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Even if this is a forum that mostly kids visit, i think that maybe some users would need a hand according to wich PC components should they buy according to their budget - or what pc could you buy with XXX cuantity of U$S, so i translated & add some things to this little guide.

 

What can i buy With XXX U$S?

 

~ 300U$S

 

Processor:  Sempron LE-1250 37U$S

Motherboard: Biostar GF8100M2+TE 63U$S

Memory (RAM): 1Gb Kingston 800Mhz 18$S

Hard Drive: Western Digital 320Gb 8Mb 56U$S

DVD-RW: SATA 28U$S

CPU (Cabinet): Satellite L590 57U$S

 

259U$S

 

+ 32U$S = Athlon 5200 X2

 

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~ 350U$S

 

Processor: Athlon 7850 X2 88U$S

Motherboard: Biostar GF8100M2+TE 63U$S

Memory (RAM): 2Gb OCZ 800Mhz 30U$S

Hard Drive: Western Digital 320Gb 8Mb 56U$S

DVD-RW: SATA 28U$S

CPU (Cabinet): Vitsuba 8024 Full 80U$S

 

345U$S

 

+ 14U$S = Western Digital 500Gb 16Mb

+ 30U$S = 4Gb OZC 800Mhz

 

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HTPC

 

Processor: Athlon 7850 X2 88U$S

Motherboard: ECS A780GM-A 82U$S

Memory (RAM): 2Gb OCZ 800Mhz 30U$S

Hard Drive: Western Digital 500Gb 16Mb 70U$S

DVD-RW: SATA 28U$S

CPU (Cabinet): Codegen Baby 53U$S

 

351U$S

 

+ 30U$S = 4Gb OCZ 800Mhz

 

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~ 450U$S

 

Processor: Athlon 7850 X2 88U$S

Motherboard: Biostar GF8100M2+TE 63U$S

Memory (RAM): 2Gb OCZ 800Mhz 30U$S

VGA: HD4670 99U$S

Hard Drive: Western Digital 500Gb 16Mb 70U$S

DVD-RW: SATA 28U$S

CPU (Cabinet): Vitsuba 8024 Full 80U$S

 

458U$S

 

+ 30U$S = 4Gb OCZ 800Mhz

 

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~ 600U$S

 

Processor: Athlon 7850 X2 88U$S

Motherboard: Biostar GF8100M2+TE 63U$S

Memory (RAM): 2x2Gb OCZ 800Mhz 60U$S

VGA: HD4770 150U$S

Hard Drive: Western Digital 500Gb 16Mb 70U$S

DVD-RW: SATA 28U$S

CPU (Cabinet): CoolerMaster Elite 340 52U$S + CoolerMaster 500W 68U$S

 

579U$S

 

+ 30U$S = HD4850 512Mb

 

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700U$S

 

Processor: Phenom II 710 152U$S

Motherboard: Asus M3A78-EM 115U$S

Memory (RAM): 2x2Gb OCZ 800Mhz 60U$S

VGA: HD4770 150U$S

Hard Drive: Western Digital 500Gb 16Mb 70U$S

DVD-RW: SATA 28U$S

CPU (Cabinet): CoolerMaster Elite 340 52U$S + CoolerMaster 500W 68U$S

 

695U$S

 

+ 30U$S = HD4850 512Mb

+ 30U$S = 4Gb G.SKILL Black 800Mhz CAS4

 

 

Processor: E7400 153U$S

Motherboard: Gigabyte EP43-UD3L 130U$S

Memory (RAM): 2x2Gb OCZ 800Mhz 60U$S

VGA: HD4770 150U$S

Hard Drive: Western Digital 500Gb 16Mb 70U$S

DVD-RW: SATA 28U$S

CPU (Cabinet): CoolerMaster Centurion 534 +Plus 75U$S + CoolerMaster 500W 68U$S

 

734U$S

 

+ 30U$S = HD4850 512Mb

+ 30U$S = 4Gb G.SKILL Black 800Mhz CAS4

 

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~ 800U$S

 

Processor: Phenom II X4 920 215U$S

Motherboard: ASUS 780G 110$S (esto queda en “stand-by porque actualmente no hay stock)

Memory (RAM): 4Gb SuperTalent  800Mhz 56U$S

VGA: HD4850 210U$S

Hard Drive: Western Digital 320Gb 16Mb 58U$S

DVD-RW: SATA 25U$S

CPU (Cabinet): CoolerMaster Elite 340 52U$S + CoolerMaster 500W 69$S

 

795U$S

 

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~ 1000U$S

 

Processor: Phenom II X4 920 215U$S

Motherboard: ASUS 780G 110$S (esto queda en “stand-by porque actualmente no hay stock)

Memory (RAM): 4Gb SuperTalent  800Mhz 56U$S

VGA: HD4870 512Mb 275U$S

Hard Drive: Seagate 500Gb 32Mb 85U$S

DVD-RW: SATA 25U$S

CPU (Cabinet): CoolerMaster CM-690 110U$S + CoolerMaster Real Power Pro 550W 125U$S

 

1001U$S

 

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1150U$S

 

Processor: Phenom II X4 920 215U$S

Motherboard: GIGA GA-MA790X-UD4 180U$S

Memory (RAM): 4Gb SuperTalent  800Mhz 56U$S

VGA: HD4870 1Gb 320U$S

Hard Drive: Seagate 500Gb 32Mb 85U$

DVD-RW: SATA 25U$S

CPU (Cabinet): CM-690 110U$S + CoolerMaster 650W 150U$S

 

1141U$S

 

+ 30U$S = GTX 260 Core 216

 

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1300U$S

 

Processor: Phenom II X4 940 279U$S

Motherboard: GIGA GA-MA790X-UD4 180U$S

Memory (RAM): 2 X 2Gb Gskill DDR2 800Mhz 90U$S

VGA: HD4870 1Gb 320U$S

Hard Drive: Seagate 500Gb 32Mb 85U$S

DVD-RW: SATA 25U$S

CPU (Cabinet): CM-690 110U$S + CM 650W 150U$S

 

1239U$S

 

+ 30U$S = GTX 260 Core 216

 

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1300U$S

 

Processor: Phenom II X4 940 279U$S

Motherboard: DFI 790FX-M2RS 210U$S

Memory (RAM): 2 X 2Gb Gskill DDR2 800Mhz 90U$S

VGA: GTX 260 Core 216 350U$S

Hard Drive: Seagate 750Gb 32Mb 119U$S

DVD-RW: SATA 25U$S

CPU (Cabinet): CM-690 110U$S + CM 650W 150U$S

 

1333U$S

 

+ 30U$S = GTX 260 Core 216

 

 

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1500U$S

 

Processor: Phenom II X4 940 279U$S

Motherboard: DFI 790FX-M2RS 210U$S

Memory (RAM): 2 X 2Gb Gskill DDR2 800Mhz 90U$S

VGA: GTX 285 435U$S

Hard Drive: RAID 0 Seagate 500Gb – 170U$S

DVD-RW: SATA 25U$S

CPU (Cabinet): CM-690 110U$S + PC Power & Cooling Silencer 200U$S

 

+ 130U$S = Cooling -  TR120

 

1519U$S

 

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Processor: Phenom II X4 940 279U$S

Motherboard: DFI 790FX-M2RS 210U$S

Memory (RAM): 4 X 2Gb Gskill DDR2 800Mhz 180U$S

VGA: GTX 295 650$S

Hard Drive:     * Gskil SDD 128Gb 330U$S

                      * Seagate 750Gb 32Mb 119U$S

DVD-RW: SATA 25U$S

CPU (Cabinet):  CoolerMaster Cosmos S1000 260U$S

PSU: PC Power & Cooling Silencer 200U$S

Cooler: TR120 + Fan 120U$S

 

2374U$S

 

 

~ 2400U$S

 

Processor: I7 920 369U$S

Motherboard:  Gigabyte GA-EX58- DS4 360U$S

Memory (RAM):  3 x 1Gb Gskill DDR3 1333Mhz Triple Channel 265U$S

VGA: HD4870 1Gb 310U$S

Hard Drive:     *Velociraptor 300Gb 349U$S

                      * 1.5TB 185U$S

DVD-RW: SATA 25U$S

CPU (Cabinet): CoolerMaster Cosmos S1100 320U$S

PSU: PC Power & Cooling Silencer 200U$S

Cooler:  TR120 Black + Adaptador 1336 o WC

 

2407U$S

 

+ 84U$S = 6Gb DDR3 1600Mhz

 

 

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3900U$S

 

Processor: I7 920 369U$S

Motherboard:  ASUS P6T Deluxe 520U$S (OC Palm)

Memory (RAM):  3 x 2Gb Gskill DDR3 1600Mhz Triple Channel 349U$S

VGA: GTX 295 650U$S

Hard Drive:     * RAID 0 Velociraptor 300Gb (x2) 698U$S

                      * 3TB (2x1.5TB) 418U$S

DVD-RW: SATA 25U$S

CPU (Cabinet): CoolerMaster Cosmos S1100 320U$S

PSU: Corsair 1000W 360U$S

Cooler:  TR120 Black + Adaptador 1336 o WC

 

3828U$S

 

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Intel

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Celeron E1400 - 775

~ 57U$S

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Specs:

 

Core	Allendale
Multi-Core	Dual-Core
Name	Celeron E1400
Operating Frequency	2.0GHz
FSB	800MHz
L2 Cache	512KB
Manufacturing Tech	65 nm
64 bit Support	Yes
Virtualization Technology Support	No
Multimedia Instruction	MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3,SSSE3, EM64T
Voltage	1.162V-1.312V
Thermal Design Power	65W
Cooling Device	Heatsink and Fan included

 

 

 

Pentium E2200 - 775

~ 74U$S

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Specs:


Core Allendale
Multi-Core Dual-Core
Name Pentium E2200
Operating Frequency 2.2GHz
FSB 800MHz
L2 Cache 1MB
Manufacturing Tech 65 nm
64 bit Support Yes
Hyper-Threading Support No
Virtualization Technology Support No
Multimedia Instruction MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, EM64T
Voltage 1.162V-1.312V
Thermal Design Power 65W
Cooling Device Heatsink and Fan included

 

 

 

Core 2 Duo E7400 - 775

~ 152U$S

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Specs:


Core Wolfdale
Multi-Core Dual-Core
Name Core 2 Duo E7400
Operating Frequency 2.8GHz
FSB 1066MHz
L2 Cache 3MB
Manufacturing Tech 45 nm
64 bit Support Yes
Virtualization Technology Support No
Voltage 0.85V – 1.3625V
Thermal Design Power 65W
Cooling Device Heatsink and Fan included

 

 

 

Core 2 Quad Q9550 - 755

~ 260U$S

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Specs:


Core Yorkfield
Multi-Core Quad-Core
Name Core 2 Quad Q9550
Operating Frequency 2.83GHz
FSB 1333MHz
L2 Cache 12MB
Manufacturing Tech 45 nm
64 bit Support Yes
Virtualization Technology Support Yes
Multimedia Instruction MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4, EM64T
Voltage 0.85V – 1.3625V
Thermal Design Power 95W
Cooling Device Heatsink and Fan included

 

 

 

 

Core i7 920 - 1336

~ 362U$S

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Specs:


Core Nehalem
Multi-Core Quad-Core
Name Core i7 920
Operating Frequency 2.66GHz
QPI 4.8GT/s
L2 Cache 4 x 256KB
L3 Cache 8MB
Manufacturing Tech 45 nm
64 bit Support Yes
Hyper-Threading Support Yes
Virtualization Technology Support Yes
Voltage 0.80V-1.375V
Thermal Design Power 130W
Cooling Device Heatsink and Fan included

 

I will keep this thread updated soon as new things comes out, hope this may help you choosing.

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Not bad what i like in this guide is that he gave prices of the components. Newbie people nowdays buy ready computers when they don't know buying the computer while you're the one choosing parts is way cheaper than buying it ready from some market like METRO or smth. I can't say that they are the best prices but yeah its decent. At any rate my previous computer was costing me 500$ and it was same like the one that you buy for 800.

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You could suggest more Intel processors, not 90% AMD(3 Intel vs 13 AMD =D)

Gotta disagree with some packs you offer, e.g seagate HDDs got many issues, that you will notice a couple of months after buying them, so I suggest buying WD instead.

About the cases, I gotta suggest one company, ANTEC. I ordered the antec skeleton model, specs are pretty good for the money needed.(costs 130 euro, so its ~175USD, I think). Here's a pic. (it might look small, but Standard ATX motherboards fit fine inside it, cd/dvd drivers and everything, like a normal case.)

 

 

One more thing, for greek people.

Many will proly know that site, but anyway. Its called Skroutz.gr, it doesnt sell hardware/software or anything, but there you can compare the prices of major online stores.It saved me many times.

 

Anyway, nice guide Gris.

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Very nice post GrisoM , its well done because you have added prices too.

But could you integrate the two posts? cause it would be better I think.

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Very nice post GrisoM , its well done because you have added prices too.

But could you integrate the two posts? cause it would be better I think.

 

Np i do it right now.

 

Btw if any one needs help, or want other component choices and their prices, just ask here :)

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lol GrisoM you made this guide the time i want it! i am planning to sale this PC that i have and make from e-shop or somewhere else a good pc and from this guide you really help me.

 

 

ty m8!

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lol GrisoM you made this guide the time i want it! i am planning to sale this PC that i have and make from e-shop or somewhere else a good pc and from this guide you really help me.

 

 

ty m8!

 

Np, i have to update the thread with some new motherboard prizes..

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I suggest some guys to order pc's from bulgaria ,its possible.

The last pc conf. that grisom said here costs like 2500 lv and thats 2500:2 = 1250 euro's..(or a bit more ,but not 4k usd lawl)

2gb ram here ddr2 800mhz costs 29 leva~ so lets make it 30:2 = 15 usd.. you can only cry :P

so cheap here ,but the monthly payments aren't bigger than 500 lv here (250 usd.. qq)

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