Desktop PC needed, PC only no Monitor needed £300 or less.


    Can anyone recommend a really good cheap PC only? My uncles has just packed up and he has also been made redundant, so my dad wants to get him another one, but we already have an LCD monitor for it, anything £300 or below with roughly the following spec would be amazing.

    Core2duo processor, any speed
    2GB or more of RAM
    DVDRW +/- drive
    160GB hard drive or more
    Vista premium or XP pro

    Anything like that would be sweet.
    Cheers Dave


    I have an AMD 3800 x2 with 160GB hard drive and XP Pro which I just upgraded. Only 1GB of memory, but all components are quality, including Abit Sli M/B and a decent stand alone Gfx card. Also has a dvd/rw

    Ok the processor isn't quite C2D but it is great for most things (was my games rig)

    I'd sell for £125 but the sticking point will be delivery - where abouts are you?

    Original Poster

    Thanks for reply Stainy, but think my dad only looking for new PC not second hand.

    Cheers anyway

    Dell do a Vostro 220 with an E5400, 2GB of RAM, a 250GB hard drive and vista home premium for £260 delivered.

    After a quick browse, there are two good comps.

    There is 1 off But it comes without an operating system, but these can be found cheaply (esp. XP pro)
    Its £229.98inc vat (delivered)!!!! So you will have some money left over:
    * Intel E5300 Dual Core Processor 2.6Ghz,
    * 2MB Cache
    * 4GB DDR2 800Mhz
    * Memory Slot: 2 x DIMM
    Hard Drive
    * 500GB (1x500GB) SATA II
    Optical Drive
    * Super multi DVDRW
    * Operating System: No Operating System
    * Monitor Not Included
    Input Devices
    * Keyboard and Mouse
    * Network Interface: 10/100/1000M LAN, Realtek® RTL8101E
    * Width 180mm
    * Depth 450mm
    * Height 360mm
    * 1 set 5.1 channel Audio jacks (3 jacks)
    * 1 x PS/2 keyboard port
    * 1 x PS/2 mouse port
    * 1 x Parallel port
    * 1 x Serial port
    * 6 x USB 2.0 ports
    * 1 x RJ45 LAN port
    * 1 x VGA port
    * 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty

    BTW found microsoft XP pro for £28.05:

    (if unsure about website here are google reviews: ]http//ww…nts)

    Otherwise there is a hassle free dell for £257.60:
    Vostro 220 Standard Base Mini Tower Chassis
    Intel® Pentium Dual-Core E5200 processor (2.5GHz, 800MHz, 2MB cache)
    Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium with Service Pack 1, 32-bit - English
    2048MB 800MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x1024]
    250GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive with 8MB DataBurst cache
    Integrated Intel® Graphic Media Accelerator X4500
    Integrated 5.1 Channel Audio HD
    Dell Entry Quietkey USB Keyboard - UK/Irish (QWERTY)
    Dell 2 Button USB Optical Mouse
    16x DVD +/- RW Drive
    Microsoft® Works 9.0 - English
    1Yr CAR Warranty

    Hope this helps:!:


    @can you cope, thats just the accompanying documentation not a copy of xp pro

    @op check out the refurb acer quad core thats been posted tday on [email protected]£286.00

    Oh, no wonder it was so cheap...:oops:

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