2015. Building your own budget desktop is cheaper than buying one off the shelf, you can configure the self build desktop to your specific wishes and it is right out fun to do.
First of all you need a motherboard/ chipset combination that can deliver the performance you want and isn`t too expensive. Then you need some internal memory to speed things up. I recommend for the configuration below 4 Gb of DDR3. More is not needed for a budget self build and less would bring down performance too much.
Then you need a HDD or SSD. Fortunately today the SSDs have become increasingly cheaper and for a budget build desktop you can get a 128 Gb SSD for a reasonable price. That is why I have selected it for my setup below. It just boots so much faster than a normal HDD that I think is worth the money. Ofcourse you can always use a HDD yourself if you have one laying around or want to spent less money.
To put everything together you need a case and a power supply. For this selection I have gathered low price but quality products.
Here is my recommendation for Best Budget Self Build Desktop 2015 Build
It costs about $360 without software. For software I choose Linux Mint myself because I like Linux and now how to work with it. You might like Windows 8.1 better but that adds to the price.
|Processor||Intel Pentium G3420|
|4 Gb Mem intern||
Crucial DDR3 4Gb
(you can also get 2x 2 Gb)
|Solid State Drive||Crucial M500 2,5″ 120GB|
|Case||Rosewill Micro-ATX Mini Tower Computer Case with Dual USB 3.0, Dual Fans|
||StarTech.com 300 Watt ATX Replacement Computer PC Power Supply ATX 300|
|If you want to add Software||
I recommend: Windows 8.1 or