ok these are the parts i came up with but i'm thinking of toning down a bit on the price without sacrificing much performance and efficiency.
what to do with this pc: web surfing and maybe some old starcraft broodwar and some warcraft 3 frozen throne gaming..
but literally this will just be in stock for some kids to play around or something.
I was thinking of cutting the slack of the hard disk but there not much difference of 40$ on a 300gb hdd with 7200rpm compared with 500gb.
I like the case btw i plan on blasting, lots of holes for it for fun and customize it in a nice way,
ok overall question:::
1- any way to lower it down to 300$?
2- any way to improve it more by staying in the 300$-371$ price range?
3- I'm thinking of lowing the psu to a 400w or something but still looking for a nice price for it with corsair/seasonic psu's I'm looking at 80plus bronze, at first i was thinking of buying the seasonic 80plus gold 500w or something psu and still considering it.
well money is not really a problem just seeing as what i can assemble at this or that price range in this and that intention of usage.
well in the end i might donate it to a nearby orphanage or something.
if we can get it to a price range of 300$ I'll be making 5 of these if not then just 1 and try again on another new build
Well an apu build I can get to $270 which is better performance but you said you already the cpu, case and ram. So really all I can suggest are psu, hdd, gpu, mobo. The mobo and hdd are the best I see on newegg (I agree those other mobos aren't on the good quality side) but getting a 5450 would be better and go with a lower psu like this seasonic 300w. Although I would choose the corsair 430w, bronze is not going to make a difference at this low power, neither is gold. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
i'm looking at those right now, i like both corsair and seasonic and only own psu from them.. if i can't decide on one i'll just let a coin flip, since i believe both the 300w seasonic and the 430w corsair is good enough... actually i plan to build an apu soon too, it would be my first time making one apu that is..
with the cost brought down a lot and considering the 5450,
338.93$ that is using the seasonic psu and around 34x.xx$ using the corsair 430w..
thanks guys, I'm going to be building 5 of these and donate them to my old school which is nearby, both of you are great been waiting for some reply while i still can't decide on which one and finally you 2 appeared i would have given both of you the best answer if i could but i'll let flip the coin decide