JustAnEngineer wrote:Option 1 would be to pick up a refurbished or scratched and dented Inspiron 660 from the Dell Outlet store or a similar used Core i5 based PC coming off a business lease somewhere, then add your own graphics card (e.g.: Radeon HD7790) purchased from Newegg or Amazon.
Nightleaf wrote:GFX: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 01G-P4-2650-KR Video Card
CD/DVD: SAMSUNG Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model SH-118BB
RAM: Kingston 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-S2 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
CPU: AMD FX-4130 3.8GHz Socket AM3+ Quad-Core Desktop Processor
HDD: Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
PSU: Rosewill Stallion Series RD500-2DB 500W Power Supply
CASE: Rosewill REDBONE Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Total: $450 (estimated, from memory posting from laptop)
The above is the result of speaking with a few friends, and family, I am open to feedback and suggestions!
Nightleaf wrote:I have $500 to blow on a new PC.
I already have a monitor, speakers, keyboard, mouse and an OS.
MadManOriginal wrote:That's a good deal on the Radeon HD7850 1GB.
JustAnEngineer wrote:Note that you need to add the combinations to your shopping cart. You won't get the combination discount if you add the items separately. The promotional codes must be entered at the bottom of the shopping cart form to get those discounts.
MadManOriginal wrote:Note to self: next time building a system, just put up some requirements and wait for JAE_shopping_bot to find the best prices and options.
Nightleaf wrote:Current list updated:
CD/DVD: LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
RAM: (G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9S-4GBRL) x 1 - will buy another stick
GFX: ASUS HD7750-1GD5-V2 Radeon HD 7750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
Current price (newegg) w/shipping + tax: $537.73