Reduced Budget Computer

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware, Devices and Accessories' started by SavageWaffle, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. SavageWaffle

    SavageWaffle GBAtemp Maniac

    Jan 13, 2008
    United States
    New York
    So, the last topic i made, was around $550~$600ish. I need to lower it down alot more. Changed quite a few to reduce the price.

    So, here it is again:

    Computer Itself:

    XION Solaris XON-403 Black with Green LED Light Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

    Hard Drive:
    EXCELSTOR Jupiter Series ESJ8160 160GB 7200 RPM IDE Ultra ATA133 Hard Drive - OEM

    Wireless Adapter/Receiver:(I haven't made my mind up yet! Can someone recommend me a good non-dropping signal wireless adapter?)
    Zonet ZEW2500P IEEE 802.11b/g MINI USB / USB 2.0 802.11g 54Mbps Wireless Adapter Up to 54Mbps Data Rates 64/128-Bit WEP, WPA - Retail

    Optical Drive:
    Sony NEC Optiarc Black 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1615/B2s - OEM

    Power Supply:
    APEVIA ATX-CW500WP4 500W ATX Power Supply 115/ 230 V UL, CSA, TUV, CE - Retail
    $39.99($24.99 after $15.00 Mail-In Rebate)

    Logitech 967738-0403 Black 104 Normal Keys USB Standard Deluxe 250 Keyboard - OEM

    i-rocks IR-7521L-BK Black 5 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Laser 1600 dpi Mouse - Retail

    OCZ Value Series 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
    $38.99 ($13.99 after $25.00 Mail-In Rebate)

    ZOTAC N73V-Value LGA 775 NVIDIA GeForce 7050 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail(With nVidia GeForce 7050 onboard video card)
    $44.99 ($34.99 after $10.00 Mail-In Rebate)

    Intel Celeron 430 Conroe-L 1.8GHz 512KB L2 Cache LGA 775 35W Single-Core Processor - Retail


    PCI Slot Fan: (Its like a Graphics card Fan)
    AOC FC-2000 PCI Slot Case Cooler - Retai

    Logitech Extreme 3.5mm Supra-aural PC Gaming Headset

    Before i changed some stuff(From comment on this topic):
    Sub-Total: $333.88
    Tax: $32.02
    Shipping: $48.65
    Grand Total: $414.55

    Now(Changed items)
    Sub-Total: $322.38 (Sub-total lowered, happy about that.)
    Tax: $31.09 (Tax also lowered, happy about that also.)
    Shipping: $49.13 (Shipping, for some reason rose)
    Grand Total: $402.60 (Saved $11.95, OK i guess.)

    -Since this is a birthday gift, i don't want to go overboard on spending to much

    Stuff on hold(Going to buy myself =P)

    Graphics Card:
    XFX PVT88PYDF4 GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
    $169.99 ($139.99 after $30.00 Mail-In Rebate)

    Changed some stuff
  2. MR_COW

    MR_COW GBAtemp Fan

    Jul 18, 2006
    United States
    PA, USA
    Two things I recommend.

    Get a core 2 duo...even if its the cheapest you can...celerons are balls slow.
    Get a Zotac 7300GT. It's like 30 bucks for a graphics card that will get you by. I play Orange Box fine with it, good deal for the price.

    But if you have no other money that system is good for the price I suppose.
  3. SavageWaffle

    SavageWaffle GBAtemp Maniac

    Jan 13, 2008
    United States
    New York
    As i said before, im not going to be heavy gaming, until i buy the 8800.
  4. xcalibur

    xcalibur Gbatemp's Chocolate Bear

    Jun 2, 2007
    Sacred Heart
    You should seriously just stick to the one topic you made and just reply to there.

    Why did you buy such an expensive mouse?
    Also, I'm not sure an 8800GT will fit in a small case like that :/
  5. xJonny

    xJonny ...

    Aug 16, 2007
    An ATX case is reccomended, and don't skimp on getting a good PSU.
  6. fischju

    fischju Rehabilitated Jaywalker

    Jan 11, 2008
    United States
  7. DrKupo

    DrKupo Resistance: Fall of Gbatemp

    Jan 4, 2006
    United States
    East Coast, USA
    I'm not trying to troll or anything, but please stop making threads about this computer unless you are ready to buy. You've made tons of these.
  8. Westside

    Westside Sogdiana

    Dec 18, 2004
    Guantanamo bay
    Savage, one is enough. We will help you on THAT particular thread. This way you also keep thing organized.
  9. stormwolf18

    stormwolf18 GBAtemp Fan

    Nov 25, 2006
    Seriously your pc suck, wth are you thinking ? Celeron processor ? do you even know what that means ? same thing for your IDE HD, come on, in 2008 we use SATA 2. I dunno where you are getting your stuff/info but you need to shop a little bit more. has way better deal. Quick exemple
  10. gov78

    gov78 Ha made you Look

    Feb 14, 2007
    you could actuly build something way better for about the price and a celeron aint very good if its gunna be used for gaming i mean sure u got a 8800 but with a celeron single core u might aswell but a P3 laptop lol