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post #11 of 25
Give us more money to work with and we'll be glad to assist you

May want to browse the OCN marketplace because there's no way you'll accomplish your goals with that amount of money for new parts..
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post #12 of 25
get this
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...9239&CatId=332
and then get like a gts 450
post #13 of 25
Since you didn't mention it I'll just assume you have an operating system already. If not, your really unrealistic if you think you can fit Windows 7 into the $300 budget without severely cheaping out on the hardware components. I didn't add a discreet video card because it didn't seem feasible to me given the budget. The CPU and motherboard are Micro Center in-store deals but based on your profile you should have one within driving distance. If nothing else this should give you some ideas to go on for the build:


Athlon II X2 250: $57.99 + tax (In-Store Only)
MSI 785G AM3 Mobo: Free after $20 MIR (with purchase of the CPU, In-Store Only)
Corsair 4GB DDR3-1600 kit: $39.99 after $10 MIR, free shipping
Samsung F3 1TB: $54.99 shipped after code naughtyornice
Antec Neo Eco 400W PSU: $44.99 + shipping
Silverstone ML03B HTPC Case: $59.99 + shipping
LG DVD Burner: $17.99 shipped

Total: $275.94 + shipping and tax, after $30 in MIRs


The HD4200 onboard video will be fine for the HTPC duties and your Dad's work. You can always get a discreet card down the road for your gaming needs. The case I'm not entirely sure about. It looks like a nice case but it has zero fans to speak of, just a lot of large vents for ventilation. I think given the hardware it should be fine, besides that, the design looks pretty solid from just looking at the pictures. I hope that helps you out a little.
Edited by Ben the OCer - 12/24/10 at 11:14pm
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post #14 of 25
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The OS is not a problem, and the Keyboard and display arent required. I understand that the budget is too low to play games like GTA IV, I was just wondering if it would be possible.
post #15 of 25
Check out the OCN market place this where I built my little beast for less then $250.
    
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post #16 of 25
The build in my sig cost $310. I had a case and power supply already though. If you want 2 gigs of ram, check here, or here for 4. I am not a gamer, so the graphics card could be more, but budget builds are my specialty. PM me if you want more help.
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I've got an Athlon II X4 620 I'm looking to sell, you know, if your interested...
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post #18 of 25
budget is far too small for something "small" that also performs well. The OS itself is going to drop your budget to 200 at the least. Raise the budget to 600 and or able to use spare parts then you are good to go. Do you have an old case, OS, etc.? Even grab an OS from an old laptop if you want.

Edit: Nvm, read a bit further. I'll see what I can scratch up.

Chance on having a spare screen?
Edited by Domino - 1/2/11 at 3:23pm
post #19 of 25
Case: CM RC-690 $30
Optical Drive: Lite-On DVD Drive $26
PSU: Corsair 650TX $65
HDD: 1.5 TB HDD $33 (don't know if you can buy them individually).
GPU: 8800GS $50
Mobo: Biostar AM3 760G $60
CPU: AM3 Athlon II X2 2.8GHz $60
Ram: G Skill DDR3 1333 2x 1GB $30

If he ever wants to use this as an HTPC, this does not have any HDMI or optical out cards. In order to get audio from this you very limited. Also does not include a monitor.

Total Price: Just under 400. Around 350, but that is not including taxes and a rough estimate of shipping. GL with the build though.
post #20 of 25
I've played GTA4 on a IGP 4250 laptop with shared DDR3 system ram. The processor is a 2.X ghz dualcore. It ran, not well, but possible
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