In message <sA6Hk.36197$jG5.30516@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Palindrome
>I have a local charity that has a £150 inc budget for upgrading the
>finance officer's machine.
What counts as an upgrade?
Might be worth asking if you can use the charity's name and phone the IT
departments of some local companies to see if they have anything they'd
donate if the upgrade is fairly modest. HP Evo P4 machines at 3GHz can
be had for around 80 quid if you look around and Morgan might also be
worth a look.
>I've also been looking at new components instead - but it would need a
>replacement processor, hsf, mobo, ram, graphics, memory, hard disk,
>sata data cable and power supply.
Just done this last week for a friend and I didn't use the cheapest of
MoBo with integrated everything (PATA interface was important), 2GHz
Dual Core Pentium (retail with cooler), 2GB ram, SATA DVD writer and PSU
complete with a 19" TFT came to a few pence over £182. Dump the £69+VAT
display and you're under budget.
I re-used his 10B2 network card (just don't ask) and his HDD, but if you
only need a small capacity disk you should still have no problems
getting everything under £150 with a year's warranty.