Solved $500 build for the parents Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: May 3, 2010 1:02 AM in Systems Share killwish April 23, 2010 11:28:38 PM (im asking for a build with OS and without OS) APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: within the month BUDGET RANGE: $500 before shipping SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: internet, banking, ...very moderate gaming aka old command and conquer games etc PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, speakers, maybe os(see above) PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: usa PARTS PREFERENCES: none OVERCLOCKING: i might, just for fun, depends on cpu choice... SLI OR CROSSFIRE: nothing needed beyond onboard gpu so no MONITOR RESOLUTION: need a monitor ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: i may or may not be able to get a copy of windows so i need a options for w/ and w/o OS. id like the pc to be pretty stable for use over the next few years (aka good psu) currently their oooollllddddd dell single core demension 3000 is looking to be retired. 500 bucks is the max, spending less would be nice but i dont want to cut many corners. here is what i came up with: this is w/o OS Rosewill R223-P-BK 120mm Fan ATX Mid Tower Computer Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... hanns G 19" wide screen http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Open Box: MSI 785GM-E51 AM3 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Rosewill Green Series RG430-S12 430W Continuous @40°C, 80 PLUS Certified, Single 12V Rail, Active PFC "Compatible with Core i7,i5" Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... partriot ramm 2 x 2g ddr3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... AMD Athlon II X4 630 Propus 2.8GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... if i need the OS i figured we could drop down to the dual core amd cpu and only 2 gig's of ramm they would like a new montor too. right now its a 15" crt... if there are some prebuilt options out there that would save some cash, in your opinion, let me know. i figured building it myself would yield better results.. thanks More about : 500 build parents killwish April 24, 2010 12:37:38 AM fixed the links Lmeow April 24, 2010 2:50:25 AM AMD Athlon II X3 435 - $74.99 BIOSTAR A785G3 AM3 - $59.99 A-DATA 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 PC3-10666 1333MHz - $104.99 Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB - $54.99 Total = $294.96 w/o monitor or O/S. Related resources 500 dollar build for parents - Forum $ 500 build for parents - Forum $ 500 CAD Budget computer for parents - Forum $ 500 build for parents . - Forum Office PC for parents (~$ 500 ) - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution General M00n April 24, 2010 3:20:26 AM Right, I don't think they'll need a quad-core or such high-end RAM for doing word processing or surfing the web. I'm also taking into account rebates since you seem to do so as well. $500 build without OS ASUS M4A785TD-M EVO AM3 AMD 785G & AMD Athlon II X3 440 Rana 3.0GHz Combo $155 A-DATA Gaming Series 4GB DDR3 1333G RAM $105 Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D 380W PSU & Antec VSK-2000 Case Combo $60 - $15 rebate (ridiculously good deal) SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB $55 Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive $22 Hanns·G HW-191APB Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD $115 Totals to $510 before rebates or shipping Super-uber budget mega-tight build for $500 including OS AMD Athlon II X2 245 Regor 2.9GHz & ASUS M4A785TD-M EVO Motherboard Combo $130 Kingston ValueRAM 2GB DDR3 1333 $56 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB $55 Sony 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive & Rosewill R363-M-BK MicroATX Case with 400W ATX 2.2 12V Power Supply $52 Hanns·G HW-191APB Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD $115 Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit for System Builders $99 Comes to just over $500 before rebates or shipping killwish April 24, 2010 3:28:47 AM just saw the new post. gona read thru it first killwish April 24, 2010 3:36:32 AM thanks general, build look great! i doubt these could be beat as far as value goes. killwish May 3, 2010 1:02:56 AM Best answer selected by killwish. 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