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Hello, Sorry for listing this with out some details, I did buy all the the parts NEW over about a six month window, some of my parts are slightly different because I could not find them on this website so I picked the closest ones I could (quality and price). I watch my favorite websites and my local Fry's electronics store and when they blow out some good items I grab them. Most the really good deals requiring waiting for a rebate but I have not had any issues receiving them. I have built many PC's and I wanted to try and build a decent one for 2 Bills and I think that was acomplished nicely. Here is my itemized costs including any shipping and sales tax: MSI A55m and AMD A4-3300 combo deal from Fry's $65 (after $20 rebate) Gigabyte GZ-F1 Case New Egg $21 (after $20 rebate) MSI R5450 1gb Fry's $12 (after $20 rebate) Corsair Cmv4gx3m2a1333c9 4GB 2x2 Fry's $15 (after $15 rebate) Seagate Barracuda ES 750GB factory recertified $43 (New Egg ) LG gh24ns72 DVD/CD writer Fry's $14 Antec BP-350 PSU Amazon $24 Usb multi-card reader Bytec New Egg $ 7

The Keyboard, mouse and speaker combo was added for value, purchased the MKZ260 combo from Tiger Direct for $20 after rebate.

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  • 86 months ago
  • 3 points

$200 budget with a $300 bill. <br><br> I'm guessing you recycled an old case. <br><br> My only issue with builds like these is that they're already going to only run games at minimal settings, and in a year you have to do it again. <br><br> Edit: Looks like after the time I posted this there is now a description with proper prices, so my first and second comments are null.

  • 86 months ago
  • 3 points

He could have also bought it when there were other deals and such that he didn't put in the description

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

NEW CASE - $21 from New Egg. Can’t argue with your reasoning, however all tech and especially PC's are out dated after a year or so. I built a $2000 machine about a year ago that is still great for me but its worth less than a grand now.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

Fair, but if you spent $2000 a year ago, where is that PC? It should still be up to scratch with most current 700-800$ builds if not better.

  • 86 months ago
  • 2 points

Sorry in my first comment i meant 1TB Sea-gate hard drive.

  • 86 months ago
  • 2 points

Ummm.... The 6410 integrated in the cpu is faster then the 5450. You would likely be better served just removing the add-in card. Tough to say though because it'll use your system ram as video ram, and you used slow ram, which will hurt the performance.

Any system build for $200 is an accomplishment, but it could have been better.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

Good observation, I actually tried it both ways and with the cheap inferior 5450 it seem to perform better plus it allowed for a two monitor set-up. I had the ram already from a combo deal or I would have opted for 1600.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello, Sorry for listing this with out some details, I did buy all the the parts NEW over about a six month window, some of my parts are slightly different because I could not find them on this website so I picked the closest ones I could (quality and price). I watch my favorite websites and my local Fry's electronics store and when they blow out some good items I grab them. Most the really good deals requiring waiting for a rebate but I have not had any issues receiving them. I have built many PC's and I wanted to try and build a decent one for 2 Bills and I think that was acomplished nicely. Here is my itemized costs including any shipping and sales tax: MSI A55m and AMD A4-3300 combo deal from Fry's $65 (after $20 rebate) Gigabyte GZ-F1 Case New Egg $21 (after $20 rebate) MSI R5450 1gb Fry's $12 (after $20 rebate) Corsair Cmv4gx3m2a1333c9 4GB 2x2 Fry's $15 (after $15 rebate) Seagate Barracuda ES 750GB factory recertified $43 (New Egg ) LG gh24ns72 DVD/CD writer Fry's $14 Antec BP-350 PSU Amazon $24 Usb multi-card reader Bytec New Egg $ 7

The Keyboard, mouse and speaker combo was added for value, purchased the MKZ260 combo from Tiger Direct for $20 after rebate.

  • 86 months ago
  • 0 points

I can already see a few things that you can change. A$30 power supply? If you are going for budget, you can easily spend half that and get more watts. Hard drive? Terrible. There is a 1GB Sea gate Berracude one for $66. More storage, same RPM, and cheaper. RAM? Get Ballistics. $16.99 for 2x2GB sticks. DDR3-1600.

  • 86 months ago
  • 2 points

Well to make a point as I have that current drive in my build, that's definitely not a 2.5" drive sooo....yea idk kinda makes the whole "more gbs for price" irrelevant....Just me I guess

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

"More watts" isn't what you want in a power supply - you want quality. Sure, he could spend $15 on a 500W power supply that is only able to provide 200W, and lacks over-current protection so when he loads up a game it takes out his motherboard and CPU. Instead, he bought a decent power supply for a little more. The PSU is the last part you want to cheap out on.

And I'm sure you mean 1TB, not 1GB, but he only paid $43 for his hard drive. By the way, it is a Barracuda that he's got.

  • 86 months ago
  • 0 points

If $200 is your budget then I don't even know how you can afford to game...

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

:) nice

  • 86 months ago
  • 0 points

WOW, some of you HATERS really need to get a life.... Obviously I did not put this pc together with the intent to play hard core games, the combination of the AMD CPU graphics and the video card make it gaming capable, but it is also capable of standard desktop applications, a duel monitor set-up and windows 8. "ALL NEWLY PURCHASED PARTS that currently sell for around $300 but were frugally purchased for $200". Nice call on the 1TB sea-gate and the Ballistics ram, would like to buy for my next build however I can’t find them at that price?

  • 86 months ago
  • 2 points

The integrated graphics card isn't even compatible for dual graphics with the 5450.

  • 82 months ago
  • 0 points

Good budget build, I'm working on putting one together myself.

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  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

WOW, some of you HATERS really need to get a life.... Obviously I did not put this pc together with the intent to play hard core games, the combination of the AMD CPU graphics and the video card make it gaming capable, but it is also capable of standard desktop applications, a duel monitor set-up and windows 8. "ALL NEWLY PURCHASED PARTS that currently sell for around $300 but were frugally purchased for $200". Nice call on the 1TB sea-gate and the Ballistics ram, would like to buy for my next build however I can’t find them at that price?