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Cheapest Gaming PC? $476 Shipped

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January 7, 2012 2:55:54 AM

Heres a quick build i put together for people with low budget. Tell me what u think or if there are any compatibility issues u see? Yes the psu is a pos.

ASRock N68C-S UCC AM3/AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 7025 / nForce 630a Micro ATX AMD Motherboard $45
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 $160 and $140 with mail in rebate also free dirt3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...[/url]

AMD Phenom II X4 830 Deneb 2.8GHz Socket AM3 $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...[/url]

8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1333 $34
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...[/url]

PSU 550w $25
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...[/url]

Case $35 Free shipping, 10$ mail in rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...[/url]

HDD Seagate 1TB 7200rpm
http://store.memorylabs.net/stoemwhla10t.html

Total Price:$476 shipped
Could probably drop 100 of the price by using a used 4850/70 off ebay.
January 7, 2012 3:29:40 AM

Don't crap out on the PSU. A bad PSU will likely mess up your other parts, which are pretty valuable.
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January 7, 2012 3:36:02 AM

fixed... also was thinking about adding a hyper 212+ for some overclocking
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January 7, 2012 3:49:21 AM

Something like this might work well for you.

AMD A8-3870K Unlocked Llano 3.0GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 6550D AD3870WNGXBOX $144.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS F1A75-M FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS $74.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBNT $34.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan $49.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply $39.99 ($29.99 after MIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Edit: Missing hard drive, optical drive, and OS. I'm assuming you have that covered...

Total: $335
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January 7, 2012 4:04:30 AM

hpdeskjet said:
Something like this might work well for you.

AMD A8-3870K Unlocked Llano 3.0GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 6550D AD3870WNGXBOX $144.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS F1A75-M FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS $74.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBNT $34.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan $49.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply $39.99 ($29.99 after MIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Edit: Missing hard drive, optical drive, and OS. I'm assuming you have that covered...

Total: $335



This isnt for me. I just wanted to put together a cheap budget build that could play most new games on medium or even high.
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January 7, 2012 4:08:51 AM

Sorry I must've missed that part in the beginning about you building it for other people. I don't know what the third party's budget is, but this build would likely handle most new games pretty well.
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January 7, 2012 4:18:06 AM

hpdeskjet said:
Something like this might work well for you.

AMD A8-3870K Unlocked Llano 3.0GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 6550D AD3870WNGXBOX $144.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS F1A75-M FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS $74.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBNT $34.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan $49.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply $39.99 ($29.99 after MIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Edit: Missing hard drive, optical drive, and OS. I'm assuming you have that covered...

Total: $335


I would recommend getting a HAF 912 for the case if you have an extra $20 that is. It gives plenty of space for airflow and upgrades. I have the challenger and it gives me very little space for a hyper 212 evo and a Radeon 6870

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $10 MIR! As much as the challenger, but with much more space.
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January 7, 2012 9:23:56 PM

I personally like the challenger. I used it for my work, for a budget video editing system and it fit a refurbished NVIDIA PNY GTX 470 along with a Firewire PCI card okay. I also loved the way the hard drive mounts where setup but honestly, if I had the extra cash in the budget for my works build I probably would have went with the Cooler Master case as well.
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