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Cheap/Basic PC for Web browsing

ClownUK
  • 53 months ago

Hi guys,

I posted up a while ago for a high end gaming rig and got some great feedback.

My friends Parents want a cheap desktop for web browsing, watching videos, listening to music etc.

I built a high end gaming rig with a high budget, but when it comes to a simple desktop with a low budget i'm really not sure on any of the hardware.

They like how fast mine boots up so an SSD will be needed, and i think they will want a Disk Drive for playing CD's etc.

Budget: £200 -£300??? I haven't asked for a budget but i thought this may be a reasonable area. Location: UK Use: Web browsing and other basic functions. Operating System required: Was hoping for 7, but seems to be more expensive than 8.

Thanks in advance for any builds you guys suggest.

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4170 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor £85.99 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H81M-S1 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £37.70 @ Amazon UK
Memory G.Skill NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory £22.50 @ Amazon UK
Storage Sandisk Z400s 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £31.98 @ Novatech
Case Fractal Design Core 1500 MicroATX Mini Tower Case £39.50 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply £29.99 @ Aria PC
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer £9.49 @ Aria PC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit) £65.99 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £323.14
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-19 14:31 GMT+0000

This is as budget as I could get it, £23 over budget assuming you don't get anything on sale. PSU is cheap, It's from EVGA so probably won't explode but would recommend getting an EVGA 500B if your budget expands a bit

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD A4-6300 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor £27.31 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard Asus A68HM-K Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard £35.09 @ Ebuyer
Memory Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £27.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £34.98 @ Amazon UK
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £38.97 @ Amazon UK
Case Zalman ZM-T1 PLUS MicroATX Mid Tower Case £25.97 @ Overclockers.co.uk
Power Supply SeaSonic ECO 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply £37.08 @ Ebuyer
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit) £65.99 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £293.38
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-19 18:28 GMT+0000

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