Solved Building my friend a new PC for gaming/surfing the web $450 Tags: Gaming Systems Last response: April 26, 2014 11:08 AM in Systems Share Zombingo April 26, 2014 11:00:42 AM Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week (the closer the better) Budget Range: $450 before rebate System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming and surfing the web Are you buying a monitor: No Parts to Upgrade: Everything Do you need to buy OS: Yes (Windows 7) Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg Location: Seattle Parts Preferences: Either is fine, but he is looking for the best bang for his buck Overclocking: No SLI or Crossfire: No Your Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080 Additional Comments: He is looking to play some games like TF2, Dota 2, and Diablo 3. And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: His PC recently died, so he is looking to start from the ground up. Any help on some build ideas would really be appreciated. Thanks in advance! More about : building friend gaming surfing web 450 Reply to Zombingo Best solution TechCIDLC a b 4 Gaming April 26, 2014 11:08:31 AM The best I could do for a build including an OS: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Pentium G3220 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($69.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: ASRock H81M Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($67.78 @ Newegg) Memory: G.Skill NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg) Video Card: MSI Radeon R7 250 2GB Video Card ($93.98 @ Newegg) Case: Antec GX500 ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg) Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($27.98 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($102.98 @ Newegg) Total: $506.67 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-26 14:08 EDT-0400) Reply to TechCIDLC Share Ask the community Post an answer Related resources SolvedFirst-time build: ~$1500 gaming/surfing PC Forum SolvedI am building a new pc for my friend Forum Solvedbuilding a new pc for a friend and not sure if the gpu will work mith mobo Forum SolvedBuilding a new pc for a friend...upgrade my Radeon 7850 GPU or crossfire? Forum SolvedBuilding a new PC for a friend Forum £450 Gaming PC (UK) Build for a friend. Forum SolvedNew Pc Build- For friend sub 1200AUD Forum SolvedMy friend needs the best pre built PC you can git for 450$ with no gpu Forum SolvedBuilding a New PC for my Friend $700 Forum SolvedNew build for web design pc Forum SolvedBuilding PC for friend, need some advice Forum Solvedbuilding a pc for a friend. help appreciated Forum Solvedbuilding a pc for a friend how does this look Forum SolvedBuild, ordering in 3 days, for a friend. Under 450$ Forum SolvedNew Build Advice for a powerful Web & Media PC 1st build Forum SolvedBuilding a gaming pc for a friend, need compatibility help Forum SolvedNeed help building a gaming pc for my friend Forum SolvedBuilding a $400 budget PC for a friend - Need help! Forum SolvedBuilding a PC for friend Forum SolvedMy friend thinks building a pc is more expensive than buying, and a lot harder. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !