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Building an Extremely Cheap Gaming PC for My Brother. Anywhere I Could Improve?

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February 25, 2014 2:33:28 PM

Here is the build:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/301v0
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/301v0/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/301v0/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD A6-5400K 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($57.78 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive ($96.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($42.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $354.72
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-25 17:28 EST-0500)

I know it won't exactly be the best thing in the world, but he is on a tight budget and has low expectations/needs. Will this be enough to play some simple games (Minecraft, LotRO, maybe Planetside 2) at 720p?

Thanks.

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February 25, 2014 2:40:36 PM

This won't cut it. YOu're missing your Operating System (which is another $100). Not clear on the A6 but doubt you'll get lots of frames at 720p on that either.
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February 25, 2014 2:43:03 PM

tachybana said:
This won't cut it. YOu're missing your Operating System (which is another $100). Not clear on the A6 but doubt you'll get lots of frames at 720p on that either.


That's probably what I was expecting to hear. Thanks for your input anyway.
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