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Re: [opensuse] Building a mid-range desktop PC - lower cost MB/CPU/video solution?
Greg Freemyer composed on 2016-06-09 19:04 (UTC-0400):

> This is what I've got picked out right now.

http://pcpartpicker.com/list/RXQD3F (or see below)

> CPU
> Intel Core i5-6400 2.7GHz Quad-Core Processor
> $179.99

> I'll need to get a SATA cable I assume. Any other cables, etc. I need to buy?

Every retail boxed motherboard I've bought since SATA was born shipped with at least two SATA cables.

Motherboard
ASRock H110M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
$49.99

I bought an Asrock once. It won't happen again. It lasted about two weeks past its warranty expiration. AFAICT, Asrock is a lower tier brand, like eCS, and a bunch of brands that no longer exist.

My last mobo purchase, 9 months ago, is what I'm typing from:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130699

with this CPU from eBay for $46:
http://ark.intel.com/products/77773/Intel-Pentium-Processor-G3220-3M-Cache-3_00-GHz

Are you sure you're up for a piece of the Skylake on Linux grief some of us have been reading about?

Memory
Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-2400 Memory
$112.99

and 16G DDR3 RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226404

Case
Thermaltake Core V51 ATX Mid Tower Case
$97.61

Lotsa case for a micro ATX mobo. :-p

Last time I bought a new case I can't remember. It was probably at least 12 years ago. My ancient Antec cases have hard to strip steel screw threads, unlike all the aluminum cases I've encountered since.

Power Supply
CoolMax 300W Micro ATX Power Supply
$21.88

Doesn't look like it's an 80Plus.

I set a price floor of about $30-35 on power supplies I buy. Even with the CoolMax name I'm skeptical of a price that low for 300W.
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