Sub 300 dollar Intel build, Please help

Upendra09

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hey all,


I am upgrading my current comp but the opnly parts remaining from the original comp will be the HDD and Optical drive

These are the new parts. I was going the AMD way but then i got my budget increased so i went the INTEL way.



1.http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.206126
Pentium dual core E6300 w/ Rosewill case 2.8 ghz/1066 .............................................132.98

2.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813186162
Foxconn mobo 1333mhz FSB 16gig max RAM. 800/1066 onboard INTEL gfx with HDMI.........90

3.http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=360911
400Watt Coolmax PSU........................................................................................................26

4.http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=10005297
OCZ RAM 800 HPC edition...................................................................................................20

total: $268.98


I have a budget of sub $300 and i don't do intense gaming and i will upgrae in the future so is this a good rig for the money? and please add any suggestions that would make it better, and no AMD please i already tried that.
 

Ilyafordictator

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Your budget increased to $300?
lol

I'd seriously wait, though.
You didn't put a graphics card in, so you won't really be able to game.
If you wanted to add one, you'd probably have to replace PSU.
If you want to upgrade your CPU in future, you'd have to upgrade mobo.
It would be very hard to add parts to a system like this.
 

jsrudd

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I would put a little bit more money in the power supply as that will be the bottleneck if you ever want to add a good graphics card. For that kind of money it doesn't make since to worry about upgradeability of the processor.
 

Upendra09

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Well i was thinking of adding a C2q when it gets cheap enough but should i wait for the i5 and i3 lineups. And I won't be adding a gfx card the integrated is good for my gaming, (pretty much online games). The gfx card will probably be later in the years.

What's wrong with the PSU? I know it is cheap but i thought it would be good enough for my build. Please recommend another one.


Thanks for replying
 

That would be good, but the OP needs a motherboard with integrated graphics. You could get this one instead and come in under budget:

GIGABYTE GA-EG41M-US2H LGA 775 Intel G41 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128393 $74.99 - $10 MIR
 

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I really would just wait. If you could scrounge up another 200$, you could probably fit an i5/i3 in there.

If you want to stick with 300$, I'd suggest another case. 60$ is 20% of your entire budget.
 

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I think $85 is a great deal for a case and PSU.
 

radiowars

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I was referring to his original post, my bad.

Yeah, stick with ragsters combo deal, that might work. But I'd still wait and try and save a little more money up.
 

not moose

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The only item that isn't quality there is the ECS board. The only other build here doesn't have graphics at all, and when shortstuff fixed it - the motherboard wasn't compatible with the case.

There is nothing wrong with it, don't try taking shots at me. I'm only giving bang for the buck with similar quality parts (minus ecs mobo). You can't do alot with $300.
 

Upendra09

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I forgot to mentio this but i won't be getting the parts soon. I will only be building this comp in a few months. So i can't have any rebates.

@not moose, i liked your suggestions but even without the vid card it will be in my budget but the mobo won't be as good as the one i selected. Thanks though
 

A micro ATX motherboard will work just fine with the Antec 300. It supports both full size ATX and micro ATX motherboards.