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Here's what i put together. You said you were building it on a box, so i assume you don't require a case. I also put a 1TB harddrive, because if you're downloading much you will find out rather quickly how fast 500gb fills up, i know i did.

Asus 6450 GPU - $30.00
2gb Cheapo 1333 memory - $12.99
Sony DVD Writer - $18.99
Samsung Spinpoint F3R 1TB HDD - 104.99
Biostar H61MGC 1155 MicroATX Motherboard - $54.99
Intel Celeron G440 - $42.99
Antec Basiq 350W PSU - $31.99

Total - $296.94

If you absolutely wish to shave off some money, you could go with a cheaper power supply, since it is such a low power build it is highly unlikely you will need a solid power supply. However (despite what my own computer may tell you), i often support the notion that the power supply is not one of the few places you should skimp out on. Also, if you're positive that you're going to be writing the files to media before the harddrive gets full, you could go with a smaller one, but it'll only save you ~$10.

Edit: Also since you will only be using Windows XP, it is highly unlikely that the celeron processor will be any problem at all. You shouldn't notice it running slow at all. Ideally though, if i were to build such a rig i would use an optimized Windows XP. There's one i recall which only used up about 50mb of memory, i forget exactly what it was called though (i believe it was called TinyXP). Alternatively, you could use Damn Small Linux as well.

Edit 2: Also, you mentioned that you found a $35 processor at Tiger Direct. Could you give the link to it, i looked on their site and was unable to find it myself. Was it a refurbished, or an open box? If so you have to make sure that the HS/F is included with the product. Also note that the other links that were given by the other fellah, were Newegg.com links, in which case the prices are different from the Canadian Newegg (which is Newegg.ca). Some of the items may also not be available to the Canadian one. You can not order directly from Newegg.com being a Canadian, you have to use the Canadian site.
Edited by tylerand - 10/31/11 at 1:16pm
 
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If you absolutely wish to shave off some money, you could go with a cheaper power supply, since it is such a low power build it is highly unlikely you will need a solid power supply. However (despite what my own computer may tell you), i often support the notion that the power supply is NOT one of the few places you should skimp out on. Also, if you're positive that you're going to be writing the files to media before the harddrive gets full, you could go with a smaller one, but it'll only save you ~$10.
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If you are needing windows, you might as well get a prebuilt or a refurbished desktop. You will not be saving anymore money building it yourself. If you can use linux, then you can build it yourself to save like $50-$60 xD.
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Fixed.
Nice catch. I was on my god awful cheapo laptop in my Compu Programming class, i blame it on that.

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If you are needing windows, you might as well get a prebuilt or a refurbished desktop. You will not be saving anymore money building it yourself. If you can use linux, then you can build it yourself to save like $50-$60 xD.
I'm sure he has some uhh... copies of windows just umm, lying around.

Y'know?
 
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thanx and btw the go for that 35 bucks CPU faster than the one i posted thats cheap
Do you think i could get away with a 250 watt psu or even maybe 200?
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If your alright with buying used i some stuff for sale, check the link in my sig.
    
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Nice catch. I was on my god awful cheapo laptop in my Compu Programming class, i blame it on that.


I'm sure he has some uhh... copies of windows just umm, lying around.

Y'know?
illegal copies... pfft dont accuse me.
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I suggest a G530 celeron, any cheap micro-ATX 1155 board that suits your fancy, cheap 2x2GB 1066 or 1333 1.5V memory kit (G530 will run at 1066 regardless so go with whatever is cheaper), a microATX mini-case of sorts. Many include ~100-300W PSUs and any of them should be more than enough oomf to run this system, just find one with a good track record. Just use the G530s integrated GPU (make sure mobo has VGA/HDMI connections to support the use of the GPU). Search around for deals on HDs, pick up any 500GB SATA drive you see for under $55 ASAP before the seller realized they can jack the price up even higher. Any ~$20 optical drive is fine, pick your fav brand. The total build price should come to just around $275USD when all said and done.
     
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