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Originally Posted by Rbai76 View Post

Need to build 2-3 systems for web browsing and word processing.

If I was to buy parts used/refurbished or new where should I shop?

I am going to buy off newegg or amazon.

I just want a minimalist system that should have no problem web browsing and word processing.

I'm not sure what parts you all would recommend for this.

Under $300.

Do they have to run windows/MS Office?

If not these are $100 http://www.engadget.com/2013/07/15/meet-utilite-a-99-quad-core-arm-based-pc-running-ubuntu/

ubuntu and libre office and you have ~$100 box
post #12 of 18
Actually a decent alternative to the APU builds. It will be under powered, but its ARM, who would be surprised? It would be around $170 per box when you add kb / mouse / monitor.
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If these are just basic web browsing, word processing systems and not for anything major. Why not just buy pre-built (ducking under desk). Here's a Dell OptiPlex 740 Athlon 64 X2 4400+ 2.2GHz 4GB 160GB DVD±RW Windows 7 Home Premium Mini-Tower for $164.99 http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=OPTI-740-DC22-MAR-R&cat=SYS
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If these are just basic web browsing, word processing systems and not for anything major. Why not just buy pre-built (ducking under desk). Here's a Dell OptiPlex 740 Athlon 64 X2 4400+ 2.2GHz 4GB 160GB DVD±RW Windows 7 Home Premium Mini-Tower for $164.99 http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=OPTI-740-DC22-MAR-R&cat=SYS

My only problem with pre-built is they are typically last gen, or in this case many gens older then whats current. You also end up paying the Windows "Tax" even if you already own Windows.
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it is so hard to keep it under $300

CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A55M-DGS Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.18 @ Amazon)
Case: Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 380W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $328.13
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-15 19:05 EDT-0400)
Hard for you because you suggested a way OVERKILL APU. Also 250GB is frankly not something i want to put into a modern rig (They just aren't worth it to pay less a little bit)
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If these are just basic web browsing, word processing systems and not for anything major. Why not just buy pre-built (ducking under desk). Here's a Dell OptiPlex 740 Athlon 64 X2 4400+ 2.2GHz 4GB 160GB DVD±RW Windows 7 Home Premium Mini-Tower for $164.99 http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=OPTI-740-DC22-MAR-R&cat=SYS
Good try but ... OOS.
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My only problem with pre-built is they are typically last gen, or in this case many gens older then whats current. You also end up paying the Windows "Tax" even if you already own Windows.
Or the fact that ... it's used. Surely i can get much better used hardware for 164$
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Actually a decent alternative to the APU builds. It will be under powered, but its ARM, who would be surprised? It would be around $170 per box when you add kb / mouse / monitor.
A steaming pile of crap will always be a steaming pile of crap unless it is glorified but it will still be a glorified steaming pile of crap. I.E what i'm saying ARM procs should not even be considered for desktop rigs

To give some inspiration to the OP i built my HTPC for 200$. There is no need to go for a brand name case for such things. It's not as if pre-built cases are any better than cheap brandless cases
Edited by DaveLT - 7/16/13 at 5:39am
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^here it is sir

CPU: AMD A8-5600K 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ Amazon)
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Total: $274.95
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Hard for you because you suggested a way OVERKILL APU. Also 250GB is frankly not something i want to put into a modern rig (They just aren't worth it to pay less a little bit)
Good try but ... OOS.
Or the fact that ... it's used. Surely i can get much better used hardware for 164$
A steaming pile of crap will always be a steaming pile of crap unless it is glorified but it will still be a glorified steaming pile of crap. I.E what i'm saying ARM procs should not even be considered for desktop rigs

To give some inspiration to the OP i built my HTPC for 200$. There is no need to go for a brand name case for such things. It's not as if pre-built cases are any better than cheap brandless cases

OP is maximizing cost to performance. Any money saved is the point. 250GB is more than enough for an internet browser and some document editing.

You probably can get much better used hardware for $164, but gl trying to find 3 and soon.

You're HTPC does not include a monitor, my PC came in just over 200 with a monitor kb and mouse. Regardless, as much as you have an apparent grudge against ARM, the chips would fulfill the OPs requirements. Many scenarios use lower powered, and lower performing machines because that is all they require to accomplish the owners goals.

I'm not sure why you feel the need to come across so aggressively, people are making suggestions following the OP's requirements, not your view of modern rigs.
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post #18 of 18
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^here it is sir

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Case: Rosewill R363-M-BK MicroATX Mid Tower Case w/400W Power Supply ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $274.95
No need for a A8 quadcore for web browsing and word processing ... But good job you did there. BUT all bundled psus = CRAP
Shove the A8 for a basic A4-4000 and put a
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151086

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1hh97
$233
Edited by DaveLT - 7/16/13 at 8:51am
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