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April 4, 2013 5:26:34 PM

I'm looking to build a very cheep PC for my parents. All they use it for is daily computing and little Facebook games and that's literally it. I kind of have a build but not really and I want to shave down the cost. We have a local Microcenter and the one is Madison Heights if that helps. We already have a monitor and peripherals. Any where from $200 or less is fine, the lower the better.

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April 4, 2013 5:30:51 PM

b]CPU:[/b] AMD A4-5300 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Biostar A55MD2 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($55.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data Premier Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($25.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($46.99 @ Compuvest)
Case: MSI TC- (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Diablotek 300W ATX12V Power Supply ($13.80 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $223.71
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
April 4, 2013 5:33:16 PM

wow not enough example cheapest MB 65, Ram 40, PSU 70, CPU 70, Case 35 you need more in the budget 200 is not enough unless you do Ebay.
Numbers used are example and are for quality parts unless of course you want it to last 1 year or less.
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April 4, 2013 5:37:43 PM

bgunner said:
wow not enough example cheapest MB 65, Ram 40, PSU 70, CPU 70, Case 35 you need more in the budget 200 is not enough unless you do Ebay.
Numbers used are example and are for quality parts


I could do what that guy built, as long as its safe I guess, but it literally is used for surfing the web and that's it. I could put an extra $30 on top of that but were kind of stretched for $ and want to keep it down because we have a computer and were their just looking for a bit of an upgrade so to speak.

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April 4, 2013 5:43:01 PM
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you could but get a different PSU. the cheap ass one he put in there is such crap i would not put it on my old core 2 duo and acer MB just to fry it. the PSU is the Heart ofthe PC that is One place if you skimp It could fry the rest of the SYSTEM. you get what you pay for in this case. here is a link for example of quality PSU's http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

EDIT Just so I'm clear my Core 2 Duo Acer motherboard is hanging on my wall as an wall ornament and is never going to used by me again.
infact the PSU I have in This system is going to be replaced because of quality once the Body work is completed on my car.

April 4, 2013 6:22:33 PM

In the above solution, there is no OS, unless you are going to use Linux
you'll need at least another $100.
April 4, 2013 6:49:10 PM

jimpz said:
In the above solution, there is no OS, unless you are going to use Linux
you'll need at least another $100.


my point exactly. The OS If windows 7 will Cost for the Upgrade version $95-$99 Which is half your budget.
April 4, 2013 8:54:05 PM

bgunner said:
jimpz said:
In the above solution, there is no OS, unless you are going to use Linux
you'll need at least another $100.


my point exactly. The OS If windows 7 will Cost for the Upgrade version $95-$99 Which is half your budget.


You do know, people don't buy an OS, and I have one already so its fine. But thank you for the PSU link, it does help because it helped me with something else so thanks. But ya I forgot about the fact that it could just fry the computer.
April 4, 2013 10:24:16 PM

people do Buy OS's as I personally have purchased 2 Win 7 OS's for two of my builds I have. Glad I could help.
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