Cheapest Bargain System possible

Approximate Purchase Date: In the next 2 weeks


Budget Range: As cheap as possible (how low can we go?) Would like it under $300 -- lower if possible

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Internet, YouTube, Word Processing


Parts Not Required: monitor, mouse, keyboard, speakers


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com


Country of Origin: USA


Parts Preferences: none


Overclocking: no


SLI or Crossfire:no


Monitor Resolution: whatever


Additional Comments: Just looking to build a bargain machine as a secondary computer -- internet, especialy youtube very important.
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  1. Take a look at the following article

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-pc-build-a-pc-overclock,2739.html

    If you drop the graphics card , and substitute a motherboard with a 785g or 880g chipset that has onboard graphics you would be close to $300
    A micro -atx board will be fine and save money too
    This one
    ASRock 880GM-LE AM3 AMD 880G Micro ATX
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157199
    is a decent price and has the better 880g


    That price doesnt include windows ...........
  2. Athlon II X2 245 + Biostar A880G $93.98 + $10 MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.510591

    Geil Value 2GB DDR3 1066 $36.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820144454

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 250GB + NZXT GAMMA Case $69.98 + $2.99 Shipping
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.493004

    Cooler Master Elite 460 PSU $29.99 + $1.99 Shipping
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171046

    Lite-On DVD Burner $19.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106334

    Total $255.91 - $10 MIR = $245.91

    Alternately, since you say you're mainly just surfing internet, youtube and word processing a netbook/nettop would be plenty sufficient with the benefit of a small foot print, lower power usage and built in wifi. The only downside is they don't have a built in disc drive. If you need one you can use a usb drive or share one from another PC through the network.

    Zotac MAG Barebones Nettop w/Atom 330, Nvidia ION and includes 160gb HDD and 2GB ram $279.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16856173001

    Total $279.99

    Zotac ZBOX Barebones Nettop w/Atom D510 and Next-Gen DDR3 Nvidia ION GPU $209.99 + $20 MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16856173005

    Samsung Spinpoint MP4 320GB 7200RPM Laptop HDD $39.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152235

    G.Skill 2GB DDR2 800 SO-DIMM ram $36.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231155

    Total $286.97 - $20 MIR = $266.97 (I recommend this one.)

    All of these builds can run 1080p and have plenty of processing power for your usage. The nettops have dual core atoms and are hyperthreaded which make up for their lower speed. If you want to do some major gaming, I'm not talking about browser flash games and the like, you should stick with the desktop. The nettop can handle minor gaming easy.
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