I am building a computer for my kids. We are on a budget so I would like to keep the cost low. They mainly use the computer for internet browsing, chatting and youtube. They donít do the fancy gaming thing so I donít need the fastest pc but I do want to build something reliable. One important feature is to be able to watch tv (using an antenna -no cable or dish) on it.
I would like to keep the price under 400 (not including monitor). I keep switching back and forth between building my own pc vs buying one of the pre-built ones such as:
http://www.buy.com/p.../205611527.html = $370
Here is the configuration I came up with. I am not sure how to do the tv thing but am hoping that this configuration will let me do it.
ASUS M2A-VM AMD 690G Socket AM2 ATX Motherboard - 70
AMD Athlon X2 4200+ / AM2 / 65 nm / 2.2 GHz / 512◊2 L2 - 77
KINGSTON VALUERAM - MEMORY - 1 GB - DIMM 240-PIN - DDR II - 667 MHZ / PC2-5300 (2 of them) = 45
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 Hard Drive - 3.5", 160GB, SATA, 7200RPM, 8MB - Internal Hard Drive = 60
Philips SPD2513BD 20x DVD Burner=40
Thermaltake TR2 W0070RUC ATX 430W Power Supply = 40
I will use a case from an old computer that I have.
I have the mouse/keyboard/speakers as well.
Total = $332
Any suggestion? Does this config work? The groups help is much appreciated.