$300 budget office pc

Approximate Purchase Date: this week (the closer the better)
 
Budget Range: $300 Before rebates
 
System Usage from Most to Least Important: office-word,excel,ppt, web browsing, visual basic 2008
 
Parts Not Required: monitor, keyboard & mouse, graphics card (reusing geforce 210), CPU cooler, OS
 
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, amazon
 
Country of Origin: USA
 
Parts Preferences: AMD, cooler master
 
Overclocking: Maybe
 
SLI or Crossfire: No
 
Monitor Resolution: 1440 x 900
 
Additional Comments: not too ugly or big case, i got $27 credit on amazon
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  1. Items off Egg $166AR


    $96 X4 640 + MSI 785G mATX
    http://www.microcenter.com/specials/promotions/AMDbundlePROMO.html

    $262AR in total
  2. Should the 300$ include the OS, if so, check Dell :-/
  3. batuchka said:



    thanks but i dont have a microcenter nearby
  4. Intel E3400 combo (CPU+RAM+MB+CASE)
    Antec EA430D
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 500GB (you can save 6$ by going with the F4 320GB)
    Total: 314$ +tx + shipping, will try an AMD build next.
  5. Antec EA430D
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 500GB (you can save 6$ by going with the F4 320GB)
    Athlon II X2 255 Regor 3.1GHz combo (CPU+MB)
    Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 4GB (2 x 2GB)
    COOLER MASTER Elite
    Total: 266$+shipping+tx

    Or you can replace the CPU+MB combo above with this one:
    AMD Athlon II X3 450 Rana 3.2GHz combo
    Total: 313$+shipping+tx
  6. Zenthar said:

    Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 4GB (2 x 2GB)

    Or you can replace the CPU+MB combo above with this one:
    AMD Athlon II X3 450 Rana 3.2GHz combo
    Total: 313$+shipping+tx


    That Asus AM2+ having DDR2 for DIMM slots is incompatible with the DDR3 Mushkins u picked out
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131595
    Quote:

    Memory Standard
    DDR2 1200(O.C.)/1066/800/667
  7. batuchka said:
    That Asus AM2+ having DDR2 for DIMM slots is incompatible with the DDR3 Mushkins u picked out
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131595
    Quote:

    Memory Standard
    DDR2 1200(O.C.)/1066/800/667
    Crap you're right, didn't notice that :(
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