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post #21 of 26
480
thats the cheapest things i could get together tongue.gif
post #22 of 26
Computer:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1857704&sku=B69-0508&cm_re=Homepage-_-Spot%2005-_-CatId_31_B69-0508

Cost:$199 after a $30 MIR

Operating System:
http://www.ubuntu.com/download

Cost:Free


Or buy a used PC off of craigslist, you can find good deals, I got a Dell with a Intel Pentium 4 X2 before for $125 with a LCD monitor and everything else. People don't always know how much stuff is really worth.
 
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post #23 of 26
I posted that q6600 system from right here on the OCN marketplace about 8 posts back. Its a great deal and you can't go wrong with it.
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post #24 of 26
I made one for people in the Netherlands and I decided to at least take a reasonable brand psu and a reasonably rated case if I didn't it would have been more expensive. my first thought was to cheapscate the hdd by using a 32gb usb stick instead but I decided that within reason it at least had to have 80 gb so I went for a hdd in the end. on the matter of ram while 2gb could work it is hardly recommendable especially if 4gb is just 4€ more. I also looked out that I didn't pick stuff that was not going to get in stock anytime soon so I ended up with only stuff that was in stock somewhere. It had to run windows and it had to do it on its own (no need to borrow someones usb stick and install it from usb) so it also had to have a optical drive. in the end I did not manage to get close to the 300€ all in let alone 300$ but its a fair build that is actually suitable for someone wanting a very cheap gaming pc that really does the job. The final price was 340,84€ including Shipping within the Netherlands. The thing is in dutch but you should be able to understand what it means.
# Product Prijs Subtotaal
1 Asrock A55M-HVS € 48,04 € 48,04
1 Samsung Spinpoint M5 HM160HC, 160GB PATA-100, 8MB, 5400rpm € 50,50 € 50,50
1 Samsung SH-S222AB Zwart € 13,40 € 13,40
1 Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (NL OEM 32bit) € 82,22 € 82,22
1 Fractal Design Core 1000 € 28,70 € 28,70
1 be quiet! System Power S6 300W € 26,20 € 26,20
1 GeIL Value PLUS GVP34GB1333C9SC € 16,82 € 16,82
1 AMD A4-3400 Boxed € 54,09 € 54,09
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Totaal € 319,97
http://tweakers.net/gallery/358083?wish_id=242610#tab:wenslijst
post #25 of 26
This will work:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16856119061 - $129.99
Runs onboard Radeon 6310
Quote:
The system is capable of flawless full HD (1080p) and 720p video playback. A Transformers Movie Trailer played via YouTube in both 1080p and 720p resolutions consumed between 29% and 37% of CPU resources. When played in Windows Media Player, the Coral Reef Adventure in full HD produced approximately 10-15% CPU load, while with 720p version it was between around 8 and 13%. In both cases the playback was completely smooth.
Source
So that's case, mobo, cpu(apu), and a PSU, now we need memory:
G.Skill 1066 DDR3 for $19.99

And we're up to $149.98, now the question is do you want to run an OS from a HDD? SSD? USB device? or "The Cloud" ( think Jolicloud)? Well that's your choice but personally I like to have some form of local storage regardless. I'd go with this here: 80 GB Re-certified WD SATA HD for $49.99.
Totaling now: $199.97.
With $0.03 to spare I would suggest you borrow a USB stick from a buddy (since $0.03 won't buy you much tongue.gif) and follow the directions here to install Ubunu from a USB device. I would say burn it to a disc and install it, however we've now met our $200 budget and cannot afford to purchase an optical drive.

I've now completed your challenge, what's my prize? wink.gif
    
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post #26 of 26

used parts..look out for deals for 2-3 months.

for a decent pc at that price,u will have to be patient.

 

and for 1080p u WILL need a midrange GPU and for that you will need an 450-500W psu.

not to mention a 1080p monitor.

 

its not impossible,but u will have to patiently wait deals online. 

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HP Vectra 486/25N@25MHz EISA stone age! 4MB EDORAM 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
480MB  none Slits in cabinet,no fans. Windows 95 
MonitorKeyboardMouseAudio
Samsung 12" B/W Samsung Samsung HDD speaker  
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D-link Ethernet 56k modem 
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Intel Core i5 760@3.8ghz@1.28V P55-UD3L Sapphire AMD 7770 1gb DDR5 Corsair XMS3 2x4gb 
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1tb Seagate Baracuda  Segate 1.5Tb external Samsung DVD RW(cheap stuff) Hyper 212+ push/pull 
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Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit dell 22'' st2220m full HD Razer Arctosa 600W zebronics PRO 
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Cooler master Elite310-modded with holes,mesh,etc. Lenovo 6812 1600dpi Razer Goliathus Bose 2.0  
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