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Just for fun. "The Cheapskate"

CrazyCroak05

43 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $76.98 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $66.98 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $19.49 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Hitachi Ultrastar 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $34.99 @ Amazon
Case Rosewill FBM-02 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $21.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply HEC 485W ATX Power Supply $24.98 @ OutletPC
Optical Drive LG GH24NSC0 DVD/CD Writer $13.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $246.30
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-17 13:32 EST-0500

I'm not actually going to buy this. I just thought it would be fun to see if I could put a super cheap PC together that isn't made of just the bottom of the barrel parts. Feel free to make suggestions and such! We need to cheaper!

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

to expensive PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD 2650 1.45Ghz Dual-Core Processor $24.95 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock AM1B-M Micro ATX AM1 Motherboard $29.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Kingston 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory $20.49 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital AV-GP 250GB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $19.95 @ Amazon
Case Rosewill FBM-02 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $29.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Logisys 480W ATX Power Supply $13.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $139.36
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-17 13:41 EST-0500
  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol oh my gosh. I don't even know how to cheap apparently

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

pwned

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

LOL

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

How about a Skylake build for under $250?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G4400 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor $64.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $51.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Crucial 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $23.89 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Sandisk SSD PLUS 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $44.99 @ Amazon
Case Xion XON-310_BK MicroATX Mid Tower Case $22.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $248.84
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-17 13:53 EST-0500
  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

this guy making an actual build that would be decent for like a virtual desktop type of workplace

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

It would also work well as a HTPC (if you swapped the SSD for a larger HDD) as the Skylake CPUs have really good integrated graphics.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

true though i use my htpc for console style gaming so i want like a gtx 750 ti or better in them. and the skylake i3 for the performance boost mines currently running with an i5 from the haswell set

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

If you are using it for gaming as well that makes sense. Although I would then go for a new GPU that supports 4K encoding via it's hardware. I know the GTX 960 does and I thing the 950 does as well.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

right now my tv is just a 720p so i dont need anything that powerful in the system but defienatly would do that in the future when i upgrade my tv but probably wont for awhile seeing as though i sit so far away from the tv its a little hard to tell the diffrence between it and a 1080p monitor

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats a really nice one. What about the G3258 instead?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

If you were going for a simple home computer, sure. If you are looking for a HTPC, the integrated graphics on the older Pentium are just not there.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah makes sense. There are some GPU's that are like $20 that have better graphics then the integrated lol

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