GRILLMASTER

CHEAP BUILDS

NOTE: This section isn't complete. I'll complete it soon.

NOTE 2: Haven't done an update for a while, however AMD (old and new) been included now and a bit more information added. Still isn't complete.

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

This guide is for people who don't have the money to buy and build a new system, but still want to be able to do office tasks, gaming, video editing, programming, and/or even 3D modelling at an acceptable performance.

PRE-BUILD OEM DESKTOPS

MID TOWER VS SMALL FORM FACTOR/SFF

Intel Management Engine and AMD Platform Security Processor

USED BUILDS

$60 - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Office/Movie PC

$120 - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 + 1066MHz FSB tape mod

$120 - Intel Xeon X3xxx/5xxx + LGA 775 to 771 mod

$200-$250 - AMD Phenom II X6 build

$250 - Intel i5 2400 pre built

$400 - Intel Xeon LGA 1366 Workstation

$??? - AMD Opteron build

$??? - AMD FX-8350 build (8c/8t)

NEW BUILDS

$500-$600 - AMD Ryzen 3 1200/1300X (4c/4t) build