OT Computer, Need advice on budget rig

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  1. kuno

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    The budget is $300 (try to stay close to that as possible). I've already got a 19in. CRT monitor.

    Main uses for the computer is internet/email/browsing and occasional gaming. The game is COD4 and I don't mind playing on medium settings so long as it's stable enough. I honestly don't know if it can be done for $300.

    I do want SATA/PCI compatibility so it could be upgraded later.

    1. LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model DH-20A4P-04 - OEM
      Item #: N82E16827106228
      http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106228
    2. XION Solaris XON-403 Black with Green LED Light Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
      Item #: N82E16811208009
      http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811208009
    3. Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600AAJS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
      Item #: N82E16822136075
      http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136075
    4. Foxconn 6150BK8MC-KRSHN2 939 NVIDIA GeForce 6150B(PV) GPU Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
      Item #: N82E16813186115
      http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813186115
    5. XFX PVT72GWANG GeForce 7300GS 512MB(256MB on Board) 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
      Item #: N82E16814150128
      http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150128
    6. Rosewill RV430-2-FRB-S ATX 12V Ver.2.01 430W Power Supply - Retail
      Item #: N82E16817182064
      http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182064
    7. Logitech 967561-0403 Black USB + PS/2 Cordless Standard Desktop EX110 Mouse Included - Retail
      Item #: N82E16823126174
      http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126174
    8. G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
      Item #: N82E16820231098
      http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231098
    9. AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ Brisbane 2.1GHz Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor Model ADO4000DDBOX - Retail
      Item #: N82E16819103774
      http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103774

    $364.91 Before shipping
    $397.74 After shipping

    I know I've sacrificed some quality here. I would appreciate any suggestions.
     
  2. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    That's gonna be tough to beat, but the motherboard is socket 939 and you need AM2.

    The psu is a pretty low end brand, although it gets impressive reviews.
     
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    oh crap I switched out stuff so many times I forgot the MB socket doesn't match the proc. Thanks for bringing that to my attention.
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    If you go with the Gigabyte board, you'll have a pretty solid build going there.
    You probably could get Corsair XMS2 for the same price as the G.Skill ftw, though.

    edit* - It's more upfront, but there's a $30 rebate on it.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145590

    The G.Skill is good stuff though, so no worries.
     
  6. Skankin'

    Skankin' We are Ginger. We do not forgive. We do not forget

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    I have the AMD 4000+x2 Overclocked on stock cooling on my ECS board to 2.6ghz and I tested it with prime 95 over 12 hours non-stop. Hard to beat for $60.
     
  7. r1dd1ck

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    I would ditch the cheap video card and get a board with onboard gefore 7025. That way you have a somewhat decent (comparable to what you had) video card, and space to upgrade in the future.

    My config looks like this:

    Lite-On DVD Burner $27.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106228

    Apevia Q-Pack case / 420 watt PS $74.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811144162

    WD 160GB $49.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136075

    Gigabyte GA-M68SM-S2 $69.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128065

    Logitech KB/M $29.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126174

    2gig G-Skill $44.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231098

    A64 X2 AM2 4000+ $57.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103774

    Totals out at $355.93 before shipping.

    That board will give you plenty of room to grow with onboard DVI (in case you get an LCD) and it has a PCI express slot so you can get a better video card down the road. It also has 4 rams slots, so you can add more ram down the road if you want, not something you see on alot of micro-atx boards.

    Those Apevia cases are great for the size. They have enough room inside to add another drive or two, but have pretty good cooling for a micro case with the 120mm fans.

    I built a very similar system for a friend of mine. That is a solid little motherboard, and I always prefer to build a budget PC with room to upgrade if possible.
     

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