Cheap build, fast speed and reasonalble quality for under £250 !

9 Nov 2012
Cheap build and balancing cost and quality -

A cheap build for my old man who wanted speed (hates waiting) but little HD space as just mainly for web browsing. - quite pleased. wanted reasonable quality (not too cheap); Windows 7 Ultimate is booting in just over 20 secs and cost below £250 with an SSD !


Mobo: Gigabyte H61MA-D2V Intel H61 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard [GA-H61MA-D2V] 39.98
Processor: Intel Celeron G530 2.40GHz Socket LGA 1155 Processor 32.99
Memory: GeIL Black Dragon 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C11 1600MHz 35.99
SSD: Crucial V4 64GB 2.5" SATA-II Solid State Hard Drive [CT064V4SSD2] 43.99
Case: In-Win EM019 Mini Tower Case - Black 27.98
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 24x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter (Black) - OEM [GH24NS95.AUAA10B] 18.98
Fan: Zalman ZM-F3 120mm Silent Case Fan - 3 Pin 4.99
PSU: Corsair Builder Series CX 430W V2 '80 Plus Bronze' Power Supply 36.98
Additional: Aksa Internal Media Card Reader 5.82

£247 - could I have done any 'better' without comprimising on quality? or increasing costs? ;) thanks Ethermaster for your advice! am starting to like building computers again! ;) and thanks OC - excellent service! pic soon but all available on OC !
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23 Nov 2011
These part were brought months apart Bacon, most of them weren't deal of the week either :( but still a great little box for the price I think but could have gone cheaper on the case and with out the card reader and extra fan I guess.
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