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250$ build. Can you do it?

post #1 of 19
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Not for gaming purposes(obviously for the budget). Just using it for media playback, and storage of gigabytes of songs and movies. I am suggesting an HTPC for my father because he bought an ONKYO HT-S5300. And he is using a laptop for that which is very limited in space and he uses it for work.

250$ challenge

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post #2 of 19
you can find an X4 rig used in that range, just the for sale section.
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post #3 of 19
I was just discussing putting together a build like this for a friend so give me a minute or two and I'll get back to you with a list

Edit:

Case & PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133093

HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152185

Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820139046

CPU & Mobo & GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813154020

total comes out to about $259, so you're a little over budget

or if you want a larger storage drive, you can grab something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136514
Edited by McBean - 8/5/11 at 5:59am
    
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post #4 of 19
just the box ? or display and kb/mouse included ?
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post #6 of 19
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just the case build, no kb and mouse.

i'll check the suggestions later when i get back to the comp


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WD 1TB Caviar Black LG DVD 24x SATA Cooler Master TX3 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
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post #7 of 19
Do you need an OS included in that $250 budget?
post #8 of 19
PSU isn't anything to right home about but at least it's not awful. If you want to go to the Intel camp, then swap the MB+CPU to the following (granted, it'll cost you a bit more):

I don't suggest Mini-ITX unless you're pressed for space. You get a lot more value for your money going the microATX route. Assuming you don't already have a Windows license, you can even opt to go Linux with either of the two options above. The processors are fast enough to handle software decoding since only NVIDIA has working hardware decode acceleration in Linux currently. If you go with Zacate, you're pretty much required to go with Windows since the CPU is too weak to handle HD and last I checked, the state of ATI graphics and hardware acceleration in Linux is pretty abysmal.
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post #9 of 19
560BE + 80+ bronze PSU build?

MSI 880GM-E35 + 560BE combo $99
http://www.microcenter.com/specials/...ndlePROMO.html

Parts from Egg $143


$242 total
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post #10 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by trog View Post
That only works if you've got a Micro Center nearby.
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Core i7-860 Gigabyte GA-H55N-USB3 EVGA GTX 460 1GB GDDR5 Kingston 2x4GB DDR3 1333 
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G.SKILL Phoenix Pro 120GB Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Silverstone ST45SF 450W Silverstone Sugo SG05B 
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Core i7-860 Biostar TH55B HD MSI GT 240 1GB GDDR5 Kingston 2x2GB DDR3 1333 
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Crucial m4 256 mSATA Samsung 840 500GB Intel BXHTS1155LP Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
KeyboardCaseMouse
Logitech K800 Lian Li PC-Q05B Logitech M570 
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Core i7-860 Gigabyte GA-H55N-USB3 EVGA GTX 460 1GB GDDR5 Kingston 2x4GB DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
G.SKILL Phoenix Pro 120GB Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Silverstone ST45SF 450W Silverstone Sugo SG05B 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7-860 Biostar TH55B HD MSI GT 240 1GB GDDR5 Kingston 2x2GB DDR3 1333 
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Intel X25-M 120GB Windows 7 Ultimate x86 Samsung 22" Antec EA-380D 
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