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Desktop for a 12 year old - slightly game oriented

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  • Gaming
  • 12 year old
  • basic desktop
  • 25000
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August 10, 2013 6:19:26 PM

For my nephew, whose father wants a basic kid's desktop as is required for his school computer lessons. He is in 5th Grade and I guess a MicroATX/MiniITX build would suffice. However, this kid comes up to me (since he knows I'm gonna build the system for him), and asks me to pump in enough hardware to support his discreet gaming requirements. The system should be capable in playing recent games, if not in ultra settings. At least GTA Series, Fifa 2013, Skyrim must be playable without noticeable stuttering. Perhaps, a GTX 640 card with a dual core 2.8 GHz processor would do fine, I guess.

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week (the closer the better)

Budget Range: Indian Rs 25,000/- ($415 USD) Before Shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Learning Basics, Word Processing, Internet, Slight Gaming

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: http://hardwire.in

Location: India
Parts Preferences: Intel/Nvidia

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: Standard 14"-15" Monitor (please suggest)

Additional Comments: Monitor, Keyboard-Mouse & UPS to be included in the price

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a b 4 Gaming
August 10, 2013 6:44:57 PM

You might want to go AMD only in that rig for the price.

I might give it a crack and see what I can do.
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a b 4 Gaming
August 10, 2013 6:52:01 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A4-5300 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-HD2 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Smart Tracer 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case: Rosewill FB-03 ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Hannspree HL161ABB 15.6" Monitor ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Rosewill RK-101 Wired Standard Keyboard ($4.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Gear Head OM900P Wired Optical Mouse ($2.99 @ Mac Mall)
Total: $432.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-10 21:51 EDT-0400)

Has the chance to go for a HD 7770 later on if he wants.
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a b 4 Gaming
August 10, 2013 7:02:56 PM
a b 4 Gaming
August 10, 2013 7:04:23 PM

spat55 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A4-5300 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-HD2 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Smart Tracer 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case: Rosewill FB-03 ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Hannspree HL161ABB 15.6" Monitor ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Rosewill RK-101 Wired Standard Keyboard ($4.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Gear Head OM900P Wired Optical Mouse ($2.99 @ Mac Mall)
Total: $432.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-10 21:51 EDT-0400)

Has the chance to go for a HD 7770 later on if he wants.


Have you noticed he's in India and wants to use that parts store? :no: 
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August 11, 2013 5:01:06 AM

spat55 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A4-5300 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-HD2 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Smart Tracer 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case: Rosewill FB-03 ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Hannspree HL161ABB 15.6" Monitor ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Rosewill RK-101 Wired Standard Keyboard ($4.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Gear Head OM900P Wired Optical Mouse ($2.99 @ Mac Mall)
Total: $432.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-10 21:51 EDT-0400)

Has the chance to go for a HD 7770 later on if he wants.

Thanks spat55, but as TheN00bBuilder said, I won't have the choice to buy from Newegg or other US/UK based websites.
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August 11, 2013 5:21:30 AM


Thanks, and I appreciate the time you took to present the build in that format (It sure isn't as easy as pcpartpicker).
Does that APU in particular perform well in games? As in, will GTA IV, Skyrim, etc be playable in lowest possible settings at low resolutions without stuttering? And yeah, please note that I wouldn't like to "max" those games, they should just look okay to a beginner's eyes.
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a b 4 Gaming
August 11, 2013 3:07:30 PM
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a b 4 Gaming
August 11, 2013 11:47:30 PM

TheN00bBuilder said:
spat55 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A4-5300 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-HD2 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Smart Tracer 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case: Rosewill FB-03 ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Hannspree HL161ABB 15.6" Monitor ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Rosewill RK-101 Wired Standard Keyboard ($4.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Gear Head OM900P Wired Optical Mouse ($2.99 @ Mac Mall)
Total: $432.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-10 21:51 EDT-0400)

Has the chance to go for a HD 7770 later on if he wants.


Have you noticed he's in India and wants to use that parts store? :no: 


I couldn't find anywhere to find Indian prices, so thought I would go on the US side and just try and see what he could get. He also had $$$ in his price range area.
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