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June 27, 2011 1:57:24 PM

What is your thought of the cheapest computer that is considered a "game computer". Include:
MoBo
CPU
graphics card
case
RAM
Power supply
Storage device

I want your input so I can make my own gaming computer

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June 27, 2011 5:03:51 PM

This topic has been moved from the section Video Games to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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June 27, 2011 5:26:55 PM

A game computer...lets see here. Do you want to know the relative price of the components in a game computer or do you want to know a few pieces of general hardware that aren't that high up in the price range?
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June 27, 2011 5:39:27 PM

lowest price that you consider game computer
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June 27, 2011 5:48:34 PM

$750 is probably your best bet to get started. Afterwards you can upgrade it.
Motherboard - $150 - $200
Hard Drive - $80
Case - $100 - $200
RAM - $80 - $150
Power Supply - $90 - $150
Operating System - $100 +(unless open source)
Processor - $150 - $300
DVD Drive - $30 - $50

That is just the base system of course.
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June 27, 2011 5:57:40 PM

Check out http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/312823-13-bestconfi... for some budget build, theres a $450ish one in there thats a good enough build for low gaming by lunyone I think it was
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June 27, 2011 6:01:12 PM

$750 is a slightly below-average gaming rig. You could do $500, but only if you were doing something like WoW and other lower power MMOs. It depends ENTIRELY on what you want to play, and how you want to play it.
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June 27, 2011 6:14:23 PM

Best answer selected by r0aringdrag0n.
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June 27, 2011 6:55:19 PM

Thanks for B.a. man,
be prepared to alter the build as you need, better psu/graphics etc but as boiler said, something like that will more than do you for Wow etc,
have fun and enjoy the build mate,
Moto
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