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December 31, 2007 12:25:29 AM

I am looking to build a $300-$400 computer (maybe $450) including OS keyboard and monitor. I dont know what parts i should get. Can someone help me with a preferred build? I was hoping the mobo would support a Q6600 for later. i intend on upgrading this over time. I was hoping to get that cheap conroe Cpu like i think its the E2250? It is suppose to over clock well on air and is suppose to be cheap. Please any suggestions and item build lists would be a great help.

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December 31, 2007 12:30:30 AM

Never mind was the E2160
December 31, 2007 1:07:53 AM
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December 31, 2007 1:09:31 AM

The monitor alone will blow half of your budget (cheapest LCD was around $150), an OEM copy of Windows is another $100, and the CPU is $80. A decent mobo is another $100. Better off saving more then buying.
December 31, 2007 1:11:24 AM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU-Components to section Homebuilt Systems by Jake_Barnes
December 31, 2007 1:41:50 AM

Wow thanks that looks Spiffy. I might be able to get a nice copy of Windows XP. The monitor i may i can go with a crt but i dont want to.
December 31, 2007 1:57:56 AM

Hell, you can't touch a Dell for $300-400. Your gonna need $500-600
Chookman came as close as you'll get and that was without the OS.
December 31, 2007 2:52:06 AM

I can get XP free. So that mobo's build in Graphics are DX 9? Which means i can play BF2? That is unbelievable. Yeah maybe not on high, but still frigging sweet.
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January 1, 2008 9:06:47 AM

Ok might as well practise DIY skills and learn :p 

Mobo $59
http://cgi.ebay.com/ECS-Elitegroup-A770M-A-AM2-AMD-Phen...
CPU $56
http://cgi.ebay.com/AMD-Athlon-64-X2-4000-Brisbane-2-1G...
DVD Burner $25
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
Gfx card $35
http://cgi.ebay.com/SAPPHIRE-Radeon-HD-2400PRO-256MB-64...
160GB HDD $28
http://cgi.ebay.com/Seagate-160GB-SATA-7200RPM-3GBs-Har...
Casing + PSU $40
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
17" LCD $99
http://cgi.ebay.com/Acer-17-LCD-Monitor_W0QQitemZ110210...
Rosewill MOUSE $4
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6826193024
Rosewill KEYBOARD $5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6823201029
2.1 speakers $20
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
2x 1GB RAM $28
http://cgi.ebay.com/DDR2-1024MB-1GB-PC2-5300-DDR-2-PC53...

Total = $399 (YAY) with option to upgrade to phenom...get better gfx card if you intend to play gpu intensive games in the future w/o change of motherboard yada yada :bounce: 
January 1, 2008 5:38:25 PM

Wow at that price point sometimes its is better to buy a prebuilt. I know I know, you could built it but you have to look reeeeeeally close and do a whole lot of comparing.
January 2, 2008 7:39:08 PM

batuchka said:
Ok might as well practise DIY skills and learn :p 

Mobo $59
http://cgi.ebay.com/ECS-Elitegroup-A770M-A-AM2-AMD-Phen...
CPU $56
http://cgi.ebay.com/AMD-Athlon-64-X2-4000-Brisbane-2-1G...
DVD Burner $25
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
Gfx card $35
http://cgi.ebay.com/SAPPHIRE-Radeon-HD-2400PRO-256MB-64...
160GB HDD $28
http://cgi.ebay.com/Seagate-160GB-SATA-7200RPM-3GBs-Har...
Casing + PSU $40
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
17" LCD $99
http://cgi.ebay.com/Acer-17-LCD-Monitor_W0QQitemZ110210...
Rosewill MOUSE $4
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6826193024
Rosewill KEYBOARD $5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6823201029
2.1 speakers $20
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
2x 1GB RAM $28
http://cgi.ebay.com/DDR2-1024MB-1GB-PC2-5300-DDR-2-PC53...

Total = $399 (YAY) with option to upgrade to phenom...get better gfx card if you intend to play gpu intensive games in the future w/o change of motherboard yada yada :bounce: 


Half the stuff off ebay? thats a bit of a worry...at least all the stuff i listed was new all from one place (which helps with shipping costs) ECS mobo? what sort of RAM is that?
January 2, 2008 8:18:26 PM

And then toss in a Pirated Copy of Windows to Boot :>>
It should work well with all of the burned out parts on eBay :>
January 2, 2008 8:33:12 PM

Well i purchased this yesterday but the parts i bought were sadly more expensive

MOBO
geforce7050m-m $45

CPU
AMD 2300 BE Dual core $30 (they were bundled together and costed about $75)

Dvd burner
cant remember brand but was $55

No graphics card

320 GB HD $60

LOL case was $120 with a psu but they didnt charge me and they also didnt charge me for the Crysis game

19' LCD $180

Case also came with key board mouse

2 GB stick of ram $45

Wireless card $50

Wish i had more graphics power for crysis, its just under borderline playable.

Thanks guys for helping me.
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