Low cost gaming system

Ok so I'm 13 (you've guessed it it's my first time and I don't have tons of cash) and I play minecraft and tekkit. So I was wondering can anybody help me build a gaming pc for $350-450. I know its tight bit my lawn business isn't exactly booming yet so it's all I have. Thx!!
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  1. But*
  2. what parts do you have........... monitor/keyboard/mouse/case/.................operating system.......... anything...????
  3. I have a keyboard and mouse and a monitor. Also thx for the speedy response
  4. Where do you live? Microcenter has some good deals on AMD APUs with mobo.
  5. do you have speakers aswell? and a hard drive from your old pc?
  6. Yes I have speakers aswell
  7. what about the storage unit from your old PC?
  8. No, my old pc was an imac g4 so the hard drive is extremely old I've done a little research tell me what u think about this set up. CPU - AMD FX-4300 (View)
    Motherboard - ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS AM3+ (View)
    Video Card - Sapphire Radeon R7 260X (View)
    RAM - Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (View)
    HDD - Seagate Barracuda 500 GB (View)
    Case - Rosewill Dual Fans (View)
    Power Supply - Antec VP-450 (View)
    Optical Drive – Samsung 24x SATA DVD RW (View)
    Grand Total: $380-$420
    (Prices fluctuate on a daily basis, click here for current pricing)

    Again I don't need top of the line i just want to play mc and tekkit and 30-40fps.
    Ty everyone
  9. Also mrnumb ty for all the help so far. It's rly helped me. No pun intended
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    no problem, but you're forgetting to add in the price of the OS unless you have one that you can use.
  11. Good point how much does windows 7 home premium run for? Hmm I'm seeing between $60-80
  12. you guys gotta quit posting stuff that has the final price after rebate........... there's more up front money. and rebates aren't rebates anymore... it's plastic.
  13. Ok so thx for the help now I have a good idea of what I'm gonna be spending and getting. Next part is will the computer come assembled or will I have to place everything in the case myself. If i need to construct it are there any good vids out there that could help me? I'm a noob at this :P
  14. Thx swiftly that's awesome, I rly appreciate it, wish I hadn't of hit solved yet.
  15. What I came up with... By no means the best gaming rig or the prettiest at that, but for what you're using it for, it will work. this went slightly over budget ($20) because i threw in a bigger hard drive.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD 5350 2.05Ghz Quad-Core Processor ($60.74 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock AM1H-ITX Mini ITX AM1 Motherboard ($58.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Corsair XMS3 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.77 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda ES 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($51.89 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R7 250 2GB Video Card ($71.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Raidmax ATX-502WUU ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 300W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($42.99 @ Mwave)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $462.30
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-08 22:25 EDT-0400)
  16. You'll have to build it yourself but its really not all that bad.
  17. $20 over is fine. Thx it looks like a winner. I found a YouTube video on how to assemble it. Now the last challenge left is to get the parents to agree. Thx so much guys. Ill post again when it's ordered. Keep posting if u find anything better
  18. keep in mind that includes rebates so that means you'll have to pay more initially before you get money back. without rebates its close to 50$ over. which in all actuality is 1-2 weeks tops of yard work
  19. ItsMrNumb said:
    keep in mind that includes rebates so that means you'll have to pay more initially before you get money back. without rebates its close to 50$ over. which in all actuality is 1-2 weeks tops of yard work

    Well I don't mind yard work. It keeps the tan alive and the cash flow open. Thx for all the help today. Hell I thought I was going to be buying a laptop.
  20. Not a problem man. In the end if you get more serious about gaming you can upgrade that as much as you want since it's not a beast by anymeans right now. Besure to post a build thread too when you start it!
  21. I Absolutely will
  22. nighthhawks build is decent. watch prices as suggested...but scanning it it looks like something is missing..?? ........ mrnumbs is way too slow. not a good gamer.
  23. Swifty, he said all he was using it for was tekkit and mine craft not watch dogs, BF4 or anything like that. That build is fine for what he's doing. I told him straight out its not by any means an amazing gaming pc but it will meet his needs.

    *And his build is missing the OS, that's why it looks that way.
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