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Can it possibly be any cheaper than this?

JeBarr
  • 88 months ago

Need some parts for a Granny box. Just need the box and OS. They have peripherals and I'm gonna salvage the IDE optical drive and 120GB IDE HDD for storage.

I shop at Amazon, newegg, SuperBiiz and TigerDirect.

I pay 7.5% sales tax except for Tiger.

Grand Total - $301.10

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/J9GZ

How low can I go?

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  • 88 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU AMD A4-5300 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor $49.98 @ Outlet PC
Motherboard ASRock FM2A55M-DGS Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard $49.99 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston HyperX 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $24.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $55.20 @ Amazon
Case Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case $34.90 @ Amazon
Power Supply Antec Basiq 350W ATX12V Power Supply $27.51 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $19.97 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $262.54
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-12 01:53 EDT-0400

I think the things are only a few bucks more in some cases. So the answer to your question is probably not. However, this is a better build for that money, I think.

  • 88 months ago
  • 1 point

You forgot the OS ;)

  • 88 months ago
  • 1 point

On purpose. I tend to do that. It's a personal choice, so I figure you can decide that part and add it in yourself.

The APU is a decent contender for small budget systems, I think, and should definitely be considered. :)

  • 88 months ago
  • 1 point

Normally I would agree but in this case I'm trying to scrape the bottom and an OS on top adds an extra $100 to your part list total. Thanks for trying but I was wondering just how low I can go here. Maybe you are right and I can't go any lower :D

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