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    Any suggestions for mobo bundles to bebuild a pc to be used by teaching assistants in support office.

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    How much do you want to spend and what kind of things will they be doing on it? (Just office/email/browsing or?)

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    You haven't given any info at all about what components you wish to retain so that's a bit of a how long is a piece of string question. If you're keeping costs down, why not go for one of the nice refurb PCs from ICT Direct - they've been a life saver for us and a lot more economical than a motherboard bundle if you consider the cost of your time in rebuilding a basic cheap as chips PC, troubleshooting bad drivers on cheap motherboards etc.

    They currently have HP DC7600 Small Form Factor - 3.4GHz HT, 2Gb RAM, 80GB HDD, 2 year RTB warranty @ £137 - the warranty alone for me beats the hassle of throwing random cheap components together and hoping they'll work.

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    This is the first time I have used edugeeks and I am impressed by the speedy responses. thanks guys.
    I have about £120 to spend. The existing power is only 300w, small hd and the mobo is a p2. The ta's will be running Office with some associated braille software plus some fairly basic graphics kit.

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    Get in touch with ICT Direct; they'll do you a nice unit as OutToLunch there explained.

    http://www.ict-direct.co.uk/ict-prod.../computers.htm

    HP DC7600 - 3.0GHz HT Pentium 4, 2GB DDR RAM - 2 year RTB warranty
    Case Type Small Form Factor HP DC7600 SFF
    Our Price: £120

    Enquire about this product
    Processor Pentium 4, 3.0 GHz HT
    Memory 2GB DDR2.
    Hard Drive 40GB SATA.
    Graphics Integrated
    Soundcard Integrated
    Dimensions 34 cm x 38 cm x 10 cm
    Ports 8 USB (2 Front)
    Operating system Geniune Windows XP Professional COA
    CD/DVD DVD
    Network Gigabit Ethernet

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    Yes get one of those ICT direct PC's they're a bargain.

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    rebuild suggestions

    yep they look a bargain. I would like to explore the rebuild route though. The boss wants me to rebuild not buy new.

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    I just got the following from Simon at SCL:

    2.5GHz Dual Core Pentium
    Gigabyte G31M ES2L mobo
    4GB RAM
    1TB Sata drive

    for around £180.

    Without the drive that's going to be in your ball park.

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    Quote Originally Posted by visualman View Post
    The boss wants me to rebuild not buy new.
    The one's quoted are refurbished, so you can reassure your boss that it is being at least as green as upgrading the ones you currently have.

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    You guys are on the ball! Is it always as helpful as this?
    Laserblazer, what or who are SCL?

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    Quote Originally Posted by visualman View Post
    You guys are on the ball! Is it always as helpful as this?
    We try to be, it's a great community and you get out what you put in I find

    Stay around, there's always something going on

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