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Old August 30, 2010, 05:51 PM
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By extreme i mean extremely cheap,So i'm going to build a family pc for general use(light gaming possibly).Here is my list of parts to buy....
AMD phenom II x2 550-$89.99
thermaltake v3 case--$44.99
seagate 250gb hdd-34.99
BFG GX 550 Watt power supply-$30(i know i should get a better quality psu,getting it to power this build for a few months tops)
corsair 2gb ddr2 ram-$44

I already have the mobo and dvd drive and a cheap gpu
biostar a785ge i believe it is
don't remember the brand of dvd drive
ati 4650 1gb

GRAND TOTAL =$293.97 including mobo and shipping/tax
comments/suggestions welcome.I want to keep this pc under the $350 mark
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Old August 30, 2010, 05:56 PM
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Only thing I would suggest would be to look in the BST threads for components. You might get better for about the same money.
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Old August 30, 2010, 06:03 PM
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I don't know if you can return the bought items, but i would have gotten a motherboard with integrated video card instead.

AMD Athlon X3 ~$75 CAD (probably cheaper in the States)
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How bout a Sparkle 350W or a Seasonic 350W?
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would search around but i need to build this pc quick
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Old August 30, 2010, 06:11 PM
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I don't know if you can return the bought items, but i would have gotten a motherboard with integrated video card instead.

AMD Athlon X3 ~$75 CAD (probably cheaper in the States)
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How bout a Sparkle 350W or a Seasonic 350W?
It does have intergrated graphics,but i have the 4650 from awhile.why not use it right?
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extreme or just on the low end would be a celly 3300 pmed udner 50, same with a nice asus or giga board around 50 buckers.

the rest is your choice, just dont get a 2 dollar psu


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Old August 30, 2010, 06:59 PM
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Personally I would go with an athlon II x3 instead of the phenom II x2, but that's your call (would save a few bucks too). And you could consider a cooler master rc-330 (elite 330), or one of the other budget cooler master cases (I used one last year for a build, and its fairly thin metal, but worked great for a budget build...think I got it for $34 price matched). Spend a couple extra bucks on a seasonic 350w, corsair 400w, or antec earthwatts 380 or higher.
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well i'm buying either an athlon or phenom x2 with the hope of unlocking a 3rd or forth core.I'm getting an ULTRA 550 Watt psu instead
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I think ultra may be even worse then BFG (someone else chime in if I'm wrong).
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how bout just a refurbed ibm s50, they go for like 150 bucks or so, if you can still find em. great litte internet machines
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