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Desktop build for $400

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#1 Stryking


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Posted 26 December 2013 - 04:17 PM

So it's time to build myself a desktop... Here we go!



My budget for this is a flat $400 for a gaming oriented desktop build. The operating system and peripherals are already taken care of so I only need the parts and a box to put them in. My hard drive needs to be 500 gigabytes and having a larger one is a much lower priority than a better graphics card for example (HDD speed does not matter). I'd prefer 4 gigs of RAM (AT THE VERY LEAST) and the graphics card shouldn't be under $100 (I've seen the performance differences between an $80 and $100 card). The CPU should hopefully be a quad-core or a (VERY) good intel dual-core.


I have no preferences when it comes to the manufacturer of parts. 


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#2 SpywareDoc


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Posted 27 December 2013 - 05:44 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2qR22

CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($77.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Foxconn H61S Mini ITX LGA1155 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Mushkin Essentials 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.94 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card ($95.38 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec ISK 300-150 Mini ITX Desktop Case w/150W Power Supply ($79.99 @ Mwave)
Total: $396.27

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