Budget home build

BuddyJBuddyJ Dept. of PropagandaOKC

Time for a new home system. I wanna go cheap. What's the best mATX build for under $500?

I'll re-use my optical drive. Onboard gfx is fine. I need mobo/ram/CPU/hard drive. I have a case and PSU that I think will work. Stock cooler is fine.

I want to use my dual monitors but I currently don't remember if they have DisplayPort support. I know they have DVI and HDMI.

GO!

Comments

  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI

    Do you even still need an optical drive?

    CB
  • BuddyJBuddyJ Dept. of Propaganda OKC

    Yeah. The kids use it to watch their movies sometimes. I play CDs. And I'll use it when I install Windows. Like I said, I'll reuse my existing one.

  • RyderRyder Kalamazoo, Mi

    I didn't look through to see if they had mATX stuff, but Newegg is having a sale: http://promotions.newegg.com/nepro/17-4907/index.html

    BuddyJ
  • https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113404&cm_re=AMD_A10--19-113-404--Product

    Pair that with a little FM2+ board and you will be good to go.

    BuddyJ
  • For $350 you can go with a 525 GB SSD. I put one together on microcenter with an AsRock board that has HDMI, VGA, and DVI out on the board. 8 GB of DDR 3 in dual channel, most expensive part is the SSD.

    You could build around a SkyLake / Kabby Lake i3 on a budget. That is your only other decent option without spending for a graphics card and adding a little complexity to the build. I'd just get an A10, it's cheap and good like most of Icrontic. Kids will even be able to play some video games on it.

    BuddyJ
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