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$300 Budget Build Sugguestions

Last response: in Systems
March 7, 2011 5:47:59 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: This Week

Budget Range: $300(US)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: surfing the internet, facebook, youtube, online games

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: does not matter.

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: Doesnt matter

Additional Comments: I would like a good PC for my brother.

Sorry for not filling out this form in my first post, hopefully this is better, thanks!

This is my first post and I would like to thank everyone in advance for your tips and help. I am building a budget computer for my brother and he has given me a limit of $300. He will not need a monitor, mouse, or keyboard. This is what I have put together for him and just wanted to make sure everything is compatible and if you guys think this would be considered a good "bang for his buck". My brother would be using this computer for web browsing, facebook, and maybe some web based games. System total comes in at $294.86 shipped. Thanks again!

Case and Power Supply
Broadway Com Corp 943PK-CardRead Black Steel MicroATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply
Item #: N82E16811162061

Hard DriveWestern Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136073

BIOSTAR A880G+ AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813138283

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-4GBPK
Item #: N82E16820231179

ProcessorAMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition Callisto 3.2GHz Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Desktop Processor - C3 Revision HDZ555WFGMBOX
Item #: N82E16819103846

March 7, 2011 7:09:14 PM

Use promo codes EMCKGKG27 & EMCKGKJ87 and your at 302.27 with a 10 dollar MIR. Much better case and PSU

Could go with a Athlon II X3 or X4 CPU if u want more cores guaranteed

Edit: Would need a molex to SATA power adapter the Antec PSU only has one. Also noticed I forgot a optical drive witch puts you over budget a bit :( 
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March 8, 2011 6:07:00 AM

If you really need to cut down you could get a AMD Sempron 140/145/150 for around $30-50. They run at 2.7/2.8/2.9 Ghz. And I've heard you can unlock a core.