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August 20, 2012 10:04:09 PM

So my dad wants me to build a computer for him used for only web browsing, videos, facebook etc. need opinions on what parts i should use and make it as cheap as possible. And parts must be available on newegg. Thanks!
August 20, 2012 10:16:03 PM

What's the budget?
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August 20, 2012 10:21:07 PM

350 or lower
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August 20, 2012 11:16:09 PM

$350 is an incredibly tricky budget to work with. I put together something for $450 - see if that works:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A6-3670K 2.7GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus F1A75-V EVO ATX FM1 Motherboard ($137.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($27.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($21.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $453.78
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-20 19:17 EDT-0400)
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August 20, 2012 11:45:22 PM

I managed to get one together for just under $400 with the mouse, keyboard, and OS.

It's pretty minimal but it will get in close to your budget. However if you need a Monitor expect to pay about $100+.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A4-3400 2.7GHz Dual-Core Processor ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus F1A55-M LX PLUS Micro ATX FM1 Motherboard ($59.00 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Kingston HyperX 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($19.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($34.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 350W ATX12V Power Supply ($37.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.01 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Logitech MK100 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($19.86 @ Amazon)
Total: $399.79
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-20 19:39 EDT-0400)
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August 20, 2012 11:53:58 PM

I managed to slash a bit more from my build - bringing it closer to $400 while adding a better CPU and balancing out the PSU and motherboard:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A8-3870K 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock A75 PRO4 ATX FM1 Motherboard ($87.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Essentials 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 380W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($42.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $414.77
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-20 19:53 EDT-0400)
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August 21, 2012 12:31:02 AM

I dont need a monitor i got that covered. Ill look at your builds. Thanks!
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August 21, 2012 8:04:47 PM

bumpppp
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