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No Quidco cashback on this one but you still get free delivery. £139.33 all inclusive...

Two Extra Value 512MB DDR2 533MHz PC2 4200 240pin Extra Value Ram (http://www.ebuyer.com/product/82243) @ 15.98
NEC Optiarc AD 5170A 01 18xDVD±RW DL Beige Bare Drive (http://www.ebuyer.com/product/117542) @ 12.23
Casecom KL 700ATX Black Midi Tower Case With 20pin 350W PSU and Thumbscrews (http://www.ebuyer.com/product/90874) @ £15.67
Foxconn 945G7MD-8EKRS2H Socket 775 I945G onboard VGA DDR2 mATX (http://www.ebuyer.com/product/126697) @ £27.55
Intel E2140 Pentium Dual Core Socket 775 2x1.60GHz 1MB Cache 800FSB Retail Boxed CPU (http://www.ebuyer.com/product/127249) @ £41.46
Western Digital WD800BB 80GB Hard Drive 7200RPM 2MB Cache OEM (http://www.ebuyer.com/product/23275) @ £26.44
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#1
Cold. Sorry but this is just you listing run of the mill parts from ebuyer! The end user would also need to build this (not alot know how to do this!).

Not really a deal!
#2
I posted it in reply (or rather as a followup to this : http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1110902). It has been roasted to 250 degrees... ;-) Also I looked a bit around and it looks as if Ebuyer is cheaper than anyone else, especially when delivery is taken into consideration
#3
I think a real hard work behind all the calculation. Ok not all the people can build it but again there are many who actually can.

HOT for hard work.
#4
will it run vista?
#5
and if you want windows, you are pushing £200. you can get a dell unit for that ready to go with larger hdd, quicker ram and in a nicer looking case, at least i think so. http://ecomm.euro.dell.com/dellstore/basket.aspx?c=uk&cs=ukbsdt1&l=en&s=bsd&itemtype=CFG&oid=911d1489-864f-46f1-9d52-f821e96ac855
that is £229.

but.....maybe you want the most very basic and running a linux os, i guess that would make it a warm deal
#6
miserablemiser
will it run vista?


It will run Vista... Depends of course what kind of Glossy stuff you want to paste on it :whistling: Aero anyone :whistling: Anyway. Remember that Windows XP is still around after 5 years and that this little baby is a dual core computer with 1GB RAM.
#7
Fair play, loads of people know how to build a PC, nice work
#8
Its not 'the UK's cheapest dual-core PC'. For a start, the slowest AMD X2 + cheapest AM2 motherboard is (marginally) cheaper, then on any given day you will likely find one or two parts cheaper at many competitors to ebuyer, especially if you qualify for free Scan delivery. Also you really should budget a bit more for a decent PSU (24pin model for modern CPUs).

Nice thought anyway, and I agree that its better than the other overly-hot deal, but don't think its the best combination of components (for one I would always rather pay a very small amount more for a 160GB hard drive etc etc.)
#9
jah128
Its not 'the UK's cheapest dual-core PC'. For a start, the slowest AMD X2 + cheapest AM2 motherboard is (marginally) cheaper, then on any given day you will likely find one or two parts cheaper at many competitors to ebuyer, especially if you qualify for free Scan delivery. Also you really should budget a bit more for a decent PSU (24pin model for modern CPUs).

Nice thought anyway, and I agree that its better than the other overly-hot deal, but don't think its the best combination of components (for one I would always rather pay a very small amount more for a 160GB hard drive etc etc.)


Links. Also include delivery in there.
#10
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/133145 CPU £39.99
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/133012 M\B £27.99

Only £1.03 cheaper, but cheaper nevertheless...
#11
I voted warm - thanks for the time to research the deal.

Seems ok, but a few more things need adding (such as OS)
#12
jah128
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/133145 CPU £39.99
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/133012 M\B £27.99

Only £1.03 cheaper, but cheaper nevertheless...


You have to add HSF (Heat Sink Fan) as the CPU is an OEM.... As you can guess, I've seen it before... Where's the Scan link BTW?
#13
Not trying to ruin the effort at all, its just I don't really see it as a hot deal - its not like ebuyer have special offers on all or many of these prices, and I understand what O\P is trying to point out (particularly when compared to the other 'deal').

Also whilst ebuyer's prices are generally very competitive they are rarely the lowest for everything, so if you a prepared to shop around you can find certain parts cheaper elsewhere etc. etc.

That all said, buy yourself the system as described above, except with maybe spending a couple of quid extra on branded 666MHz ram, a 160GB hard drive and a better case/PSU combo the download latest Ubuntu and you will have a very reliable, powerful computer with full suite of software and change from £150 which cant be bad...

Scan have in todays DFT DDR-667/512mb for £7.04 a stick, AM2 motherboard for £25.82. There is a site that archives all the previous today-onlys from the last three months and the links all work but I don't have it to hand at the moment - maybe someone else can help - but I expect if you can be bothered to browse through them all you'll find pretty much all the products you'll need at competitive prices. The only thing you might not find cheaper is the case and the DVD drive, although beige and black isn't the prettiest combo anyway...
#14
jah128
Not trying to ruin the effort at all, its just I don't really see it as a hot deal - its not like ebuyer have special offers on all or many of these prices, and I understand what O\P is trying to point out (particularly when compared to the other 'deal').

Also whilst ebuyer's prices are generally very competitive they are rarely the lowest for everything, so if you a prepared to shop around you can find certain parts cheaper elsewhere etc. etc.


Why not show us where you can get the lowest price..... delivered.... for each of the item listed above ^^^^^ Everybody (including those who have voted the thread hot) will surely appreciate that :whistling:
#15
miserablemiser
will it run vista?


omg! You're not seriously gonna buy vista to put on the " UK's Cheapest Dual Core DIY PC " are you?
#16
alchemistkevin
omg! You're not seriously gonna buy vista to put on the " UK's Cheapest Dual Core DIY PC " are you?


Vista will run on it, albeit not in its most elegant form. Otherwise, why would dell ship its entry level computers with Vista if they wouldn't run at a decent speed :thinking: Maybe they want us to move to Leopard...
#17
Good effort - components probably not to everyones tastes, but still a good eye opener for those who wonder how cheaply a DIY PC can be built for.

Voted HOT!

Alex.
#18
Another 1gb of ram should help the vista issue out.....wouldn't it?:thinking:
#19
NiCe1 :thumbsup:

Any SLi (AMD or Intel) options :)
#20
muckypup
Another 1gb of ram should help the vista issue out.....wouldn't it?:thinking:


yup. it would. my gf's laptop has a celeron m430 which i think is 1.73ghz single core. with 2gb ram it runs vista premium just fine with full aero. and it only has 128mb integrated gma950 graphics.
#21
I think the people who know how to build a PC also know how to look on ebuyer and calculate the cheapest parts for themselves.
#22
Boogie83e
NiCe1 :thumbsup:

Any SLi (AMD or Intel) options :)


I'd advise to you to wait a bit cause AMD is prepping something a bit out of the blue soon... Otherwise, I'll get something for you soon.
#23
I wouldn't trust the cheap-ass PSU that comes with the case for building a computer though; I'd rather invest in a cheap Dell tower for £200-odd that includes an OS already. Cold - sorry!
#24
smashed
I think the people who know how to build a PC also know how to look on ebuyer and calculate the cheapest parts for themselves.


You can't be true or else, the whole point of me posting and other people voting (hot or cold) is defeated. I don't mind people voting cold, as long as they DO give a better deal, for the benefit of the whole HUKD family.

I know how to build a PC, however, I find HUKD a fantastic place to share tech and other deals and I believe that many of us, even seasoned tech, would agree to that (did grab a few bargains as well here, mind you).
#25
Like most people have said, good effort but some of those parts are just too cheap, the case and PSU for example, spend a few more quid and get an Antec or at least someting that won't slit your wrists when you put it together and a PSU that won't blow up after 5 minutes of use.

Thats said if your on a tight budget it will do you fine, chuck in one of their cheap 14.1 inch monitors for £59.99 and you've got a full average computer for under £200 plus a trip to the hospital unless you've got some chain mail gloves! So its a warm from me.

(Trust me the cases are that bad I've unfortunatly had to work with them and have the scars to prove it)

Oh and as for an OS what about that Ubuntu or what ever its called, thats free isn't it and seems to be quite popular among the linux people...
#26
Must admit title is a little misleading !
However I would spend the little extra and get E2160 - this v easily overclocks to over 3GHz using just standard fan (I'm doing it right now on my PC)
a 3GHZ dual core for this money is even better going ;)

see

http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/09/12/pentium_dual_core/
#27
if you want a cheap pc without a monitor dell is the best tbh

http://configure.euro.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?cs=ukdhs1&kc=001&oc=d10505b&x=0&y=0

E-Value code 001-D10505b


Intel® Celeron® 420 Processor (1.6GHz,800MHz,512k cache)
[COLOR="Red"]Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic - English[/COLOR]
1024MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x512]
160GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive with 8MB DataBurst™ cache
Integrated Intel® Graphic Media Accelerator 3100
16x DVD +/- RW Drive
Dell™ Entry Quietkey USB Keyboard - UK/Irish (QWERTY)
Dell 2 Button USB Scroll Optical Mouse - Black
Integrated 7.1 Channel High Definition Audio
Microsoft® Works 8.0 - English
Services & Software
1 Year Base Warranty - Collect & Return
Resource DVD - (Diagnostics & Drivers)
English Documentation with UK/Irish Power Cord

1 Year Base Warranty - Collect & Return


[COLOR="red"]£152 inc vat and shipping[/COLOR]

[COLOR="red"]upgrade it to a 2140 dual core processor and it comes to £182.11 inc vat and shipping[/COLOR]
#28
Darthballs
if you want a cheap pc without a monitor dell is the best tbh

http://configure.euro.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?cs=ukdhs1&kc=001&oc=d10505b&x=0&y=0

E-Value code 001-D10505b


Intel® Celeron® 420 Processor (1.6GHz,800MHz,512k cache)
[COLOR="Red"]Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic - English[/COLOR]
1024MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x512]
160GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive with 8MB DataBurst™ cache
Integrated Intel® Graphic Media Accelerator 3100
16x DVD +/- RW Drive
Dell™ Entry Quietkey USB Keyboard - UK/Irish (QWERTY)
Dell 2 Button USB Scroll Optical Mouse - Black
Integrated 7.1 Channel High Definition Audio
Microsoft® Works 8.0 - English
Services & Software
1 Year Base Warranty - Collect & Return
Resource DVD - (Diagnostics & Drivers)
English Documentation with UK/Irish Power Cord

1 Year Base Warranty - Collect & Return


[COLOR="red"]£152 inc vat and shipping[/COLOR]

[COLOR="red"]upgrade it to a 2140 dual core processor and it comes to £182.11 inc vat and shipping[/COLOR]


I guess OP was trying to say Dual Core (possibly Intel)
#29
Problem with Dell is you can't overclock due to BIOS, the PSU has proprietary connectors meaning you can't change MOBO, the MOBO is prob BTX not a standard shape and the new HSF arrangement means you can't near the CPU. Oh and on these MOBO's there are no IDE connectors, only SATA - I apprecaite this may not bother everyone, but those intending to reuse drives etc may find they can't .
#30
Darthballs
if you want a cheap pc without a monitor dell is the best tbh

http://configure.euro.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?cs=ukdhs1&kc=001&oc=d10505b&x=0&y=0

E-Value code 001-D10505b


Intel® Celeron® 420 Processor (1.6GHz,800MHz,512k cache)
[COLOR="Red"]Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic - English[/COLOR]
1024MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x512]
160GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive with 8MB DataBurst™ cache
Integrated Intel® Graphic Media Accelerator 3100
16x DVD +/- RW Drive
Dell™ Entry Quietkey USB Keyboard - UK/Irish (QWERTY)
Dell 2 Button USB Scroll Optical Mouse - Black
Integrated 7.1 Channel High Definition Audio
Microsoft® Works 8.0 - English
Services & Software
1 Year Base Warranty - Collect & Return
Resource DVD - (Diagnostics & Drivers)
English Documentation with UK/Irish Power Cord

1 Year Base Warranty - Collect & Return


[COLOR="red"]£152 inc vat and shipping[/COLOR]

[COLOR="red"]upgrade it to a 2140 dual core processor and it comes to £182.11 inc vat and shipping[/COLOR]


Might be worth reposting this one as the price has gone down a bit...

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