dirt cheap build - Page 3 - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-02-2009, 09:56 PM   #21 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Brinson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,195
Default Re: dirt cheap build

Do you have a Fry's near you?

They commonly run deals of motherboard/cpu combos, usually celerons or semprons, for $59.99. Way better than what I've seen online. Also, Microcenter/Fry's occasionally have cases that are $10-$20 after rebates.

Those two together could put you under your budget.
__________________

__________________
Antec 300 Illusion
430w Antec Earthwatts
AMD Q4 640 Propus
2x4gb Patriot DDR3 1333
750gb Seagate 7200.11 Hard Drive
Brinson is offline  
Old 06-03-2009, 01:05 AM   #22 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
CrazeD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Maine
Posts: 3,736
Send a message via AIM to CrazeD Send a message via MSN to CrazeD
Default Re: dirt cheap build

Quote:
Originally Posted by hikaricloud View Post
Like I was saying, I've put dozens of those 380/420w Raidmax/Apevia PSUs in machines. Failure % is very low in general use machines.

I wouldn't recommend anything that I didn't think would work for a build.

And seeing as my build is 110 bucks over his budget already, he's not going to put an extra 25 bucks into the PSU.
No offense, but you are using one of the worst brands of PSU's in your system (Logisys).

I had a 450W Apevia that came with my case (couple years ago) and it failed within two months.

One day you'll see what happens when a piece of **** PSU blows up and fries your system. Then the 30$ more wouldn't seem so bad.

PSU's is the absolute worst component to skimp on. Buy a quality one now and don't worry about it again. I bet that Apevia you linked doesn't even output half of its rated output.
__________________

__________________

Intel Q9400 | Gigabyte EP45-UD3P | G.Skill 2x2GB DDR2 1000 | XFX HD5870

Need website help? PM me!
CrazeD is offline  
Old 06-03-2009, 02:04 AM   #23 (permalink)
Jae
True Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 245
Default Re: dirt cheap build

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brinson View Post
Do you have a Fry's near you?

They commonly run deals of motherboard/cpu combos, usually celerons or semprons, for $59.99. Way better than what I've seen online. Also, Microcenter/Fry's occasionally have cases that are $10-$20 after rebates.

Those two together could put you under your budget.
I found some nice deals on fry's. thanks a lot man
Jae is offline  
Old 06-03-2009, 08:31 AM   #24 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
hikaricloud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 6,220
Default Re: dirt cheap build

Quote:
Originally Posted by CrazeD View Post
No offense, but you are using one of the worst brands of PSU's in your system (Logisys).
I'm not a moron, I know what brands are good and bad.

I bought this Logisys almost 3 years ago and it's still going strong. Would I like to have a different PSU? Sure. But I purchased this when my old case PSU died, and I had almost no money to spend, so I grabbed what I could to run my machine.

So question my experience all you want, but I've been buying parts to put in machines for 6 years. I know what works and what doesn't. And on a budget, Apevia works just fine.
__________________
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 06-03-2009, 08:37 AM   #25 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Kharn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 7,638
Default Re: dirt cheap build

I am wither hakiri, I am not bothered I have had high end PSU's blow on me more than mid range to lower end. just deal with it not every PSU's is the same from ever builder an not ever person needs or wants a 400+ watt PSU most systems can get away with it.

Look every one grow up most people would rather but a system than build one an lets start recommending what people want an need over what they can spend an OC to.
__________________
Visit this and do something for the world!
www.hackersforcharity.org

Want to do even more? Take a look here and join the fight on human trafficking.

Hear and you forget, see and you remember, do and you understand.

Kharn is offline  
Old 06-03-2009, 11:57 AM   #26 (permalink)
Mod Emeritus
 
Puddle Jumper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 4,286
Default Re: dirt cheap build

Quote:
Originally Posted by CrazeD View Post
PSU's is the absolute worst component to skimp on. Buy a quality one now and don't worry about it again. I bet that Apevia you linked doesn't even output half of its rated output.
QFT.

I bought a Corsair 550vx when I built my system even though it was overkill but now a year later I love knowing that even if a wanted to get a Q9550 and GTX 285 I wouldn't have to upgrade my psu to run them.

I have never seen anything good come from cutting corners on hardware.
__________________

AMD Phenom II x4 955 Black Edition : Asus M4A89GTD PRO : Corsair 550VX
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4x2gb DDR3 1600 : MSI Geforce GTX 770 2gb : Antec 300
OCZ Agility 2 60gb SSD (OS) : SanDisk Ultra 120gb SSD (Apps) : Crucial M500 240gb (Steam) : Win 8.1 Pro 64bit
2x Samsung 2494LW & 1x Dell U2312HM Eyefinity

Lenovo ThinkPad X220 : Core i5 2410M : 12.5" 1366x768 IPS LED display : Intel 320 Series 120gb SSD

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 stock 4.3 : Nexus 7 2 stock 4.4

Puddle Jumper is offline  
Old 06-03-2009, 12:54 PM   #27 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
hikaricloud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 6,220
Default Re: dirt cheap build

Bottom line: a budget is a budget. You do what you can with what you got.

It would be such a better world if Corsair PSUs were available to everyone on the planet because they were cheap, but they aren't.

Notice how people who have their own businesses building and repairing computers, or have worked for any length of time in computer repair shop is fine with using budget PSUs based on the the experience with said products. While not ideal, they work more often than not. If I had the money, I'd love to have a Corsair for my own machine, but hey, we can't all have money for what we want.
__________________
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 06-03-2009, 02:03 PM   #28 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
CrazeD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Maine
Posts: 3,736
Send a message via AIM to CrazeD Send a message via MSN to CrazeD
Default Re: dirt cheap build

Quote:
Originally Posted by hikaricloud View Post
Bottom line: a budget is a budget. You do what you can with what you got.

It would be such a better world if Corsair PSUs were available to everyone on the planet because they were cheap, but they aren't.

Notice how people who have their own businesses building and repairing computers, or have worked for any length of time in computer repair shop is fine with using budget PSUs based on the the experience with said products. While not ideal, they work more often than not. If I had the money, I'd love to have a Corsair for my own machine, but hey, we can't all have money for what we want.
The point is, if you can't afford quality components then there is no sense wasting money on ****ty components. It's a 20$ difference between the Apevia and the Antec I linked (as well as several other name brand, cheap models like Seasonic, PC Power & Cooling, Silverstone etc). Get a quality PSU and save money elsewhere. Otherwise, if your PSU decides to explode and fry all your other components, you'll wish you spent the extra 20$.
__________________

Intel Q9400 | Gigabyte EP45-UD3P | G.Skill 2x2GB DDR2 1000 | XFX HD5870

Need website help? PM me!
CrazeD is offline  
Old 06-03-2009, 02:58 PM   #29 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Hefemeister's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Sweden
Posts: 9,093
Default Re: dirt cheap build

Ok.
The OP has gotten his info.

Thread closed.
__________________

__________________
ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 :: INTEL i7 920 @3.4 :: XFX GTX260 :: 6gb Corsair 1600 :: Corsair 750TX :: TRUE 120 :: Samsung T240 24" :: Windows 7 X64

I do not accept support questions via PM

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
Hefemeister 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
cheap build Monkey New Systems | Building and Buying 3 01-23-2009 02:26 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
cheap build to play WoW wafflehammer System Upgrades 8 07-14-2008 08:51 PM
Looking for dirt cheap AGP card, better than 6200 Trotter Buy/Sell/Trade and Hot Deals 4 09-05-2007 02:51 AM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:57 PM.


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