Want to build $400 PC

edited October 2008 in Hardware
Keyboard, Mouse, or Monitor

The Case and everything in it.

I'm building it for another friend and I can't talk to him at the moment because I'm supposed to be in bed lights out at academy is 10:30 in WA. I'm not positive he needs everything there so throw your suggestions out there.
I'll ask him tomorrow what he needs and post an update.

Sniper

Updated: No Keyboard, Mouse, or Monitor

Comments

  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI
    edited September 2008
    Start with our Marketplace. You're gonna have a really hard time hitting that $400 mark if you need to get the monitor too.. He needs to be honest with himself at that point. Best bet is to find a free CRT that someone wants to throw away or something.
  • zero-counterzero-counter Linux Lubber San Antonio
    edited September 2008
    That's gonna be tough, depending on usage. What OS? There is the Asus EE PC option, just get a throwaway CRT like prime said. I'll respond pending update.
  • NiGHTSNiGHTS San Diego
    edited September 2008
    No sense reinventing the wheel: Dell Dimension w/o Monitor - $399
  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX
    edited September 2008
    Yeah, for $400, he pretty much won't be able to build it himself, and needs to find some other way of coming up with a monitor. Scour craigslist for throwaways.
  • edcentricedcentric near Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    edited September 2008
    This will be a email, internet and word doc only type of machine.
    Look at the new Mini 9. http://www.anandtech.com/mobile/showdoc.aspx?i=3399
  • edited September 2008
    UPDATE!!
    No Monitor
    No Keyvoard
    No Mouse
  • edited September 2008
    MB:GIGABYTE GA-M78SM-S2H AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 8200 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail 74.99

    RAM:G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-2GBPK - Retail 43.99

    CPU:AMD Athlon 64 X2 5800+ Brisbane 3.0GHz Socket AM2 89W Dual-Core Processor Model ADA5800IAA5DO - OEM 79.99

    CPU Cooler: ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail 19.99

    HD:not picked

    PSU:" "

    Case: " "

    DVD drive: " "

    Total 218.96

    Suggestions welcome
  • tmh88tmh88 Pittsburgh / Athens, OH
    edited September 2008
    Suggestion: Spend $100 more


    Aside from that, how big of a hard drive does he want?

    How about an 80 GB for $24? Open box, but it's newegg, so if you have problems they'll return it for sure.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822135106R
  • edited September 2008
    The internet here is crashing all of neweggs webpages at the moment its really pissing me off this searching for computer parts is taking a long long time cause everyway I turn the connection gets interrupted by the stupid firewall. Anyway the internet is slower then a moving glacier.
  • edited September 2008
    MB:GIGABYTE GA-M78SM-S2H AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 8200 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail 74.99 - 20 MIR

    RAM:G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-2GBPK - Retail 43.99

    CPU:UPDATE: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Brisbane 2.6GHz Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor Model ADO5000DOBOX - Retail 59.50

    CPU Cooler: ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail 19.99

    HD:Western Digital Caviar SE WD800AAJS 80GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM 37.99

    PSU:RAIDMAX AURORA 2 RX-600F 600W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready LED Power Supply - Retail 64.99 - 20 MIR

    Case: Not Picked

    DVD drive: LITE-ON Combo Black SATA Model DH-52C2S-04 - OEM 22.99

    Total: Unknown

    Suggestions welcome
  • edcentricedcentric near Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    edited September 2008
    OK, this is as cheep as I can get an Intel sytem.
    next I'll see what we can get for $400

    Do you need an OS?

    LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model DH-20A4P-04 - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827106228
    $21.99

    ASUS TA-853 (generic) Black/ White Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 350W Power Supply - Retail
    -$10.00 Instant
    $49.99
    $39.99

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST380815AS 80GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
    $38.99

    G.SKILL 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5S-2GBNT - Retail
    $28.99

    GIGABYTE GA-73PVM-S2 LGA 775 NVIDIA GeForce 7100/nForce 630i Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    $63.99

    Intel Celeron E1400 Allendale 2.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80557E1400 - Retail
    $62.99

    Subtotal: $256.94
  • edcentricedcentric near Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    edited September 2008
    What about this one:

    LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model DH-20A4P-04 - OEM
    $21.99

    ASUS TA-211 White 0.6mm SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 350W Power Supply - Retail
    -$10.00 Instant
    $69.99
    $59.99

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD502lJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
    $69.99

    G.SKILL 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5S-2GBNT - Retail
    $28.99

    GIGABYTE GA-EG45M-DS2H LGA 775 Intel G45 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    $128.99

    Intel Pentium E5200 Wolfdale 2.5GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80571E5200 - Retail
    $84.49

    Subtotal: $394.44
  • edited September 2008
    He wants AMD, with windows xp. no graphics card.
    He doesnt really care on the case but he doesnt want yellow or orange on it.
    It would be nice to get a case that has a fan at the top that pushes air out the top of the case like the antec 900 but cheaper.
  • edited September 2008
    Also, I would like suggestions on the motherboard cause some people say the board I picked is relatively unstable.
  • edited September 2008
    MB:GIGABYTE GA-M78SM-S2H AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 8200 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail 74.99 - 20 MIR

    RAM:G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-2GBPK - Retail 43.99

    CPU:UPDATE: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Brisbane 2.6GHz Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor Model ADO5000DOBOX - Retail 59.50

    CPU Cooler: ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail 19.99

    HD:Western Digital Caviar SE WD800AAJS 80GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM 37.99

    PSU:RAIDMAX AURORA 2 RX-600F 600W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready LED Power Supply - Retail 64.99 - 20 MIR

    Case: Rosewill Conqueror WBK Triple 120mm Fans Steel ATX Mid tower Computer Case with Side Panel - Retail 74.99

    DVD drive: LITE-ON Combo Black SATA Model DH-52C2S-04 - OEM 22.99

    Total: 399.43

    Suggestions welcome
  • fatcatfatcat Mizzou
    edited September 2008
    get the Antec 300 case for $60 Antec 300-$15

    upgrade the hard drive to 160GB for $4 more 160GB HDD+$4 OR a 320GB hard drive for $12 more since I saved ya $15 on the case 320GB HDD+$12

    the PSU kinda makes me cringe a little, to stay near budget I'd go PC Power & Cooling 500w
  • edited September 2008
    He wants a window in the side of his case
  • edited September 2008
    Whats wrong with the PSU?
  • edited September 2008
    Update!!
    MB: UPDATE: BIOSTAR GF8100 M2+ SE AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 8100 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail 59.99

    RAM: G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-2GBPK - Retail 43.99

    CPU: UPDATE: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Brisbane 2.6GHz Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor Model ADO5000DOBOX - Retail 59.50

    CPU Cooler: ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail 19.99

    HD: UPDATE: Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600AAJS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM 41.99

    PSU:RAIDMAX AURORA 2 RX-600F 600W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready LED Power Supply - Retail 64.99 - 20 MIR

    Case: Rosewill Conqueror WBK Triple 120mm Fans Steel ATX Mid tower Computer Case with Side Panel - Retail 74.99

    DVD drive: LITE-ON Combo Black SATA Model DH-52C2S-04 - OEM 22.99

    Total w/out shipping: 388.43
    Total W/Shipping: 406.44

    Suggestions welcome
  • BuddyJBuddyJ Dept. of Propaganda OKC
    edited September 2008
    Why the step backwards with the board? Doesn't make sense to me.
  • edited October 2008
    There were a bunch of reviews on the gigabyte board saying that it was very unstable. So I changed to a different board.
    The parts arent ordered yet things can be changed still.
  • BuddyJBuddyJ Dept. of Propaganda OKC
    edited October 2008
    Switch boards to something like this:
    Open Box: BIOSTAR TFORCE TA780G http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138105R

    The Biostar board has a good reputation, and the AMD 780G chipset is better than the GeForce 8100 you had selected in the previous case. It'd be perfect for your buddy.
Sign In or Register to comment.