i challenge you to build to my specs for as cheap as possible!

okay ive recently decided that its time for the switch... from netbook to desktop.
i already have my monitor and i have RECOMMENDED specs for my would-be challengers to build to:
Processor (CPU)
3.00GHz

Motherboard
persons choice-must be compatible

Memory (RAM)
4GB-must be compatible

Graphics Card
1GB 512MB allowable if dirt cheap

Memory - 1st Hard Disk
250GB - 1TB

DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
persons choice


Power Supply
compatible

Processor Cooling
standard or persons choice
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  1. what are you gonna use the computer for ?
  2. low spec gaming, browsing etc. no seriously hard usage but the GC is required
  3. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/NlrT
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/NlrT/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/NlrT/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($92.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock 880GM-LE FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($54.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($26.85 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($94.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Zalman Z5 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($35.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.97 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $422.74
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-30 20:40 EDT-0400)
  4. AMD APU build ............

    about $425
  5. i swear i said a s cheaply as you can :DDD
  6. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/NlJo
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/NlJo/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/NlJo/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD A6-5400K 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($73.09 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI FM2-A55M-E33 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($48.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Kingston Value 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($26.47 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 6670 2GB Video Card ($52.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: MSI TC- (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($35.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.97 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $314.46
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-30 21:06 EDT-0400)
  7. this is my own build http://pcpartpicker.com/p/NmcX
    CPU
    AMD Athlon II X2 270 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor $53.97 $53.97 Outlet PC
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard $56.99 -$10.00 FREE $46.99 Newegg
    Memory
    G.Skill Ripjaws Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory $32.99 $32.99 Newegg
    Storage
    Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $39.99 $39.99 Microcenter
    Video Card
    Sapphire Radeon HD 5450 1GB Video Card $32.99 -$15.00 FREE $17.99 Newegg
    Case
    MSI TC- (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $34.99 -$15.00 $19.99 Microcenter
    Power Supply
    Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply $44.99 -$10.00 $0.99 $35.98 Newegg
    Optical Drive
    Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $16.97 $16.97 Outlet PC
    Total: $264.87
    if u cant beat this dont post!
  8. bodeen2012 said:
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/NlJo
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/NlJo/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/NlJo/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD A6-5400K 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($73.09 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI FM2-A55M-E33 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($48.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Kingston Value 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($26.47 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 6670 2GB Video Card ($52.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: MSI TC- (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($35.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.97 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $314.46
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-30 21:06 EDT-0400)


    I think I would bypass a graphics card and just use the stronger A10 - 5800K

    Much more cpu power , and graphically strong enough . Costs about $2 more , but easily worth it

    Also worthwhile would be faster RAM
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