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I know there are a lot of such threads, but deals change all the time. I'm looking to build a cheap rig for my parents, in the $200 - $300 range. Doesn't have to be anything great at all as they are using a P4 right now.

Just need the tower with no OS, optical or GPU, IGP will be fine for them as facebook and youtube are the most demanding tasks they do. I'm just sick of having to go down and clean up and fix the P4 system which always has issues. I just want to build them a new rig and drop the headaches.

Please no suggesting an Intel rig, at such a price point Intel makes little to no sense at all. I can easily build a system myself but I doubt I know every deal, which is why I'm enlisting help. Even a cheapo barebones kit would be fine for them. Also, please don't suggest an Antec/Corsair/SeaSonic PSU as its overkill and would unnecessarily inflate the budget. A cheap 80 plus like an OCZ would be more than plenty.

Needs to ship to Canada. I currently use newegg, ncix and tiger(though I have issues with tiger and would prefer not to buy there). So if anyone else has any good sources for parts in Canada, please let me know.
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Case + 200w PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811108196
250GB HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148699
4GB DDR3: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146746
AsRock E350M1: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157228

Total: 210$ in the US, Plenty of room for a larger hdd if required.

Edit: I forgot you were in canada.

Case + 200w PSU: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16811108196
250GB HDD: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16822148699
4GB DDR3: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820146746
AsRock E350M1: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16813157228

Total: 259.96$ in canada.
Edited by andrewq2 - 8/13/11 at 12:00pm
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total comes to less, there are some MIR's there.

xd will kill this though ^

An APU build with a small form case would probably be full of win in this scenario though
Edited by jagz - 8/13/11 at 12:27pm
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As always I recommend buying from CANADIAN retailers only (Newegg is not a Canadian retailer and inflates shipping costs)

For ~$200 at NCIX:
Athlon II x2 250 - $58
MSI 785G factory refurb motherboard - $36.02 price matched
G.Skill Ripjaws X 2x2GB DDR3-1600 kit - $30
Apex DM317 and PSU - $37.74 (I always recommend small form factor for builds like these - both desk space and cost saver)
Seagate 500GB HDD - $40
$202 before shpping/taxes
If you happen to live in Ontario or BC (high taxes for the win) your total will come to still under $230 for this PC

For ~$260 at NCIX:
Athlon II x4 640 - $100
MSI 785G factory refurb motherboard - $36.02 price matched
G.Skill Ripjaws X 2x2GB DDR3-1600 kit - $30
Apex DM317 and PSU - $37.74 (I always recommend small form factor for builds like these - both desk space and cost saver)
Seagate 1TB HDD - $53
$257 before shipping/taxes
If you happen to live in Ontario or BC (high taxes for the win) your total will come to still under $300 for this PC

In case you didn't know, Price match can be done in-store or in the shopping cart
Edited by xd_1771 - 8/13/11 at 12:32pm
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