A $250 PC that can fly Windows 7

By | May 11th, 2009

Windows 7 guaranteed performance at very low hardware requirements as compared to Windows Vista. Although Windows 7 requirements for hardware are very low, yet I’ve compiled this PC that has hardware almost twice as compared to the requirements of windows 7 hence it provides a very good experience with windows 7. You can also see Windows 7 Requirements.

windows7 20081028 2 A $250 PC that can fly Windows 7


  • Twice as much specs as compared to the requirements of windows 7
  • Graphics chip supporting DirectX10, meaning you can enjoy all the features of Windows 7 including the new Aero enhancements and WDDM v1.1
  • Play HD movies and media smoothly
  • 2×1 GB RAM, high bus speeds and SATA hardisk ensures minimum latencies and bottlenecks
intel e5200 A $250 PC that can fly Windows 7


  • Intel Pentium E5200 Wolfdale LGA 775 Dual-Core Processor
  • Clock: 2.5GHz
  • Cache: 2MB L2 Cache
  • Technology: 45nm
  • Power: 65W

Price: $69.99


intel g43 motherboard A $250 PC that can fly Windows 7


  • ECS G43T-M LGA 775 Intel G43 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
  • FSB: 1333/1066MHz
  • CPU Type: Core 2 Quad / Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Duo
  • Onboard Video Chipset: Intel GMA X4500HD

Price: $61.99


kingston 2gb ram A $250 PC that can fly Windows 7


  • Kingston KVR800D2K2/2GR Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
  • Speed: DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
  • Capacity: 2GB (2 x 1GB)

Price: $22.99


seagate 160gb A $250 PC that can fly Windows 7


  • Seagate 160GB
  • Model: ST3160813AS
  • Interface: SATA 3.0Gb/s
  • RPM: 7200 RPM
  • Cache: 8MB
  • Average Latency: 4.16ms
  • Size: 3.5″

Price: $39.99


lg dvd burner A $250 PC that can fly Windows 7

DVD Burner:

  • LG DVD Burner GH22LP20
  • WRITE Speed: DVD+R=22x, DVD+RW=8x
  • READ Speed: DVD-ROM=16x, CD-ROM=48x
  • Interface: IDE

Price: $23.99


pc case A $250 PC that can fly Windows 7


  • Power Supply: PEAK: 430W
  • Motherboard Compatibility: ATX, Micro ATX
  • Front Ports: 2 x USB2.0 ; 2 x Audio

Price: $29.99

Grand Total:$249

  • Patrick

    I just ordered an AMD quad core with twice the hard drive and lightscribe for only $20 more.

  • http://www.comptechgadgets.blogspot.com Ashish Kalmegh

    Hay best suitable configurations :)

  • Ryan

    Nice to know this computer doesn’t need a PSU to run. Sweet!


  • Bob

    Hey Ryan, sarcasm works best when you get your facts right. The case comes with a PSU. Try again, dipstick.

  • Jeff

    Nice to know there is a 430 watt PSU included with the case. Sweet!


  • Jim

    like this one? Power Supply: PEAK: 430W

  • KC

    A 430 W psu in a $30 case isn’t going to last very long, I would almost guarantee.
    However, everything else works fine

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  • Jim

    Very nice, my only concern is the Pentium D processors have a habit of running extremely hot. An after-market Heatsink/fan is (almost) required. I speak from experience having to have Intel replace 3 CPU/mobo combinations that burned up (all other hardware is fine and still in use to this day) in the time span of 4 months. I run the Quad core now and it’s hardly been an issue though. (Quad 2.3Ghz, 8Gb RAM, 1TB Raid array, HDMI, optical audio – $650)

  • http://hardwareinsight.com usman

    Please do not confuse Pentium Dual Core with Pentium D. They are completely different processors. Intel Pentium Dual Core is a cut down version of Core 2 duo, so it gives same energy efficiency, but slightly less performance.

  • deadstatue

    haha, your os is going to cost more than your computer…

  • chjawadm

    hahaha that's brilliant. But as it turns out it will cost a little less :P

  • asansorkiralama

    I admire to your writing

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  • http://techolive.com/ PohTayToez

    Terrible build. Never use a power supply that comes with a case. Cheap power supplies are prone to failure, and when they do they tend to take a few other components out with them. Also, that motherboard is pure trash, as is pretty much anything from ECS. Check out the reviews on Newegg, the majority of them are negative and describe numerous problems that other people have had with the board.

  • chjawadm

    I think you're wrong. I've been using a built-in 350Watt power supply that came with $20 casing since two years. Recently I also purchased 9800GT Low-power-edition and running it on the same power supply. Works for me. See the pics here

  • http://techolive.com/ PohTayToez

    You can go ahead and think that, but it's common knowledge to any seasoned PC builder that cheap power supplies are to be avoided, especially those that come “free” with cases. I'm not saying I doubt that they one you have has treated you well, but that one example doesn't carry much weight against the hundreds of instances I've read about and seen first hand where a cheap power supply has failed.

  • chjawadm

    I agree. But if you have a tight budget than this configuration can work.