New Build for my church


im trying to put together a new build for my church since the old church pc died 2 days ago, the budget allocated for this project its 300$
the pc will be used for internet, bills, Microsoft office, and maybe some video watching.....there will be NO GAMING involved .

as much as i try to get in this 300 i keep ending up at i need help from u guys.

here is what i come up till now

gigabyte h61...---50$
gskill 1x4g-----20$
seagate barracuda 500g---85$
cooler master haf----49$

total....305 and still missing the psu ( maybe pc power and coling 400w at 49$ after rebate?) + 24$ dvd----375$;(

where can i improve my build i mean get prices lower? but not sacrificed the quality
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  1. Q1: You can't reuse anything from the old PC (like case)?
  2. Reuse the old case, get a cheaper CPU (Sandy bridge Pentium, if still costs to much then a Celeron).

    A cheaper CPU like a Sandy Bridge Celeron would be more than enough for Microsoft office, internet, and watching video. You can get a good Celeron for about $50-60.

    You probably won't get a better deal on a hard drive anytime soon so it's good.

    Also, if you only want 4GB of memory than a 2x2GB kit would be a little faster without increasing price.
  3. old hp case...i can i ques but looks bad and poor cooling
  4. if the old hard drive didnt cause the problem then re use it as well, and as blazor said, dont bother with an i3, get either a pentium or celeron, although i would recomend a pentium over celeron, maybe even a wolfsdale variant. if you do have to replace the hard drive, dont bother with windows 7, it cost 100$ for the cheapest one, and OEM XP copies are like 60 bucks and XP is still a great operating system if you arent gaming or rendering, etc. and look into maybe the hard drive in the 600$ gaming build on the homepage, it is just a regular hard drive for 60-75$

    And your issue with teh old case, a power drill, some aluminum mesh, and black spraypaint go a long way. a once old, sun baked, hot case turns into a sleek, cool one.
  5. r0aringdrag0n said:

    I was going to suggest a Celeron G530, but that is a good combo! I believe God would approve (but am by no means an official spokesman).
  6. oh and dvd writer drives are real cheap nowadays, you can get a fairly good quality one for around 15$ now.
  7. - $61.99
    AMD Athlon II X2 250 Regor 3.0GHz Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor ADX250OCGMBOX $39.99
    BIOSTAR N68S3+ AM3 NVIDIA MCP68S Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - $19.99
    Patriot 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model PSD34G1333K - $17.99
    SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model SH-222AB - OEM - $84.99
    Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - $39.99 - $10MIR
    CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - $29.99
    Rosewill FBM-01 Dual Fans MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case

    Total: $294.93 - $10MIR

    or intel - $51.99
    Intel Celeron G530 Sandy Bridge 2.4GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80623G530 - $49.99 - $5MIR
    BIOSTAR H61MGC LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

    Total: $294.93 - $15MIR
  8. This one doesn't include Win7 (you can use ubuntu linux)

    CPU: Intel g620 $70

    Graphics: Onboard $0

    MoBo: BIOSTAR H61MLB LGA 1155 $65

    PSU: Corsair 430W $40

    Case: Moneual MonCaso SONAMU G100 $30

    SSD: OCZ Onyx Series OCZSSD2-1ONX32G 2.5" 32GB $60

    RAM: Pareema 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 $17

    Heatsink+Fan: STOCK $0

    DVD-ROM: SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner $17

    Total $299

    It's cutting it VERY close, however, with rebates, it should be lower (around $275)...when you get more money I HIGHLY recommend you get a larger HDD, since 32GB will only hold windows 7 and leave around 16GB of room left...ubuntu however only uses like 4GB, so you'll have a little more room. Either way, if you're going to be storing a lot of stuff, you need another HDD
  9. oh this is ubuntu's site:
    ^if you didn't know, it's just another operating system based off of linux.
  10. most people want windows xp or 7 on their computers, ubuntu and linux are hard for some people to use because there is more work involved in setting up and not as many programs compatible etc.

    and why get an ssd when you can get hard drives with similar storage for less? or even re use a hard drive from a friends old computer who is upgrading or something. also what PSU was in the old computer? if it wasnt the PSU that caused the problem and it has enough wattage it might be re usable.
  11. I agree with you mild, however, he needs the computer to
    "internet, bills, Microsoft office, and maybe some video watching"
    internet: Ubuntu supports Chromium (chrome) and firefox.
    bills: Chromium and firefox ?
    office: Libre office and open office (both compatible with Ubuntu) can save as a .docx file, meaning that it is compatible with others who use microsoft word
    video watching: If you're streaming from a website, then Chromium/firefox, if you downloaded it, then you can use VLC player.

    Also, ubuntu has a GUI, and is VERY easy to use...I would rate it in easy usage between Macs and Windows.

    As for HDDs, the prices aren't exactly $ back then. The floods that damaged the factories has skyrocketed the prices of HDDs, so you can't find any HDDs under $70.
  12. case [...] 6811147123 - $29.99
    Rosewill FBM-01 Dual Fans MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case


    CPU: Intel g620 $70 [...] 6819116399


    PSU: Corsair 430W $40 [...] 6817139026

    hdd [...] 6822148767 - $84.99
    Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5


    DVD-ROM: SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner $17 [...] 6827151244

    i think i will be out at 305 if its correct...what u think guys?
    i did this setup buy choosing from what u showed me...i combined few items what i lke more.....about worries i have win 7 64-32.....xp64-32 so im hooked:)

    good setup?
    i read about the cx psu the Reviews are not great...looks like corsair lowers there standards? it is worth to add 20 $ more for the

    considering its microatx and modular would help...

    the extra money 30$ plus would be from my pocket....( its a church pc i ques God will bless:)
  13. Best answer
    That's a great build! And no, corsair didn't lower their standards...corsair doesn't build PSUs. They hire other companies to build a PSU and they put the Corsair sticker on them and the different Corsair PSU models are made by different manufacturers, so some are not as good as others. If you feel the need to buy the other psu, go ahead.
  14. You can even go with this PSU, since your computer isn't too power hungry:
  15. i dont really feel the need:))) but i thought modular would help in that small matx case...thats all

    thx all of ur input here im sure God will bless u all:)
  16. Best answer selected by urbz.
  17. good luck with the new computer urbs :)
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