Solved Building a desktop with the power of a laptop Tags: Desktops Build Power Systems Last response: June 6, 2014 4:22 PM in Systems Share kiwi king June 6, 2014 4:05:20 PM Hello! I would like a cheap desktop build that has the power of: -Intel Core i3 3270m w/ Intel HD graphics 3000 -4gb RAM -Any hard drive I was thinking that an AMD A4 or A6 would be a good CPU/GPU for the build. Please, don't suggest a graphics card as I am going to add one I already have to the build (But still, use a CPU with integrated graphics to keep the price down). Additional notes: I already have an OS and monitor. Budget: $150 Thanks in advance! More about : building desktop power laptop Reply to kiwi king SchizTech June 6, 2014 4:09:46 PM $150 is a tight budget - can you specify which components you need and which you have (if any)? Reply to SchizTech m 0 l kiwi king June 6, 2014 4:13:50 PM Sorry, not really. Reply to kiwi king m 0 l Related resources what power supply should i use for my desktop that im am building? - Forum Laptop power surpply for desktop - Forum Help Needed Building laptop/desktop $2500 - Forum SATA laptop HDD with desktop power - Forum Buy a laptop vs build a desktop for my budget and purposes - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer n3cw4rr10r June 6, 2014 4:14:31 PM $150 is a really small budget. Hope you have most of the other components. Also I am going to go ahead and assume this is just for email/facebook/youtube .. anything else is going to be tough. Reply to n3cw4rr10r m 0 l Best solution RazerZ June 6, 2014 4:14:52 PM I highly suggest to save enough money to at least get this build: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Pentium G3220 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($54.99 @ SuperBiiz) Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H81M-H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Newegg) Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Amazon) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon) Case: Azza CSAZ-206 ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg) Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg) Total: $243.94 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-06 19:12 EDT-0400) If it's not possible you could try to look for some good deals on ebay and craigslist. Buying a custom pc for $150 new will honestly get you garbage that's not worth the money. Reply to RazerZ Share kiwi king June 6, 2014 4:15:26 PM Yeah, that stuff. Reply to kiwi king m 0 l n3cw4rr10r June 6, 2014 4:22:40 PM Shit with no components and $150 budget not happening. Reply to n3cw4rr10r m 0 l Ask the community Post an answer Related resources SolvedOpinions wanted: ASUS ROG Series laptop vs. Desktop Gaming build? Forum SolvedBuild a gaming laptop or gaming desktop?? Forum stream desktop power to laptop Forum Sata laptop hd on a desktop possible? using molex to sata power conver Forum SolvedFirst Build (non-gaming/power desktop) advice needed Forum SolvedFirst Timer, New Build for University also Laptop vs. Desktop thanks Forum Cloning a laptop HDD to a SSD for use in a desktop build: How do I get rid of laptop drivers??? Forum SolvedLooking for Budget Friendly Laptop or Desktop to Meet These Specs. I can build PC if needed. Forum Looking to build a new budget'ish gaming desktop (upgrading from a gaming laptop), looking for tips/opinions Forum Portable Gaming Desktop build? Not Laptop... Forum SolvedSSD Laptop Kit for new desktop build? Forum SolvedMultifuntional, portable, and powerful desktop build help Forum SolvedCan I use my current laptop hard drive for my next desktop build? Forum Solved120Watt power supply/battery with at least 2.5 hours of battery life to build a laptop Forum SolvedLAPTOP OR DESKTOP BUILD Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !