A $214 Build That Runs Windows 7 (64-Bit)?

AMD Sempron 140 2.7GHz Socket AM3 45W Single-Core Processor

I put together a build for only $214 (US) that will run Windows 7 (64-Bit) pretty well. It has plenty of power with 500W, 2.7GHz AMD Sempron processor with a possible second core to unlock, 2GB DDr3 RAM, 320GB 7200RPM hard drive, and a GT 220 512mb video card. This is over the minimum Windows 7 (64-Bit) requirements of 1GHz+ processor, 2GB RAM, and 20GB hard drive space. The BIOSTAR MCP6P3 motherboard also comes with integrated NVIDIA GeForce 6150 Graphics Processing Unit, so you could do without the video-card so long you are not going to play any games or watch any high resolution movies.

Also note that this price could be knocked even lower if you find a slightly cheaper hard drive (with less GB), a slightly lower power supply, if you have an old computer case laying around, or if you choose to just use the motherboard integrated graphic instead of purchasing a video card.

1. Computer Case:
Linkworld 431-08 c8888 Computer Case

2. Power Supply Unit (P.S.U):
DYNAPOWER USA ADW-500 500W Power Supply

3. A Processor:
AMD Sempron 140 2.7GHz Socket AM3 45W Single-Core Processor

4. A MotherBoard:
BIOSTAR MCP6P3 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

5. RAM:
Kingston ValueRAM 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

6. Hard Drive:
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 320GB 3.5″ SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

7. DVD – Drive:
LITE-ON Black IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDP118-04

8. Video Graphics Card:
ECS GeForce GT 220 NGT220C-512QZ-F Video Card
– Optional (Included makes build = $266)

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