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building a cheap pc - why to buy or why not to buy


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#1 Guest_nickko_*

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Posted 02 May 2015 - 03:13 AM

good morning to all,

 

a friend of mine wish to build a cheap pc and the asrock q1900m pro3 (euros 86) seems to be the perfect choice (or not ?)

 

please wait..  with 105 euros he can buy the asrock h61m-ide (euros 59) socket 1155 with the celeron g1620 (euros 45)

 

yes, i know that socket 1155 is discontinued two years ago but i think is still very good for the money

 

as far i know asrock q1900m pro 3 is not compatible with windows xp 

 

building a pc around the amd socket am1 is not a bad idea but again with some more money my friend can build a much better pc around the intel socket 1150 with a haswell cpu

 

my friend want a cheap pc for everything !.... iknow this is impossible to be done with a cheap pc but i have to ask,,,

 

many thanks in advance

 

 

 

a big dilemma



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#2 SpywareDoc

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Posted 02 May 2015 - 02:28 PM

For simply browsing the web, etc. most any "cheap" pc is okay. For doing much else though, like gaming, video editing etc., it'll be unbearably s-l-o-w.



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Posted 02 May 2015 - 02:49 PM

The Haswell is a nice CPU but it is unnecessary for just web browsing and doing email.


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Posted 02 May 2015 - 06:45 PM

If you're planning on using Windows and are looking to spend as little as possible you have to buy rather than build as Windows will cost $100.



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Posted 03 May 2015 - 03:28 AM

good morning to all,

 

first let me thank all for the replies,

 

it is almost impossible to do everything you want with a cheap pc

 

the cost to build an amd socket am1 pc is almost 295 euros

motherboard, cpu, 2 gb ddr3 ram, 1 terra hd, dvdrw, 350 watts psu, pc case

 

from the other site a haswell based pc will cost 340 euros

 

after a lot of thinking a good choice is to find and buy for my friend a used pc let's say a fujitsu siemens esprimo p5720 with an intel e8200 cpu (160 gb hd, 2 gb ddr2 ram, dvdr)

 

this will cost no more than 115 euros

 

why not ?

 

good day to all



#6 Rocky Bennett

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 09:02 AM

That sounds like a very good plan.


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Posted 09 May 2015 - 06:33 AM

A cheap PC for everything? Even gaming?

 

Sorry, but sometimes you have to save a little more to get these "for everything" things.

In the end, you'll find all the saving was worth it.



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Posted 11 May 2015 - 02:10 PM

hi dear CG_5

i fully agree with you 

 

you cannot do everything with a cheap pc

 

my friend is thinking to order a used fujitsu siemens esprimo p5720 with an intel e8200 cpu (160 gb hd, 2 gb ddr2 ram, dvdr)

 

this computer still offer a lot of power even with the most demanding applications (auto cad, 3d studio, video rendering, photoshop, bryce 3) 

 

the above pc with the addition of a used quadro fx card can do the job

 

please, believe me i am working with a much inferior computer

 

not to forget to say that for game this pc cannot be used unless you play four years old games and strategy games only (like me)



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Posted 11 May 2015 - 02:26 PM

used quadro?

 

those are kind of expensive, if the power supply can dole the 150 potential watt load, the gtx 460 is fully capable with those applications and can be acquired for meager  cash.

 

old article, but the info still applies:

 

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/installation-hardware-os/quadro-fx-580-vs-geforce-gtx-460/td-p/4168257


Edited by synergy513, 11 May 2015 - 02:44 PM.

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Posted 11 May 2015 - 03:03 PM

hi dear synergy513

 

quite interesting your article !!!

 

yes, you can buy a used fx 5600 card like this

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nvidia-Quadro-FX-5600-1-5GB-GDDR3-Professional-Video-Card-PCI-e-x16-/121641655958

 

yes, you have right...  i will need a better psu than the fujitsu 

 

a good choice is the ms-tech 750 watts for just 49 euros

 

http://www.ms-tech.de/ger/index.php/product/detail/pdcid/74/pdid/147

 

this psu is not the first name but even with an efficiency of let's say 70% i will have about 525 watts

 

even if the esprimo will cost us 250 euros i think it is a good price

 

thanks for the article



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Posted 11 May 2015 - 10:48 PM

excellent, keep us posted and if all goes well, the PC will give long lasting service.


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