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Zer0Cool 05-08-2010 08:19 PM

PC for $200
So my father asked me if I can build him 3-4 computers for work for about $200 each. I told him that I would need to do some research, and here I am :)

PC will be used for Browsing and basic windows games like solitary...etc. Also for transferring photos from cam to pc and vice versa.

NewEgg is my primary source, if anyone have time to help me with the build I would appreciate it.


foothead 05-08-2010 08:22 PM

Re: PC for $200
Brb, i have a $200 build in my newegg wish lists. Are you okay with single core, or do they need to be dual?

Well here is what I got. Replacing that PSU might be a good idea, but I do not see it being an issue when under such low load

Sempron 140 $33
zotac gf6100-e-e $45
g.skill extreme 1GB DDR2 $26.50
7200.12 160Gb $38
Rosewill RS-MI-01 $50
cheapola DVD burner $25

total cost comes to $217.50, but you couls shave some off by going with mATX stuff. All my other budget builds were completely out of date.

lhuser 05-08-2010 11:18 PM

Re: PC for $200
That's the cheapest board I could find.

Here's a case with PSU for $30:
Be careful, these PSUs could last long, might not last long.

foothead 05-08-2010 11:19 PM

Re: PC for $200
You might do better looking for off lease systems. Tigerdirect has quite a few of them.


Originally Posted by lhuser (Post 1032671)
That's the cheapest board I could find.

No AM3 support.

lhuser 05-08-2010 11:48 PM

Re: PC for $200
I doubt they'd need AM3 for that such usage.

foothead 05-08-2010 11:56 PM

Re: PC for $200
Good luck finding an AM2 CPU...

The sempron will simply not work on that board.

Atomic Rooster 05-09-2010 01:01 AM

Re: PC for $200
AMD Sempron 140 Sargas 2.7GHz 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3

Foxconn A6VMX2-K AM2+/AM2 AMD 690V

A-DATA 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800


Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3160318AS 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb

LOGISYS Computer CS206BK Black w/480W Power Supply

Total - $211.94

shozzking 05-09-2010 01:05 AM

Re: PC for $200
are you going to use windows or linux? im guessing its going to be linux

Zer0Cool 05-09-2010 11:29 PM

Re: PC for $200
As someone mentioned, I would be using Windows, and since these PC's will be placed in an organization, me having to install "non legal" versions of OS on them would not be a good idea. Someone recomended me this thing,

Acer Aspire Revo AR1600-U910H Intel Atom 230(1.6GHz) 1GB DDR2 160GB NVIDIA ION LE graphics Windows XP Home

What you guys think?

foothead 05-09-2010 11:36 PM

Re: PC for $200
Atom = fail, but it would work.

Get some off lease P4 systems from tigerdirect.

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