I am trying to build a computer for as cheap as possible. I dont play and games at all. I do search the internet, download music, movies, rip dvds. I want to make it as cheap as possible but still be able to run everything but games.
Cpu- Either the 3800+ Sempron or the E200 series intels
Hard drive- 160gb WD Caviar
Memory- corsair value select, 4gb's. Gonna spend here since memory is so important.
Motherboard- Gigabyte GA945GCM
You can just get an EEPC to make your life simple. It'll handle all your tasks without any trouble (movies I assume you don't mean HD movies, in that case the cheapest route to go is a 780G motherboard + AMD CPU).
hmm, owned a laptop before? you don't need to spend for memory on a desktop computer. cheap memory works fine.
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# 6-CHANNEL DIGITAL SOUND ONBOARD
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you can maybe get under 150 if you use a generic mobo like a biostar.
I would suggest if you want to build a comp for cheap try and buy an older motherboard and parts (not to old) maybe like an Asus A7N8X-E deluxe SOCKET A on eBay for around 20bucks and a Raid Hardrive they cost the same but you get twice as much.