My wife's nephew's computer decided to go belly up (seems to be the mobo). It is a socket 754 rig that I pieced together for him and his dad a while back. So, now his dad wants me to rebuild it for as cheap as I can.
I will be reusing the case (old Compaq mATX case) and power supply. I have a SATA DVD drive I am going to use for it, as well as one or two of the hard drives I was given at work. I will also be putting an 80mm fan in the case for extra ventilation.
This is what I am looking at dropping into it:
Newegg.com - AMD A6-3670K Unlocked Llano 2.7GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 6530D AD3670WNGXBOX
$15 off w/ promo code EMCNDJH45, ends 6/18
Newegg.com - BIOSTAR A55MLV FM1 AMD A55 (Hudson D2) Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
10% OFF Select AMD Chipset Motherboards - promo code BTENDJJ32
Newegg.com - G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-4GBNS
10% OFF All Desktop Memory - promo code BTENDJJ33
Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card ( 100326DDR3L )
$15 MIR card
The mobo, CPU, and RAM all have promo codes that are only good for another cay or two, saving me $22.80. The 6670 will run in dual graphics mode with the A6-3670, plus it comes with Dirt 3.
My current total comes to $266.43 w/shipping and tax (NewEgg has a warehouse in my state). My budget is $280.00 max
. If you see any way to improve on this and stay within the budget chime in, but be quick about it... I will be ordering around midday (noon Eastern) tomorrow.