150$ build!?

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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  1. Challenge Accepted! :D

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Core-2-Duo-E6300-1-86GHz-2M-1066-06-Processor-SL9SA-Tested-Working-/221145679554?pt=CPUs&hash=item337d4f46c2

    Core 2 Duo, outdated yes, but still snappy for web browsing.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=N82E16813186187

    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=N82E16820231395

    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=N82E16835119092

    Highest CFM for price point ($14)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811148047

    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=N82E16822136771

    Cheapest HDD at Newegg ($50)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835242020

    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
  2. thanks a ton!
  3. Raspberry Pi
  4. If he needs a monitor probably not

    www.geeks.com/products_sc.asp?cat=1076
  5. If it was me i would buy a used PC probably get something better that way
  6. LOL random post and shizzle
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Pyree said:
    Raspberry Pi

    bunny like raspberries?
    :ange:
  10. my cpu costs more than this entire computer
    :o
  11. 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.)
  12. 170 max.. *cough* xD
  13. 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 :)
  14. GreedFusion said:
    170 max.. *cough* xD

    *cough* if you can do better . . *cough*
  15. 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-PT880-Ultra-Socket-775-/230877236588?pt=Motherboards&hash=item35c15b0d6c

    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-1-GB-Sticks-/321019209449?pt=US_Memory_RAM_&hash=item4abe3c66e9

    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_160GB_7,200RPM_SATA_30GB-s_35_Internal_Hard_Drive_WD1600AAJS_-_Refurbished

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

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

    $150!!! :D
  16. Anything like single core cpu, mobo with onboard video, 1GB ram, 80-160Gb storage will suffice.
  17. Dang it, now I want to build a cheap computer and try Ubuntu, thanks alot you guys! :-)
  18. Newegg has a shellshocker deal today that is pretty good, $199 for a dang near complete build, you would just need a hard drive to complete it. http://www.newegg.com/Special/ShellShocker.aspx?cm_sp=ShellShocker-_-1106139-_-11082012_1

    If your max is $170 firm that's cool, but other people may want to know about the deal too.
  19. GreedFusion said:
    170 max.. *cough* xD

    idiot *cough* get off this thread *cough* if you are not going to try and help *cough*
  20. CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819106013&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=
    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.
  21. 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
  22. 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:
  23. GreedFusion said:
    my cpu costs more than this entire computer
    :o

    congratulations
  24. 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*
  25. 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
  26. 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.
  27. 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)
  28. My psu retails for more than this lol... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371052

    Anyway, I'll try...

    A4-3400 ($48.99)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819106014
    ASRock A55 ($48.99)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157277
    WD 160GB 7200RPM ($39.99)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136590
    Logisys MicroATX Mid Tower & 480W PSU ($28.99)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811148046
    2GB G.Skill DDR3 1333Mhz ($9.99)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231395

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

    Snatch an old Optical Drive from wherever. Or don't... The choice is yours!
  29. lchrisk said:
    No need to try. I already made a build that is under $170.

    w/o a cpu . . . . :o
  30. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mZzU

    please look bronnies

    -Swagaronnie
  31. *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*
  32. 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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