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May 9, 2012 4:40:41 PM


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=...
CoolerMaster HAF932 case
Intel Core 2 quad Q9550 2.83ghz
evga sli motherboard 790i ultra sli
evga geforce gtx 260 core 216
4gb OCZ Nvidia SLI DDR3 PC3-16000 / 2000MHz
Cooler Master V10 Processor cooler
WD VelociRaptor 150gb,10,000rpm SATA hdd
Plextor Multidvd burner with lightscribe
1000w Xion Power Supply
120gb ATA hdd
usb 2.0 pci card
scythe fan controller
Multicard Reader

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a b B Homebuilt system
May 9, 2012 5:02:39 PM

A few years ago maybe, now no. I wouldn't say more than $250. This is 3 generations old hardware.
a b B Homebuilt system
May 9, 2012 5:30:59 PM

zooted said:
A few years ago maybe, now no. I wouldn't say more than $250. This is 3 generations old hardware.

+1 it's not worth it
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a b B Homebuilt system
May 9, 2012 5:39:46 PM

i would say it worth $350
May 11, 2012 6:39:19 PM

Thanks, that was what I thought too but he wouldn't budge on the price. Could anyone tell me a set up I could build for $500 that would power a 32" tv and be fast on the internet? I can put it together. Thanks!
a c 118 B Homebuilt system
May 11, 2012 7:30:43 PM

I wouldnt give a penny over 200 for it.
a b B Homebuilt system
May 12, 2012 2:20:03 AM

alphacoyle said:
Thanks, that was what I thought too but he wouldn't budge on the price. Could anyone tell me a set up I could build for $500 that would power a 32" tv and be fast on the internet? I can put it together. Thanks!
I couldn't put together a 500 custom build sorry best i could do would be around 850 :(  maybe one these other guys could though ;) 
a c 118 B Homebuilt system
May 12, 2012 4:35:03 AM

A llano could outgun that dinosaur.

Motherboard- $60

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU + Graphics- $120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Backup Graphics- HD6770 (completely optional-but recommended)- $110
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM- $47 8GB (4GB*2)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Power- $45

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive WDC 500GB- $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case- CoolerMaster Elite 311- $40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Windows 7 $100- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Total: $602 w/ secondary graphics and $492 without (CD/DVD optical drives cost about $20 more)
May 12, 2012 5:27:33 AM

That looks like a good setup; could I use this case instead (it matches her ap't.)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And what about cables and stuff like that, any suggestions?

Or, would I be better off just buying this setup for $425 shipped:

LOGISYS Computer CS308RD Red / Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer w/multi color 80mm side panel fan,120mm front and rear. All w/silencers.
RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready w/blue led fan. Red led light bar.
AMD Phenom II X6 1035T 2.60 GHz HDT35TWFK6DG
AMD Socket AM3/AM2+/AM2/1207/939/940/754 Copper Base/Aluminum Heat Sink & 2.75" Fan w/Copper Heatpipes & 4-Pin Connector
Seagate ST31000528AS 1TB 7200RPM 3.5" Desktop SATA Hard Drive
Sapphire HD6450 1gb DDR3 silent card
CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600)
Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST
ASRock 770iCafe AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
GENUINE WINDOWS 7 Home Edition with CD. Fully updated and ready to go. Uses Microsoft security. Game ready

Thanks!
a c 118 B Homebuilt system
May 12, 2012 7:28:54 AM

Yes you could use that case instead. As far as cables, everything I quoted you is everything you would need to build a fully functional computer (minus a CD/DVD drive)

That pre-built wouldn't be great for heavy gaming (but neither is the build I quoted you at), even so. I think the one I quoted you would be a better choice, the 6450 isn't going to have as good of graphics, so it really depends what the computer needs to do, the Llano build with the optional video card would be pretty darn respectable. At 602 bucks with everything included, you'd be hard pressed to beat it. If you're just looking for something to browse the web and do little facebook games, I'd just get the Llano build without the optional video card. The Raidmax power supply in that pre-built concerns me (Raidmax should stick to making computer cases, they don't have a great reputation of power supplies)

Speaking of which, that Logisys case you're looking at comes with a power supply. I wouldn't recommend using it, I'd set it aside and pay the $45 bucks for the Corsair.
May 13, 2012 5:32:21 PM

Well you sound like you know what you're talking about so maybe I'll buy those exact parts and put it together. Thanks!
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