Generall purpose sub $400 build Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: December 27, 2011 1:18 PM in Systems Share SCS December 27, 2011 1:02:28 PM Building a new system for my father-in-law. Would like to offer him a couple of options - one close to his $300 wish and one closer to my $400 idea. Approximate Purchase Date: this week Budget Range: $300-$400 before rebates System Usage from Most to Least Important: internet, movies, photo management, downloading every pop-up program on the internet and filling the desktop with shortcuts Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS (installing Win 7) Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com Country: USA Parts Preferences: probably AMD (I'm thinking Phenom II X4, but an Athlon might be sufficient) Overclocking: No SLI or Crossfire: No Monitor Resolution: unknown Additional Comments: used this case for two budget builds and will probably use it for this one. As always, thanks for the input. More about : generall purpose 400 build sadams04 December 27, 2011 1:18:52 PM MB - ASRock A75M-HVS FM1 A75 - $70 CPU - AMD A6-3500 FM1 with HD 6530D - $90 MEM - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB DDR3-1600 CL9 - $23 HD - Hitachi 500GB - $80 OPTICAL - ASUS Black 24X DVD-RW - $19 PSU - CORSAIR CX430 - $30 after MIR CASE - Apex PC-389-C - $30 $337 Optional GPU - MSI HD 5670 - $70 $407 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Cheap, general purpose $ 400 -$500 Forum $ 400 general purpose /office build Forum Questions regarding a sub -$600 all- purpose computer Forum £ 400 Gaming and general purpose build Forum ~$300 general purpose /1080p playback build Forum New Decent general purpose light gaming PC Build Config Forum Sub -$600 (gaming) build advice Forum Gaming & General Purpose Build for £800 Forum $600-900 General purpose computer x 2 Forum $ 400 -$700 general purpose Forum 1st timer looking for opinions on build . ( General Purpose & Gaming PC) Forum $2000 Upgrade General Purpose Computer Forum Sub 400 build Forum Gaming Build: Budget $2,300 Forum PC build checking / advice Forum Going to build first gaming computer Forum [Solved] 1st forum ? eva.So I'll apologize now. Newb Build Advice? Forum New computer build crashing Forum First time build. 700 dollar budget. Forum [Solved] ~$3000+ build for my dad Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !