Looking for a brand new computer for under £100 ?

Then build it yourself. Personal Computer World magazine July 2008 on sale from May 15th. has the details. The spec. is as follows
Intel D201GLY2 motherboard with Celeron 220 1.2Ghz CPU soldered in place, onboard audio and video.
512 Mb memory
80 Gb. Sata hard disk
CDrom
Case & PSU
Ubuntu operating system

Not included, monitor, keyboard, mouse.
Of course, since you are buying the components and building it yourself, the specification is very flexible. The above spec can be put together for under £100, however the article suggests an upgraded option with a smarter case, 1Gb memory and dvd writer bringing the cost up to £127.
Performance figures for the £99 version were better than those for an Asus eeePC.

It's a while since I looked at the cost of building a pc and it came as a surprise to me that you can put together a system for so little money.

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you what?

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vixygwim;2099062

You can't compare a desktop computer with the EEE.Plus if they tested the … You can't compare a desktop computer with the EEE.Plus if they tested the original EEE did they bother to overclock it to 900 MHz?



You are right, there is no comparison. The article stated that to give an idea of the performance only.

http://edge2.dealsdirect.net/images/products/8809/1/product1_8809.jpg ???????

but why would anyone want to, the spec of that i'd rather have a dose of clap, i've pulled better spec machines out of skips lol

This will be an ugly past job, but -

Remove from cart Lite-On LTN-526 52x CD-ROM Internal IDE (Beige) - OEM … Remove from cart Lite-On LTN-526 52x CD-ROM Internal IDE (Beige) - OEM 039082 707 in stock £2.53 £2.15 £2.53 £2.15Remove from cart Extra Value Beige Mid Tower Case with 350W 20+4pin PSU 143964 131 in stock £13.99 £11.90 £13.99 £11.90Remove from cart late delivery cut-off and timed delivery unavailable for this item Maxtor STM380215AS 80GB SATAII 7200RPM 2MB Cache - OEM 131269 454 in stock £23.82 £20.27 £23.82 £20.27Remove from cart Extra Value 512MB 800MHz / PC2-6400 Extra Value Ram 126914 16 in stock £7.09 £6.03 £7.09 £6.03Remove from cart MSI K9MM-V Socket AM2 onboard VGA 6 Channel Audio mATX motherboard 122761 1 in stock £27.35 £23.27 £27.35 £23.27Remove from cart AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Socket AM2 1.8GHz 512KB L2 Cache OEM Processor 133379 43 in stock £17.00 £14.46 £17.00 £14.46(click if you have changed any details) Cart total inc vat: Cart total ex vat: £91.78 £78.08Cart Weight: 8.67Kg



And that'll be £91.78 for a slightly more powerful system. It actually won't be too bad - that CPU is easily powerful enough to run HD video, and it'll be fairly decent with most games, if it gets coupled with a decent video card. A fine spec for a media centre, or a total tightwad.

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maddogb;2099818

but why would anyone want to, the spec of that i'd rather have a dose of … but why would anyone want to, the spec of that i'd rather have a dose of clap, i've pulled better spec machines out of skips lol


yep - you could pick up a better spec machine 2nd hand for £30-£40

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csiman;2100060

yep - you could pick up a better spec machine 2nd hand for £30-£40



Acording to the author, this has "comparable performance to a 3Ghz Celeron processor, which you'd have found in a £500 desktop PC from two years ago. It was a nice surprise in performance terms".
I doubt that you'd get a two year old, £500 computer for £30-£40

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I like the look of post #7 by dxx, but please tell us what you put in the cart before removing the above items.

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maddogb;2099818

but why would anyone want to, the spec of that i'd rather have a dose of … but why would anyone want to, the spec of that i'd rather have a dose of clap, i've pulled better spec machines out of skips lol



Can I have one?

Is this a dual core?
I doubt very much that cpu performance has trippled in the last 2 yrs, they are a good bit quicker than then but not %200 quicker, so apart from the speed of opening explorer windows i doubt that alot tbh and also think its a ridiculous comparing it to a micro like the eepc

doberman;2100509

Can I have one?



what a dose?

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doberman;2100422

Acording to the author, this has "comparable performance to a 3Ghz … Acording to the author, this has "comparable performance to a 3Ghz Celeron processor, which you'd have found in a £500 desktop PC from two years ago. It was a nice surprise in performance terms".I doubt that you'd get a two year old, £500 computer for £30-£40



LOL - How did the author get a Celeron 1.2Ghz CPU to be comparable to a 3Ghz Celeron processor? He should sell the secret to Intel :thumbsup:

TBH, just look on ebay and a PC with this spec will go for about £40!

I just had a quick look and this sold for £38.50

[FONT=Arial][SIZE=4]AMD 64bit Sempron 2800+ PC with 512mb RAM, 30Gb IDE hard drive, CD/RW drive, with Windows XP Home Edition[/SIZE][/FONT]

doberman;2100422

I doubt that you'd get a two year old, £500 computer for £30-£40



It's outperformed by a new £90 computer and it's got two years of wear on it, so it seems very likely that it's going to go for £30-40.

csiman;2100688

LOL - How did the author get a Celeron 1.2Ghz CPU to be comparable to a … LOL - How did the author get a Celeron 1.2Ghz CPU to be comparable to a 3Ghz Celeron processor? He should sell the secret to Intel :thumbsup:



Because celeron is/was just intel's budget label, it says nothing about the ar chitecture of the chip and it's performance per clock. A 1.2Ghz processor can easily be faster than a 3Ghz one
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