Help with build $200

so amazon, micropc, newegg are all in same area or provide Free 1 day shipping, i had this pc for quite a long while now but its getting really old, and i need a new on so i decided to upgrade it to 8GB rAM and 1tb sata harddrives that i got all free from work because i work at nexcess with my bro, im 16 he's 27, so i decided to get new board as this board is outdated and doesnt take sata, so i was wondering, as i need a new case and stuff, i dont want a fancy case if there are cheap cases ill go with, and a new board, power supply, and other stuff, all i got is 1 tb drive and 8gb RAM its a 2x4, i have a 4x2, so if you guys could help me out im a bit newby, i dont want to play something hardcore, i just need it for editing my gameplays, and playing leagueoflegends with out lag :D any ideas? its going to be hard to take this out, but im sure at work there is most of parts :D
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  1. A build with almost everything for about 200 bucks its kinda hard, only if you are getting some used parts and getting super priceses like a processor for 50 bucks a mobo for 50 and a PSU for 50... and so on..


    For that really low budget, i consider that getting an APU combo of mobo+cpu for about 150$ and a case with PSU for 50bucks.

    And if you are getting that i recomend you wait a couple of weeks and
    get some of the new generation of APU that will come faster and better, also you can save some bucks for a case and a decent PSU that is always important :)
  2. I'm not sure that your going to be able to do that on a $200 budget , because the parts that you end up with if you can find them that cheap most likely won't have too much success with gameplay.

    GIGABYTE GZ-F3HEB Black SECC Steel / ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    $19.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811233072

    Intel Pentium G630 Sandy Bridge 2.7GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80623G630
    $67.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116406

    ASRock H61M-DGS LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
    $49.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157315

    Broadway Com Corp OKIA-BLACK-550 550W ATX Power Supply
    $23.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817162018

    EVGA 01G-P3-2621-KR GeForce GT 620 1GB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
    $69.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130791

    This total comes to $238 and maybe you can pich up some of these parts cheaper someplace else but for now this would be the best that I can put together.
  3. It's challenging for such budget, but have a look at these three builds, one from Intel and others from AMD:

    Common Stuffs from all these builds:

    Case: $20 Apex (Cheap)

    PSU: $45- Corsair CX430 (has $5 off with promo, and another $20 off as Rebates)

    Total(Excluding Rebates): $65

    Rebates, promos: $25

    Now the builds:
    First with Intel-
    CPU: $50- Intel Celeron G530(cheap dual core CPU, also a sandy bridge derivative)
    Motherboard: $50- Asrock H61US3(Cheapest mobo supporting this chip)
    GPU: $65- Sapphire Radeon 6670(has $10 off as rebates, also quite good at gaming at low resolution)
    Total: $165 (cheaper by $10 with rebates)

    Next AMD APU, I would not recommend this since AMD will be ditching this Socket in a few months, but can't help at this low budget:
    APU & Motherboard: $139- A6-3670K & Asrock A55HVS(Quad core CPU with good IGP, and cheap motherboard, Also APU has $15 off with promo EMCNDJH45)

    Another AMD, but without APU:
    GPU: $65- Sapphire Radeon 6670(same)
    CPU & Mothreboard: $88- AMD X2 250 OEM & Biostar N68S3+
    Cooler: $15- Rosewill (The above chip does not have a cooler so you have to get a cooler like this)
    Total: $168

    Your choice now
  4. Lol... i admire you guys that did come up with builds i see the word 200 and my brain says not possible noway lol
  5. Ok sense your trying to do a cheap build ill help you out with my thrifty senses trust me being a ninja is not easy.. http://www.ebay.com/itm/PowerColor-Gaming-500-Watt-ATX-SATA-PCIe-Heavy-Duty-DualRail-Power-Supply-80PLUS-/350474904823?pt=PCA_UPS&hash=item5199eea4f7#ht_3284wt_905 this is a 500watt power supply with 2 6 pins .. for 31.95

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/HIS-H487FM1GH-Radeon-HD-4870-1GB-256-bit-GDDR5-PCI-Express-2-0-x16?item=270997192104&cmd=ViewItem&_trksid=p5197.m7&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26itu%3DUCI%26otn%3D5%26po%3DLVI%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D9180725127569180430#ht_748wt_1164 this is a used 4870 1 GB graphics card.. way better then the 6670 .. although its not direct x 11 you will be able to do x10 .. oh and its only 60 dollars..:)

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Gigabyte-GA-78LMT-S2P-Socket-AM3-760G-mATX-AMD-Motherboard-Rev-5-0-BRAND-NEW-/140754248496?pt=Motherboards&hash=item20c59b6330#ht_1625wt_1164 this one is a micro atx board.. you looking at 45.99 it also supports AM3 + and AM3

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-AMD-Phenom-II-X3-B73-2-8GHz-Triple-Core-AM2-AM3-CPU-/221041861438?pt=CPUs&hash=item33771f233e#ht_1220wt_1164 this is going for 60 bucks.. leaving like 2 dollars and some change..

    this is is based on the 1 tb drive and 8GIGS of ram you said you have .. now you can bench run this set up with out a case until you get one .. how ever i think this is an oem cpu so i dont think there will be a heat sink with it .. but you should be able to pick up on for 10- 20 bucks this will also more then likely unlock to a 4 core phenom 2..

    maybe you can get a heat sink from work .. any way this will actually end up being a half way decent system if put you pull this .. only thing is if you dont like what i picked im thinking budget wise.. cheapest cost higest performance in mind.. the 8 gigs would max out the mother board and micro atx cases are cheap...
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