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Okay, so I want to build a new pc, but my current one died before I got the money saved up. So I have $400 right now. I need a CPU, Motherboard, Case, and PSU. I have the rest scattered around my house already. What, if anything, can I get for $400 total?

Think you can do it?

Also, CPU=at least 3GHz stock please
    
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AMD Athlon II X2 260
In stock $75.00
ASRock N68-S3 UCC AM3 Motherboard
In stock $49.00
Gigabyte 550W Superb Power Supply
In stock $59.00
Antec Three Hundred Case
In stock $65.00

Total $248 WINNER
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xKransky View Post
AMD Athlon II X2 260
In stock $75.00
ASRock N68-S3 UCC AM3 Motherboard
In stock $49.00
Gigabyte 550W Superb Power Supply
In stock $59.00
Antec Three Hundred Case
In stock $65.00

Total $248 WINNER
trust me go with a higher watt for the psu
make sure its am3 mobo even try to get am3+ for future cpu's incase u ever get extra money to spend

and u can upgrade many things just look on sites like:

newegg
tigerdirect
amazon
and possibly ebay.


i hope i helped you out! (:
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Originally Posted by rawrjaay View Post
trust me go with a higher watt for the psu
make sure its am3 mobo even try to get am3+ for future cpu's incase u ever get extra money to spend

and u can upgrade many things just look on sites like:

newegg
tigerdirect
amazon
and possibly ebay.


i hope i helped you out! (:
So how high should I go for the PSU? The original plan was 800W, but I can't really afford that right now. You think 650W will do? I'll be overclocking.
    
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Willing to use rebates?

edit - if so...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.634440
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.622006

$399.96 after MIR. Enjoy your 2500k.
Edited by mountainking - 4/22/11 at 6:57pm
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This PSU is also very nice for the price (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-096-_-Product)
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post #7 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mountainking View Post
Willing to use rebates?

edit - if so...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.634440
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.622006

$399.96 after MIR. Enjoy your 2500k.
So close! maybe ill go 500W for now and then upgrade when I get the money. I still have to get a case.
    
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post #8 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by RhysLadhani View Post
Okay, so I want to build a new pc, but my current one died before I got the money saved up. So I have $400 right now. I need a CPU, Motherboard, Case, and PSU. I have the rest scattered around my house already. What, if anything, can I get for $400 total?

Think you can do it?

Also, CPU=at least 3GHz stock please
AMD build:
cpu- phenomII x4 965 BE
mobo- asus m4a89gtd pro/usb3
pc case- cooler master elite430
psu- antec true power new tp750

Intel build:
cpu- i5 2500k $189 microcenter
mobo- msi p67a g43 $114
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130583
pc case- cooler master elite430
psu- corsair cx600
Hope u like my suggestion
Edited by Aniket - 4/23/11 at 5:04am
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post #9 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by RhysLadhani View Post
So close! maybe ill go 500W for now and then upgrade when I get the money. I still have to get a case.
That comes with a case and 650w psu everything you asked for for under 400
post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by dman1101 View Post
That comes with a case and 650w psu everything you asked for for under 400
Oh, wow. My fault, I didn't even see that. Nice find! Definitely diggin' that.
    
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