Solved Very low budget $200-300 build. Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: February 19, 2010 11:47 PM in Systems Share seraphkz February 19, 2010 1:19:32 PM APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: upcoming 2 weeks BUDGET RANGE: $200-$300 After Rebates SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Surfing internet and Microsoft Word, and that's it. PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, OS. PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type: Core 2 Duo (hopefully) or any alternatives to that. Hopefully a dedicated video card. OVERCLOCKING: NO Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes / No / Maybe MONITOR RESOLUTION: N/A ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Preferably small. Thanks guys More about : low budget 200 300 build Best solution MadAdmiral February 19, 2010 1:30:15 PM You're not going to get (or need) a discrete GPU. CPU/Mobo: X2 420 and GIGABYTE GA-MA785GMT-UD2H $132 RAM: Kingston 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 $57 HDD/PSU: Seagate 7200.12 500 GB $55 Optical/PSU: Cheapest SATA DVD burner and OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W $58 after rebate Case: Rosewill R220-P-BK $30 Total: $332. Over budget, but close. This is about as cheap as you can get it... Share seraphkz February 19, 2010 1:34:58 PM Got you. Thanks a lot for taking the time to write that out. Any other options out there? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer seraphkz February 19, 2010 11:47:56 PM Best answer selected by seraphkz. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedMost common question, How is this build and can you help me improve it? Very low budget and need help from experts! Forum SolvedFirst PC build very low budget, need comments/advice Forum Is this OK for a very low budget build/upgrade? Forum SolvedAsking for Advice on Building Very Low Budget Gaming PC for World of Warcraft Forum very low budget HTPC build, advice needed Forum Very low budget gaming build Forum Looking for ideas on a very low budget build for less demanding games Forum Very low budget HTPC build, Intel or AMD? Forum very low budget build Forum $200-300 Light gaming budget build. Already have vid. card and OS Forum Solvedbest VERY low budget gaming PC? Forum SolvedVery low budget. Need to upgrade from a 2007 Core 2 Duo E4600. Can I get a cheap i3 and play Skyrim? Forum SolvedSuggestions on a motherboard for very low budget PC Forum SolvedVERY low budget Gaming PC (Is it worth it?) Forum SolvedAsking for advice on Very Low Budget Gaming PC. ASAP Forum SolvedNeed very low budget 400 Watts PSU for 18-20 Hours of intensive CPU usuage. Forum SolvedLooking for VERY Low Budget Gaming PC Forum Solvedfx8150 ddr2 very low budget Forum New (Very) Low Budget PC Forum SolvedVERY low budget gaming desktop? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !