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Gaming system on 450 dollars

Hello Tom's community!

I am in a need, or rather my friend is in need of a new computer. His budget is 400 dollars.(SORRY IT IS 400 DOLLARS) He is gaming on a 17 inch CRT at res of 1280*1024. He does not need Keyboard, mouse, speakers, or any form on input device. He does not need an OS. Just the box with transistors in it.

What would be the best gaming system build for the money?

Thanks for the help!
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  1. Can he use some of his old parts (case, DVD-RW, HDD, etc)?

    GIGABYTE GA-770T-USB3 + AMD Athlon II X3 445
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.524272
    G.SKILL NS 2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231393
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB + OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.514455
    LG DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA + Rosewill Blackbone
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.514368
    SAPPHIRE 100287VGAL Radeon HD 5670
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102871

    $396.92
  2. CPU + RAM -
    X3 445 + Mushkin 4GB DDR3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.514578

    Biostar 785G + DVD
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.522568

    Antec 300 + Antec EA 380
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.514532

    Samsung F3 500Gb
    http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=HD-HD502HJ&title=Samsung-SpinPoint-F3-HD502HJ-500GB-SATA2-7200rpm-16MB-Hard-Drive

    Video card - HD 4850 - This can play nearly all the current games at High-Very high settings at that resolution...
    Save $10 w/ promo code VGA485W, limited offer
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131365

    Total - ~$417 | ~$372 After rebates...
  3. ^^ Dint refresh...
    Nice build there...maybe you could mix match and get a very good build...
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  5. Thank you so much! I will show the posts to my friend, and let him decide which is best for him-- expand the budget a little bit to take the Batuchka's build, or stay strictly with 400 dollars.

    Thank you so much!
  6. A 400 dollar budget is a joke, harsh but it's the truth

    Adding 200 or even 100 will give you much better options

    and if you do decide to go with one of the builds above, DO NOT get the 2GB RAM build... please...
  7. Trust me, I adviced him not to go with little ram and skimping on a weak card. Batuchka's build gets my and my friend's vote. Thank you batuchka!
  8. Best answer selected by HansVonOhain.
  9. Yep happy shopping/building and u are welcomed ^^
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