Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Budget Desktop

Last response: in Systems
June 14, 2010 4:40:36 PM

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I am not hot on performance, but I do not want to buy outdated technologies.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

More about : budget desktop

a b B Homebuilt system
June 14, 2010 4:42:51 PM


slap on a HD 5670 and game on if that is your wish
June 14, 2010 9:47:01 PM

CPU- AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition-
$99.00 Free Shipping

Motherboard- MSI 770-C45 (possibility to unlock 2 more cores in processor.)
$79.99 +7.56 shipping

Case- Rosewill R223
$29.99 Free Shipping

Memory- Kingston HyperX
$33.99 Free Shipping

PSU- Thermaltake TR2 430W
$41.99 (29.99 After Rebate) Free Shipping

HDD- Seagate Baracuda
$39.99 Free Shipping

GPU- GeForce 8400 (No Internal Video)
$29.99 (15.99 after rebate) Free Shipping

Optical Drive- LITE-ON Black 18X DVD-ROM
$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.
Related resources
June 15, 2010 6:39:14 AM

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. does not ship internationally. Can you suggest other website that ships internationally and have similar prices?
a b B Homebuilt system
June 15, 2010 6:52:04 AM

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