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February 4, 2012 6:02:03 PM

my girlfriend want's to get a good cheap computer than can play alliance of valiant arms , does anyone have any ideas of a computer that will meet these requirements? links? looking to spend 350 and below

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February 4, 2012 6:27:12 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ???? soon?
BUDGET RANGE: (e.g.: 250-320) Before / After Rebates preferably around 300

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)

REUSING PARTS: / Maybe
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: monitor, speakers,

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) / SHOP FOR PARTS: (e.g.: newegg.com, ncix.com -- to show us selection & pricing)
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: U.S

PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to use an AMD CPU & Biostar mobo with a 24" LCD and full tower case)

OVERCLOCKING:
SLI OR CROSSFIRE:

MONITOR RESOLUTION:
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

so is there any recommendations as to a computer that would be a good one for my girlfriend. she wants to play alliance of valiant arms,

i have a hp p6823w that works pretty good for the game , it has a ati radeon 4200 hd - if there was anything similar to this, but better in terms of price and performance let me know please - is a dell inspiron 570 almost equal to the p6823w? it has a different processor, then the p6823w, which is a rebranded athlon toted at being 3.6g (if i remember correctly)
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February 4, 2012 7:30:12 PM

I think the AMD A6-3500 might be a good basis for this build. The integrated graphics are a lot better than the HD 4200 and it's pretty decent for the price in terms of CPU power too. It also means you can easily upgrade later by just adding a decent graphics card like an HD 6770.

This would be pretty good.

AMD A6-3500 - $79.99
4GB Mushkin Essentials DDR3 1333Mhz - $21.99
ASRock A55M-HVS - $58.99
Seagate Barracuda 250GB - $79.99
Rosewill R101-P-BK - $29.99
Corsair CX-430 430W - $44.99
LG DVD Burner - $15.99

Total - $331.93

Slightly over budget but would be quite a bit better than that HP in games and you can just add a graphics card later if you need more performance, as I said the HD 6770 would be a nice choice.

EDIT: Just going to add, if theres an old hard drive you can reuse you could cut the price down to $250.
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February 4, 2012 7:45:27 PM

Sorry to have to say it but "cheap" and "good" are mutually exclusive. I think she'll be disappointed in the gaming experience on a $350 box.....
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February 4, 2012 7:59:07 PM

He said the game runs fine on HD 4200 graphics, it's not a high end gaming machine he's looking for.
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February 4, 2012 8:18:51 PM

Personally i think that you should wait so you dont have to build a completely new machine next year when a new game comes out. Wait till you can spend at least 600 or so.
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