New Build - Really basic

  dundeestokie 22:39 22 Mar 2010

We need 4 PCs to put on a factory floor, the ones we had earmarked are not suitable as they are Windows 98, they need to be XP as we need to lock them down to access 1 single software program (to stop night shift shopfloor boys playing midnight Poker and surfing!)

Ive specd this so far, but how could I make it cheaper and still compatible ?

CPU:AMD Sempron 140 2.7GHz - £26.92 click here
Motherboard: MSI GF615M-P33 GeForce 6150SE Socket AM3 - £41.40 click here#
Ram: Kingston 1GB DDR3 1066MHz - £25.00 - click here
HDD: Maxtor STM380815AS 80GB Hard Drive 7200rpm SATAII 8MB Cache - £29.86 click here
Case: Casecom KL-828 Black ATX Middle Tower Case With 450W 20+4pin 1x SATA PSU - £21.15 click here

TOTAL £144.14

  ashleycardwell94 23:02 23 Mar 2010

depending on the application you are planning on running, it might not need a full 1 GB of ram... if its on a factory floor, would be better on a network depending on the use of the machine.

  dundeestokie 23:09 23 Mar 2010

Yes, it will be on the network. I will definatley swap 1gb for 512 I think.

  ashleycardwell94 23:28 23 Mar 2010

where wer u thinking of getting the memory from?,
you may not need a disk drive if you have a main server / domain controller, you could get the server to install the OS all set up,but like i said, you would need a server, or do you mean for web and file sharing??? or logon to multiple workstations and have the same documents???

  VOT Productions 21:12 04 Apr 2010

"1 single software program"

Don't buy a dedicated GPU.

RAM: DDR2 is cheaper but you have to buy a DDR2 motherboard

HDD: click here

Processor: Fine

Motherboard: Try this click here

Case: Ok


Sound Card: Use the motherboard one.

  VOT Productions 21:22 04 Apr 2010

Always spend more on the motherboard.

If you buy the motherboard above I told you then get this ram

Ram click here

Total: £119.53

Which 4 Machines cost: £478.12
Compared to £576.56
Which saves you £98.44

  Terry Brown 20:27 05 Apr 2010

Instead of purchasing the parts seperatly,and hoping they all work well together, why no get a 'barebones' kit, which is ready tested.

See link click here=


  dundeestokie 11:53 06 Apr 2010

Cheers lads, I think pchelper has the best idea, if you look at the bundles, the cheapest is £83. whereas the CPU, MOBO and RAM come to £71 with pchelpers suggestions.

How much do you think I should charge the company for putting them together ?

  ronalddonald 12:08 06 Apr 2010

£25 an hour plus vat, or ring around a couple of pc makers and ask them how much they charge

  ronalddonald 12:09 06 Apr 2010

£25 an hour plus vat, or ring around a couple of pc makers and ask them how much they charge

  VOT Productions 11:11 09 Apr 2010

40 gb hard drive isn't a good idea.

neither the super slow P4.

Don't forget to buy Windows XP at: click here

4 Windows XPs will cost a huge: £306.63

Because 1 Windows XP will cost: £76.66

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