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Basic computer for around $350 for office work (Word, Excel, Chrome, Spotify)

CaptainYanev

63 months ago

Hey guys, this is what I came up with. This computer will never be used for anything else besides the things listed above.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz Dual-Core OEM/Tray Processor $25.40 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $14.99 @ Micro Center
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-G41MT-S2PT Micro ATX LGA775 Motherboard $69.62 @ Mwave
Memory Crucial 2GB (1 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $22.31 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Scorpio Blue 320GB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $38.69 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus GeForce GT 630 2GB Video Card $29.99 @ NCIX US
Case Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case $29.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic 300W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $42.98 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF120 Red 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan $10.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF120 Red 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan $10.99 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $312.94
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-13 03:05 EST-0500

Comments?

Comments

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Now that is what I call tight budget :D Nah, but seriously, good work. It's good enough for your needs. The 2GB of RAM worry me though... unless you can expand later. And you have some bucks to spare

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah.. I might push another $20 for a second 2GB stick

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

this will keep u good for the next couple of years and u can play games watch videos full HD with no lag or stutter...u have options to upgrade the ram and storage if u want...the power supply is good enough for future upgrades...the case is small and professional looking with usb 3...the AMD APUs is the best at ur price range..dedicated graphics cards are for gamers ,rendering etc...good luck

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor $99.98 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $74.99 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $39.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.98 @ OutletPC
Case Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case $29.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $24.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $309.92
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-13 03:27 EST-0500
  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks, that looks awesome... it's just that nothing will be ever done on this build except MS Office and Google Chrome. oh.... maybe some minesweeper

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're using chrome, I would certainly suggest getting 4 GB of ram, just in case.

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  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

well i would suggest buying a notebook if u dont have a monitor or peripherls..but if u do then go for it

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

That would cost me a bit more and I actually have the monitor, keyboard, mouse, cables, printer, etc. set up :) believe it or not, this is going to replace an VEEEEERY old IBM that used to work with Windows 3.11 ^

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

you don't need that cpu cooler, the stock cooler will be fine.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude, just buy the chrome box. It's way cheaper, and it would preform just as well.

http://www.google.com/chrome/devices/chromebooks.html#asus-chromebox

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