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Superbudget build help

Discussion in 'OcUK Full Systems & Bundles' started by didgemaster, Jan 13, 2019.

  1. didgemaster

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 11, 2003

    Posts: 1,181

    Location: Taunton, Somerset

    I haven't built a system for a few years so I'm a bit rusty on what worls well together.

    My Father's Computer will not power on and unfortunately I don't have a spare psu to test. I think the time has come to upgrade anyway as the specs of his old machine were very old:
    AMD Athlon II x4
    4GB DDR 800
    Nvidia gforce 8200
    500GB HDD


    So I thought I'd get a psu and test but I suspect I will have to buid new. I have a Samsung 250GB ssd and a case. can you help with a new spec. Its not got to do anything demanding just windows 10, surfing the web and some basic office work.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. andy_mk3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 5, 2009

    Posts: 8,466

    Location: Lincolnshire

    Does it need to be new? You get so much more for your money in the used market.
     
  3. didgemaster

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 11, 2003

    Posts: 1,181

    Location: Taunton, Somerset

    Doesn't have to be new and I am looking at the MM at the moment
     
  4. andy_mk3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 5, 2009

    Posts: 8,466

    Location: Lincolnshire

    Check out ebay for stuff like used Dell Optiplex PC's. I bought myself an Optiplex 9020 for £200 inc a 1080p screen with a 4th gen i5, 4GB RAM (I did upgrade it to 8GB) in a nice small form factor unit. I also added an SSD and it's a brilliant little machine.
     
  5. ExoMale

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 9, 2016

    Posts: 3,427

    Location: Gloucestershire

  6. ExoMale

    Mobster

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    Posts: 3,427

    Location: Gloucestershire

    double post! stupid internet.
     
  7. didgemaster

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 11, 2003

    Posts: 1,181

    Location: Taunton, Somerset

    Thanks for the replies. Decided to checkout bargins on the flea bay and have a 4th gen i5 8GB qith an ssd for £150