you will need to buy RAM for the others):

BGrade Triple Core AMD Athlon II 440 X3 AM3 Board Bundle 2GB DDR3 Free Delivery : Motherboard Processor Bundles : Maplin
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30 Jan 2011   #8
dannyboy2005

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

Coventry ? lol

I'm from Bedford, United Kingdom. 40 Miles south of Coventry lol.
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30 Jan 2011   #9
dannyboy2005

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

hey guys

I have spoken to my dad, he wants to spend as little as possible.

I think i'll have to look on eBay for a used bundle.

Thanks
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30 Jan 2011   #10
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dannyboy2005 View Post
hey guys

I have spoken to my dad, he wants to spend as little as possible.

I think i'll have to look on eBay for a used bundle.

Thanks
If you are going down that route you may find a complete base unit for very little money , Don't buy the first you see ,shop around a little
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