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March 1, 2012 8:00:08 PM

hi hi, right now after building my 2nd hand htpc build im planning on building a new one using e6600 dual core,

this is what i'm looking at for parts

Processor:74.99$
E6600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: 45.99$
MSI G41M-P26 LGA 775 Intel G41 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory: 25.99$
G.skill ripjaws x 4gb 2x2gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card: 29.99$
MSI N210-MD512D3/LP GeForce 210 512MB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Disk Drive: 84.99$
Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200RPM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply: 69.99$
SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Chassis: 39.99$
NZXT Source 210
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

371.93$ total

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
March 1, 2012 8:03:21 PM

btw forgot to mention..

these are the parts that i have..

CPU E6600, NZXT Source 210 chassis and the ripjaws x ram above.

got those in stock at my basement, well hopefully you guys can help me out on toning down the price to at least 300$-320$ and max of 325$..

no need for OS got os already this is just for the system..

also was looking at this foxconn mobo but well even before i never liked them, always went for msi/asus mobo, and only went with foxconn when it was on a prebuilt i bought long time ago.

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March 2, 2012 2:00:52 AM

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.
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March 2, 2012 2:37:45 AM

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,

5450 = 26.99$
seasonic 300w 80plus bronze = 39.99$
corsair 430W=44.99 (on 5 units)

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
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March 2, 2012 2:38:38 AM

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March 2, 2012 2:39:41 AM

thread is done please do lock ^_^
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