Build Advice Complete build for under $200

Jun 22, 2019
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Hi! I’m looking into building a desktop computer, but for under $200.

If you have any part suggestions let me know :)

I at least want a 4(quad) core processor.
I will supply my own video card

Thank you!!
 
I'd say go used. Looking at sold items on eBay. This is the about the best you could go. This is assuming you want an ASUS, Gigabyte, &c motherboard which allows a lot of BIOS fiddling. You can get more for your money with a limited Dell/HP motherboard. But then that defeats of purpose of building it yourself.
  • GeForce GTX 960 4GB $50
  • i5-2500, Motherboard, Heatsink, 8GB RAM combo $85
  • Cheap case $20
  • Decent EVGA, Corsair, Seasonic PSU $20
  • 1TB HDD 7,200 RPM $15
 

tennis2

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If Windows needs to be included in the price, you're automatically in the refurbished arena.

Something like THIS for $170
i5-3470
8GB RAM
1TB HDD
Windows 10
Then add a Corsair CX450 PSU next time they drop to $20 after MIR (happens pretty frequently).

I had a Ryzen 1200, 8GB DDR4-3000 RAM, B450 mobo, and 240GB SSD system put together for $240. You could take your chances on Windows 10 for ~$10 if you want.
 

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