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advice on a very cheap mini itx build

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Memory 4 GB DDR3 OCZ Black Edition
Video Card(s) Gigabyte HD 2600xt silent pipe II
Storage 500GB WD Sata / 60 GB Samsung IDE
Display(s) 20" samusng LCD, gaming at 1680 x 1050
Case some old amd thing
Audio Device(s) onboard
Power Supply 650W
Software Windows 8.1, with 'start is back' obviously
Benchmark Scores It boots whilst im still young so im pleased with that.
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I nee to build a rig that will be very very cheap to make, It must be of mini itx form factor, have inbuilt audio and video expansion slots are not a need but it would be good if the mobo had built in wireless.
i wish to run program thst i cannot mention on here but the requirements are as follows
•Pentium III 600 Mhz or better
•128 Mb. RAM or more
•Fast video card with 16 Mb. Video RAM or more
•Windows 95/98/Me
•DirectX 6.0 (latest version of DirectX recommended
wat im doing is building a rig into an old snes case ive found in our shed. so all advice would be great, also id need a power supply with the box bit on the outside if that makes sense, not your normal standard supply. One that looks like you would plug into you printer with the transformer part outside the case. I have no idea wat there called though. Cheers guys
 
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Huddersfield, uk
Processor E8200
Motherboard Asus P5KC
Cooling cooler master hyper tx3, 2x 120mm, 1x 80mm
Memory 4 GB DDR3 OCZ Black Edition
Video Card(s) Gigabyte HD 2600xt silent pipe II
Storage 500GB WD Sata / 60 GB Samsung IDE
Display(s) 20" samusng LCD, gaming at 1680 x 1050
Case some old amd thing
Audio Device(s) onboard
Power Supply 650W
Software Windows 8.1, with 'start is back' obviously
Benchmark Scores It boots whilst im still young so im pleased with that.
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come on guys share you amazing wealth of knowlege
 
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#4
How big your budget? I recommend this Atom 330 from Zotac. http://geizhals.at/deutschland/a431583.html



It is 4-8x faster than a P3-600 (depending on multithread), is much lower power, comes with wi-fi, and comes with (external) power-brick included in the price.
 

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Display(s) Samsung 205BW + Samsung 40inch HD-ready
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Audio Device(s) Audigy 2 ZS
Power Supply Coolermaster Silent Pro 700watt
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#5
You can buy a cheap Intel Atom board for around 70 euro. Thats mobo including cpu.
Buy 2gb ram for 30 euro.
PiccoPSU 120watt (very small :D)
2.5inch sata harddrive.