Feb 10, 2011

Guide for the Minimum budget ($344)

Ok, so lets see what we need for building a desktop computer with a minimum budget.
  • Motherboard; MSI 870-G45 which costs $70 Or a ASRock 870 EXTREME3 for $90
  • CPU; Athlon II X2 255 for $63
  • PSU; Antec EarthWatts Green 380w 80+  for $45 Or any 80+ 340w+ PSU.
  • Case; Thermaltake V4 for $50 or HAF 912 for $60
  • GPU; 4650 for $52 or a 4670 for $65
  • RAM; 2 GB DD3 $21
  • HDD; 320GB $43
TOTAL: $ 344

26 comments:

  1. thats pretty tight, could be a low end to decent gaming rig

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  2. thanks, I'm actuall looking to build a new computer, i'll probably use this

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  3. Im thinking of doing a new build, good info

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  4. ya I was thinking of doing a project and building a computer from scratch, that seems pretty good man, I may try this formula out.

    Where did you go to find those prices?

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  5. Great build, I may consider building my own pc in the near future.

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  6. not half bad for word processing and surfing the internet, i applaud you

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  7. This is actually pretty low, I'd want something with gaming capability though, maybe a 955BE and a 5770.

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  8. Will show my bf this, he wants a new computer !

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  9. Thats a pretty nice build, would be a good system to go with for a family member who mainly surfs the web or even does some casual gaming. I might be using this in the near future for my parents

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  10. low budget and yet pretty nice components, great list, following.

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  11. nice specs, i think it runs most of the recent games

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  12. That's cheap... My current computer is now 4 years old, that would be a nice replacement.

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  13. Meh, should of looked at this before building my computer :|

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  14. sounds good have fun with it !
    i paid mine 350 4years ago, still alive ;)

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  15. so cheap!! still il stick to my laptop more convienent

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  16. Nice research on finding a low end budget build.

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  17. Just gave this to my friend, and he will be buying this, so thanks :D

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  18. Good guide. I'm about to build a PC with a $550 budget and will be looking to your blog for tips. Thanks!

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  19. wow actually a very well done job on that budget. impressive.

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  20. performance to price, this is simply amazing!

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