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Super Budget Build for friend ($280-$350)

post #1 of 17
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So he's not sure on his max budget but here are the configurations I mentioned to him

$280
A10 5800K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113280


$350
X4 860K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113379

Powercolor 260x
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131625


Both builds will include:

GIGABYTE GA-F2A68HM-H
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128763

Crucial Ballistix Sport 8gb (2x4gb) 1866mhz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820156035

WD 1tb EZEX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236339

Logisys PSU and Case I have $45 combo

Win 7 or 8.1

Suggestions for improved performance at same/less cost appreciated
post #2 of 17
eBay - way less than $200

A Dell Optiplex 755 ($25), Power Supplr (Dell $25), Intel
Q9400 ($30), 8 gigs DDR2 ($30)and a GTS 450 ($50)
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX6300 Black M5A99X EVO R2.0 Nvidia GTS450 Team Vulcan PC3 12800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
MouseAudio
Logiteck G400s none 
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FX6300 Black M5A99X EVO R2.0 Nvidia GTS450 Team Vulcan PC3 12800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
MouseAudio
Logiteck G400s none 
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post #3 of 17
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So pay the same for used parts that have less performance? Nah I don't think so.

Links for a Q9400 and 8 gigs and GTS 450 (which the q9400 and GTS 450 are slower than the parts I listed and used)
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD A8-7600 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($84.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Silverstone AR06 40.2 CFM CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI A68HI AC Mini ITX FM2+ Motherboard ($81.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Silicon Power S60 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill RS-MI-01 BK Mini ITX Tower Case w/250W Power Supply ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $338.93
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-19 23:42 EDT-0400
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post #5 of 17
They've got a deal at Newegg right now with everything you need for $299.99, including an SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.2542192
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon X4 870K 4700mhz 1.63v ASUS A88X-PRO Radeon HD 6970 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB DDR2133 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Kingston V300 Toshiba 2.5" laptop HDD, 1TB Micron C300 SSD Generic 2TB HDD WL2000GSA1672 (external) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Momentus XT 500GB ASUS DVD-RW Prolimatech Black Series Megahalems Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon "Sarah" 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 ViewSonic VG2030wm IBM Model M Fractal Design Newton R3 600W 
CaseMouseAudioOther
Phanteks Enthoo Pro Logitech Marble Mouse Behringer UCA222 Upgraded Realistic Minimus-7 speakers, Lepai 20... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile T9900 Dell 0G848F Intel Mobile 4 series 4GB Crucial DDR2-6400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OWC Mercury Electra 3G 44GB SSD stock DVD-RW Linux Mint Cinnamon 17.1 "Rebecca" 1366x768 WXGA 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Kingston V300 Toshiba 2.5" laptop HDD, 1TB Micron C300 SSD Generic 2TB HDD WL2000GSA1672 (external) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Momentus XT 500GB ASUS DVD-RW Prolimatech Black Series Megahalems Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon "Sarah" 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 ViewSonic VG2030wm IBM Model M Fractal Design Newton R3 600W 
CaseMouseAudioOther
Phanteks Enthoo Pro Logitech Marble Mouse Behringer UCA222 Upgraded Realistic Minimus-7 speakers, Lepai 20... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile T9900 Dell 0G848F Intel Mobile 4 series 4GB Crucial DDR2-6400 
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OWC Mercury Electra 3G 44GB SSD stock DVD-RW Linux Mint Cinnamon 17.1 "Rebecca" 1366x768 WXGA 
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post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by CravinR1 View Post

So pay the same for used parts that have less performance? Nah I don't think so.

Links for a Q9400 and 8 gigs and GTS 450 (which the q9400 and GTS 450 are slower than the parts I listed and used)
I don't think the prices are the same. What I suggested would cost about $150, what you suggested is closer to $800!

Anyway. I am typing this on such a computer.



Optiplex 755 SFF - $20
Q9400 - $27
4 x 1 gig Samsung DDR2 - $10
Radeon HD5450 - $15
Keyboard, mouse, 2 x Samsung 15 inch monitors (Goodwill) - $27
WD Blue 1 TB (Microcenter) - $39

That's a total cost of $138. That's a less that $150 computer that runs SolidWorks (2015) just fine, way more than anyone would need for everyday computing.

Just saying...............

PS
I did replace the PSU, because it was running kind of warm, with an old Antec (i got it fo free) that I had laying around and threw in a Samsumg 840 Pro (256 GB) that I also had laying around.


Edited by billbartuska - 10/20/15 at 1:17am
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX6300 Black M5A99X EVO R2.0 Nvidia GTS450 Team Vulcan PC3 12800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
MouseAudio
Logiteck G400s none 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX6300 Black M5A99X EVO R2.0 Nvidia GTS450 Team Vulcan PC3 12800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
MouseAudio
Logiteck G400s none 
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post #7 of 17
I'm not sure I want to agree with the Dell recommendation due to their nonstandard PSU design. >_<'
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Originally Posted by GreatChicken View Post

I'm not sure I want to agree with the Dell recommendation due to their nonstandard PSU design. >_<'
The Optriplex 755 series uses a standard 20 pin ATX PSU - nothing special...............

Dell sold and leased a boat load of them to businesses. that's why their so cheep now.
They cane in four case sized (Desktop to USFF)
They cane with slow dual cores to fast quad cores.
HDDs to 500 Gig (Alas, no SSDs)
Memory to 8 Gigs (DDR2 up to 800 MHz)

Full Specs
Edited by billbartuska - 10/20/15 at 2:40am
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX6300 Black M5A99X EVO R2.0 Nvidia GTS450 Team Vulcan PC3 12800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
MouseAudio
Logiteck G400s none 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX6300 Black M5A99X EVO R2.0 Nvidia GTS450 Team Vulcan PC3 12800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
MouseAudio
Logiteck G400s none 
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post #9 of 17
I know. Have a few SFF models in the office. I think the Tower and Desktop models can take standard/SFF ATX, but I'm really not sure what to make of the SFF model: To do anything with it I'd have to ducktape a PSU to the outside of the case and make sure I get one with longer delivery cables.
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Originally Posted by GreatChicken View Post

I know. Have a few SFF models in the office. I think the Tower and Desktop models can take standard/SFF ATX, but I'm really not sure what to make of the SFF model: To do anything with it I'd have to ducktape a PSU to the outside of the case and make sure I get one with longer delivery cables.

That's what I did, just have it setting next to the PC.
I ran the motherboard 20 pin, a six pin to the motherboard auxillary, and one SATA power connector to the inside, then soldered the power connections I needed (SSD, spinner and CD/DVD) off of that 17 amp rail. I made some nice Delron "feet" for the PSU so when I put it on top of the case to carry them it doesn't scratch the case.

Edited by billbartuska - 10/20/15 at 3:37am
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX6300 Black M5A99X EVO R2.0 Nvidia GTS450 Team Vulcan PC3 12800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
MouseAudio
Logiteck G400s none 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX6300 Black M5A99X EVO R2.0 Nvidia GTS450 Team Vulcan PC3 12800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
MouseAudio
Logiteck G400s none 
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