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August 2, 2011 3:36:24 AM

Hi, I have NEVER built my own PC before all my PCs were bought from companies like DELL and others.

I want to keep it real now and start building my own. Can someone give me ALL the components necessary to build a PC? Like listing me all the components that I could just look up and buy. Budget is sucks though ~300USD+/-

Purpose of PC is gaming NOT too intense. Sword 2 (Granado Espada) MMO lowest settings mostly alt+tabed. This game has a free bot system so requires me to leave comp on 24/7 to farm.

Only part I know of and found: the case

Azza CSAZ-401 Triton 401 Mid Tower Gaming Case - ATX, Full ATX, Micro ATX, 4x Ext 5.25", 1x Ext 3.5", 4x Int 3.5", 2x 120mm Fans, 2x USB Ports, Blue LED Front Fan

How's the case? And thanks for the replies I'm looking forward to making it.
a c 122 B Homebuilt system
August 2, 2011 3:55:10 AM

There are people here better than I at configuring systems. But if you need everything, a $300 budget will be difficult to work with.

I am going to suggest a couple of threads for you to look at while you are waiting for your parts to arrive.

Because this is your first build, look at the following threads while you are waiting for your parts.
Build it yourself:
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/274745-13-step-step...

And although this primarily a troubleshooting thread, the first part contains a checklist that will catch most noob mistakes:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-read-postin...
a c 136 B Homebuilt system
August 2, 2011 4:12:22 AM

$300 is VERY difficult to work with , especially when you dont seem to have a copy of windows .... and that costs $100

A monitor keyboard and mouse eats up the other $200 so that leaves ..NOTHING for components

But assuming you just want to build a budget PC and want best bang for buck then theses are the components I would use to do that

AMD A8-3850 Llano 2.9GHz 4MB L2 Cache Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core $140
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
[ this is a quad core processor with a fully integrated graphics chip ]

ASRock A75M-HVS FM1 AMD A75 $70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LG DVD±RW SuperMulti Drive Black SATA Model GH22NS50 Bulk - OEM
bundled with:1x Seagate Barracuda ST3500413AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA $52.50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 $35
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec Basiq BP350 350W ATX12V v2.01 Power Supply $30
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That totals $330
doesnt include your case
and doesnt include Windows . You could use Ubuntu Linux as a free operating system . At that price I would !

PS it will game pretty well
http://www.techspot.com/review/418-amd-a8-3850-apu/page...
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August 2, 2011 6:06:13 AM

Somebody is just grumpy. lol.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... EL1850G-42W (PV.NCK02.001)
$299.99, had half-height pcie16 slot.
18.5" Desktop PC Celeron E3400(2.60GHz) 2GB DDR3 320GB HDD Capacity Intel GMA X4500HD Windows 7 Home Premium
PC bundled w/ 18.5” LCD monitor

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$49.99 $34.99 after mail-in rebate XFX HD-467X-ZNL2 Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card

Ok it's $50 over budget.
August 2, 2011 6:10:33 AM

If you can find a package system that is a mid-tower case and takes normal power supplies and full height cards, and has a open pcie slot, with a monitor and win7 included it would be better than this computer.

The celeron e3400 is the old core2 duo its not too bad.

There is a athlonIIx2 that is ok too.

There is also a sempronx2. mostly you want at least a dual core and not a atom cpu. make sure it's not a single core cpu.

August 2, 2011 6:48:12 AM

-Option #2. Buy a used computer that comes with a winxp-pro cd-rom and product key, key/mouse, monitor. ?$40. something like a athlonxp or pentium 4. You might have to make do with a crt monitor. MAKE SURE THE WINXP VERSION IS NOT A OEM LIKE COMPAQ OR E-MACHINES OR IBM. Don't worry about if it's beige, , just make sure the monitor works and its not a package system winxp and they have the disk and key.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$44.99 $29.99 after mail-in rebate PowerColor AX4650 1GBK3-H Radeon HD 4650 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16
It's a bit faster cause it has ddr3, The ddr2 hd-4670 above is a bit slower. If you look at the gpu clocks they are almost the same. Just mostly the hd-4670 is a half-height card. Both have 320 shaders.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...
$211.99 Athlon II X4 630/760G SuperCombo LE
500GB SATA 6.0Gb/s HDD included

Subtotal: $256.98 with card and system. You would have to find a used computer for cheap to make this work.

Your going to have to reuse the cd-rom, winxp, monitor, any working case fans, keyboard, mouse (or get a cheap $10 set) from the used computer.

Best cheap card but puts you overbudget.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$119.99 $99.99 after mail-in rebate card

Comes with a couple of games and is a bit faster, but that is the limit for that cheap 480 watt, you wont be able to overclock the video card at all and might even have to underclock it to make it work with that power supply.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$164.99 $149.99 after mail-in rebate card SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 Free Dirt3 & SHOGUN game w/ purchase. Ok the cost of the two games makes it worth it so you at least have some games to play.

$0 install steam and install and play various playable demos.

a b B Homebuilt system
August 2, 2011 1:46:51 PM

at that price you will get junk, it wont last long and you will end up spending more and more for junk it never works out, and forget about that upgrade path BS do it right the first time

save your $$$ up and get something decent
a b B Homebuilt system
August 2, 2011 2:01:21 PM

Hi! First I would like to say, and agree with all the other people who commented, building a $300 gaming rig is not just difficult, it's almost undoable but I will try my best. I assume the budget is only for the PC itself and not for the OS and monitor.

CPU: AMD A6-3650 Llano $120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Graphics: Integrated on CPU $0
MoBo: ASRock A75M-HVS FM1 $70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU: Included 300W PSU w/ case $0
Case: APEX TX-373 $35
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST3500413AS $40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM: Team Elite 4GB $26
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Heatsink+Fan: STOCK $0
DVD-ROM: SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner $19
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Total: $310

If you want the case you chose, then you can add an extra $40 to your budget and buy the case and go with this PSU: SeaSonic SS-300ES $36
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
August 2, 2011 3:31:50 PM

Thanks for everyone's replies I appreciate it. I will slowly read through the links you guys/girls posted.

Oh yeah on a side note I do not need mouse,keyboard,monitor just the Computer.
August 2, 2011 5:57:49 PM

hanks for everyone's replies I appreciate it. I will slowly read through the links you guys/girls posted.

Oh yeah on a side note I do not need mouse, keyboard, monitor, windows install CD just the Computer.

AND I would spend up to 50$ for a good case even if downgrade the performance, since later if I decide to upgrade I'll keep the case upgrade the insides.
August 2, 2011 8:04:13 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAIDMAX Altas ATX-295WBP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply $59.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$114.99 $94.99 after mail-in rebate PowerColor AX6770 1GBD5-H Radeon HD 6770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$14.99 CORSAIR 2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
$52.48 LG DVD±RW SuperMulti Drive Black SATA Model GH22NS50 Bulk - OEM
bundled with:1x Seagate Barracuda ST3500413AS 500GB 7200 RPM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
$79.98 Intel Celeron E3400 Wolfdale 2.6GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor bundled with:1x JetWay JTI41M LGA 775 Intel G41 Micro ATX Intel

Grand Total:* $312.43 ($292.43 after mail in rebate)

August 2, 2011 11:36:09 PM

For the cords of each component does each part come with all the necessary cords or do I have to buy ALL the cords separately?

Thanks~
a c 136 B Homebuilt system
August 3, 2011 12:23:46 AM

ausername said:
For the cords of each component does each part come with all the necessary cords or do I have to buy ALL the cords separately?

Thanks~


Motherboards ship with the SATA cables that you need to connect hard drives and DVD drives . Some power supplies ship without the exterior power lead to plug it in , but these are pretty common and it should be easy to find a spare .

Just please avoid need4speeds celeron build . It might fit the budget but its junk .

I would mix
AMD A8-3850 Llano 2.9GHz 4MB L2 Cache Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core $140
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819103942
[ this is a quad core processor with a fully integrated graphics chip ]

ASRock A75M-HVS FM1 AMD A75 $70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813157261

with some of the other case/ power combos to save a few dollars . Its easily the most powerful gaming combination mentioned in this thread
a b B Homebuilt system
August 3, 2011 2:29:44 AM

r0aringdrag0n said:
Hey let's use the integrated Intel graphics, cause that's going to be BEAST at gaming... the APU has a graphics comparable to the Radeon 5760 or something like that


Pfft, at least I didn't go ever the budget.
also, I'm using Intel's integrated graphics on my laptop( not like i have a choice) and it plays BF2 on maxed settings fine (no lag but still not the best)
August 3, 2011 2:32:40 AM

Well make the Llano build make budget then. I know i wanted Llano too but it didn't work out when i tried it.

-I figured it's only $79.99 plus $15 for memory, so $95 and it lasts a year or two, but the much better hd-6770 can be reused with a new board/cpu/memory.

Socket 775 offers no cpu upgrade path at all, the celeron is just a cheap setup for now.


Really "Outlander_04" is right, a extra $100 would make a decent $400 quad core/hd-6770 build with a am3+ board or a cool running compact Llano system that has open pcie slots if you want to upgrade the graphics later on. $300 is cutting corners there is no choice.

August 3, 2011 10:49:51 AM

-Seems like the celeron combo is now $89.99 so that build is now toast anyway.



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