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Grab an AMD E-350 APU build.....
Samsung 22x DVDRW - $16
Rosewill Mini ITX Tower / 250w PSU Combo - $55
Team Elite 8GB DDR3 Kit - $34
Asus AMD E-350 Mini ITX board / CPU / VGA Combo - $115
Crucial M4 64GB SSD - $95
Total = $321.71 Shipped
You can obviously shave off $95 by taking the SSD out of the build. But honestly, if you want your dad to be extra, EXTRA happy with the speed of the new system, the SSD is definitely the way to go. You won't get any cheaper than this without sacrificing quality. And this is an absolutely EXCELLENT low power build that'll be plenty snappy for everyday tasks.
EDIT:
I see you're in California, so either deal with the tax from newegg, or search around on Amazon for the same parts. The Rosewill case will HAVE to be bought from newegg though, as Rosewill is a newegg brand. Although honestly, tax on $300 will only be about $30 anyway.

64gb is kinda slim size though?

No way! I've got that same drive, my 1TB drives are currently not installed. I've ONLY got my SSD right now. I've got Windows 7 x64 installed, absolutely EVERY program that I ever use (Photoshop, Firefox, Chrome, VirtualBox, Burning Software....etc, etc, etc), and I've got 3x 15GB+ games installed.

You underestimate how well you can optimize a Windows 7 system with an SSD installed. wink.gif Windows 7 SP1 after being slimmed down by simply disabling the hibernation file (not needed with a SSD), takes up about 12-13GB.
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Windows 8.1 + Steam Big Picture / Plex HT 50" Insignia LED 1080p Logitech Rosewill Green 530w 
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Windows 8.1 + Steam Big Picture / Plex HT 50" Insignia LED 1080p Logitech Rosewill Green 530w 
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post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post

Grab an AMD E-350 APU build.....
Samsung 22x DVDRW - $16
Rosewill Mini ITX Tower / 250w PSU Combo - $55
Team Elite 8GB DDR3 Kit - $34
Asus AMD E-350 Mini ITX board / CPU / VGA Combo - $115
Crucial M4 64GB SSD - $95
Total = $321.71 Shipped
You can obviously shave off $95 by taking the SSD out of the build. But honestly, if you want your dad to be extra, EXTRA happy with the speed of the new system, the SSD is definitely the way to go. You won't get any cheaper than this without sacrificing quality. And this is an absolutely EXCELLENT low power build that'll be plenty snappy for everyday tasks.
EDIT:
I see you're in California, so either deal with the tax from newegg, or search around on Amazon for the same parts. The Rosewill case will HAVE to be bought from newegg though, as Rosewill is a newegg brand. Although honestly, tax on $300 will only be about $30 anyway.

Thank you for this. Is there anyway I can use the 2.5in 80gb IDE hdd with this build? I am liking this but not sure if his current hdd will work with it. I don't think I will be getting him an SSD yet, maybe when I purchase a new one for myself I'll give him my current one thumb.gif
Edited by BiCKiN - 2/27/12 at 1:35pm
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I have an Optiplex 260 laying around that still works perfectly fine. If you'd like to purchase it.
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post

Grab an AMD E-350 APU build.....
Samsung 22x DVDRW - $16
Rosewill Mini ITX Tower / 250w PSU Combo - $55
Team Elite 8GB DDR3 Kit - $34
Asus AMD E-350 Mini ITX board / CPU / VGA Combo - $115
Crucial M4 64GB SSD - $95
Total = $321.71 Shipped
You can obviously shave off $95 by taking the SSD out of the build. But honestly, if you want your dad to be extra, EXTRA happy with the speed of the new system, the SSD is definitely the way to go. You won't get any cheaper than this without sacrificing quality. And this is an absolutely EXCELLENT low power build that'll be plenty snappy for everyday tasks.
EDIT:
I see you're in California, so either deal with the tax from newegg, or search around on Amazon for the same parts. The Rosewill case will HAVE to be bought from newegg though, as Rosewill is a newegg brand. Although honestly, tax on $300 will only be about $30 anyway.

Thank you for this. Is there anyway I can use the 2.5in 80gb IDE hdd with this build? I am liking this but not sure if his current hdd will work with it. I don't think I will be getting him an SSD yet.

EDIT:
It's IDE. No it won't work. Modern motherboards don't have IDE connections. So you need either a hard drive or an SSD either way. SSD is the way to go right now, considering the cost of hard drives these days.
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Windows 8.1 + Steam Big Picture / Plex HT 50" Insignia LED 1080p Logitech Rosewill Green 530w 
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Silverstone HTPC Logitech Pioneer 2.0 tower speakers + 135w RMS Rosewill MCE Remote 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial MX100 256GB WD Green 2TB DVDRW Corsair H50 Push / Pull 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
NZXT 120mm fans strapped to stock 7970 cooler Windows 10 Pro Dell 3007WFP Dell 2007FP 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 2007FP Cheap Toshiba (R.I.P. Ducky) PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKIII 950w Cheap Garbage (free) 
MouseAudio
Logitech G602 Yardsale Special 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3330 Asus H61 MSI GTX 750Ti Low Profile 2x4GB Hynix DDR3-1333 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
60GB Kingston SSD 1TB Seagate Samsung DVDRW CoolerMaster Gemin II 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 + Steam Big Picture / Plex HT 50" Insignia LED 1080p Logitech Rosewill Green 530w 
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Silverstone HTPC Logitech Pioneer 2.0 tower speakers + 135w RMS Rosewill MCE Remote 
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post #14 of 14
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Bump, anyone else have any other type of build to offer?

I was thinking of maybe just giving him my current SSD, mobo, ram, and cpu and he could just use this and I'll upgrade for myself but what should I upgrade to?

I want to spend maybe $300 max.
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