Bare bone systems

  bod999 17:27 26 Feb 2003

I am thinking of buying a bare bone system and swapping the other components from my existing computer.

Can anyone recommend a good supplier?

  accord 17:45 26 Feb 2003

what do you mean by 'bare bones' and what are 'you' going to put into it?

  bod999 17:59 26 Feb 2003

I was thinking of buying a motherboard, processor and fan pre-assembled. I would also need a new case.

I want to swap my hard-drive 64mb PCI graphics card and 512mb sdram memory.

I am open to suggestions as to which motherboard/processor combination, I don't use the machine for gaming but do use it for digital photos.

  accord 18:05 26 Feb 2003

Asus A7V8X mobo, Athlon 2000+

click here for spec of mobo

  jazzypop 18:06 26 Feb 2003

click here - they also sell cases

  bod999 18:27 26 Feb 2003

Thanks for the advice

  ams4127 20:21 26 Feb 2003

At a recent computer fair a company was selling bare bones systems (Asus A7V8X mobo, AMD 2600 and fan, installed in a case, plus PSU) for about £260.

  TOPCAT® 21:29 26 Feb 2003
  medicine hat 09:44 27 Feb 2003

These guys have a whole raft of options click here one of which may meet your needs

  Stuartli 14:27 27 Feb 2003

Scan of Bolton's TodayOnly page often offers Bare Bone systems from Asus and MSI at quite remarkable prices:

click here

My son built a system for a friend early last year using the Asus AMD BareBones version - the 900Mhz Duron equipped system, including a 17in Samsung monitor also bought from Scan, cost just £405 including VAT.

Since then the Asus BareBone systems have come down in price.

  Stuartli 14:30 27 Feb 2003

If you go to click here and look under systems, some of the Asus and MSI offerings are listed.

However, the TodayOnly page usually has much better equipped MSI examples.

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