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gaming computer build 300-400$

I need a desktop computer to at least get mine craft at 30 fps. Someone please help!
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  1. What components can you recycle/already have?
  2. 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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    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/K7vd
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/K7vd/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/K7vd/benchmarks/

    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.
  4. 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.
  5. Buy an XBOX. Don't waste money on a gaming PC unless you want to go all out. The sweet spot is around $1000. www.blindrungaming.com
  6. 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. www.blindrungaming.com

    Ok, appearantly your knowledge about pcs is really poor, u can build a better pc
    For 500 dollars than an xbox would ever achieve,
  7. 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
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