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Good Laptop for around $300. Mainly will be used for gaming

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April 20, 2014 6:51:10 PM

My brother is looking for a good computer to use mainly for gaming for around $300 dollars and was wondering if anyone had any good ideas of a computer he could buy. Thanks for any suggestions!

Btw hes not a hardcore gamer or anything

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April 20, 2014 6:55:16 PM

Secondhand (eBay) less than 2 years old. i5 CPU, 4GB RAM, HDD, GTX 560 or above GPU, Good brand Power supply - Seasonic, XFX, Antec, Corsair - at least 500W
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April 20, 2014 6:58:25 PM

HA! I just put together a $300 desktop build for you, and THEN I realized you are asking about a laptop. Sorry! Here is my $300 desktop build anyway :) 

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: AMD A8-5600K 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($97.74 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75M Pro4+ Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($59.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-2000 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital AV-GP 320GB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($36.89 @ Amazon)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ Micro Center)
Total: $299.59
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-20 21:56 EDT-0400)

It would be decent for 720p gaming and maybe 900p, but it would not be very good @ 1080p
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April 21, 2014 10:39:09 AM

You are not going to get a laptop mainly for gaming for $300. You would probably see that range start from $500 - $600. If you are wanting a PC for $300, then you have more choice. What games does he want to play, Minecraft, Battlefield 4, COD? If he wants to play BAttlefield or any other resource-intensive game then look into higher end computers. Here is a build I found for you for $300 on Amazon.

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-F2A55M-HD2 FM2+/FM2 AMD A55 HDMI Dual-link DVI D-sub Dual UEFI BIOS Micro ATX
Optical Drive: LG Electronics Optical DVD Drive
RAM: Kingston Hyper X Blu 4 GB 1600MHz DDR3
PSU: Corsair Builder Series CX 430 Watt ATX
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 320 GB Bulk/OEM Hard Drive 3.5 Inch, 8 MB Cache, 7200 RPM
OS: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - Full Version (32/64)
Processor: AMD A6-6400K Richland 3.9GHz Socket FM2 65W Dual-Core (Built in AMD Radeon HD 8470)
Case: Rosewill Dual Fans MicroATX Mini Tower

Total Cost: $370.39

~Even though it is way over your budget, you will get quite great performance out of a little build. Remember, if you don't know how to build a PC, there is loads of tutorials online based on how to do it. And it is a lot cheaper than buying a prebuilt.

Hope this helps!
April 21, 2014 10:41:23 AM

Also, the build I listed above is not used to play high end games. It would be good to play games such as Minecraft. You might also want to add a dedicated graphics card to get more of a fps boost.
May 9, 2014 3:12:24 PM

$300 is gonna get you Perfect Minecraft but like Low to Medium (with very little FPS like 20 if your lucky) i think you should go with a APU like the Kaveri for $300, i can give you a link to Really good $300 build ideas if you want
May 9, 2014 3:13:26 PM

also if you want i can make a $300 Pc build on PcPartpicker for you to look at and edit