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 m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources $400 general purpose/office build Forum £400 Gaming and general purpose build Forum SolvedGeneral purpose build Forum Solved$900-1000 Gaming/General Purpose Build Forum SolvedGeneral-purpose workstation build. Forum Cheap, general purpose $400-$500 Forum SolvedNew Build - Gaming/General Purpose, Need Component Check Forum Solvedcomments on ~$700 general purpose desktop build please Forum Help non-techie build a PC for video and photo editing and general purpose Forum ~400$ "In-Law" general purpose / streaming media Forum $400-$700 general purpose Forum SolvedNew Decent general purpose light gaming PC Build Config Forum Solved$600 general purpose build Forum Build for General Purpose computer Forum SolvedCheap general purpose desktop build Forum Solved-800.00 gaming,general purpose build Forum SolvedSub $400 system build Please Help Forum SolvedGeneral Purpose PC - $500-750 -- Build Review Forum SolvedSub 400 build Forum SolvedLooking for some feedback on my a $500 general purpose/gaming PC Build Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !