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post #11 of 38
My sig rig cost me $180. I've built a few in the past for less but they didn't have specs that came close to my current machine.
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post #12 of 38
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Ubeermench View Post
I never built anything under $1000 lol
No shame in that!
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post #13 of 38
£400
total spent on my sigrig... oh god... too much over the years
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post #14 of 38
Cheap-o gamer for friends son incl. Windows: $410. Plays Crysis welll just above medium at 1440x900

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Edited by 8ight - 2/24/11 at 2:47am
 
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post #15 of 38
420 cpu and 1 gb ram and onboard gpu for $50. free case and power and old 300 gb hard drive out of a dead pc. so 50$.
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post #16 of 38
1U custom router:

Case+PSU $90
CPU Celeron 430 $40?
MB with dual LAN $100
RAM 1GB $20?
4GB CF card $10?

~$260

Old build. I've moved to mITX+Atom now.
post #17 of 38
$220 Tigerdirect Barebone.
E2200 and 2 gigs of ram.
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post #18 of 38
I built a functional Dell out of two Dells I dug out of the trash. I live in a college town and about 30% of the people in the city move in or out of apartments on July 31st-Aug 1st. It's a literal gold mine for dumpster diving. People throw away all kinds of perfectly good stuff because they don't want to deal with moving it.

Funny story. One of the two dells was horribly dusty inside. The previous owner had cut the wires to the video card fan... I guess that was an easier way to make the machine quiet than actually cleaning it...
    
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post #19 of 38
A build for a friend.. £500 I think the total was around. i5 760, 4GB DDR3 and a HD5770.
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post #20 of 38
An old pentium cobled together from scavenged parts... in a card board box... I think I was out a couple bucks for ram and a psu.
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