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Niike
09-19-2009, 12:26 PM
I have $400 and I want to create a Budget PC I just need the computer (Already got OS,monitor,keyboard,mouse.)

I'll be using newegg.ca

If it's hard I can live with integrated graphics on it. No need for a dedicated one but if it could fit thanks

T Rush
09-19-2009, 12:49 PM
GIGABYTE GA-MA74GM-S2 AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 740G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128342
60CAD$

AllComponents 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel kit Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820159015
29CAD$

AMD Athlon II X2 240 Regor 2.8GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103688
70CAD$

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136074
60CAD$

CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Power Supply
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139008
60CAD$

RAIDMAX Hurricane ATX-248WB Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156237
40CAD$

yeah, if you are going to use this for games, you still will pretty much have to get at least some sort of video card

ASUS EN9600GSO/DI/512MD3/V2 GeForce 9600 GSO 512MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
96 stream processors with Native HDMI
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121320
65CAD$
or
SAPPHIRE 100295HDMI Radeon HD 4670 512MB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
Integrated with native HDMI port
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102854
70CAD$


hmm, i don't know if you will have problems with that motherboard supporting that CPU, as it has somewhat limited range of CPUs listed for "rev. 1.x"...but if that board comes and its rev. 2.0 (http://www.gigabyte.us/Support/Motherboard/CPUSupport_Model.aspx?ProductID=3063) or rev. 3.0 (http://www.gigabyte.us/Support/Motherboard/CPUSupport_Model.aspx?ProductID=3155) it will be fine even tho it uses the slower Hyper Transport
...otherwise you might want to be looking at more like a GA-MA770-UD3 (http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128376)

you also could do a comparable Intel system with a:
E5300 2.6GHz 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116074
and a Gigabyte LGA-775 motherboard
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010200280+1070509908+50001314&QksAutoSuggestion=&ShowDeactivatedMark=False&Configurator=&Subcategory=280&description=&Ntk=&CFG=&SpeTabStoreType=&srchInDesc=

Johnerz
09-25-2009, 06:53 AM
Good choices there :)

My preference would be the intel option, no cpu issues, very similar performance

lhwj
09-25-2009, 06:56 AM
no cpu issues

What issues??

Luke

renegadeafk
09-25-2009, 07:14 AM
For lower end AMD is better performance for the price. That X2 240 @ 2.8 ghz should be on par with or better than that intel for $14 less.

T Rush
09-25-2009, 07:45 AM
yeah, I haven't used one of those new 65W Athlon II 45nm dual cores

but the Intel E5300 2.6Ghz I just built a Media Center with, and I would almost guess that it could be cooler running, and possably make up the 200MHz speed difference with the better performing Core 2 architecture over the older basic AMD64 design...as well as I like the stock Intel heatsink/fan CPU coolers better than stock AMD ones...so I included it as a very viable option
...I really don't care what anyone says about 'socket/platform/brand' age and "obsolescence" nor future compatibility...as I always believe that if its time for a new CPU, its also time for a new motherboard to match and fully support that new CPU(and not leave an old CPU 'homeless') which then you could also repick a brand

there are a lot of people out there that favor/believe in Intel more than AMD by default
..but there never is just one answer with a "personal" computer for everyone

renegadeafk
09-25-2009, 07:51 AM
yeah, I haven't used one of those new 65W Athlon II 45nm dual cores

but the Intel E5300 2.6Ghz I just built a Media Center with, and I would almost guess that it could be cooler running, and possably make up the 200MHz speed difference with the better performing Core 2 architecture over the older basic AMD64 design...as well as I like the stock Intel heatsink/fan CPU coolers better than stock AMD ones...so I included it as a very viable option
...I really don't care what anyone says about 'socket/platform/brand' age and "obsolescence" nor future compatibility...as I always believe that if its time for a new CPU, its also time for a new motherboard to match and fully support that new CPU(and not leave an old CPU 'homeless') which then you could also repick a brand

there are a lot of people out there that favor/believe in Intel more than AMD by default
..but there never is just one answer with a "personal" computer for everyone
The newer AMD X2's run plenty cool. And the 240 is faster in most benchmarks, whilst being cheaper. the e5300 is a viable option, just not the better one :)

http://en.hardspell.com/doc/enshowcont.asp?id=6438&pageid=4866

Baron_Fel
09-25-2009, 12:15 PM
possably make up the 200MHz speed difference with the better performing Core 2 architecture over the older basic AMD64 design...

The Athlon IIs are derived from the Phenom IIs.

GIRAFFE OF GOD
09-25-2009, 01:10 PM
For lower end AMD is better performance for the price. That X2 240 @ 2.8 ghz should be on par with or better than that intel for $14 less.

$99 Quad cores baby

Baron_Fel
09-25-2009, 03:21 PM
$99 Quad cores baby

$120 tri cores that dont suck is where its at in the low-midrange.