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June 30, 2011 3:13:19 AM

Hi! Are you on a budget and need a new computer? Are you willing to build one yourself? I’ll be listing components in this thread for builds that hopefully be within your budget.


Note: I am not selling these computers, I am suggesting builds you can do.

Note: All components were from Newegg except the Radeon HD 4650 which was from Amazon, shipping not included.


Last updated: June 29, 2011


Table of contents
1. Gaming computers
2. Office/home PC


1. GAMING COMPUTERS
Gaming computer Table of Contents:
1a. Budget Intel Computer
1b. Optimal Intel Computer
1c. Budget AMD Computer
1d. Optimal AMD Computer
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1a.Budget Intel Computer:
CPU: Intel Core i5 2500k $220
MoBo: MSI P67A-G43 (B3) $115
PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 $60
CASE: NZXT Gamma GAMA-001BK $37
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS $44
RAM: Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBRL 4gb $39
Graphics: Radeon HD 5670 $80
DVD-ROM: SONY Black 18X DDU1681S-0B $17
Total: $612
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1b. Optimal Intel Computer:
CPU: Intel Core i7 2600k $315
MoBo: ASRock P67 Extreme4 (B3) $160
PSU: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750 X2 750W $110
CASE: Antec 900 $100
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB $90
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws Series Model F3- 10666CL9D-8GBRL 8GB (2 x 4 GB) $70
Graphics: Radeon HD 6950 $290
Heatsink + Fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 $50
DVD-ROM: SONY Black 18X DDU1681S-0B $17
Total: $1202
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1c. Budget AMD Computer:
CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 965 $130
MoBo: MSI 760GM-P33 AM3 $55
PSU: Antec Basiq BP430 $40
CASE: NZXT Gamma GAMA-001BK $37
HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST3500413AS $40
RAM: Team Elite Model TED34096M10667DC $34
Graphics: Radeon HD 5670 $80
DVD-ROM: SONY Black 18X DDU1681S-0B $17
Total: $433
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1d. Optimal AMD Computer:
CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 975 $180
MoBo: ASUS M5A87 AM3+ $99
PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX $90
CASE: Antec 300 $60
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALX 1TB $60
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws Series Model F3- 10666CL9D-8GBRL 8GB (2 x 4 GB) $70
Graphics: Radeon HD 6850 $160
Heatsink + Fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 $50
DVD-ROM: SONY Black 18X DDU1681S-0B $17
Total: $786

Note: You will get a better gaming rig by using the budget Intel i5 components but replacing it with a HD Radeon HD 6850, and it’ll be cheaper.
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2. OFFICE/HOME PC
Office/home PC Table of contents:
2a. Intel Computer:
2b. AMD Computer
2c. Cheap AMD Computer
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2a. Intel Computer:
CPU: Intel core i5 2300 $180
MoBo: ASRock H61M-VS $60
PSU: XIGMATEK NRP-PC Series ACXTNRP-PC402 $35
CASE: Xigmatek ASGARD II B/B CPC-T45UC-U01 $30
HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB $55
RAM: Team Elite Model TED34096M10667DC $34
Graphics: Radeon HD 4650 $47
DVD-ROM: SONY Black 18X DDU1681S-0B $17
Total: $458
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2b. AMD Computer:
CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 955 $114
MoBo: Foxconn M61PMP-K $45
PSU: XIGMATEK NRP-PC Series ACXTNRP-PC402 $35
CASE: Xigmatek ASGARD II B/B CPC-T45UC-U01 $30
HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB $55
RAM: Team Elite Model TED34096M10667DC $34
Graphics: Radeon HD 4650 $47
DVD-ROM: SONY Black 18X DDU1681S-0B $17
Total: $377
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2c.Cheap AMD Computer:
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

Note: Don’t use the last one (Cheap AMD Computer), spend an extra $118 for a better system. Only use the last one if you have…wait, just don’t use the last one…save another $118 for the AMD Computer.


Any feedback will be appreciated. I apologize if this is the wrong section to post in, I didn't know where to post this, so this section looked good cause I hope the builds I listed are good deals
June 30, 2011 3:26:18 AM

tbh, choose the intel build for the office/home pc
July 14, 2011 3:41:18 PM

for the intel, go to microcenter, get $80 off and put it towards a better GPU ;]
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July 16, 2011 10:49:35 AM

This topic has been moved from the section Deals to section Systems by Mousemonkey
July 16, 2011 12:13:38 PM

second the Intel build for office builds

MSI motherboards.... i dont think so, i would never stray from ASUS or Gigabyte
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