Hey guys just seeing what kind crazy low prices people can get for what I am aiming for. I am just looking for a computer for the internet, watching movies maybe and music. Really basic, pretty much some dell computer from walmart would do, but what fun is buying something pre built (plus they are garbage). So I was curious about what the lowest price is people could get while still keeping it at least acceptable speed, without it crashing while trying to open firefox lol.
Approximate Purchase Date: Within the month.
Budget Range: Whatever the lowest price possible.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Web browsing, music/videos
Parts Not Required: Keyboard/mouse/speakers.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg
Parts Preferences: None
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: Whatever is cheapest lol.
Additional Comments: Again it's just gonna be for extremely basic stuff, but I would prefer it not lag extremely bad just from loading a page. Thanks for looking!
Check the blog in my sig. There's a build with G620 + H61 + HD6670 for just $400. Including OS. Drop the card and it's $330. You can save a further $15 by getting a G530. That's probably the lowest you can go with brand new parts. If you want to get used parts, look for a cheap hard drive and save another $30.
going south of $400 you would be better off with a Dell. I know they are not the best, but they will be better quality and provide a better warranty than building one yourself in that range (plus a cute little box if you get a slimline). The trick is to buy it with the OS discs ($30 on checkout), and then reformat it when you get it to do a fresh install.
Outside of that then it is time to take a look at used parts for old but still capable equipment, and your mileage will vary on that.