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December 3, 2011 4:12:20 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range: 140 dollars (i have some parts already) would be willing to expand this slightly if itd really make that big of a difference

System Usage from Most to Least Important: encoding video with handbrake (about 2500 video files), and surfing the internet

Parts Not Required: processor (i just bought a oem amd phenom x3 8250e), operating system (will use linux), monitor, and hard drive (will use 2.5 inch 160gb drive i recycled from my laptop and a 3 tb external hard drive

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: any website is fine

Country: usa

Parts Preferences: would like a small case

Overclocking: no

SLI or Crossfire: no

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 but i can go to a lower resolution if that helps at all

Additional Comments: bought a oem amd phenom x3 8250e oem for 39.99 was wondering if this was a good deal and a good processor for this type of usage

so i guess the parts im looking for help with are

power supply
case
ram
keyboard/mouse
motherboard
heatsink

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December 3, 2011 4:18:48 PM

this is impossible. I am sorry :( 
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December 3, 2011 4:21:17 PM

cutebeans said:
this is impossible. I am sorry :( 


even with a processor already bought and a hard drive?

the 140 is just for the components i still need
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December 3, 2011 4:49:31 PM

With a bit of luck and some bargain hunting you might pull off $225...
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December 3, 2011 4:56:00 PM

mayhem213 said:
even with a processor already bought and a hard drive?

the 140 is just for the components i still need


$44.00 for mainboard -

$22.00 2gig DDR2 -

$44.00 Case+PSU -

$10.99 Heatsink & Fan -

That would leave you $19.00 for keyboard and mouse but mind you these parts are the lowest prices i could find on Newegg. It is possible to build it for $140.00 but I do not know about the quality of some of the really low cost parts. There are not something I would ever put into a PC. You would have to add shipping to some of these parts on top of the price.
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December 3, 2011 4:58:08 PM

bryonhowley said:
$44.00 for mainboard -

$22.00 2gig DDR2 -

$44.00 Case+PSU -

$10.99 Heatsink & Fan -

That would leave you $19.00 for keyboard and mouse but mind you these parts are the lowest prices i could find on Newegg. It is possible to build it for $140.00 but I do not know about the quality of some of the really low cost parts. There are not something I would ever put into a PC. You would have to add shipping to some of these parts on top of the price.


if i dropped the keyboard and mouse portion and upped it to 175 would that help
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December 3, 2011 6:20:58 PM

spasmolytic46 said:
Yes there are, but you could do either although personally I don't trust ASRock after a few bad experiences.


what would be a decent heatsink for the msi board?

also how is the processor i chose?

i thought it was a good deal for 39.99
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December 3, 2011 6:28:55 PM

mayhem213 said:
what would be a decent heatsink for the msi board?

also how is the processor i chose?

i thought it was a good deal for 39.99


I just double checked and the HSF I initially recommended will fit. as long as you are not over clocking it will be good enough. As for as your processor goes I would say 40 bucks for a new one is an ok deal.
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December 3, 2011 6:42:49 PM

mayhem213 said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

i think im gonna with this case but was wondering if the power supply is adequate


I always buy my power supplies separate because you never really know what kind of quality you're going to get from the OEM. 300 watts would work for your setup, but you'd have very little room for any future upgrading and forget about a beefy video card in the future.
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December 4, 2011 4:35:08 AM

spasmolytic46 said:
I just double checked and the HSF I initially recommended will fit. as long as you are not over clocking it will be good enough. As for as your processor goes I would say 40 bucks for a new one is an ok deal.


does it use push pins or screws?
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December 4, 2011 7:24:18 AM

mayhem213 said:
does it use push pins or screws?


neither it has a metal clip that locks in place
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December 4, 2011 11:15:49 PM

can anyone suggest a heatsink with the push pin design from amazon?
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December 5, 2011 3:38:37 AM

so i have decided on my build

amd phenom x3 g8250e oem
bought this at compusa for 39.96

hec Black 0.7mm Thickness SECC Steel 7K09BBA30FNRX Micro ATX Media Center 300W Power Supply / HTPC Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rendition by Crucial 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Desktop Memory Model RM25664AA667
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI Socket AM2+/ GeForce 6150SE/ DDR2/ A&V&L/ MATX Motherboard K9N6PGM2-V2
http://www.amazon.com/MSI-Socket-GeForce-Motherboard-K9...

SAMSUNG Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Combo Model SH-B123L LightScribe Support - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

thats my build so far which comes to about 210 (could have been cheaper but i decided to push the budget so i could add the blu ray drive)

any thoughts?

also could anyone suggest a heatsink that will fit that case and has the push pin design
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December 5, 2011 4:21:12 PM

That laptop ram will not work on a desktop mainboard.
You could get this mainboard at newegg and witch might make shipping a little cheaper by getting all the parts at one place.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Same board but comes in at 49.99 so shipping would all be from newegg.
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December 5, 2011 10:26:08 PM

anyone have a suggestion on a good heatsink with push pins?
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