I am working on building a gaming tower before May 15 with my extremely low budget. I'm literally trying to go as cheap as possible while maintaining good quality in my build. I have a cd drive, monitor and hopefully a big enough case.
My budget is going to be about $350
With that said, I need
I made this wishlist with what I came up with but I was hoping someone with more expertise could maximize my savings and give their opinions and recommendations.
Whats your overall budget you are looking to stay at for this build? This will help us to find you the best quality parts for your price range.
Also, PSU's and HDD's on craigslist can be hit or miss. Most of the time craigslist is overcharging for junk that barely works, or is older than what you would ideally want. You can get some good deals on there though. I got my full retail version of Windows 7 Ultimate for $50 on there
Bit over the budget but should perform about the same (or maybe slightly better) as that Athlon x3/GTX 550Ti combo but comes with a new PSU and HDD. That PSU isn't exactly top of the range but the power draw will be so low that it shouldn't matter. You will rarely pull more than 100W from the PSU.
Yes it is over your 350 budget, but it is using all quality parts, not trying to cheap out and use less reliable parts, and will give you a good gaming expierence for Diablo 3 and will be a pretty strong all around computer for day to day stuff.
You can remove the shipping costs from the price. Shoprunner lets you try its services free for 30 days. Just get your product and then cancel it. You can also save on the DVD Burner. I personally don't use mine often. Just borrow one to install windows and you are good to go. Diablo III can be downloaded so you don't really need the DVD burner. You can add it later when you $20.