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I have tried to beat the bare bones deals and have failed most of the time. Even with a crappy case and psu they are good deals for most end users. Show me a full system build for 239 dollars you cannot do it. I've built systems with used parts for about that but not new.
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Case is horrible.
Power supply provided with the case is terrhorrible.
Other than that, it should run okay,. but the power supply is not a good one if you want it to last take something else.
On a side note : Did she said yes rolleyes.gif

Lol I was thinking that she said no and he was tight on money from spending it all at the bar.
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I have tried to beat the bare bones deals and have failed most of the time. Even with a crappy case and psu they are good deals for most end users. Show me a full system build for 239 dollars you cannot do it. I've built systems with used parts for about that but not new.
I have several times. See the links in my signature. To me it is easy. Considering shipping costs this one doesn't look too hard. However I am in class right now so not much I can do.
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DON'T GET ONE. these are configured for the lazy and are most often impractical and a ripoff!
Your own config and choice will save you money because you don't spend on redundant parts like that incapable PSU.

You can call me lazy if you want, depending how how much it saves and considering that hard drive prices are bordering on the ridiculous still. I just tried to build one on newegg and failed miserably.
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I had a big paragraph written but ill just say your cheap sig rigs are out of date to say the least.
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post #16 of 77
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DON'T GET ONE. these are configured for the lazy and are most often impractical and a ripoff!
Your own config and choice will save you money because you don't spend on redundant parts like that incapable PSU.
You're joking right. He said he was on a budget and found a kit for $250 with a hdd. There's all different kinds of lazy but last time I checked PC buying didnt qualify. Anyways if we can do better then $250 for a compete kit we should help the op.

Congrats on the marrage . And for $250 that kit should be fine for now. thumb.gif

EDIT: Also if you needed a better system, you could try craigslist, It will double you buying power, 2. When I was much younger and needed a nice computer and good credit I went to dell and got a top end system for like $30 a month for a few years, after that I had my system and good credit.

Or try to build a system, but for $250 you wouldnt even be able to make a LIano build.

Wish a saw this post a weeok ago, I just sold my 5 week old 1100T, Asus M5A97 Evo (both in box under warrenty) , 750w PSU, CM Elite 300 case for $200
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First off, congrats smile.gif

Second, the deal looks like a complete waste of money IMHO. You should consider a IIano build, they are fairly cheap and provides exelent performance for their price.
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post #18 of 77
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You can call me lazy if you want, depending how how much it saves and considering that hard drive prices are bordering on the ridiculous still. I just tried to build one on newegg and failed miserably.

I think the end result will rely upon what you already have. From the sounds of it, I would take a guess as to you don't have anything worthwhile sitting around that could be recycled into a build? If you have nothing to recycle (eg, hard drive or case or GPU) then a prebuilt computer like this will indeed be a pretty good deal. Obviously not the greatest, but clearly you understand that. If you buy a budget PC, this is what I personally would consider doing in the path of upgrades.

1st upgrade would be a power supply. It's the most important component of your PC, and cheap ones can destroy your PC. So when you have some extra bucks, grab a quality power supply.

2nd upgrade would be a nicer GPU. If you can upgrade both the PSU and GPU at the same time that would be good, but if you can't I would say PSU first GPU second. You don't want to buy a nice GPU and have your crappy PSU destroy it.

3rd upgrade would be whatever you want really, I personally would look around for a good deal on an SSD, or perhaps a bigger hard drive if you find you're out of space. But after your PSU and then GPU, you can pretty much upgrade whatever you want in your system with no worries.

I'm going to do some shopping and digging around, but to be honest I really don't think you're going to be able to build (from scratch) a better value system then what you've got linked there. I'll check back in later though, I really want to see what xD has up his sleeve, usually comes up with some amazing deals and great budget builds thumb.gif

::edit:: btw, congrats cheers.gif

::edit#2:: Man, it is tough to build a PC for under or at 250 bucks. My best offering I could come up with for a system I was satisfied with was 312 including shipping...I could have come down to maybe 290, i included a nice 500watt power supply which you most likely won't need anytime soon, but always better to have a nice power supply than a crappy one smile.gif the 250 mark is going to be somewhat difficult. @OP, i completely missed it, what is the point of this computer? Are you doing a lot of gaming, just some home theater stuff, music...?
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do you happen to know what psu you have? That can shed 40-50 bucks off the price pretty quick if it's something decent and not terrible...?

Im getting a PC Power and Cooling silencer 610W from a friend.
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Im getting a PC Power and Cooling silencer 610W from a friend.

*rereads first page* doh.gif Forgot about that, that's actually a really really nice PSU, especially since your friend is just giving it to you, nice friend you got there!! thumb.gif

Follow up though, are you looking for this to be more of web browser/word document thing? Are you wanting to get into some semi-serious gaming down the road? Are you going to use it more of a home theater PC and watch movies and play music on it? To be fair, a 250 dollar budget does inhibit a lot of flexibility, I'm just kinda curious to know what exactly you're looking for in this PC...
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