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Help me build the cheapest (Worthy) Non- Gaming Computer

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September 22, 2008 6:52:13 AM

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


Please give me any suggestions.
September 22, 2008 7:29:50 AM

As cheap as possible?

Do you need a PSU/Case/OS/DVD Burner?
You have any peripherals that you can work with (if so please list their specs).
September 22, 2008 7:52:02 AM

You dont need that much ram.
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September 24, 2008 4:27:37 AM

Yes i need everything. Ill cut the ram down to 2 gb.

Mainly im concerned with the processor choice. Most of the other stuff i can figure out.
September 24, 2008 4:29:52 AM

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).
September 24, 2008 7:08:53 AM

hmm, owned a laptop before? you don't need to spend for memory on a desktop computer. cheap memory works fine.

this is at www.computerlx.com, you can customize options:
BRAND NEW - Computer System (Featuring:AMD 4200+ X2 64BIT Dual Core Processor , 1gb-ddr-2 ram, 80gb hard drive, 3-Year Warranty Plan and much more, customize to your needs)
# AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor 4200+* 2.2GHz) AM2 SYS

# AMD SOCKET AM2 STANDARD COOLING FAN

# ASUS M2N-MX SE Plus AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

# SUPER TALENT 1GB DDR-2 667MHZ PC-5400

# Western Digital/HITACHI WD800JD 80GB SATA2 7200rpm 8MB Hard Drive

# LG/MEMOREX 52X CD-ROM DRIVE

# ONBOARD nVIDIA GEFORCE 6100 128MB VIDEO

# 6-CHANNEL DIGITAL SOUND ONBOARD

# 10/100 ETHERNET ONBOARD

# BBC TURBO II MID-ATX CASE

# OKIA A-POWER 420 WATT POWER SUPPLY

# FED-EX GROUND SHIPPING "INCLUDED $25" (1-7 BUSINESS DAYS)

$200.00

you can maybe get under 150 if you use a generic mobo like a biostar.

the cheapest barebones listed at www.pricewatch.com is $98.
September 24, 2008 7:13:31 AM

do yourself a favor a get a little more than the bare minum you want to beable to search the internet without fear of flash based sites
April 7, 2009 9:42:35 PM

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. ;) 
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