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Looking to build the best computer i can while being extremely cheap.


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#1 VoidX789

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 03:26 PM

I want to build a computer that runs well for what i want to do, but it needs to be extremely cheap.

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My budget for the new computer is:
Unknown, but cheap.

What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)?
Web browsing, programming, games.

What software do you intend on using on the computer?
Mostly game designers (ie Game Maker).

Do you play games? If so, what type of games?
Yes, mostly flash.

Do you tend to have a lot of programs running at the same time, or do you close every program when you are done using it?
I run a lot of programs at once

Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer?
Yes.

Can anyone help me design my computer?
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#2 Blaze413

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 11:40 PM

here is a cheap build that can do what u want it to do:

motherboard $78.99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128451&cm_re=am3_motherboard-_-13-128-451-_-Product

case $39.99 (free shipping saves about $12): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146061&cm_re=mid-tower_case-_-11-146-061-_-Product

windows 7 home premium 64-bit $99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754&cm_re=windows_7-_-32-116-754-_-Product

athlon iix2 amd processor $59.99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103687&cm_re=amd_athlon_ii_x2-_-19-103-687-_-Product

600w psu $64.99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139019&cm_re=600w_psu-_-17-139-019-_-Product

4gb ddr3 (2x2gb sticks) $52.99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211364&cm_re=4gb_ddr3-_-20-211-364-_-Product

dvd/cd burner w/lightscribe (i use this and love it) $22.99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827140041

500gb WD HDD $59.99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136320&cm_re=500gb_hdd-_-22-136-320-_-Product

hd radeon 5570 $69.99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102875


total is $549.99 with shipping (to my house as estimate) $555.71 shipping costs: $5.80 there is also $25 worth of rebates in this build


good luck hope this helps!! :)

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 10:58 AM

Thats not bad, good build.

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 06:28 PM

here is a cheap build that can do what u want it to do:

motherboard $78.99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128451&cm_re=am3_motherboard-_-13-128-451-_-Product

case $39.99 (free shipping saves about $12): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146061&cm_re=mid-tower_case-_-11-146-061-_-Product

windows 7 home premium 64-bit $99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754&cm_re=windows_7-_-32-116-754-_-Product

athlon iix2 amd processor $59.99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103687&cm_re=amd_athlon_ii_x2-_-19-103-687-_-Product

600w psu $64.99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139019&cm_re=600w_psu-_-17-139-019-_-Product

4gb ddr3 (2x2gb sticks) $52.99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211364&cm_re=4gb_ddr3-_-20-211-364-_-Product

dvd/cd burner w/lightscribe (i use this and love it) $22.99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827140041

500gb WD HDD $59.99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136320&cm_re=500gb_hdd-_-22-136-320-_-Product

hd radeon 5570 $69.99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102875


total is $549.99 with shipping (to my house as estimate) $555.71 shipping costs: $5.80 there is also $25 worth of rebates in this build


good luck hope this helps!! :)

A 500W psu should be enough like this one.

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#5 Blaze413

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 11:05 PM

the 600w will be good for future upgrades and is only $5 more

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 05:32 AM

I think in this case the 500W PSU would be better, you definitely won't need 600W.

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 09:17 AM

I think in this case the 500W PSU would be better, you definitely won't need 600W.



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Posted 25 January 2011 - 05:54 PM

the 600w will be good for future upgrades and is only $5 more

$10 if you consider the rebates :wink:




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