$300 Build for Sister. - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-25-2009, 04:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 304
Send a message via AIM to truebe
Default $300 Build for Sister.

I've been out of computer hardware for a while, help me out. We've already got a monitor. It was either this or a netbook, and no one wants to do their homework on those tiny things. So far I've got

e5200 $65
Mushkin 2GB Value $25
WD 160GB $40
DVD/RW $30
Keyboard $6
Mouse $10
Pad $10
Headset $10

I need help with the case and psu and motherboard.

Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Elite RC-330-KKR1 Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 350W Power Supply - Computer Cases
This an option?

Anything I should reconsider? Thanks!

truebe
__________________

__________________
Gigabyte EP-45 DS3R
e7200 @ 3.2
G.skill 4GB
Gigabyte 4850
Corsair VX 550
truebe is offline  
Old 08-25-2009, 04:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
muffin enthusiast
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: new york
Posts: 2,724
Default Re: $300 Build for Sister.

well, whats going to be the main use for this pc? with $300, i dont know if you can get a gaming pc, but i see that youve included a headset into your budget, then again gaming might not be the only use for one, just curious.

do you also need an OS?
__________________

Muffin Man is offline  
Old 08-25-2009, 04:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
hikaricloud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 6,220
Default Re: $300 Build for Sister.

I'm pricing up a build right now, if you give me a sec.

EDIT: This will be slightly above your budget with the keyboard/mouse/pad/etc, but these parts cover all the other components you need.

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ - Desktop Memory
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3320613AS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Elite RC-330-KKR1 Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 350W Power Supply - Computer Cases
Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners

Total comes to $306.94 after shipping.
__________________
R.I.P. Ronald C. "Bucky" Buck
3/13/1949 - 11/30/2010
Poizen22 - in all honesty id prefetr my pics get passed around then send perform some homo erotic sexual deed.
thirdshiftdj - what on earth are you trying to say???
I do not accept support questions via EMail, PM or IM.
If I helped you out, or what I just said rocked you like a hurricane, hit the little thingie over there.
<-------------------------------
hikaricloud is offline  
Old 08-25-2009, 05:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 304
Send a message via AIM to truebe
Default Re: $300 Build for Sister.

She needs it for school online. The build hikari made looks nice. I forgot to mention she needs a webcam as well, and I don't know anything about those. I'm assuming the PSU in that case is fine then?

As for the Athlon 2 X2, what is a comparable Intel CPU, just so I can get an idea?

I do not need an os.

Thanks!

truebe
__________________
Gigabyte EP-45 DS3R
e7200 @ 3.2
G.skill 4GB
Gigabyte 4850
Corsair VX 550
truebe is offline  
Old 08-25-2009, 05:45 PM   #5 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Brinson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,195
Default Re: $300 Build for Sister.

The x2 250 is waaayy better than the e5200 you picked out. I'm not sure exactly, but the 250 beat the e7400 in some benchmarks I saw by a big margin. I'm sure it could beat even higher intel models.

Budget intel chips are overpriced.
__________________
Antec 300 Illusion
430w Antec Earthwatts
AMD Q4 640 Propus
2x4gb Patriot DDR3 1333
750gb Seagate 7200.11 Hard Drive
Brinson is offline  
Old 08-25-2009, 05:46 PM   #6 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
hikaricloud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 6,220
Default Re: $300 Build for Sister.

Not really sure, those X2s are pretty new. Probably something from the e7xxx series. Looking at some benchmarks, it's outperformed by the E8xxx series, but nothing below that.
__________________
R.I.P. Ronald C. "Bucky" Buck
3/13/1949 - 11/30/2010
Poizen22 - in all honesty id prefetr my pics get passed around then send perform some homo erotic sexual deed.
thirdshiftdj - what on earth are you trying to say???
I do not accept support questions via EMail, PM or IM.
If I helped you out, or what I just said rocked you like a hurricane, hit the little thingie over there.
<-------------------------------
hikaricloud is offline  
Old 08-25-2009, 09:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 304
Send a message via AIM to truebe
Default Re: $300 Build for Sister.

That's a great deal then!

So the PSU is good to go then? And can anyone recommend a webcam?
__________________
Gigabyte EP-45 DS3R
e7200 @ 3.2
G.skill 4GB
Gigabyte 4850
Corsair VX 550
truebe is offline  
Old 08-25-2009, 09:48 PM   #8 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
hikaricloud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 6,220
Default Re: $300 Build for Sister.

Logitech makes some decent webcams, other than that, I dunno specifics.

I would say the PSU is adequate, and CM brand PSUs aren't that bad in the grand scheme of things, they're pretty decent. It'll be good enough for general use.
__________________
R.I.P. Ronald C. "Bucky" Buck
3/13/1949 - 11/30/2010
Poizen22 - in all honesty id prefetr my pics get passed around then send perform some homo erotic sexual deed.
thirdshiftdj - what on earth are you trying to say???
I do not accept support questions via EMail, PM or IM.
If I helped you out, or what I just said rocked you like a hurricane, hit the little thingie over there.
<-------------------------------
hikaricloud is offline  
Old 08-27-2009, 12:57 PM   #9 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 304
Send a message via AIM to truebe
Default Re: $300 Build for Sister.

I was wondering if this Motherboard/CPU combo was okay?

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!

It's $10 cheaper.

Also, it says the Memory Standard is 1066 for that board, but if I use 800, it won't really matter, right? Or am I going to have to spring for 1066.

Ordering today! Thanks.

truebe
__________________
Gigabyte EP-45 DS3R
e7200 @ 3.2
G.skill 4GB
Gigabyte 4850
Corsair VX 550
truebe is offline  
Old 08-27-2009, 02:42 PM   #10 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
hikaricloud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 6,220
Default Re: $300 Build for Sister.

You'll be fine with 800 speed.

I don't like the look of that board, I don't trust Zotac as a brand. Not to mention the 8200 chipset is not that great either. The 785G would be better, and have better onboard graphics.
__________________

__________________
R.I.P. Ronald C. "Bucky" Buck
3/13/1949 - 11/30/2010
Poizen22 - in all honesty id prefetr my pics get passed around then send perform some homo erotic sexual deed.
thirdshiftdj - what on earth are you trying to say???
I do not accept support questions via EMail, PM or IM.
If I helped you out, or what I just said rocked you like a hurricane, hit the little thingie over there.
<-------------------------------
hikaricloud is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
$300 build stalin90 System Upgrades 9 02-25-2009 12:31 PM
Windows 7 Build 7000 Beta Review KSoD Official TF Reviews 11 02-15-2009 01:33 PM
First PC build, any help appreciated. relapserebel System Upgrades 16 01-29-2009 01:02 PM
First post - First build - HT/Media/Multi-Task Build Reco's? delirium330 New Systems | Building and Buying 60 01-12-2009 03:07 PM
I've been inspired... my build log... anime_dude07 Overclocking and Modding 25 12-17-2007 11:35 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.