Budget Conroe Build Tags: Homebuilt Build Systems Product Last response: November 27, 2006 2:37 PM in Systems Share milnyckyj November 27, 2006 1:27:27 AM I'm going for a high-value/low cost conroe build without skimping on quality components. Its going to be used for image editing mostly with some gaming here and there. Eventually I'll overclock, but not yet; probably with the stock heatsink. Intel E6400 - $207 Intel HSF - 0 Asus P5B-E - $150 2 GB Mushkin EM6400 (ddr2-800 5-5-5-12) - $230 XFX PVT73GUGD3 7600GT - $133 2 160GB Seagate Sata drives raid 0 - $40 (comp usa black friday deal) Samsung DVDRW - $30 Coolermaster Centurion 5 - $45 Coolermaster 400W PSU - $25 Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard with mouse - $20 Arctic Silver 5 - $6 Dell E207WFP 20" widescreen LCD - $240 Total with tax and shipping came to about $1140. How 'bout them apples. I guess you can save some money by getting a vanilla 7600GT/GS, smaller display, different ram, etc. but I'm pretty happy with what I got for that price. More about : budget conroe build rdhood November 27, 2006 2:36:21 PM PSUs can be had for free after rebate. I have two 500w supplies bought in the last month 7900GS can be had for under $150. Newegg has one right now for $145 after rebate, and I bought one two weeks ago for $120 after rebate. Save $25 and boost your gaming by about 50% skyguy November 27, 2006 2:37:59 PM Agreed. Get a better PSU, definitely. Assume you'll be overclocking and upgrading your video card at some point in the future, and you'll need a good PSU. Not necessary huge, just good. Spend an extra $40 and get a better PSU. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Help Build "Naked" Conroe Budget PC (~$515) Forum First Build - Conroe 1300 Budget, PLEASE REVIEW Forum Help me build Conroe system 1300 $ budget Forum SolvedTrying to finish budget overclocking build. Forum Solved$700 budget build for friend Forum Solved1300 budget computer build Forum SolvedBudget build 650 Dollars Please Help! Forum Solvedis this card okay for budget build? Forum SolvedNew Budget Gaming Build Forum SolvedWould this be a good first budget build for gaming ? Forum SolvedLow Budget Build? Would it WORK? Forum SolvedAPU Budget Build under $250 Forum SolvedLooking for a low budget computer build Forum Solvedi need a good build for a gaming pc 600$ budget Forum SolvedNeed computer build help $500 budget Forum Solvedplease suggest motherboard & PSU for my budget build Forum Solvedplease help ragarding graphics card... budget PC build Forum SolvedIs my build good? $1100 budget Forum SolvedNeed help with budget gaming build for around $400 in CAD Forum SolvedNeed help with my Budget gaming 2000 USD build Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !