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Just for Fun, cheapest computer build possible

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July 5, 2011 3:59:14 AM

I certainly hope nobody actually intends on using this, but i thought it would be fun to see what kind of answers show up. Think of it as kind of a mini competition and the winner gets the best answer award.

Basically just get a fully functional desktop PC for the cheapest possible, (no need to include peripherals) and post it on this thread.

When I get a good amount of replies I'll give the best answer to the lowest cost PC.

So that's about it, thanks in advance for your participation!!!!

*parts must be new*

*Provide links to the websites for the parts so I can verify!!!*
a b B Homebuilt system
July 5, 2011 4:01:02 AM

CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 955 $114
MoBo: Foxconn M61PMP-K $45
PSU: N/A (Included)
CASE: APEX TX- 381 $40
HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST3500413AS $40
RAM: Crucial Ballistix Tracer Model BL2KIT12864TG1337 2GB $20
Graphics: N/A (Built in graphics)
Total: $259
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July 5, 2011 9:05:07 AM

this is a fail compared to the $25 (which i think is cool) one but "just for fun" oh and we don't need screen right?

CPU: intel pentium dual core G620 @ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO: MSI H61-P21 @ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CASE & PSU: logisys @ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 80gb @ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: Kingston 2gb kit @ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS: Linux, FreeBSD ect

Total: $228.95
a b B Homebuilt system
July 5, 2011 11:54:15 AM

heres a $185 fully working system:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and ofcourse OS is Linux/Ubuntu.

specs are:
2gb DDR3 1600Mhz ram
Sempron 140 CPU (has a high chance of unlocking to a dual core athlon and can overclock to 3.5Ghz on the stock cooler)
N68-UCC mobo
case fan 80mm
case with PSU (wouldn't reccommend the PSU)
and thats about it (integrated graphics)
July 6, 2011 2:00:31 PM

Sempron 140 ($37.99 +0 shipping)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sentey Slim 2420 Slim Flex Case w/ Power Supply SECC ($34.99 + 0 shipping)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For mother board either this open box or same one new (open: $23.99+ 0 shipping new $39.99+2.99 shipping)
Open: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
New: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: 1 GB Kingston DDR3 ($10.99 + $0.99 shipping)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HD: Seagate 160GB ($34.99 + $1.99 shipping)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD drive: Lite-On IHAS124-04 Internal DVD Writer - DVD+R 24X, DVD-R 24X, DVD+RW 8X, DVD-RW 6X, DVD+R DL 8X, SATA (OEM) ($18.99 + 2.29 shipping)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...


OS : Ubuntu

So for pricing if we are not including shipping it is $161.94 or with shipping it is $167.21

If my open box Mobo is not acceptable then we have to add $16 and another $2.99 shipping

I noticed that the $185 build did not include shipping. With shipping that set up comes out to 206.86 vs mine with shipping is $167.21 (open box on Mobo) or $186.20 without going open box on the Mobo.
a b B Homebuilt system
July 6, 2011 2:19:01 PM

DEY123 said:
Sempron 140 ($37.99 +0 shipping)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sentey Slim 2420 Slim Flex Case w/ Power Supply SECC ($34.99 + 0 shipping)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For mother board either this open box or same one new (open: $23.99+ 0 shipping new $39.99+2.99 shipping)
Open: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
New: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: 1 GB Kingston DDR3 ($10.99 + $0.99 shipping)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HD: Seagate 160GB ($34.99 + $1.99 shipping)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD drive: Lite-On IHAS124-04 Internal DVD Writer - DVD+R 24X, DVD-R 24X, DVD+RW 8X, DVD-RW 6X, DVD+R DL 8X, SATA (OEM) ($18.99 + 2.29 shipping)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...


OS : Ubuntu

So for pricing if we are not including shipping it is $161.94 or with shipping it is $167.21

If my open box Mobo is not acceptable then we have to add $16 and another $2.99 shipping

I noticed that the $185 build did not include shipping. With shipping that set up comes out to 206.86 vs mine with shipping is $167.21 (open box on Mobo) or $186.20 without going open box on the Mobo.


if i downgrade ram to this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

it goes down to $175.93 inc. postage and everything else. and if i use that open box Mobo which you selected, it would go down even further to $159.93 inc. PandP.
July 6, 2011 2:48:36 PM

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if i downgrade ram to this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820134787


it goes down to $175.93 inc. postage and everything else. and if i use that open box Mobo which you selected, it would go down even further to $159.93 inc. PandP.


You must get free shipping at newegg because your DVD drive and case add almost $15 to your total when I look at the links you included (your case fan and HD are another $2 each in shipping as well). I agree that some of your components are cheaper if you exclude shipping but if you include it some of my parts come in under. Either way they are both very cheap builds that I am sure neither of us would like to use :) 
a b B Homebuilt system
July 6, 2011 2:55:20 PM

DEY123 said:
Quote:


if i downgrade ram to this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820134787


it goes down to $175.93 inc. postage and everything else. and if i use that open box Mobo which you selected, it would go down even further to $159.93 inc. PandP.


You must get free shipping at newegg because your DVD drive and case add almost $15 to your total when I look at the links you included (your case fan and HD are another $2 each in shipping as well). I agree that some of your components are cheaper if you exclude shipping but if you include it some of my parts come in under. Either way they are both very cheap builds that I am sure neither of us would like to use :) 


lol yeah, it says 'free 2-day shipping' when i add it all to cart.
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