Cheapest Build, as low as you can go, "corporate build"

Approximate Purchase Date:(e.g.: tonight, tomorrow

Budget Range: 500 or less

System Usage from Most to Least Important:using online management site, word, excel, email

Parts Not Required:Monitor, mouse, keyboard,

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:newegg

Country:(e.g.: India) USA

Parts Preferences:i3, willing to go amd if you feel i can get more for my money

Overclocking: no

SLI or Crossfire: no

Monitor Resolution: low, 2 small 19 inch monitors

Additional Comments: some might say why dont you just buy a computer, problem is the person wants it ASAP, dell will take at least a week to ship.

also need dual monitors
found this geforce 9600 gt for 39 bucks, just need the 2 dvi ports
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133334

saw this newegg deal, figured id go for it since its the same price as a comparable dell

let me know what you think or if i should sub out some parts

thanks


Antec Sonata III 500 Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply (Model:Sonata III 500)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129024

$119.99


ASUS P8H61-M LE/CSM (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard (Model:P8H61-M LE/CSM (REV)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131724

$69.99


Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32100 (Model:BX80623I32100)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115078

$124.99


G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBNS (Model:F3-10666CL9D-4GBNS)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231396

$22.99


Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive (Model:ST31000524AS)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148697

$139.99


maybe i should spend more and get a mobo with usb 3.0? let me know what you think
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  1. I think you made some very good choices. I doubt you need a 1TB drive. All HDDs are at premium right now due to Taiwan floods. Just get a 500GB Barracuda.

    Yes, USB 3.0 is a very nice feature and should be part of the build.

    I think the case and PSU are a bit overkill.

    I have used this CM case in many office builds. It's classy, easy, and cheap:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119193

    Corsair CX430V2
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026
  2. PSU - $17 (After $8 off code EMCNHHB34, ends 3/5 and $20 MIR) - CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026

    Case - $40 - Cooler Master Elite 360 ATX Mini Tower (Fits full size ATX mobo) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119195

    CPU - $125 - Phenom II X4 960T (possible unlock to 6 physical cores) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103995

    Mobo - $95 - ASUS M5A97 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131767

    RAM - $45 - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233144

    HDD - $85 - HITACHI HDS721050CLA362 (0F10381) 500GB 7200 RPM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145299

    ODD - $17 - Samsung 22X DVD Burner - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151244

    GFX - $65 (After $15 MIR) - XFX HD-667X-ZNFQ Radeon HD 6670 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150576

    TOTAL = $489 (Before Taxes and Shipping)

    ==OPTIONAL==
    HSF - $29 - Cooler Master Hyper 212 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065
  3. came up with this

    case
    NZXT Source 210 S210-001 Black - 39.99 + 7.99 shipping = 47.98
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146075

    mobo
    ASRock H61M/U3S3 LGA 1155 - 69.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157236

    ram
    G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) - 22.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231396

    processor
    Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 - 124.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115078

    Graphics
    XFX HD-667X-ZNFQ Radeon HD 6670 - 65 + 6.98 shipping = 71.98
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150576

    psu
    CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) 430W - 24.99 after MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026

    DVD
    SAMSUNG 22X DVD - 16.99 + 4.99 shipping - 21.98

    HDD
    gonna stick with an old 250gb sata drive i have to save some money

    Thats 384.90

    Does that seem good enough for a decent build? The thing im not too sure about is the case or mobo.
  4. That does seem like a good case, I just have no personal experience with it.

    That's quite a bit of GPU actually. Enough to play most games on high settings on one of those little monitors. I'm sure you could find a less expensive one.
  5. Rosewill R218-P-BK Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - 29.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147073

    CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - 24.99 After MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026

    Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor - 127.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115077

    Intel BOXDH67BLB3 LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - 89.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813121506

    G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory - 22.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231396

    XFX HD-667X-ZHF3 Radeon HD 6670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - 59.99 After MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150542

    LG 22X Super-Multi DVD Burner - 17.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136240

    TOTAL: $373.93 (after MIR and using your old 250G HD for now until prices come back down)
  6. Case/PSU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147099

    Video Card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121483

    Memory - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277

    Motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157241

    CPU/DVD Burner - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116399

    Total is $234.94 (Could be more due to shipping)

    This build should be more than enough for your client's uses. Definitely not for gaming, though.

    If one of your monitors has a DVI and the other a VGA, then the video card should suffice.

    This build is with your current 250GB HDD. If you want a bigger one, then the build would be 100 dollars more.

    This is my first build, so please don't hate lol
  7. xpeh said:
    Case/PSU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147099

    Video Card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121483

    Memory - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277

    Motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157241

    CPU/DVD Burner - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116399

    Total is $234.94 (Could be more due to shipping)

    This build should be more than enough for your client's uses. Definitely not for gaming, though.

    If one of your monitors has a DVI and the other a VGA, then the video card should suffice.

    This build is with your current 250GB HDD. If you want a bigger one, then the build would be 100 dollars more.

    This is my first build, so please don't hate lol


    I won't but you really need to have a look at the PSU guide linked in my signature before you start recommending builds :)
  8. cm 700w+cm 450rc= 133.98$>113.98$ after rebate
    amd a6-3500+msi a55m=119.98$>114.98$ after rebate
    seagate barracuda 500gb 7200rpm=84.99$
    G.SKILL ram 4gb (2x2gb) = 25.99

    364.94$> 339.94$


    going to look at tigerdirect and see if they got better deals
  9. For a pure office build I would actually look into something like this instead:

    Pentium G850/H61/4GB/500GB SuperCombo LE - 260.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.849333

    XFX HD-667X-ZHF3 Radeon HD 6670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - 74.99 (59.99 after MIR)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150542

    TOTAL: $335.98 ($320.98 After MIR, shipping not included)
  10. Intel Pentium G620 Sandy Bridge
    2.6GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core
    Desktop Processor Intel HD
    Graphics BX80623G620
    www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116399

    ASRock H61M-VS LGA 1155 Intel
    H61 Micro ATX Intel
    Motherboard
    www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157241

    PowerColor Go! Green AX5450
    1GBK3-SH Radeon HD 5450
    (Cedar) 1GB 64-bit DDR3 PCI
    Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Low
    Profile Ready Video Card
    www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131338

    COOLER MASTER Elite 360
    RC-360-KKN1-GP Black Steel /
    Plastic ATX Mini Tower Computer
    Case
    www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119195

    OCZ Agility 2
    OCZSSD2-2AGTE60G 2.5" 60GB
    SATA II MLC Internal Solid State
    Drive (SSD)
    www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227542

    G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin
    DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3
    10666) Desktop Memory - 22.99
    http://www.newegg.com/
    Product/Prod [...] 6820231396

    SeaSonic SS-300ET Bronze 300W
    ATX12V V2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE
    Certified Active PFC Power
    Supply - OEM
    www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151086

    total 320 usd before combo:D
  11. hey use quality parts :I
  12. Proximon said:
    I won't but you really need to have a look at the PSU guide linked in my signature before you start recommending builds :)

    I believe the power supply should be more than adequate for such a low-end build.

    The 8400GS runs fine on a cheap 300w PSU. In fact, I have a computer with a 7,200 1TB HDD, a 95w tdp CPU, and a 7300GT that have been running fine on a Bestec 300w for the past year.
  13. Anything you build would be plenty of machine for what you are planning on doing. That is a pretty light work load. To add another option to the other solid budget builds listed here....


    MB - ASRock A75M FM1 A75 - $75
    CPU + GPU - AMD A4-3300 w/ HD 6410D - $65
    MEM - G.SKILL 4GB DDR3-1333 CL9 1.5v - $23
    HD - Your existing 250GB
    OPTICAL - Lite-On 24x DVD-RW - $18
    PSU - CORSAIR CX430 - $35 after MIR
    CASE - Cooler Master Elite 430 - $35 after MIR

    $251
  14. Pezcore27 said:
    For a pure office build I would actually look into something like this instead:

    Pentium G850/H61/4GB/500GB SuperCombo LE - 260.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.849333

    XFX HD-667X-ZHF3 Radeon HD 6670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - 74.99 (59.99 after MIR)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150542

    TOTAL: $335.98 ($320.98 After MIR, shipping not included)


    Have to factor in a power supply as well, because that Logysis isn't very safe. :lol:

    I was about to recommend the NZXT Source case, but someone beat me to it.
  15. SingingThroughTheStorm said:
    Have to factor in a power supply as well, because that Logysis isn't very safe. :lol:

    I was about to recommend the NZXT Source case, but someone beat me to it.


    OK so then add in the Corsair CX430.

    CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - 24.99 After MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026

    @ 44.99 w/ a 20.00 MIR, you are still at only 355.98 and this includes a new HD.
  16. Pezcore27 said:
    OK so then add in the Corsair CX430.

    CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - 24.99 After MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026

    @ 44.99 w/ a 20.00 MIR, you are still at only 355.98 and this includes a new HD.



    Good point.

    I think a G620 should eve fulfill all of the needs of the office PC he is proposing.
  17. This thread has certainly generated a lot of interest.
  18. These kinds of threads can be entertaining as well as informative. Causes you to think outside of the box to try to find the best price/performance ratio.

    My wife told me since I built my first computer and having friends and family come to me to work/build them computers now, that I have a new expensive hobby, because I am always looking up and creating builds now. :)
  19. I enjoy seeing these threads. I can never picture myself spending over $1000 on a computer in the near future,
    so I find these threads more relatable and informative.
  20. I have spent right at 900 on my computer to get it to where I wanted a good computer. I never thought I would spend even this much, but without grabbing some of the deals I got ( Windows 7 Ultimate for 60 bux or a 64gb Crucial M4 SSD for 65 bux anyone :) ) I would never spent this much.

    (ok granted the 560ti was a gift :D)
  21. Pezcore27 said:
    I have spent right at 900 on my computer to get it to where I wanted a good computer. I never thought I would spend even this much, but without grabbing some of the deals I got ( Windows 7 Ultimate for 60 bux or a 64gb Crucial M4 SSD for 65 bux anyone :) ) I would never spent this much.

    (ok granted the 560ti was a gift :D)


    I had no intent to spend roughly $600 I did on my PC, but it just sort of happened. :lol:
    Got an i3-2100 build with Sapphire 6850 though, and that $600 is counting OS.

    Slightly beat out the price of Prebuilt Dell/HP/Lenovo overall (AFAIK).
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