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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

Personally, I like this. But i'll change the case to a aerocool qx2000 which is cheaper and has a fan for cooling.

AND ALSO, I live in the philippines, so prices are a bit higher here and has no combo deals ;(. I also prefer a micro atx for a compact and component-like look.

EDIT: no need for OS disk.

Found a good package deal! but for 325$....

PROCESSOR: AMD A6-3650 Llano 2.6GHz APU (Quad Core
Motherboard:FM1 Gigabyte GA-A75M-S2V (Fusion APU)
Memory: Team Elite 1GB DDR3 13333 with Heat Spreader
Hardisk: 320gb Hard disk WD Caviar Blue sata3
Video Card: AMD Dual Graphics technology HD6530D
Casing: Orion Elegant Casing Glossy Finish
Psu: Orion 600 watts
Keyboard: BRANDED GENIUS Keyboard
Mouse: BRANDED GENIUS Mouse
Monitor: NONE

I'm thinking of talking to the staff and ask them to replace the casing with aerocool qx2000.
and remove the kb and mouse for deductions .
Then upgrade for 1 tb after a month or so.
Edited by adrian0729 - 8/5/11 at 6:19pm
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post #12 of 19
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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.
never underestimate the power of the combo deal http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboB...t=Combo.679891
    
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never underestimate the power of the combo deal http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboB...t=Combo.679891
WOW . can someone just mail it to me? but i'll ask my dad first about this.

Edit: oh wait, no video card. ill just buy a low-profile card. maybe a 5570 sapphire.

also, this looks like it will pwn my rig, LOL
Edited by adrian0729 - 8/5/11 at 6:24pm
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Originally Posted by rui-no-onna View Post
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.
hey bud, you can cut that by $10 by going here
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WOW . can someone just mail it to me? but i'll ask my dad first about this.

Edit: oh wait, no video card. ill just buy a low-profile card. maybe a 5570 sapphire.

also, this looks like it will pwn my rig, LOL
that pentium is a sandybridge cpu.. has onboard video
    
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post #16 of 19
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that pentium is a sandybridge cpu.. has onboard video
oh sorry, but i'd still buy a gpu for that . with that insane price
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never underestimate the power of the combo deal http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboB...t=Combo.679891
I was trying to find MB+CPU combo deals but didn't find one. I usually hate the case included with combo deals so whatever savings there are is usually wasted since I would end up buying a different case, anyway (for a microATX HTPC, either the Silverstone Grandia GD-06, $130 or Lian Li PC-C37, $150). Point is moot since the OP can't buy from Newegg.

@adrian0729
While the combo deal itself may be cheap, shipping sure as hell isn't. At minimum shipping to the Philippines is $50 (maybe more now, last time we sent a "balikbayan" box was December last year) and you won't get your parts for a month. I think customs is also stricter now so you might have to pay duties on imports.

If you plan on having a relative bring it for you, be aware it's going to be quite heavy with the case and might exceed the free baggage limits allotted. Really, you're better off buying in the Philippines. Last I checked, prices in Greenhills aren't that much more although prices differ by quite a lot between sellers so be sure to shop around and collect a bunch of price lists. And remember, most sellers are willing to haggle with you particularly if you're buying a bunch of different parts from them.

Sure, it might still cheaper in the US particularly when there's a good deal to be found but it's really not worth all the hassle you have to go through.
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post #18 of 19
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I was trying to find MB+CPU combo deals but didn't find one. I usually hate the case included with combo deals so whatever savings there are is usually wasted since I would end up buying a different case, anyway (for a microATX HTPC, either the Silverstone Grandia GD-06, $130 or Lian Li PC-C37, $150). Point is moot since the OP can't buy from Newegg.

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While the combo deal itself may be cheap, shipping sure as hell isn't. At minimum shipping to the Philippines is $50 (maybe more now, last time we sent a "balikbayan" box was December last year) and you won't get your parts for a month. I think customs is also stricter now so you might have to pay duties on imports.

If you plan on having a relative bring it for you, be aware it's going to be quite heavy with the case and might exceed the free baggage limits allotted. Really, you're better off buying in the Philippines. Last I checked, prices in Greenhills aren't that much more although prices differ by quite a lot between sellers so be sure to shop around and collect a bunch of price lists. And remember, most sellers are willing to haggle with you particularly if you're buying a bunch of different parts from them.

Sure, it might still cheaper in the US particularly when there's a good deal to be found but it's really not worth all the hassle you have to go through.
thanks for the info. Oh wait, you also live in Philippines?
so, the safest option will be buying locally.
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thanks for the info. Oh wait, you also live in Philippines?
Not anymore but we do go there on vacation and that always includes a trip to Greenhills.
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so, the safest option will be buying locally.
Yeah, best bet is to buy locally. Prices aren't really that far off as long as you do your research. Granted, there are a lot less parts to choose from compared to Newegg or Amazon.
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