Gaming PC for less than or equal to $400 possible?

Hi, I've got a $400 spending limit and I was wondering it it was possible to buy a pre-built gaming computer for that price, and or, buy all the parts needed to build it for that price.

Any advice would be most appreciated.

Thanks,
Cole.
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  1. It is possible for sure, just don't expect to play the latest and greatest and max resolution and graphical settings. You can get a decent system for $400 though. Just hit up Newegg and look at some of their combo deals. They have some good stuff sometimes and you might even find an entire rig as a combo.
  2. Fill out the form suggested.

    Also check out Tom's September System Builder Marathon
  3. Gaming on a budget of $400 is definitely doable.



    Shipping was not taken into account as its bound to vary depending on where you live.

    EDIT: The September System Build by Toms is already out of date, RAM & Video card prices have dropped and newegg have started stocking the 400W xigmatek PSU which is a brilliant unit for its price.
  4. If you can wait for rebates, I would grab some higher quality parts that will give you a better build. Total is $455.79 including shipping. Minus $55 in rebates gets you to $400.79. You can dig between the cushions for that 79 cents :)

    Antec Two Hundred(v2) Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $55
    Also currently has a $5 promo code. Great air flow and free shipping

    Combo deal Mobo/CPU for $129
    BIOSTAR TA880GB+ AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard Same as the general's suggestion

    AMD Athlon II X3 450 Rana 3.2GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor I would recommend a triple core processor. I will be better with multitasking and gaming. Plus you can try to unlock the dormant 4th core (but no guarantees)

    GeIL Value PLUS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10660) Desktop Memory Model GVP34GB1333C9DC Same memory $42

    EVGA 01G-P3-1452-TR GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) Superclocked 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $130 Great company and superclocked. More expensive up front but same price after rebate.

    Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $45

    XIGMATEK ACXTNRP-PC402 400W ATX12V Ver.2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply Same $35

    ASUS DVD burner $17
  5. Windows 7 alone costs $199....
  6. Lol no its doesnt its 100$ for a system builders windows 7 64 bit----oem-----http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754&cm_re=windows_7_oem_64-bit-_-32-116-754-_-Product

    mdd1963 said:
    Windows 7 alone costs $199....
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