Budget Desktop

Will it be cheaper to buy a desktop of the shelf, or to build one myself? Can you suggest parts that would suite a budget desktop, or suggest a cheap "of the self" one?

I am not hot on performance, but I do not want to buy outdated technologies.

Thank You.
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  1. $284

    slap on a HD 5670 and game on if that is your wish
  2. CPU- AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103846
    $99.00 Free Shipping

    Motherboard- MSI 770-C45 (possibility to unlock 2 more cores in processor.)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130228
    $79.99 +7.56 shipping

    Case- Rosewill R223
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147109
    $29.99 Free Shipping

    Memory- Kingston HyperX
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104174
    $33.99 Free Shipping

    PSU- Thermaltake TR2 430W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153023
    $41.99 (29.99 After Rebate) Free Shipping

    HDD- Seagate Baracuda
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148395
    $39.99 Free Shipping

    GPU- GeForce 8400 (No Internal Video)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127472
    $29.99 (15.99 after rebate) Free Shipping

    Optical Drive- LITE-ON Black 18X DVD-ROM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106276
    $19.99 Free Shipping

    Total is about $350

    Id say it's a nice computer, but you didn't give us a budget, so I looked up brand name computers for the same price, they don't compare. Most have Celeron, Pentium, or Sempron processors.
  3. Thank you for the replies.

    My budget is 400$~500$. It sounds high, but you should consider that I do not live in the US. In my country hardware usually cost 30% more, and shipping 6kg from US will cost about 200$.

    My plan is to buy the case and power supply locally, and other parts online.
    newegg.com does not ship internationally. Can you suggest other website that ships internationally and have similar prices?
  4. Hmm if u have an online h/w site where u at we could help ya out. Well buying h/w non local u have warranty issues later on if it does not come with global warranty
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