Where to buy a PC base unit.

  Tim1964 23:58 07 May 03

I'm on the lookout for a more up to date base unit to replace my ageing PC. I only need a 'middle of the range' spec. Something in the order of 1.7ish Ghz proc. 40Gb HDD, 512 Ram, CDRW (max x32)NO DVD Rom, 32MBish Graphics, Onboard sound, No monitor, no keyboard, no mouse, no speakers,(get the idea?)

I have followed the links on other posts and they seem to be too high a spec/price for what I'm after,


  davidg_richmond 00:20 08 May 03

Tim: it would be quite simple to build a PC (and cheap too) of this spec if you have the desire (and time) to - have you considered this?

case £30
mboard £60
CPU inc fan £80
HDD £50
RAM £45
CDRW £35
Floppy (free from old PC)
Modem (see above)
Thats a budget of £300, using average pricing (let me know if i'm wrong guys!).

  Mango Grummit 10:39 08 May 03

Suggest you get a copy of Micro Mart. There's usually many outfits advertising your needs in there. I use one of them regularly since I stopped building computers some time ago as the savings are just not worthwhile any more compared to buying an off the shelf base unit.

  Tim1964 17:08 08 May 03

I wouldn't trust myself to build a PC. Knowing my luck it would go up in a puff of smoke when I turned it on, or not come on at all. ;-) I'll have a look in Micro Mart then at least it will come with a guarantee.

Thanks for the responses.

  pj123 17:13 08 May 03

You obviously haven't checked out click here for base units.

  pj123 17:19 08 May 03

Sorry link is wrong it should be click here

  shifty 19:07 08 May 03

I recently purchased a base unit from nethighstreet . com. Selected the required spec then deselected monitor and keyboard etc. Ordered and delivered in exactly ten days.

  jazzypop 22:20 08 May 03

Try click here - I've used them several times (on behalf of friends etc) - they build decent PCs at decent prices.

  Tim1964 23:03 08 May 03


  Stuartli 21:17 10 May 03

Scan of Bolton regularly offers the Asus Terminator and MSI Hercules BareBones systems on its TodayOnly page.

The Asus ones range from around £120 to £150 and cater for Intel and AMD CPUs; the MSI versions are somewhat more expensive but even better equipped.

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