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I need a suggestion 300-350 gaming computer

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December 5, 2011 12:09:06 AM

to run like team fortress 2 on high very high or crysis med to high or starcraft med high
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December 5, 2011 7:50:31 AM

your best bet for getting a computer that will play crysis on medium or better for 350 is second hand. for 350 your looking at a dual core possibly an amd 630 and a gtx 240 if you bought it prebuild refurb from a shop.
you wont get much more if your source and build yourself...
350 will get you a very basic machine but add another 150 and you could get an i5 rocket.

i mean you could get away with a cheap case 30, a cheap psu 35 basic value ram 4gigs 40 500gig hdd 40 dvd burner 15, whats left is for the motherboard cpu and gfx. 190 isnt gonna get a lot im afraid... but like i said add another 150 in a few weeks. you would have 340 to spend on a motherboard cpu and gfx and for that money you would be getting very reasonable parts.
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December 5, 2011 9:04:56 AM

Hexit, what do you think about llano? the expansion could then to add an additional card coupled with the igpu? Its a bit of a dead end platform-wise, but if lowish res (1440x900) and down gaming is the target then it should be enough. I'd be concerned with the Cheap PSU, as it'll very quickly need changing.
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December 5, 2011 12:26:31 PM

tbh you'll be lucky to get a decent harddrive for under $100 with the current market.
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December 5, 2011 2:34:21 PM

joedastudd said:
tbh you'll be lucky to get a decent harddrive for under $100 with the current market.
But if you have a computer you're upgrading from just gut it and use it's hard drive. Not to mention with a new hard drive half the time you'll need a new OS unless you can convince your old OS that the new configuration isn't some high seas pirate job.
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December 5, 2011 2:57:13 PM

@Mag05003 true.
I was pointing it out as HEXiT budgeted 40 a 500gb harddrive.
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December 7, 2011 2:06:12 PM

im in the uk m8 and a 500 hdd is less than 40 pounds. which because uk prices are already expensive compared to the u.s i assume you can get a 500 gig hdd for around the same. but your rite the shartage of hdd is starting to affect price. what was 50 bux last week is 70 this.
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December 7, 2011 2:36:54 PM

300- to 350 what ?

Bananas !
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December 7, 2011 2:41:46 PM

I'm from the UK and non of my preferred (scan, ebuyer, aria or overclockers) suppliers have 500gb harddrives for less then £70.
You used to be able to pick them up for £40, but due to the recent flooding in Thailand the prices have gone through the roof.
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December 9, 2011 3:40:33 AM

www.pricewatch.com has competing retailers listing their products, so it reflects the CPU market's general prices and you can figure stuff out here. It's a great reference at least for pricing ideas. $190 would get you more than enough for a video card and motherboard. I got a 550ti for $80 and a GA-z68AP-D3 for $80. Running BF3 @1920x1200 on ultra :) 

TF2 can be run maxed on a 9800GT card which is attainable for $50 now. There are better cards for even less than that too. Crysis is what you'd need to worry about.
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