Exactly. Could easily use cheaper parts there. Do the OEM thing to for 180$ desktop "hmmm they only need the min amount of RAM, 2GB is fine". Also, remember, it's cheaper to buy cheap and replace the duds *Edit: in the OEM world* then it is to buy quality (same goes for mass non vital servers)
Oh and the build doesn't list HDD price.
I don't know the cost of a Windows license for a large OEM, but I can imagine it is a hell of a lot less than you or I pay.
Who said we'd need to use windows? Doesn't Dell sell a bunch of their low end laptops/desktops with Ubuntu at a reduced price anyways?
Would like to point out that the sub 200$ laptops tend to use phone/tablet parts.
With all that in mind I present to you SupperCheap-O' 1.0!
First off. A lot of the parts are under most sites minimum for free shipping. Using Newegg as the single site on the order to keep the total over that minimum. All prices rounded up to nearest dollar for more accurate pricing. All parts are new and currently in production. That means no trash/gamble drives that have been sitting in their inventory for years.
Total: 144$ USD*
Cheap SSDs costs less then cheap HDDs. HDD prcies start at 45$ (maybe 50$) for a new, in production, drive.
A Samsung USB flash drive can be used as your main C: drive for even more cheapness. As their flash drives read as system drives instead of external storage (various formatting/speed reasons).
Weirdly the cheapest AM1 board on Newegg right now is made by a semi okay company quality wise.
Using the stock cooler for the CPU and the case comes with two fans for cooling there.
CPU has a integrated GPU.
Those USB 3.0 ports on the front of the case aren't gonna work, but seeing as OEMs cut out parts/ports they can't use I don't see why we can't. Seriously, how many times have you seen a indented spot on a OEM case where a port obviously goes?
1* Within the continental US
2* At the time of this post.
Edited by SEANIA, 06 September 2015 - 11:48 PM.
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