Cheapest mini computer money can buy?

My buddy is asking me to build him something for literally as cheap as possible, any tips on what i should to build? This computer is only going to be used to web browsing and email so it doesn't have to be all that. I was looking at this mini barebones computer:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16856101117

If i was to buy this would it be the best route possible? Also what else would I need to buy to make this a usable computer, does it come with the CPU and stuff? I'm only used to building gaming PCs. Thanks in advance :hello:
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  1. Nah you can do better with an AMD apu. The A6 is a cheap one for only $75. If he is willing to pay more. I'd go for the A10 for $130


    Heres a build I attempted to do:

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BEh6
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BEh6/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BEh6/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD A6-5400K 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($72.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: MSI FM2-A55M-E33 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($48.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Patriot Signature 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($20.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $264.91
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-05 13:33 EST-0500)
  2. For literally as cheap as possible, http://www.raspberrypi.org/
  3. ok, i threw together a computer using this processor, how does this look?


    Rosewill FBM-01 Dual Fans MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case


    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 ST250DM001 / HD253GJ 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive



    ASRock FM2A75M-DGS FM2 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard



    G.SKILL NS 2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9S-2GBNS


    AMD A6-5400K Trinity 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 65W Dual-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 7540D AD540KOKHJBOX
  4. oh nice, thanks for the build!
  5. How much does this cost? It sacrificing a lot of stuff. Its better to get 4 gb ram because the gpu on the AMD A6 will be using that. Take a look at the one I tried.
  6. Quote:
    Its better to get 4 gb ram because the gpu on the AMD A6 will be using that


    Correct. Faster RAM too, if possible, go for the fastest you can afford.
  7. wiggbot said:
    For literally as cheap as possible, http://www.raspberrypi.org/


    ...beat me to it.
  8. AMD E350 APU & MB would run slower than A6 but it would get you on the internet and would certainly be closest to "cheapest possible." Here is a Biostar for $80, which would save $50 over the above build:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138365
  9. Assuming you want a machine capable of runing win7, there's many cheaper options than the A series. If you think he'd like to be able to watch HD videos at some point, I'd recommend an e-350 platform. These are CPU's integrated into the mobo like intel's atom platform, but are more powerful CPU's, and much more powerful GPU's.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138365

    cheers!
  10. Aristotelian said:
    AMD E350 APU & MB would run slower than A6 but it would get you on the internet and would certainly be closest to "cheapest possible." Here is a Biostar for $80, which would save $50 over the above build:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138365


    dagnabbit.
  11. Thanks you guys, you've been a lot of help! :bounce:
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