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My friend asked me to build a computer around $500 - 600.

Whats the best bang for the buck? I would like to get this done over the weekend so if all the parts could be picked from Microcenter that would be awesome unless its going to take up a lot of the budget.

I literally need everything except for a CD rom. Windows 8 or Windows 7 also needs to be added to the build.

Send me some builds please!
 

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Dell S2240M 21.5" LED Monitor $119.99

Gigabyte GA-H81M-H LGA1150 mATX Intel Motherboard $54.99

Corsair Vengeance Series 4GB DDR3-1600 PC3-12800) $64.99

Thermaltake V3 Black Edition ATX Mid Tower Compute $39.99

Antec Basiq 350 Watt ATX Power Supply $34.99

Intel Core i3 4130 3.4GHz LGA 1150 Boxed $99.99

N600 Wireless Dual Band PCIe Adapter $34.99

WD Blue 1TB 7,200 RPM $59.99

Windows 8.1 $99.99

Total: $609.91

A little over budget. How does this look? I told him that it might exceed the budget if he buys it all at microcenter instead of online
 

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Originally Posted by kplonsky View Post

Oops -- the computer doesnt need any dedicated GPU, mainly for web browsing and stock trading
Then does he need to spend a hundo on Windows? If so, then he's stuck -- if not, maybe something like Mint or Ubuntu, since they're, you know, free.
 

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H81M-DS2V Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.00 @ Amazon)
Case: Xigmatek Recon ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Enermax 450W ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($95.99 @ B&H)
Monitor: Dell S2240M 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($129.99 @ Best Buy)
Wireless Network Adapter: Intel 62205ANHMWDTX1 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($33.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $572.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-15 11:02 EDT-0400)

your build is fine , just pick a better power supply
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and go to microcenter if you can for CPU/motherboard
 
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