Building a PC - Advice needed.

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Found 5th Feb 2011
My son is planning on building himself a PC.
He's seen a barebones bundle on ebuyer (link in next post) but is unsure of which cpu & ram (4gb) to go for.
Thanks in advance for any advice.
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hu? barebones isn't building it yourself. Slap him!
Edited by: "lumoruk" 5th Feb 2011
What's the price budget for the processor?
lumoruk

hu? barebones isn't building it yourself. Slap him!



Well he's going to use the bits from the barebones & then make it out of a cornflakes packet & sticky back plastic...
lumoruk

What's the price budget for the processor?



At the lower end probably. £75 ish?
dont bother,
used to be a good cheap way of getting the spec you wanted and learning about pcs at the same time but prices have fallen so much you might aswel buy a pre-built one and save the hassle.
g1bbuk

At the lower end probably. £75 ish?



I've got a couple of socket LGA775 cpu's (one c2d & one dual core) if he's interested.
Thats a strange barebones on ebuyer.

A barebones usually consists of a case/PSU, motherboard, CPU and memory, all prebuilt, like these on Novatech

novatech.co.uk/nov…tml

You then usually add the hard disk, CD/DVD drive, graphics card (if it is not on the motherboard or you want a better one), and an operating system.

The one on ebuyer is just a collection of parts, not a barebone.
Edited by: "guilbert53" 5th Feb 2011
Barebones is a good way to start, but being honest it would probably be better to get him a subscription to a computer magazine and let him read about the stuff first. I can recommend Custom PC, they do some very noob friendly articles.
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