Building A Basic Budget PC for a freind! What do you think?!

By akaivan
Jun 24, 2007
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  1. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,266   +218

    For lazy people like me please include what the things are, its much easier if you just list the components and then provide a link for more information. Sure it takes more time but you did ask for our thoughts. I almost didn't even read this post after seeing links with no discriptions.

    I've done it for you this time only because I don't have much else to do right now:
    LG Black 52X CD-R 32X CD-RW 52X CD-ROM 2MB Cache E-IDE / ATAPI CD Burner - OEM $17.99
    Rosewill R6426-P BK ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail $20.99
    Western Digital Caviar SE WD800JD 80GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM $41.99
    Foxconn 6150BK8MC-KRSHN2 Socket 939 NVIDIA GeForce 6150B(PV) GPU Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail $59.99
    LOGISYS Computer PS550ABK ATX12V 550Watts Power Supply With SATA and 20/24 Pin connectors. 100 - 240 V $19.99
    RetailCORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Desktop Memory - Retail $54.99
    AMD Athlon 64 3400+ Venice 2.2GHz 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor - OEM $40
    COOLER MASTER DK8-8ID2A-0L-GP 80mm Rifle CPU Cooler - Retail $4.99

    Total: About $256

    This is a bit more expensive, but might be a better framework to work off of, I built one of these last week:
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3250620AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM $69.99
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ Brisbane 1.9GHz Socket AM2 Processor Model ADO3600DDBOX - Retail $69
    CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Desktop Memory Model VS1GB667D2 - Retail $31.99
    ASUS M2A-VM Socket AM2 AMD 690G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail $68.99
    COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power RS-430-PMSR/P 430W Power Supply - Retail $29.99
    COOLER MASTER Elite 330 RC-330-KKN1-GP Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail $39.99
    LG 18X DVD±R Lightscribe DVD Burner Black IDE Model GSA-H44LK - OEM $31.99

    Thats $340, but you could use your case to save about $20. Use your cd drive and save another $14, use your hard drive and save about $30 dropping it to $276 or $266 if you get that power supply you picked. So I think for a few bucks more you get a lot better computer. You are really limiting yourself by going socket 939, the one I picked is slower Mhz but its dual core vs single core. The power supply you picked does look pretty bad, for $10 more I got one that is probably better, but again not something I'd want in a more high end system.

    Just something to consider.
  2. akaivan

    akaivan TechSpot Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 620

    Yea, you have a nice build sng, but this pc im selling to a freind for 350$. And he just uses basic internet things and music on the side. Total came out like 250, taxes 18$ and shippings like 30$. so im makin like 30$. again its for a freind. Nuthing special and no gaming. And i have no extra parts to spare! :D. by the way what do you thing of the psu i chose? Really cheap considering price but doest look bad.
  3. akaivan

    akaivan TechSpot Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 620

    and i like the idea of links cause of love looking at the parts :D
  4. akaivan

    akaivan TechSpot Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 620

    so what you think people!?! im ordering tonight! :D
  5. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,266   +218

    I think that paying $266, only $10 more than what you came up with will get you a better computer. Surely you can squeeze $10 more out of your friend for a better system - its worth the $10.

    That wasn't a build for myself, I was building it for someone else on a budget. My main system is a fair bit better :)
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