Start off by saying i'm making this for a friend. who doesn't have a computer at the moment and can't make it himself. I've also never made a PC this cheap which is why i'm asking. I tend to build computers in the 700 to 900$ range.
Approximate Purchase Date: It depends on what you guys can suggest as available for now. If we can't afford to get one together for around 400dollars that can run all existing games at least at low to mid setting I'll tell him to wait awhile.
Budget Range: 350-425(425 is and absolute cap)
System Usage: Games only. No other use
Parts Not Required: no periphs. no case. no monitor. no software
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg tigerdirect
Country: United States
Parts Preferences: AMD Nvidia, Intel. not important. QUALITY is important.
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024 up to 1680x1050 (not set in stone)
Additional Comments: Needs to be easy to maintain. no water cooling. no overheating gpu's. (He's a beginner)
What I'd like to see him get around:
1. looking for something just below and i5core in terms of power. or a really cheap suitable i5.
2.exact or slightly under nvidia 460gtx.
3. I'm probobly going to suggest 4GB's of Corsair sticks (cheaper and imo better timing on them then g-skill). however it depends on the motherboard you would suggest (as in if it can support dd3).
Thank you for your replies so far. Don't mean to throw in a curveball. But out of interest. I've never bought a full computer off of one of the deals from newegg and such. Are there any out there that offer comparable quality for price as building from scratch?
It's quite easy, Youtube would be good for you that's a solid place to look for guides.
Sorry I'm a bit confused. What's easy? i was asking about full already built computers if they offer comparable prices like what truegenius supposed. like some of the kind they offer on newegg now. Not saying that putting one together is difficult. Or is there a guide you mean that talks about comparisons in price between sold deal computers and hand built ones.