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Price of cheapest build went down?

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here is currently the cheapest build with the bare minimums of every component:



This used to be ~$200 a few years ago. Does this mean that in a while we are going to be building $50 computers?
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Hey, at least it can play cs1.6
    
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post #3 of 6
Holy crap, $133 that's ridiculous. Add $20 for a cheap case and your good to go.
post #4 of 6
That could be a pretty nice minimalistic server build, I would go up to 200 dollars just to get a bit better components that wont explode on me though.
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160 Hitachi HDD LG Super-Multi Drive with SecurDisc Windows 7 - Ultimate (x86) Samsung SyncMaster 2043SWX 20" 1600x900 
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post #5 of 6
That is ridiculously sad in part quality
Can't you at least have two DIMMs for dual channel? Pleeeeaassseee
Edited by xd_1771 - 3/4/11 at 7:35pm
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
That is ridiculously sad in part quality
Can't you at least have two DIMMs for dual channel? Pleeeeaassseee
Just buy the RAM twice, should be $10 more.
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Pentium Dual-Core E5400 MSI G41M-P33 LGA 775 Nvidia GTX 660 Kingston ValueRAM 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 
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Western Digital 160GB Windows 7 SP1 Acer X203H 20" 1600x900 Broadway Com 500W 
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None! 
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Pentium Dual-Core E5400 MSI G41M-P33 LGA 775 Nvidia GTX 660 Kingston ValueRAM 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 
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Western Digital 160GB Windows 7 SP1 Acer X203H 20" 1600x900 Broadway Com 500W 
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