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I love the seagate 7200.12 for 39.. that drive rocks.
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Originally Posted by Yoko Littner View Post
Want to do a complete system and as capable as possible for $400.

this will include the OS as well as Pc it self. no monitor, Keyboard, mouse, ECT..

So basically if someone could throw together a newegg list this would be very helpful XD.

Hardrive size must be 320GB Minimum.

must have some upgradability.

and Minor gaming capability's.



cpu: AMD x4 840 3.2ghz
mobo: biostar a7803L
ram: kinston hyperX 4gb(2x2gb) 1600
gpu: Asus engts450 gts 450 1gb
psu: antec neo 520
hdd: WD caviar blue 500gb 7200rpm
case: HEC blitz (poor man's antec 902 clone)
drive: samsung sh-s2223c 22x sata

Assuming u live outside of California, it puts u at grand total $399 + $9 shipping. Keep in mind you will also get -$35 from mail-in-rebates.
Therefore true final price is $365.

Depending how u see this, u could upgrade to the Nvidia 460 / ATI 5770 which is the same price as the Nvidia 450 ($100) after rebate.

The same applies to the cpu. Drop down to an AMD x2 255 3.1ghz and save another $50. Most games wont take advantage of 4 cores, but it's nice having extra horsepower for other pc applications/multitasking.

NOTE: if youre a student or know a student, you can get Windows7 for $30 or even free thru MSDNAA (engineering/computer science majors). contact your savvy friends and family members for a legal hookup.


    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD x6 1055t @ 3.7ghz MSI 790fx-gd70 Gigabyte 5870 (4x4gb)Gskill ripjaw ddr3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial M4 512gb SSD, 2x2TB green 2x Asus 24x sata dvdrw Windows7 64 ultimate dual 24" Dell 2407wfp 1920x1200 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair K90 Antec TruePower blue 750w CoolerMaster HAF932 w/ usb3.0! Logitech g500 
Mouse Pad
Allsop 12''x14'' 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD x6 1055t @ 3.7ghz MSI 790fx-gd70 Gigabyte 5870 (4x4gb)Gskill ripjaw ddr3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial M4 512gb SSD, 2x2TB green 2x Asus 24x sata dvdrw Windows7 64 ultimate dual 24" Dell 2407wfp 1920x1200 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair K90 Antec TruePower blue 750w CoolerMaster HAF932 w/ usb3.0! Logitech g500 
Mouse Pad
Allsop 12''x14'' 
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Originally Posted by ca.j.stokes View Post
Unless you're assembling this from old parts, you can't build a system for light gaming for ~400. i3 cpu is about 120, mobo (h55n-usb3) = 94. a case (sugo05) = 120.

It's kinda not possible
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Originally Posted by CookiiMonster View Post
In all honesty I think you'd just have to lurk around OCN and look for some second hand bargains
Good luck
ok, so this is definitely not something you can just replicate, and it took me several months. but it can be done.

I never have done the math on this, so lets see how close i came. Keep in mind, some of these deals were crazy.

Sugo 07/ w PSU: Ebay $120

DFI LANParty MI P55-T36: anand tech forums $80

CPU: craigslist I5 760 $80+ bonus items (bought Corsair 600t, with asus p55 LE motherboard, i5 760 and XFX 750 black PSU in it for 200, sold an old antec 900 w/ 500w coolermaster PSU for 50, and sold the asus motherboard for $80)

RAM: Craigslist 4GB ballistix tracers $25 (bought 2 AMD athlon x4s, 4GB dominator 1600, 4GB tracers, 6GB OCZ black 1600, MSI g54 motherboard and

OCZ 40GB vertex2 SSD for $300, sold the 2 CPUs, the dominators, and the motherboard for $250)

SSD: Craigslist $25 (see previous)

HDD: store bought Seagate 500GB, $40

GPU: not going into super detail here, but bought a dead GPU for $5, under warranty got it exchanged plus extra $50 for an asus direct CU2 6850 $55

Optical drive: Hardforum 6x LG slim bluray $65

OS: Attended a microsoft event, windows 7 ultimate, one morning of sitting through MS presentations

total: $490

So i broke budget a little bit, BUT i also have a corsair 600T, xfx 750 PSU, and 6GB of OCZ ddr 3 left over. and the system has major gaming ability, bluray and an SSD.

you couldn't just order this any time you want.


but for me, that makes it even more fun.
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