Advice needed on £200 super budget pc

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My mate has asked me to create a budget pc for £200.

Now this includes all hardware for the tower + Keyboard and mouse.

I understand that this is a pretty low budget, but what are the best options?

It would mostly be for word processing, surfing the web and general applications, but has to be quick or have a sense of speed at least.

Could anyone throw me a quick specification to see if its similar to my ideas.

Thanks guys! :p
 
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Pretty good spec for 200 notes there passey89. 8GB RAM too, how things change!

You'd be hard pressed to find anything significantly better used even. There is no software (i.e. Windows), is that a problem OP?
 
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Pretty good spec for 200 notes there passey89. 8GB RAM too, how things change!

You'd be hard pressed to find anything significantly better used even. There is no software (i.e. Windows), is that a problem OP?

I have Windows 7 Pro ready to be installed along with all the software needed. Should have mentioned that apologies :D
 
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Thats actually a pretty good setup for just £200! Few little upgrades and it would make a perfect media center PC for the house!
 
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Any chance of 10-20 pound increase on the budget and use fm2 trinity a4-5300 apu , u can get a fm2 board for the same price as the fm1 board in the specs that have been listed , would be quicker and a better igpu, just a idea
 
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Any chance of 10-20 pound increase on the budget and use fm2 trinity a4-5300 apu , u can get a fm2 board for the same price as the fm1 board in the specs that have been listed , would be quicker and a better igpu, just a idea

I just spotted that offer aswell, thanks for the post, I'm sure I can squeeze a tenner out of my mate haha :D
 
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1 x Toshiba (7K1000.D) 500GB SATA 6GB/s 32MB Cache - OEM (DT01ACA050) £42.98
1 x **B Grade** Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 Intel Z68 (Socket 1155) DDR3 (MB-364-GI) £35.00
1 x Intel Celeron G530 2.40GHz Socket LGA 1155 Processor - Retail £31.99
1 x GeIL Black Dragon 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-10666C9 1333MHz Dual Channel Kit (GD38GB1333C9DC) £25.99
1 x OcUK Tsunami Gaming Case - Black £19.99
1 x OcUK Swift 500W V2 Silent Power Supply £18.98
1 x OcUK 22x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter (Black) - OEM £14.99
1 x OcUK Black Gaming Keyboard (5105GU) £10.99
1 x Gigabyte M6880 1600DPI Gaming Mouse £9.98
Total : £223.51 (includes shipping : £10.50).


If you qualify for free delivery, its only £10 overbudget. It uses z68 motherboard, these are good boards, my dads got a similar board to it and its been good to him. good upgrade path should he decide to game in the future. For an extra £12 you could grab a B grade AMD 5450 (ultra basic card) bringing it to 222 or 234 inc. delivery. This has a better upgrade path as z68 is a good series for overclocking anyway.
I wouldn't recommend those blaze keyboard/mice, I got some at grand opening, they are good for 2 quid, thats about it. a good cheap gaming keyboard is designed for the casual gamer so it should easily suit his needs. the mouse is also a good casual gaming mouse so this should do him the job too. The board supports up to intel core i7 2700k (not sure if they support ivy bridge) but this means should one day he thinks to himself I fancy gaming, all he'd need to buy is a graphics card (decent ones can cost around 75-150 depending on whether he buys new and what he gets) as the cpu is more than capable, but upgradable if he wishes. He wouldnt need a full system upgrade.
 
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