Ultra low cost system challenge - Page 2 - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-13-2012, 02:14 PM   #11 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 3,107
Default Re: Ultra low cost system challenge

Can't recommend open box or refurb items myself. when going "economy' you still need to find a case that will attract everybody. having some gaudy case with lights all over with great big button for the on/off switch isn't the kind of a case that will attract the average users. I usually get things on sale at the egg, the cx430 psu's can be had sometimes for less than $40. and it's a high quality power supply that won't come back to bite you in the butt in 7 months under a one year warranty for a client.
I have found that it helps to have the board fit the case, A cheap mini board does not look good in a Cooler Master HAF case and a full size board does not work well with the Rosewill Blackbone mid size case either.
Going cheap is can be good for resale but it can look really bad if you do not match up the parts prospectively, and take into consideration on who is going to want these types of pc's
If this is going cheap for yourself personally, do whatever you feel !

Joe C is offline  
Old 04-14-2012, 01:27 AM   #12 (permalink)
Build Guru
PP Mguire's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 28,953
Default Re: Ultra low cost system challenge

For a cheap computer like this it will probably get stuffed under a desk or something like that so cosmetics aren't really a problem. Just need something that is cheap and will get the job done quickly.

"Resolution is just a number." #Ubisoft
Origin/Steam = PP_Mguire Twitch = pp_mguire Instagram = ppmguire PSN = PP_Mguire

Access to my Plex PM me.
PP Mguire is offline  
Old 04-14-2012, 01:46 AM   #13 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 3,107
Default Re: Ultra low cost system challenge

Logisys sells a 480W power supply for $13.
Newegg.com - LOGISYS Computer PS480D 480W ATX12V Power Supply

you can go very cheap, I do not know of anybody that would recommend using anything like that. I can go cheap but probably around $300. for a build because you need decent parts that will last

Power supply; about $35 to $40
Same for a case...$35 to $40
4 gb memory: $20.
dvd/cd burner: $20
The main board and cpu can vary but I'd think $125 to $175 range
The hard drive is a tough one these days, a 500gb can be had for $75. (unless you know someone with a cloud service that changes out hard drives a lot and asks $40 for a 500gb with warranty left on it.)I got lucky with that

Joe C 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
low cost internet filtering software servo.tsc Microsoft Windows and Software 19 11-06-2008 09:33 AM
Low Cost Gaming PC Build Alvin.C New Systems | Building and Buying 1 06-22-2008 04:45 AM
Low cost computer Infinite System Upgrades 4 01-02-2008 08:18 PM
It's in. the best low cost subwoofer EricB Computer Audio and Multimedia 2 12-16-2006 01:20 AM

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:45 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.