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Budget Computer - $350-$400

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August 5, 2010 6:50:40 AM

Ran through newegg on a quick pick on parts, need to know if there's anything missing or if theres any better deals. Not anything for gaming, mostly microsoft software usage/plenty of music/internet.

COOLER MASTER Elite 341 RC-341C
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKS 320GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock M3A770DE AM3 AMD 770 ATX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAPPHIRE 100252HDMI Radeon HD 4550 512MB
AMD Athlon II X2 255 Regor 3.1GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W
LITE-ON Black 24X
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...


Grand Total: $380
August 5, 2010 7:36:44 AM

I know you said it's not for gaming but this squezes a better gpu in, just in case. Also this HDD is much faster and 500gb


$385 AR
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August 5, 2010 9:40:37 AM

Hmm if no gaming then hit a quality Rana X3 + 800 series IGP set up and if i really have to forck out $$ for a discrete when things change i'd be looking at HD 4850/GTS 250 , HD 5770, GTX 460 and better depending on needs for gaming hehe
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August 5, 2010 12:56:33 PM

Keep the GPU /CPU combo, RAM, PSU, HDD & case. Lose the mobo. I'll go with Asus / Giga / MSI any day ahead of Asrock. You can go with this Asus M4A78L-M AM3 mobo or this MSI 785GTM-E45 if you wanna stay @ the $70 price range.

If you want something a bit cheaper, then go with this ASUS M2N68-AM PLUS mobo. This will also let you keep the case.
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August 5, 2010 1:08:57 PM

Hi fullmetall

Found this Rosewill case + 450W PSU for only $50 (including shipping). May not be the the best looking case, or 80+ rated PSU, but'll definitely do the job reliably.

Along with a $22 DVD burner, will definitely save you almost $40.

Having said that, go with the original choices, if you can afford 'em.

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August 5, 2010 7:25:45 PM

Oops my mistake, I was messing around with Intel at first and left the case forgetting it was Micro ATX.

@Calguyhunk, no reason to downgrade a brand such as ASrock, yea they were ASUS's back bone and eventually formed into ASUS but, they do still make reliable motherboards.

I think im going to keep the choices I made and change the Case. Most everything I see given to me is most the same things but, bigger GPU which I honestly don't need.

The Regor AM3 CPU is over good enough and cheap. I would rather have 2x2gb though instead of 2x1, I will be running Win 7 pro 64bit.

Think I'll go with the Antec 300 instead of the Raidmax.

Liking this combo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Just need some low price good reliable ddr2 800 ram now and mostly it's G.Skills

OCZ Golds or the A-Data.. hmmm

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