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Old 24th August 2004, 21:47   #1
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The cheap yet performs rig for under $360 (US). You don't have to have a lot of money to have fun.

I was looking around and found my low cost budget rig.

X-Dreamer case $35
XP1700+ $52
NF7 V1 $45
Apacer PC2700 512 $64
DVD 16X Lite-on $23
80 GB WD $64
R9000 64MB Non-pro $40
ALX800 $15
4 x 80mm fans $16

Total $354

Refurbished items from Newegg
All freight included

- Case came with 350Watts PSU
- NF-7 refurbished yet came with everything
- Apacer memory at eBay
- Lite-On refurbished
- WD drive refurbished with one year warranty

The most I paid for freight came from the damn 80mm fans with LED.

CPU could hit 2.2GHz at the expense of more costly memory - been running 10.5x200 with PC2700

There is no such thing as refurbished CPU, Case, Motherboard etc; they are returns from "wrong" purchases.

Have fun putting your budget rig together.
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I wish we had a newegg.be


my cheap rig:

noname ATX: €10
XP1800+ : €25
Abit KX7: €30
2x256Mb DDR: €60
40gb HD: €30
Ti4600 (OC'd): €70
12x Plexwriter: €40
SB Live!: €20

all from different forums/ebay/etc
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Damn social security raising our tax.

My cheap linux server:

XP1700+ Tbred 'b' @2600+: €40
Chaintech NF2: €40
512MB PC3200 V-DATA: €62
GF4 MX 440: €25
Seagate 8mb 200GB: €105
No-name 400W PSU: €20
40/20/12x CDRW: €20
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my system is the best for gaming
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Hey, if we list ways to build a budget semi-gaming rig, we could attract more people in "computing".

Reason I started the thread was when I found out PolarFLO offers buy back/trade ins. The water blocks they get from trade ins turn on at eBay. However, the kick is this; that many large resellers would have returns no matter how well they run the business - it would be like the "outlet stores" selling returns at 50% off of retail price on current products.

One email to their customer service department requesting inventory update of return goods may do you some good in hunting for bargain parts to build your new rig.
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My bargain beauty, sorry if this goes offtopic

got a second Ti4600 tucked away in an AXP testbed also atm :grin:
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my budget setup:

Aopen all on board mobo, celeron 600, seagate 120 gig, nec 2500A
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got a second Ti4600 tucked away in an AXP testbed also atm
Let's go to Jmke for treasure hunt.
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My cheap rig:
Some digital mobo with some Intel chipset
700Mb hdd I had (now 2*3Gb hdd for linux, but the damned boot loader doesn't work, gonna have to install it again, 3th time :@ )
4x or 8x cd-rom (now 32x for linux)
AMD K6-II @365
Matrox IR-Storm II

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cheap rig :
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AMD DURON 850 : 0€
Soltek mobo : 0€
TNT2: 0€
64 DDRAM : 0 €
HD 40GB : 20€
Case + 250W :0€

= 20€

3rd cheap rig
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AMD XP 2400+ + slk7 : 60€
EPOX 8rda+ : 0€
Twinmoss 2*256DDRAM PC3200(new) : 65€
2*80GB Maxtor (8mb) (new): 140€
Radeon 9600Pro (new) : 128€
DVDR NEC 2510A(new) : 79€
CDR Aopen 52X : 0€

= 472€ (half new pc)
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