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Cheapest Build - Below $150

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September 6, 2012 3:14:57 AM

My church has a six year old computer that has finally died on them. What is the cheapest build I can make that will run Windows XP and some really basic software? Is anything on this list TOO horrible? Can I save money anywhere? Should I just get a prebuilt?

Rosewill FBM-01 Dual Fans MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case (Case and Power Supply combo 46.98)
Rosewill RD400-2-DB 400W ATX V2.2 Power Supply

BIOSTAR G41D3C LGA 775 Intel G41 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard (onboard video and sound 44.99)

Refurbished: Intel Celeron D 356 3.33GHz LGA 775 Single-Core Desktop Processor SL9KL (11.99)

Team Elite 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Desktop Memory Model TED34096M1066HC7DC (17.99)

ASUS 24X DVD Burner - BBlack SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM (16.99 with coupon code)

Everything listed, free shipping.

Total $138.94





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September 6, 2012 3:23:48 AM

Oops, I forgot a hard drive, willing to get a recommendation on that...
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September 6, 2012 3:33:14 AM

please do not waste your churches money building that.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G550 2.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($54.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI H61M-P23 (B3) Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Crucial 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.75 @ Compuvest)
Case: Apex PC-389-C ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec 350W ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $230.68
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-05 23:32 EDT-0400)
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September 6, 2012 7:09:07 PM

Thanks, looks good! I'm just gonna build it and donate it to the church. The price on that motherboard just doubled though!
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September 6, 2012 7:16:06 PM

hello buddy! you might want to check out my signature builds, i have one "super tight" budget rig there.... its A LOT better than the one you listed and only a few bucks more expensive (because it has a hard drive :lol: )
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September 6, 2012 7:25:34 PM

Thanks!
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Anonymous
September 6, 2012 9:25:02 PM

Vroshnak said:
Thanks, looks good! I'm just gonna build it and donate it to the church. The price on that motherboard just doubled though!

just go back to the PC part picker to find the cheap(est) (aka "budget conscience") H61 board when you get ready to buy.
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