Most for money 400-450 Tags: New Build DDR2 Systems Last response: November 17, 2010 2:09 PM in Systems Share madrox68 November 13, 2010 11:34:09 AM this system will prolly be purchased by 11/16/10 system usage= gaming, downloading, video, os = vista/7 64bit things i wont need in it atm = keyboard/mouse, dvd rw, hard drive, wireless connection, pci-e video card, 2 gigs of ddr2 ram, speakers, note i want ddr2 : cost effectiveness and lack of need for more than ddr2 can provide me for a while preffered sites= newegg, tigerdirect, anywhere where i can order more than one part. location = zip 28748, usa want to be able to overclock preffer equipment that will last a while, with upgrade ability price range - 400-450 counting shipping, before rebates, things i want- sunbeam acrylic cube or 9bay (blue), tri or quad core, More about : money 400 450 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove batuchka November 14, 2010 4:44:40 AM Quote:things i wont need in it atm = keyboard/mouse, dvd rw, hard drive, wireless connection, pci-e video card, 2 gigs of ddr2 ram, speakers, Since u have DVDRW/HDD/GPU and just 2GB DDR2, in the interest of Quote:preffer equipment that will last a while, with upgrade ability price range - 400-450 counting shipping, before rebates, Just sell those DDR2 sticks and your budget with reused h/w is more than adequate for a solid DDR3 platform ^^ The sun has gone down on DDR2 platforms and all current/incoming ones would be DDR3 based $344AR before any after market cooling/fans | Report abuse madrox68 November 14, 2010 5:38:11 PM true got the same thought, for different reasons. 339 before shipping + 96 for the case i want which is out of stock, (9 bay sunbeam blue acrylic) for a total of 439 and suggestions on what i might need or could improve to finish out my budget? | Report abuse HansVonOhain November 14, 2010 5:47:33 PM Definitely get more RAM. 4gb of ram is minimum nowadays for gaming and other usage. | Report abuse Related ressources $ 400-$450 (First Gaming PC) - Forum £ 400-£450 PC Advice? - Forum First Budget Gaming Build - $ 400-$450 - Forum Gaming desktop for 400-450 $ Minecraft - Forum $ 400-450 Gaming PC (Add GPU later, 50"Plasma monitor, upgrade-able) - Forum Ask the community Publish jltcool94 November 14, 2010 5:48:37 PM i would suggest 4gb of ram instead of 1. Batuchka's build looks good. | Report abuse madrox68 November 14, 2010 6:46:13 PM there is 3 gigs of ram there jtcool, lol, never forget to look at quantity. and yes its either more ram or a second dvd player, for video and game at same time which i do alot | Report abuse Dougie Fresh November 15, 2010 3:00:37 PM For the same price as the 3 x 1GB RAM you can get 2 x 2GB and your system will run better. | Report abuse General M00n November 16, 2010 9:35:12 PM batuchka said:Just sell those DDR2 sticks and your budget with reused h/w is more than adequate for a solid DDR3 platform ^^ The sun has gone down on DDR2 platforms and all current/incoming ones would be DDR3 based $344AR before any after market cooling/fans http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q205/batuchka/Untitled-2061.jpg Came here to post the exact same build, you won't get a better deal for what you need than this. | Report abuse Dougie Fresh November 17, 2010 2:09:37 PM I think the only thing missing is a PSU, right? This one would work if using just the IGP. CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $49.99 before $20 MIR | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Most for money 400-450> Related ressources: Forum$ 400-450 budget: Upgrade CPU/MoBo or GPU? Forum$ 400-450 Build everyday use and causal gaming $388 After Rebate !! ForumCan anyone do better for 400-450 ? ForumInternet build : 400-450 Forum$ 400-450 gaming build ForumNew build 400-450 ForumNew Build 400-450 Dollars ForumThe Short List: the Best Gaming Videocards for the money ForumCriticism of "Best Graphics Cards for the Money " articles Forumbudget pc for 400-450 pound ForumThe Best Gaming Video Cards for the Money : October 2006 ForumI have xmas money , Help me spend it right! ForumNew gaming PC. Thoughts? ForumIs this the most epic build ever? ForumIs this worth my money? will this work together? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !