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A New Quad Core Complete Desktop System For $241! Part 4

Updated on September 17, 2009

Now it's time to house all this ultra inexpensive hardware, so why not go with the

Broadway Com Corp 937PK-BLACK Steel Computer Case Okia ATX 420W Power Supply

for a post rebate bargain price of just $25? It includes an Okia ATX 420W Power Supply which although it is definitely not up in the Corsair HX1000 category, it will do what the vast majority of computer users want: Start the freakin' rig and keep it running with a reasonable minimum amount of noise. After all, if you want to run Quad SLI and an OC of 4.5 GHz on liquid nitrogen, you wouldn't be reading this Hub!

Of course we need input devices, so the

Rosewill RM-C2U 3 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Optical Mouse

for five bucks and the

Linkworld LK1700E Black USB or PS/2 Standard Keyboard

for a big six bucks will complete your system.

What else do you need? Just a monitor. The resolution in that AMD 740G video subsystem will handle darn near any computer monitor with a standard VGA connector that doesn't fill up a wall, so no worries there!

Time to check out and see how large a dent this system is going to make in your MasterCard:

AMD Athlon II X4 620 Propus 2.6GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor: $99

ECS A740GM-M v1.0A AM2+ AMD 740G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard: $25

Rendition by Crucial 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Desktop Memory Model RM12864AA667 $14 each x 2: $28

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST380815AS 80GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive: $35

Lite-On Black IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDP118-04: $18

Broadway Com Corp 937PK-BLACK Steel Computer Case Okia ATX 420W Power Supply: $25

Rosewill RM-C2U 3 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Optical Mouse: $5

Linkworld LK1700E Black USB or PS/2 Standard Keyboard: $6

Total: $241!

Don't give me any flak about this component or that component being substandard and prone to failure within seconds of booting up or not functioning as advertised. Sure, these are not the top end components. It's very easy to configure a quad core system for $5,000 or more if you want to go with the Rolls Royce level of electronics. This is all brand new, factory fresh, fully warranteed merchandise backed up by the outrageously liberal RMA department of the best etailer on the web: It's fine. It will work. It won't blow up and burn down your house! Chillax!

This computer system will easily be more than up to the task of keeping the vast majority of computer users around the world completely current with the vast majority of applications that they run the vast majority of the time, and will continue to be a perfectly current rig to avoid that devilish computer technology obsolescence until 2013 to 2014 at the absolute earliest.

Yeah, you can spend a lot more money on a quad core but the question remains... do you have money to burn? If you are one of the very fortunate few who is thriving in a recession, then more power to you. If you are like most other people who are trying to choose between paying the rent or paying the utility bill, then you need to learn to scrimp and save. The conspicuous consumption of the last decade was buried along with Lehman Brothers, so if you can get a perfectly satisfactory, functional, comprehensive brand new quad core desktop computer for the price that a lot of people spend on a video card alone, then you're ahead of the game!

Believe me: Go with this setup exactly as configured. Uncle Hal wouldn't steer you wrong!

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      8 years ago

      WOOOW this is so sweet, I did a bunch of research and got the esc a740GM-M and the athlon II x4 620 on ebay. While waiting, i read over the descriptions and I kept thinking the two wouldnt be compatible, and the lists of compatible cpus i kept finding did not include the x4 620.

      This article is the only thing I could find after hours of searching, that confirms these two work together, thank god for your article! I do appreciate it very much, you've saved me a TON of worry!!



    • Hal Licino profile imageAUTHOR

      Hal Licino 

      9 years ago from Toronto

      W H A T E M A I L ? ? ?

    • nicomp profile image

      nicomp really 

      9 years ago from Ohio, USA

      Why don't you answer your email?

    • Hal Licino profile imageAUTHOR

      Hal Licino 

      9 years ago from Toronto

      My pleasure, nephew nicomp! :)

    • nicomp profile image

      nicomp really 

      9 years ago from Ohio, USA

      Thanks Unky Hal!


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