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November 8, 2012 1:39:51 AM

Hello. My friend wants I 150 dollar computer, just for facebook/MAYBE youtube. he's gonna run ubuntu on it. I've only ever worked with 600+ builds before and I have no experience. he has no parts at all, starting from scratch, and we don't have a microcenter near us, so newegg/amazon only please. I need a list of parts with a max budget of 170, ABSOLUTE MAX. can this even be done? xD good luck

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November 8, 2012 2:00:24 AM

Challenge Accepted! :D 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Core-2-Duo-E6300-1-86GHz-...

Core 2 Duo, outdated yes, but still snappy for web browsing. It's about the equivalent of an Athlon II X2 2x0. My high school's computer's have these processors and pages load in like just under a second, which is decent for how old it is. The network is pretty slow, so, you have to consider that too. Tested and working ($23)

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

47 dollar mobo that will support your CPU, and has a bit of GPU power built in, for YouTube and such. ($47)

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

2GB RAM is more than enough for your needs, most netbooks come with 1. If you need more later, just buy two. G-Skill is a good name in memory. ($10)

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

Highest CFM for price point ($14)

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

Case with built in PSU, what the hell, you won't ever use half the wattage, don't worry bout it blowin up. ($39)

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

Cheapest HDD at Newegg ($50)

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

Thermal paste for your CPU cooler ($4)

Then recycle your old optical drive.

Total $180, that's the cheapest I could really go, if you want to bring it lower, just get some of the items used off of ebay. You could get a used MOBO possibly for cheaper than 50 bucks, most likely.

I tried, haha :p 



November 8, 2012 2:01:50 AM

thanks a ton!
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November 8, 2012 2:05:15 AM

Raspberry Pi
November 8, 2012 2:09:15 AM

If it was me i would buy a used PC probably get something better that way
November 8, 2012 2:10:55 AM

LOL random post and shizzle
November 8, 2012 2:12:04 AM

GreedFusion said:
he has a monitor, and he wants me to build him one just so he can say he has a custom pc xD


The whole point of a custom PC is to build something worth wild.
November 8, 2012 2:13:30 AM

jdwii said:
The whole point of a custom PC is to build something worth wild.


It's debatable... he could do it for the experience, or to be proud of it.
Anonymous
November 8, 2012 2:15:33 AM

Pyree said:
Raspberry Pi

bunny like raspberries?
:ange: 
November 8, 2012 2:16:27 AM

my cpu costs more than this entire computer
:o 
Anonymous
November 8, 2012 2:27:28 AM

this is the absolute lowest i could do with "new" stuff:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A4-3400 2.7GHz Dual-Core Processor ($48.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus F1A55-M LE Micro ATX FM1 Motherboard ($28.84 @ NCIX US)
Memory: AMD Entertainment Edition 2GB (1 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($8.67 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 160GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($21.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 350W ATX12V Power Supply ($23.17 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $203.64
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
November 8, 2012 2:37:01 AM

170 max.. *cough* xD
November 8, 2012 2:37:38 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mU6N
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mU6N/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mU6N/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD A4-3300 2.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($41.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus F1A55-M LE Micro ATX FM1 Motherboard ($28.84 @ NCIX US)
Memory: AMD Entertainment Edition 2GB (1 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($8.67 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Scorpio Blue 250GB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Logisys CS2006BK ATX Mid Tower Case w/480W Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $177.47
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Cheaper than the above guys, and has every crucial part. Even the optical drive :) 
Anonymous
November 8, 2012 2:38:32 AM

GreedFusion said:
170 max.. *cough* xD

*cough* if you can do better . . *cough*
November 8, 2012 2:47:26 AM

170? Lets bring this muder packer a bit lower XD

Typical mid-range build from... long ago. (4 years? I don't even know.)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Core [...] 337d4f46c2

Core 2 Duo, outdated yes, but still snappy for web browsing. It's about the equivalent of an Athlon II X2 2x0. My high school's computer's have these processors and pages load in like just under a second, which is decent for how old it is. The network is pretty slow, so, you have to consider that too. Tested and working ($23)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ASRock-4CoreDual-SATA2-VIA-PT88...

Socket 775 MOBO, has enough features for your friend. Asrock. ($25)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6835242020

Thermal paste for your CPU cooler ($4)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6835119092

Highest CFM for price point ($14)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811148047

Case with built in PSU, what the hell, you won't ever use half the wattage, don't worry bout it blowin up. ($39)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2GB-Memory-DDR2-667-PC25300-2-X...

2GB RAM is more than enough for your needs, most netbooks come with 1. Dual Channel, Corsair XMS. (Bidding starts at $1, wouldn't expect to go over $8)

http://www.microcenter.com/product/375685/Caviar_Blue_1...

HDD listed above, should fit your needs decently. ($45)

Recycle your old optical drive, any old one should work.

$150!!! :D 


November 8, 2012 9:33:29 AM

Anything like single core cpu, mobo with onboard video, 1GB ram, 80-160Gb storage will suffice.
November 8, 2012 11:12:05 AM

Dang it, now I want to build a cheap computer and try Ubuntu, thanks alot you guys! :-)
November 8, 2012 6:30:58 PM

GreedFusion said:
170 max.. *cough* xD

idiot *cough* get off this thread *cough* if you are not going to try and help *cough*
November 8, 2012 6:39:13 PM

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Get that cpu with the optical drive and you'll save 8.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mXSu
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mXSu/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mXSu/benchmarks/

Motherboard: Asus F1A55-M LE Micro ATX FM1 Motherboard ($28.84 @ NCIX US)
Memory: AMD Entertainment Edition 2GB (1 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($8.45 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Scorpio Blue 250GB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Logisys CS2006BK ATX Mid Tower Case w/480W Power Supply ($44.98 @ NCIX US)
Total: $127.26
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-08 15:38 EST-0500)

So when you get that cpu, and pair it up with that optical drive, it's short of $170 barely, but I made it.

This is the cheapest I could go.
November 8, 2012 9:47:26 PM

lchrisk said:
idiot *cough* get off this thread *cough* if you are not going to try and help *cough*


Scumbag lchrisk

Replies to thread to help

Calls OP an idiot and tells him to get off this thread

Hahahaha ;P
November 8, 2012 10:14:16 PM

sonicers said:
Scumbag lchrisk

Replies to thread to help

Calls OP an idiot and tells him to get off this thread

Hahahaha ;P

\sarcasm \jokes

ahahaha, cmon. Couldn't you tell? :lol: 
November 8, 2012 10:16:40 PM

GreedFusion said:
my cpu costs more than this entire computer
:o 

congratulations
November 8, 2012 10:22:38 PM

mrdowntownkiller said:
congratulations


Do you need the post count that badly?

lchrisk said:
idiot *cough* get off this thread *cough* if you are not going to try and help *cough*
November 8, 2012 10:42:41 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G550 2.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($34.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: AMD Entertainment Edition 2GB (1 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($8.46 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 160GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Apex TX-373 MicroATX Mid Tower Case w/300W Power Supply ($44.00 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $184.42
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-08 19:42 EST-0500)

thats hard guys lol
November 8, 2012 10:50:32 PM

mrdowntownkiller said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G550 2.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($34.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: AMD Entertainment Edition 2GB (1 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($8.46 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 160GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Apex TX-373 MicroATX Mid Tower Case w/300W Power Supply ($44.00 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $184.42
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-08 19:42 EST-0500)

thats hard guys lol

No need to try. I already made a build that is under $170.
November 8, 2012 10:59:20 PM

lchrisk said:
No need to try. I already made a build that is under $170.


No need to try. I already made a build that is under $150 (original request)
November 8, 2012 10:59:43 PM

My psu retails for more than this lol... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Anyway, I'll try...

A4-3400 ($48.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASRock A55 ($48.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
WD 160GB 7200RPM ($39.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Logisys MicroATX Mid Tower & 480W PSU ($28.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
2GB G.Skill DDR3 1333Mhz ($9.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Grand Total: $176.95 (So close >_< )

Snatch an old Optical Drive from wherever. Or don't... The choice is yours!
Anonymous
November 8, 2012 10:59:46 PM

lchrisk said:
No need to try. I already made a build that is under $170.

w/o a cpu . . . . :o 
November 8, 2012 11:11:15 PM

*Breaths*

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Celeron 450 2.2GHz Single-Core Processor (£12.00 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: Asus P5N-D ATX LGA775 Motherboard (£24.00 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Corsair XMS2 1GB (1 x 1GB) DDR2-800 Memory (£15.38 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint M8 250GB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive (£30.30 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Xigmatek Asgard II Black ATX Mid Tower Case (£26.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W ATX12V Power Supply (£32.92 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.96 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £153.55
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

*Exhales*
November 8, 2012 11:13:08 PM

Thomas Creel said:
*Breaths*

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Celeron 450 2.2GHz Single-Core Processor (£12.00 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: Asus P5N-D ATX LGA775 Motherboard (£24.00 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Corsair XMS2 1GB (1 x 1GB) DDR2-800 Memory (£15.38 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint M8 250GB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive (£30.30 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Xigmatek Asgard II Black ATX Mid Tower Case (£26.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W ATX12V Power Supply (£32.92 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.96 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £153.55
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

*Exhales*


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