Do you have ANYTHING you can harvest?
I got my Mobo, CPU, Memory, and PSU for $360
add another 17 for DVD/RW drive (mine old one wasnt compatable with the Mobo)
that leave $223 for a graphics card if you already have a tv
NOW if you are wondering what I got for 360; I have a amd phenom II 955X4, Asus Mobo, 4gigs memory, and 700watt power supply
The key to getting it cheaper is to watch Newegg constantly for combo deals.I got my cpu and Mobo together and saved and i got the PSU and memory together and saved.
Hope this helps. I would post the actual combos that I used but they are no longer available
Edit-> just with some quick browsing I saw http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.509374
Adds up to 385 for Mobo, Mem, PSU, and Cpu... also knock off $40 for mail in rebates and you end up at around $345... I never really factor in mail in rebates though because you usually get screwed one way or the other lol Edited, Sep 10th 2010 2:19pm by shadowofclarence