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post #1 of 11
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Budget - $200-300
Do not need keyboard, mouse, monitor, os, or speakers, just the actually desktop.

I'm tryin to get a small fairly quiet computer for JUST internet and some videos that probably aren't hd so onboard video would do fine.

However I'm not too familiar with the Micro ATX's and so is this budget even possible?

I don't know where to start, can someone point me towards the best possible cheap mobo? from there I could probably start picking other parts and asking for suggestions..

Thanks
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Athlon x2 260 Biostar A770E Galaxy GTS 250 4GB RAM 
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500GB DVD Burner Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit 22 inch 1080p monitor 
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530W Raidmax NZXT Lexa S 
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post #2 of 11
Do you live in the US?

If so i have this:

You still need a case but i left $50 for that.

attachment.php?attachmentid=214256&stc=1&d=1307507003
Edited by jammo2k5 - 6/7/11 at 9:24pm
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post #3 of 11
He has a raidmax psu so I bet he's in america ^^
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Originally Posted by Abs.exe;13793122 
He has a raidmax psu so I bet he's in america ^^

Haha yeah I live in america, east coast.

Thanks for the build but can you recommend me a good case?
A vertical case thats realllly small, not lookin for a mid tower.
Smaller the better and possibly use the stock psu and replace the antec psu in the current build.
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Athlon x2 260 Biostar A770E Galaxy GTS 250 4GB RAM 
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500GB DVD Burner Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit 22 inch 1080p monitor 
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530W Raidmax NZXT Lexa S 
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Athlon x2 260 Biostar A770E Galaxy GTS 250 4GB RAM 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB DVD Burner Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit 22 inch 1080p monitor 
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530W Raidmax NZXT Lexa S 
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post #5 of 11
see if you can get a 880 board, the 4200 is great for video for htpc

BIOSTAR A880G+ AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138283

will be great for the 2x 250, but not a 95w+cpu
or the 2x 260 (3.2ghz) is only $5 more

AMD Athlon II X2 260 Regor 3.2GHz Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor ADX260OCGMBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103873
post #6 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by jammo2k5;13793097 
Do you live in the US?

If so i have this:

You still need a case but i left $50 for that.

attachment.php?attachmentid=214256&stc=1&d=1307507003

Apart from a few things (i.e. 760G chipset does not have full HD acceleration incl. Flash/YouTube on GPU, you can get a 500GB HDD for the same price, and missing a case which in most regular budget family PCs I recommend to be small form factor) I like this build. The above recommendation of the Biostar 880G+ is also good, I believe it has a $15 off combo deal with an Athlon II x2.

BONKILLER have you considered going small form factor?
Edited by xd_1771 - 6/8/11 at 8:19am
post #7 of 11
last week i got this drive for $25 shipped

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136769
post #8 of 11
Basically my current sig rig minus the GPU cost less than $200. Flies and does everything really well. Love the A880G+ and the Sempron 145 clocks really high, just need better ram lol. Case came with PSU and was only $50 at microcenter, but it is mid tower so that is a no go for you. You can find smaller and cheaper.
   
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post #9 of 11
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Sub $400
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon x2 260 Biostar A770E Galaxy GTS 250 4GB RAM 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB DVD Burner Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit 22 inch 1080p monitor 
PowerCase
530W Raidmax NZXT Lexa S 
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Sub $400
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon x2 260 Biostar A770E Galaxy GTS 250 4GB RAM 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB DVD Burner Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit 22 inch 1080p monitor 
PowerCase
530W Raidmax NZXT Lexa S 
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post #10 of 11
I've heard from people using that GPU on low profile GTS 450s (very power heavy). Though I don't recommend that at all, for your purposes this PSU is a good unit.

Remember: Use this combo deal on A880G+ & x2 250, save $15. You can also get this 500GB HDD for the same price. Due to the $15 savings in CPU + mobo, there is sufficient room to get 2x2GB RAM which will benefit your applications and allow you to run dual channel (2 DIMMs) which can be a significant benefit for the same cost. Get two of these kits over one of that single one.

Your total cost: still closer to $220 smile.gif

NOTICE: The case/PSU is around $11 shipping, but it's the best SFF deal available
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