so my sister's birthday is coming up in a bit and i remember her asking for a pc. So i was wondering, how much would a basic pc build cost? just a basic office pc, i was thinking probably around 300 is that possible? if not i have old pc's i got from school and i was wondering if i can't build a new one. can i just swap the old pc into a new micro atx case with some new parts?
Thank you for posting on the Micro Center Community! It is definitely a cheaper alternative to swap parts from an old PC to a new mATX case and replace outdated parts with new parts. Unsure if you need a monitor or peripherals, and Windows 10 can be pricy for a budget build.
If you know what parts you have to transfer, we can see what we can do with a build to make it around 300$. Would be good if you could transfer the motherboard and HDD/SSD as that should carry your active version of Windows 10.
as of right now what i currently know is that I would need a power supply, hard drive for more storage, i would prefer to use the same motherboard and cpu but if i can't are their any motherboards and cpu's great for basic office builds? since i know you guys do the motherboard and cpu combo deal
@Cesarito32 just chiming in. A new motherboard and cpu will cost more than $300. And if need MC to install the new parts into the old case may run $149.99 to $199.99. If wanting to stay in the range of $300 or a little more, MC does have refurbished computers running for $300 or less. The intel 5s cpus are good processors. See link below, these refurbished computers would be good "surf the web", "read email only" type computers.
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so if i'm swapping the parts into a new case, i need a new power supply that would fit the case, but I don't want to give it to much power, are there any power supply's that will fit a mini or mid tower case that's not too powerful for the other parts?
It looks like about the lowest we sell would be in the 400-500W range, something like https://www.microcenter.com/product/485310/powerspec-430-watt-80-plus-atx-non-modular-power-supply?ob=1 should work just fine.
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