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a b 4 Gaming
October 22, 2012 5:50:50 PM

This laptop is for a 10 year old (christmas gift)
He would like to run League of Legends and possible WOW (im ok with low settings)
I am not sure if it is possible, but my price range is $500 or less
I would be OK with refurb
Please include a link if you find one

If a laptop cant happen, then how about a desktop with a monitor for the $500 or less budget.

Thanks

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a b 4 Gaming
October 22, 2012 5:52:06 PM

Also the computer will need an OS
a b D Laptop
a b 4 Gaming
a b Ý World of Warcraft
October 22, 2012 6:11:11 PM

Laptop - hardly. Desktop would be very doable.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Celeron G540 2.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: PNY Optima 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($14.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: PNY Optima 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($14.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 6670 1GB Video Card ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Rosewill REDBONE ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Basiq 350W ATX12V Power Supply ($25.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Monitor: HP 2211x 21.5" Monitor ($117.00 @ B&H)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $509.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

There are some laptops that cost below $500, but they usually don't include neither a graphics card (that is needed for games) nor an operating system. For $500, you can get a desktop with decent low end GAMING graphics card, which means your 10 old will be able to play games and not just surf the internet which is teasing him with gameplay videos, a nice monitor with full HD resolution and 64 bit Windows.
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a b 4 Gaming
October 23, 2012 2:30:21 PM

so a Celeron G540 is enough to run those games?

thanks for the reply :) 

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October 23, 2012 2:48:47 PM
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This http://www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products...

with i5 2450M, 1GB AMD Radeon 7670M, 6GB DDR3, 500GB 5400RPM, DVD R/W

If it is too expensive it is ok if you swap the processor with the i3-2350M
a b 4 Gaming
October 24, 2012 1:11:21 PM

thanks for the replys
a b 4 Gaming
October 24, 2012 1:11:30 PM

Best answer selected by seller417.
a b D Laptop
a b 4 Gaming
a b Ý World of Warcraft
October 26, 2012 7:09:55 AM

seller417 said:
so a Celeron G540 is enough to run those games?

thanks for the reply :) 


It's more than enough. It's also much more powerful than the i5 in the laptop.
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