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gaming computer build 300-400$

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March 16, 2013 1:28:30 PM

I need a desktop computer to at least get mine craft at 30 fps. Someone please help!
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March 16, 2013 1:37:13 PM

What components can you recycle/already have?
March 16, 2013 1:39:45 PM

I have built quite a few gaming computer for friends under $400 as long as you have no problem using craigslist and ebay.
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March 16, 2013 1:40:35 PM

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: AMD A8-3870K 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($88.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus F1A55-M LE Micro ATX FM1 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.84 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $413.75
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-16 16:39 EDT-0400)

Should max it out.
March 16, 2013 1:45:08 PM

I would rather go with Shellls45 answer but if you want to go cheaper here are some of the best deals i have found USED

CPU AMD II X4 3ghz $40 - Used Ebay
Biostar Motherboard AM3 $45 - Craigslist
GTX560 card $100 - Craigslist
4 gigs 1600ram $28 - Newegg
120gb HD $20 - Craigslist
Antec 300 case $30 - Craigslist
HEC Orion PS 550 $23 - Newegg
Coolermaster Heatsink 19.99 - Newegg
DVD-RW Rom LG 17.99 - Newegg

Grand total best case scenario $323 that will play ANY GAME This is also figuring your going to grab a OEM windows key from an old computer. add another $99 if you want to buy windows 7 even though you can find keys on ebay for around $40

If you dont care about the case you can stick those peripherals into any box you find laying around and save your self some money as well.
May 14, 2013 11:17:52 AM

BlindrunGaming said:
Buy an XBOX. Don't waste money on a gaming PC unless you want to go all out. The sweet spot is around $1000.

Ok, appearantly your knowledge about pcs is really poor, u can build a better pc
For 500 dollars than an xbox would ever achieve,
August 11, 2013 10:29:27 PM

Thanks for the info. And yes my computer knowledge is poor. I know about what parts are needed and how to put the parts together that's about it. And this is for a friend that has a very tight budget. Thanks for the information. Ill probably use shells template. Thanks for the help