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Excuse my ignorance. Budget gaming build issue.

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September 16, 2011 11:15:18 AM

Ok the issue is that I have zero knowledge of building a pc but I am not an idiot. I want to build a pc for an xmas present. The next problem is that I am poor as hell lol. I have searched around but I just do not trust myself and expect only epic fail and wasted money if I were not to post this. The budget is around 300ish. The person receiving the pc is not expecting to play the high end games with maxed settings or anything but of course I would like to squeeze as much performance out of the budget as possible. I am sorry if my post breaks rules or seems lazy but its really a self trust issue haha. I have read too many threads with someone doing a budget build only to find out that they could have done much much better soon after they have finished. I have no other specific preferences.
I fear flame.
Approximate Purchase Date:( SRY) between now and christmas xD


Budget Range: 300ish


System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet


Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I really don't know.. decent quality low price


Country of Origin:united states


Parts Preferences: none


Overclocking:No


SLI or Crossfire: Don't know what this is.


Monitor Resolution: 1024x768


Additional Comments:stretching dollars for performance haha

If this is not good enough please tell me.

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September 16, 2011 11:58:10 AM

$300 and needing the OS? Just get a PS3/360.
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September 16, 2011 12:22:57 PM

The best I can do with 300ish with OS
Get a USB DVD Drive to install the OS..

CPU:AMD A4-3400 Llano 2.7GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo:ASRock A55M-HVS FM1 AMD A55
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:Xigmatek ASGARD II
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD:HITACHI HDS721050CLA362 (0F10381) 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU:Thermaltake TR2 W0070RUC 430W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total:$375.93 with some shipping costs without rebates

It will be best if you can get some cheap 2nd hand stuff from ebay to reduce the cost
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