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Very Basic PC for GF's Dad - £150

Master-Zixx
  • 42 months ago

He has a poor desktop PC which he spent the above budget on, specs below, I want to build him a better one.

His PC

  • CPU: Intel Celeron N2806 1.6Ghz
  • Memory: 1x4GB DDR3-1333 SODIMM
  • Storage: 1TB 2.5" 7200rpm

This is what I've come up with. I have the PSU lying around as well as the drive and I want to include them to reduce cost. I will be adding the former hard drive as extra storage when I get the chance.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Celeron G3900 2.8GHz Dual-Core Processor £38.78 @ More Computers
Motherboard Asus H110M-PLUS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £54.48 @ Amazon UK
Memory Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory £25.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For £0.00
Case Fractal Design Core 1100 MicroATX Mini Tower Case £29.99 @ Novatech
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For £0.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £149.24
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-08-30 11:31 BST+0100

Comments

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I use this PC with that MOBO as my "friends are over to watch movies and youtube-videos PC (46" TV as display)" with windows 7

works just fine and cheap af

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Integrated with Motherboard -
Motherboard ASRock Q1900M Micro ATX Celeron J1900 Motherboard £54.11 @ Amazon UK
Memory Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory £30.48 @ Amazon UK
Storage Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For £0.00
Case Fractal Design Core 1100 MicroATX Mini Tower Case £29.99 @ Novatech
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For £0.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £114.58
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-08-30 12:07 BST+0100
  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I do like it. I'm just wary about being locked into a Celeron. I would swap out the dual sticks for a single 8GB. For expansion room. Though knowing the person, it will be more than good enough. Plus he would probably bin it and get something new before even considering to upgrade what hes got.

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