My friend is a bit hard up at the moment, as his parents are going through a divorce. His dad won't buy him a new computer and he only has $100 and a few parts to sell. He has a monitor, speakers, hard drives, mouse, keyboard, and OS. This is a challenge for all of us. I couldn't find it. He wants a computer that will be able to run HL2 well until DX10 comes out, when he is going to be able to afford a really good computer. If any of you can build a computer that will meet recommended or above specs, please help. I managed to make $600. Can anyone do it cheaper? His current PC is:
P4 1.6 GHz WillaMette (sp?)
GeForce FX 5700 LE 128
728MB of PC2100 RAM (1 stick is 512MB PC2700 RAM)
His other computer:
P4 1.3 GHz WillaMette
Radeon 9200 SE
128MB RD RAM
If any of you can find a good computer for really cheap, please post back.
COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UB Black /Blue Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Model #: CAC-T05-UB
Item #: N82E16811119047
$49.99 -$5.00 Instant
Gigabyte GA-K8NF-9 Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Model #: GA-K8NF-9
Item #: N82E16813128268
eVGA 256-P2-N553-AX Geforce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
Model #: 256-P2-N553-AX
Item #: N82E16814130283
$15.00 Mail-in Rebate
Thermaltake TR2 W0070 ATX 430W Power Supply - Retail
Model #: W0070
Item #: N82E16817153023
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate
Memory - System
CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model VS1GBKIT400 - Retail
Model #: VS1GBKIT400
Item #: N82E16820145440
AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Venice 1GHz HT Socket 939 Processor Model ADA3000BPBOX - Retail
Model #: ADA3000BPBOX
Item #: N82E16819103537
Subtotal: $528.98 + $80 lets say for a harddrive. I forgot to add a harddrive so add $50-$90 depending on how big of a drive..
Thats everything You said that he needed but You didnt say if he needed a cd rom drive of some type.
This is a killer deal that I made for you guys..
Fast machine for the money.. He could even upgrade the processor to the venice 3200+ which is $152.00.
Edited by jrm20, 17 April 2006 - 12:05 PM.