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September 14, 2012 9:13:07 PM

me and my friend want to build a computer just as a project. What are the cheapest components we could buy as we dont wont to spend much money on it?

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September 14, 2012 9:18:50 PM

Without some specifics, I would say a base of the Raspberry Pi would probably be about as cheap as you could get. Add in a SD card, USB cable, monitor, keyboard, and mouse... The whole thing would probably cost you under $300, and the vast majority of that would be for the monitor.
a c 156 à CPUs
September 14, 2012 9:19:02 PM

The cheapest you can build is probably around 300 to 400 dollars depending on what you get.
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September 14, 2012 9:22:32 PM

Depends if you need Windows and a monitor. If you're doing it for fun and trying to see how low you can go and you're willing to use used parts, you could build one for $200, but it's not going to be a beast rig, by any means, LOL.
a c 323 à CPUs
September 14, 2012 9:25:29 PM

$80 - pc on a stick.

Now if you're taling about building a complete ibm compatible pc... you can learn on used stuff.
Case - $20
Mouse & keybd - $5
Motherbd - $20
Processor - $20
ram - $20
Hdd - $10
PSU - $10
GPU - varies, say $20

if you wanted something newer that could, say, play Wow.
Case & PSU - $50
mouse & keybd - $20
Motherbd - $50
Processor - $50
4gb ram - $20
HDD - $50
GPU - $110 (ati HD7770) you can save alot here but loose gaming performance.
Windows 7 - $100+ (can u get a student discount?)

total - $450 (less if you dont need win7)
a c 242 à CPUs
September 14, 2012 9:48:22 PM

Raidmax Tornado case plus 450watt psu $50
FM1 socket motherboard around $60
AMD A8 3870k $110
Radeon 6670 (hybrid crossfire similar to 6770) $60
4gb ram $20

basics to run with having hdd and windows.

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a b à CPUs
September 14, 2012 9:52:32 PM

If you have a Microcenter, the Phenom II x3 is about $40, so you could build a pretty decent cheap rig.