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

Banned

What's the price budget for the processor?

Original Poster

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...

Original Poster

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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