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July 17, 2014 8:10:26 AM

Ok, so heres the deal. My friend just sold his old laptop to get a better one. He has around $650 to spend but he doesn't have monitors, keyboards or mice. He can either get/build a desktop that has to include a monitor, peripherals, and 7% tax for under 650. Or, he can get this laptop for $600 that comes out to $642 after tax.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

He will be playing Minecraft mostly but wants to be able to play TF2, CS:GO, and Titanfall as well. He is not a graphics freak, he just wants to play them. What should he do?

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July 17, 2014 9:56:02 AM

for a similar price, this system would have about 3 times the gaming performance of that laptop:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI H87M-E35 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($65.38 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($71.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Constellation ES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.49 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 270 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($162.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $597.81
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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July 17, 2014 10:02:52 AM

ps3hacker12 said:
for a similar price, this system would have about 3 times the gaming performance of that laptop:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI H87M-E35 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($65.38 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($71.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Constellation ES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.49 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 270 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($162.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $597.81
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available


No optical drive needed, but the 650 needs to include a monitor and 7% tax.
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a b 4 Gaming
a b C Monitor
July 17, 2014 10:11:37 AM

How's this? :
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($118.00 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($25.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Pro3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($71.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Constellation ES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.49 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Core Edition Video Card ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Dell S2240M 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $608.42
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

$651 after 7% tax (damn you americans and not putting tax in your prices to start with :p  )
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