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Trying to build Super Budget PC

canadramia
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So my dad's PC broke and he really only uses it to watch videos online so i figured I'd try and build him one for like $150.

 

I was thinking for the processor getting a Intel i5-2400.

      The only problem with this is I'm nervous about buying a motherboard with a LGA 1155 socket because i feel like it won't work or will be obsolete with the other parts.

For the graphics card i have about $60 to spend on it and all it really needs to accomplish is HDMI support so I'm thinking something like 1GB of GDDR5 VRAM (it also might need to be smaller to fit the motherboard/case?)

I was just going to get a HDD hard drive from like western digital and like 4-8 GB of DDR3 RAM. 

 

Does this look feasible I'd like to hear what people have to say about it.

 

Thanks for the help!

 

 

 

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14 minutes ago, SSJGodemis said:

I'm thinking about this as well, and i'm wondering a couple of things

             does include the price of the case, motherboard, power supply?

This does look a little more future proof and upgradable. 

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3 minutes ago, canadramia said:

I like the idea of how easy that is. I found a link on newegg for a used optiplex would this work?

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=9SIABYS8AC2232

yeah, but i am sure if you go on ebay or craigslist, you can get it cheaper.

find a 650 ti or a 750 ti, or a 660, and you can have a pretty good pc.

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I spent a bit more but have a 7040 optiplex MT case and a EVGA 1050 ti and it games fairly well.

 SFF pcs have to use half hight cards and some times slot power if you get one with a proprietary PSU connection. 

 

 

for what your proposing you don't really need a card though and a good used pc will do everything he needs my 7040 was $200 i5 6500 8 GB of ram 500Gb 7200 drive

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4 minutes ago, canadramia said:

I'm thinking about this as well, and i'm wondering a couple of things

             does include the price of the case, motherboard, power supply?

This does look a little more future proof and upgradable. 

It does not include the  Case or PSU. However, you can pick up a 550w EVGA for $40 and a case for like $40. 

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7 minutes ago, Firewrath9 said:

yeah, but i am sure if you go on ebay or craigslist, you can get it cheaper.

find a 650 ti or a 750 ti, or a 660, and you can have a pretty good pc.

and with this i can get HDMI compatibility through the GPU right?

I'm just wondering if i'm gunna bottleneck the system. 

Also, if i get a better GPU for the optiplex will I need to change the Power Supply?

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1 minute ago, canadramia said:

and with this i can get HDMI compatibility through the GPU right?

I'm just wondering if i'm gunna bottleneck the system. 

Also, if i get a better GPU for the optiplex will I need to change the Power Supply?

yeah, as for PSU, that would be a mabye, although i would change it anyways.

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Just now, Firewrath9 said:

yeah, as for PSU, that would be a mabye, although i would change it anyways.

makes sense I like the opinions of everyone here but I think this would probably be the most cost effective way.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-Optiplex-790-Mt-Intel-Core-i5-2500-3-3GHz-Quad-Core-4GB-RAM/183546192934?hash=item2abc34a426:g:EUMAAOSwnhlb9Fyi:sc:FedExHomeDelivery!13676!US!-1:rk:2:pf:0

What about this?

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1 minute ago, Firewrath9 said:

That looks great i'm surprised that that GPU goes for so cheap lol. The computer i sent the last link for doesn't have a hard drive or operating system is it possible to get like windows 7 or preferably 10 for free?

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2 minutes ago, canadramia said:

That looks great i'm surprised that that GPU goes for so cheap lol. The computer i sent the last link for doesn't have a hard drive or operating system is it possible to get like windows 7 or preferably 10 for free?

look up “how to get windows 10 free” if not, which i am NOT saying to pirate it, but if not then just get the unactivated version

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22 minutes ago, canadramia said:

That looks great i'm surprised that that GPU goes for so cheap lol. The computer i sent the last link for doesn't have a hard drive or operating system is it possible to get like windows 7 or preferably 10 for free?

you can get a key for cheap on ebay.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/INSTANT-MICROSOFT-WINDOWS-10-PROFESSIONAL-MS-WIN-10-PRO-32-64-BIT-E-MAIL/173651186893?hash=item286e6ad4cd:g:-MYAAOSw27lb8gV1:rk:1:pf:0

 

as for storage lol

https://www.ebay.com/itm/SEAGATE-ST500DM002-Barracuda-7200-12-500GB-7200-RPM-16MB-cache-SATA-6-0Gb-s-3-5/332897125094?epid=12012528954&hash=item4d823702e6:g:AfgAAOSwq4Vb9qBI:rk:1:pf:0

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30 minutes ago, canadramia said:

You are the man I don't know how you find all the deals lol 

lol ebay, search windows 10, sort by price ascending.

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