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$100 Build
04-09-2013, 06:18 PM,
#1
$100 Build
The title pretty much says it. I'd like to build a computer for $100. Where should I start?

(I know I won't get much at that price point, but I'd like the best possible for that price.)
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04-09-2013, 06:35 PM,
#2
RE: $100 Build
There are a couple of issues.

1. Windows OS typically costs around $100 already. Unless you are looking to use Linux.
2. Nearly all the components you will have to buy are very old used computer parts.
3. Having an entire computer made of used old parts is possible but increases the risk of hardware failure. You also lose any warranties whatsoever.

I don't recommend it, but a good place to start would be to look for the old am2 motherboards on ebay for ~$20.
Desktop: CPU: Intel Core i5 2500 3.30GHz RAM: G.Skill 8GB MOBO: ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen3 Video Card: SLI MSI Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 768 SSD: Corsair Force 3 60GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Sound: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Mouse: Storm Sentinal Z3RO-G Keyboard: Das Keyboard Silent/Filco Majestouch 2 Speakers: Behringer MS-16 Headphones: Alessandro MS-1/Shure SRH440 modded Router: D-Link Xtreme DIR-655 Monitor: Dell Ultrasharp U2312HM De-anti-glared Laptop: Lenovo Thinkpad X120e/Thinkpad T430
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04-09-2013, 06:54 PM,
#3
RE: $100 Build
I just don't think it's possible, not with buying new and Ichigeki mentionned the issues with buying used components.

I'd look for local deals on craigslist for a used PC for that price, that's as good as it will get for that price.
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04-09-2013, 07:33 PM,
#4
RE: $100 Build
OK, so what in your opinion is the absolute minimum (not including OS) for a computer built with new parts. (Or parts that are in new condition...not necessarily brand new).
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04-09-2013, 10:59 PM,
#5
RE: $100 Build
You actually can find a couple VERY basic setups that run Andriod 4.0 for desktops that are cheap, but for most people I doubt this would be practical. Basically it's an all-in-one micro motherboard with onboard CPU and RAM, and no graphics, intended for web surfing and basic word processor tasks. Specs are basically the same as a smartphone. So yea...one example I was curious about is this (they call the MB format "Neo-ITX": http://apc.io/products/

Craziest one comes in a fanless case that looks like a book, which actually is kinda cool. Something to consider, at least, although some of those older parts might run better...
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04-10-2013, 11:38 PM,
#6
RE: $100 Build
(04-09-2013, 07:33 PM)ThePilot Wrote: OK, so what in your opinion is the absolute minimum (not including OS) for a computer built with new parts. (Or parts that are in new condition...not necessarily brand new).

I would go with an AMD APU build. Probably around $250.

Check out some basic builds here.

http://www.hardware-revolution.com/budge...-pcs-v3-6/

You can add/remove parts if you are really on a budget and can find cheaper (probably used) replacement parts.
Desktop: CPU: Intel Core i5 2500 3.30GHz RAM: G.Skill 8GB MOBO: ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen3 Video Card: SLI MSI Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 768 SSD: Corsair Force 3 60GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Sound: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Mouse: Storm Sentinal Z3RO-G Keyboard: Das Keyboard Silent/Filco Majestouch 2 Speakers: Behringer MS-16 Headphones: Alessandro MS-1/Shure SRH440 modded Router: D-Link Xtreme DIR-655 Monitor: Dell Ultrasharp U2312HM De-anti-glared Laptop: Lenovo Thinkpad X120e/Thinkpad T430
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