1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

New quiet energy efficient pc

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by DrPepper, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. DrPepper

    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2008
    Messages:
    7,483 (3.09/day)
    Thanks Received:
    813
    Location:
    Scotland (It rains alot)
    Ok guys/gals my little bro wants a new pc and I was thinking since he has no desk space I should make a mATX pc, Also I would like it to be energy efficient and pretty much silent and kinda cheap, maybe passively cooled. Can you recommend cases, psu's cpu's etc. He uses it mostly for music, watching films (not HD) and the like, also for Instant messaging and browsing pron:shadedshu probably :laugh: Which I suppose I would like advice on how to prevent him getting virus' and whatnot. Cheers :)
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2008
  2. CDdude55

    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2007
    Messages:
    8,179 (3.14/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,277
    Location:
    Virginia
    Remember to get a good Anti virus software if he looks at ''stuff''(i use Avast for my ''stuff''). And from what he does he doesn't need to have a high end machine like for gaming. Maybe a Amd Athlon X2 4800 or something around that area. And for video card, if he watches movies on it then the 8600's are good for that(they have a feature 8800's dont for TV viewing). And throw in 2GB of RAM and he should be good.
    DrPepper says thanks.
  3. DrPepper

    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2008
    Messages:
    7,483 (3.09/day)
    Thanks Received:
    813
    Location:
    Scotland (It rains alot)
    He doesn't really need something for watchin tv since he has cable in his room (I don't :()
  4. [I.R.A]_FBi

    [I.R.A]_FBi New Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    Messages:
    7,664 (2.88/day)
    Thanks Received:
    540
    Location:
    c:\programs\kitteh.exe
    get a atom, board and a laptop hardrive
    DrPepper says thanks.
  5. Cybrnook2002

    Cybrnook2002

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2007
    Messages:
    857 (0.34/day)
    Thanks Received:
    103
    DrPepper says thanks.
  6. DrPepper

    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2008
    Messages:
    7,483 (3.09/day)
    Thanks Received:
    813
    Location:
    Scotland (It rains alot)
    erm any cheaper cases than that maybe a bit smaller.
  7. iamollie New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2007
    Messages:
    101 (0.04/day)
    Thanks Received:
    7
    what sort of price range and is he bothered about having vista, xp or is he happy with a linux distro
  8. iamollie New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2007
    Messages:
    101 (0.04/day)
    Thanks Received:
    7
  9. p_o_s_pc

    p_o_s_pc F@H&WCG addict

    Joined:
    May 2, 2007
    Messages:
    13,009 (4.86/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,183
    Location:
    Newark ohio
  10. DrPepper

    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2008
    Messages:
    7,483 (3.09/day)
    Thanks Received:
    813
    Location:
    Scotland (It rains alot)
    I have an xp install :) and about 200 ish I like that VIA mobo you suggested and POSPC cheers for all the links :D but i need to find them on a uk site.
  11. p_o_s_pc

    p_o_s_pc F@H&WCG addict

    Joined:
    May 2, 2007
    Messages:
    13,009 (4.86/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,183
    Location:
    Newark ohio
    If you have about 200 to spend then you would use my list as a base it comes up to about 270
    Crunching for Team TPU
  12. DrPepper

    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2008
    Messages:
    7,483 (3.09/day)
    Thanks Received:
    813
    Location:
    Scotland (It rains alot)
    I could reuse some things I have the important things I need are the cpu the mobo and the case because I have psu's everywhere and I'm getting 2 500gb's so I'l relegate my 160 to that pc.
  13. p_o_s_pc

    p_o_s_pc F@H&WCG addict

    Joined:
    May 2, 2007
    Messages:
    13,009 (4.86/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,183
    Location:
    Newark ohio
    well that will work out just fine for you. Do you have RAM and a DVD drive?
    Crunching for Team TPU
  14. DrPepper

    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2008
    Messages:
    7,483 (3.09/day)
    Thanks Received:
    813
    Location:
    Scotland (It rains alot)
    will need a dvd drive the 3 I have all broke :( and ram I can get for £20

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page