New Budget Build!

By F1N3ST ยท 12 replies
Feb 27, 2007
  1. Well most the parts are used but who cares lol, they were bought off anandtech and hardforum.

    Used- MSI K8NGM-V 24$
    Used- Kingston 512MB DDR400 35$ *Shoulda waited for better deal
    Used- My old emachine 300W PSU
    Used- My old Xion XON-103 Case with 80CFM Fans
    Used- Mobile Athlon64 3200+ Clawhammer (1MB L2) 22$ *Worth 80+ on ebay (seller has 2 more available)
    Used- My Lite-On CD Burner from e-Machine
    Used- My old Maxtor 200GB IDE Hard Drive (Need to RMA the damned thing)

    So this is an example of a LOW budget system bought from used parts that I got a good deal on. It has rather low power comsumption because of mobile processor, it is also cool because the mobile processor has no IHS and would be a quiet system if I didnt put 80CFM fans in my case lol. I just need to RMA my hard drive for a new seagate.

    Total Build Cost is 96$ Excluding Old Parts, including shipping.
  2. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Posts: 929   +31

    Wow, can put mobile processor in a desktop? i thought you must use laptop motherboards in order to work properly...

    Good job, value for money, value for use (low-power):)
  3. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 596

    Well most m-ATX boards support them, some ATX do too. I love how the processor has no IHS and has 1MB of cache which is non-existant on AM2 CPU's.
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    If your PSU is more than 2 years old it is wise to replace it. PSUs will fail eventually.
  5. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 596

    I know it will eventually it is just to hold me off, I got the mobo today and CPU yesterday, just waiting on the heatsink.
  6. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +8

    the fact that it's an old PSU wouldn't concern me, what would concern me is the fact that it's an old emachines PSU :eek:

    emachines PSUs are notorious for premature failure (and they have a tendancy to take out other components with it). I know you didn't pay much for that stuff, but it would still be a shame to lose some (or all) of it to a cheap emachines PSU. i would hold off until you buy a better PSU.

    good luck :wave:
  7. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 596

    I know, and I didnt pay much but it is worth much more so I am not trying to smoke it lol, I am gonna be runnin integrated Gfx, and my old emachines used WAY more power

    Celeron D PRESCOTT 2.8Ghz
    ATI X1300 PCI
    Mobile A64 3200+
    Integrated Geforce 6100 or 6150
  8. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Posts: 937

    What exactly was the point of this?

    You already have a system that is waay better.

    Are you building it for someone else?

    Nice build for the price either way, but was just curious.
  9. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 596

    Well, i may use it at my other house or I may sell it for mucho profit. I am also considering selling my current rig because I dont really need all that power.
  10. cartera

    cartera TS Evangelist Posts: 365   +113

    Not bad impressed with what you have built with such a low amount of dosh! I also don't see the point considering you current rig? What is the point of this, just a venture? <<< Posted at same time realised just after lol
    Fair enougth good luck with it!
  11. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 596

    Read up one^^
  12. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    Why would you sell your rig? You stopped playing games?!?
  13. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 596

    Pretty much, the Xbox360 has won me over lol, Gears of War and NBA 2k7. Any good games for PC? I have CSS, BF2, DoD:S, HL2:DM, and Halo PC.
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