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October 1, 2011 6:29:45 PM

I am building a PC for the first time. It needs to surf the web, play games, be able to run Microsoft Office 2007 and Windows 7, and work with iTunes. Oh, and I don't know if this matters, but Android phones have to be able to connect to it too. I already have a case, OS (Windows 7), Microsoft Office 2007, Keyboard, and Mouse. I want to build it for like $300. I DON'T want parts from Newegg. I prefer Amazon and Tigerdirect. Oh, I also already have an Optical Drive. Intel would be my first choice
for the CPU, but if that puts me over my budget, AMD is okay too. By the way, $300 id the ABSOLUTE highest I can go.
Update: I'd like the newest parts I can get for the money. For example, if I could have Sandy Bridge i7 (even though it's way out of my budget) or an older CPU, I'd want to i7.

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a b B Homebuilt system
October 1, 2011 6:53:55 PM

i would reccommend a Celeron G540 based system for you, you should look into it, i haven't got time tirght now to do a whole build but will do one when i get time.
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a b B Homebuilt system
October 1, 2011 7:07:09 PM

Intel Pentium G620 Sandy Bridge 2.6GHz - $75
ASRock H61M-GE - $60
4GB Gskill Value DDR3 1333 - $20
500GB Seagate Barracuda - $40
Xigmatek 400W - $35

Total : $230

$70 - monitor
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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
October 1, 2011 8:14:25 PM

AMD A4-3400 Llano $75
http://www.amazon.com/AMD-A4-3400-Graphics-Quad-Core-Pr...
Asrock A75M-HVS $81
http://www.amazon.com/ASRock-MB-A75MHVS-Socket-USB3-0-M...
Patriot S5 4GB DDR3 1600 $30
http://www.amazon.com/Patriot-PC3-12800-9-9-9-24-Enhanc...
Seagate 500GB $45
http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-7200-12-Interna...
Antec 380w $30
http://www.amazon.com/Antec-Watts-Earth-Supplies-EA380/...
Total: 261

Rohit suggest Amazon prices or TigerDirect, OP doesn't want to buy from Newegg.
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October 1, 2011 9:46:10 PM

I know this seems like a stupid thing to ask for, but could someone tell me if there's anything at all I'll need except for hard drive, RAM, Power Supply, Motherboard, and CPU Processor? By the way, thanks for all the great answers! Keep them coming!
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October 1, 2011 11:04:54 PM

I had thought about this build. Opinions on it are appreciated.


AMD Sempron 145 Processor (SDX145HBGMBOX) ($37)

Biostar AMD Motherboard A880G+ ($60)

Western Digital 320 GB Caviar Blue SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive - WD3200AAKX ($40)

Kingston ValueRAM 2 GB 1333MHz PC3-10600 DDR3 DIMM Desktop Memory KVR1333D3N9/2G (2 for $28)

Logitech Desktop MK120 Mouse and keyboard Combo (920-002565) ($17)

ViewSonic VA1931WA 19-Inch Widescreen LCD Monitor ($103)

Cooler Master Elite 460W ATX +12V V2.31 SATA, PCI-E Power Supply RS460-PSAR-J3-US ($30)

Sony 24X SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive AD-7260S-0B - Bulk (Black) ($20)

EVGA GeForce 8400 GS 512 MB DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 DVI/HDMI/VGA Graphics Card, 512-P3-1300-LR ($35)

Total: $265
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a b B Homebuilt system
October 2, 2011 3:16:40 AM

newegg prices are generally higher.
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October 2, 2011 3:31:50 AM

Bad idea for that processor, its a single core. Thats like saying i'm gonna buy a Ferrari shell but put a honda engine in it.
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October 2, 2011 3:47:16 AM

Yes, but I've read that with that CPU, it's VERY Simple to unlock another core. And if not, do you have a suggestion for another build? I'd appreciate it. Thanks
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a b B Homebuilt system
October 2, 2011 4:53:43 AM

aznshinobi said:
AMD A4-3400 Llano $75
http://www.amazon.com/AMD-A4-3400-Graphics-Quad-Core-Pr...
Asrock A75M-HVS $81
http://www.amazon.com/ASRock-MB-A75MHVS-Socket-USB3-0-M...
Patriot S5 4GB DDR3 1600 $30
http://www.amazon.com/Patriot-PC3-12800-9-9-9-24-Enhanc...
Seagate 500GB $45
http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-7200-12-Interna...
Antec 380w $30
http://www.amazon.com/Antec-Watts-Earth-Supplies-EA380/...
Total: 261

Rohit suggest Amazon prices or TigerDirect, OP doesn't want to buy from Newegg.


this ois solid, but the budget can take a better cpu:
get the A6 3500 Triple Core instead of dual core
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
October 2, 2011 7:21:50 AM

008Rohit said:
newegg prices are generally higher.


I disagree, they are WAY lower than TigerDirect's prices and mostly cheaper than Amazon.

As for Screwy, yeah the triple core one is good.
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October 2, 2011 11:41:49 AM

A laptop would be better.
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a b B Homebuilt system
October 2, 2011 11:57:16 AM

the celeron G540 still gets my vote :D  sandy bridge celerons FTW!
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a b B Homebuilt system
October 2, 2011 1:29:24 PM

aznshinobi said:
I disagree, they are WAY lower than TigerDirect's prices and mostly cheaper than Amazon.

As for Screwy, yeah the triple core one is good.


My thought is that the OP is in NJ/CA where he has to pay taxes to newegg, but not to tiger or amazon
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October 2, 2011 5:38:51 PM

Best answer selected by grimesharrison6.
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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
October 2, 2011 5:54:30 PM

Good luck!
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October 2, 2011 9:45:19 PM

Thanks so much, aznshinobi! I will be using your suggestion! :D 
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