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Hello, I am looking for a setup for gaming that will run Team Fortress 2 Medium resolution with 60 FPS. I am only willing to spend 300$.
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  1. 10? Go outside and run around. Ask for 300$ and save it and when you get older, you'll have enough to buy a nice computer.
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  2. gary1 said:
    10? Go outside and run around. Ask for 300$ and save it and when you get older, you'll have enough to buy a nice computer.


    Agreed completely. Until then play on a xbox with TF2. If you spend that 300 on a computer now you'll end up spending more money on another computer down the road.
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  3. You can't get a gaming computer for that little money so you you will want to get a xbox with that or save for the future.
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  4. Can someone please just tell me something??? I JUST WANNA MAKE MINECRAFT VIDEOS AND PLAY PORTAL! PLEASE HELP
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  5. WHEN YOU TYPE LIKE THIS ON THE INTERNET, IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU'RE YELLING.

    Seriously, save the money, you're too young. Go play some football.
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  6. You might be better off buying a computer from Walmart or something that is an openbox product since that includes everything including a monitor keyboard and mouse. For 300$ you couldn't build anything good at all since the OS alone is 100$
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  7. Just get a i3 3xxx with Intel HD4000 and you should get at least 30FPS or higher in team fortress... If im right, Intel HD4000 is a bit slower than GT 220 so I got a Evga GT 220, I ran team fortress on max at 1920x1200 and get 59-71FPS average, haven't seen lower on average... Intel HD4000 should keep it at probably at least 40FPS average if not than 60FPS average... Get a Z77 board for $100 and a i3 3xxx for $140 with 4GB 2x2GB $20 and PSU for 300Watts PSU with case for $280, save a bit more money and buy a 200GB HDD which should make a total of $330 or so...
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  8. ^where does that leave money for the OS monitor keyboard mouse and speakers?
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  9. I already have a os monitor keyboard mouse and speakers.
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  10. I also have a 150 gig hard drive
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  11. Sata or ide?^
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  12. Im Pretty sure its IDE
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  13. Then you will need an IDE to sata adapter as most modern mobos have don't have any IDE connectors. They are only like 10 bucks, but I have heard mixed reviews about them.
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  14. It it Bigger the better for power supply wattage?
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    Hello,

    I'm sorry that some of the people that wrote to you in this thread were not very nice to you. They really didn't have the right to be so rude to a child, and as adults, they SHOULD know better.

    They do have IDE to SATA adapters, but none of them that I've seen are very good, at the very least they are not good enough to be used every day. The older hard drives are very slow, and the adapter will not improve their speed.

    Unfortunately 300 dollars is not enough to build a decent system. You can however for about 600 build a very nice computer to play the games you mentioned.

    If you were to build a cheap system, there is a processor called "Fusion", that would be the best bet for a tight budget, but again, you're looking at about 500 for a good one.

    Motherboard- $65

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131813

    CPU + Graphics- $140
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819106001

    RAM- $47 8GB (4GB*2)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314


    Windows 7 $100- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

    Hard Drive- $80
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136769

    Optical drive- $17
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289

    Power Supply- $45
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371033

    Case- $40
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147023

    Total: $535

    Building a computer is not very difficult, but even so at your age this is something best done with your parent's help, if they want to take a look at this posting, I will say to them that this would be a very capable computer and a good budget "starter" for a kid.

    You mentioned you already have an OS, if its not Windows7, its probably not going to be good enough to be used, which is why Windows7 is included in the price list.
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  16. Here's an idea reusing your old drive.
    Dvd Burner
    case
    6670
    corsair cx430w
    gskill 4gb ddr3
    IDE to sata converter
    Pentium g620+Asrock h61
    Total $307.92 (297.92 After Rebate)
    This will destroy tf2/ other source games, as well as let you play other more modern games at decent settings.
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  17. zooted said:
    Here's an idea reusing your old drive.
    Dvd Burner
    case
    6670
    corsair cx430w
    gskill 4gb ddr3
    IDE to sata converter
    Pentium g620+Asrock h61
    Total $307.92 (297.92 After Rebate)
    This will destroy tf2/ other source games, as well as let you play other more modern games at decent settings.

    Good build for $300.
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  18. Pezcore27 said:
    Good build for $300.

    Yea, it isn't terrible, but I think Fusion would function better. Also, those IDE to SATAs really don't work very well. I have a couple of them, they're only good for getting your data off the old IDE drives before you toss em in the garbage.
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  19. Yeah like I said I never used one before, and have heard mixed reviews about it. I would also agree going with a new sata drive would be much better. This was just a thought to try and keep it under budget.
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  20. ^yet, in the next few weeks they should be rolling out the ivy i3 line.
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  21. zooted said:
    Yeah like I said I never used one before, and have heard mixed reviews about it. I would also agree going with a new sata drive would be much better. This was just a thought to try and keep it under budget.



    Well, I'd have more peace of mind if I knew his/her parents were involved in this project, I'd certainly be glad to offer them any guidance I could in it. I think it was really unfair the reaction he/she got from the others. I went to school with a kid by the age of 13 he was running his own PC repair business and was actually very good at it that adults trust him to fix their computers, I don't think it unreasonable someone at that age couldn't take up this hobby. Some kids take up skateboarding, my stepbrother was into guitar, our parents bought him a 500 dollar guitar, assuming the parents can afford it, theres no reason to stifle such an interest.
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  22. zooted said:
    ^yet, in the next few weeks they should be rolling out the ivy i3 line.



    Yea, but you need a graphics card for Ivy. HD 4000 still isn't on the level of llano. I have to admit, I was surprised myself when I saw the benches.

    Check it out:

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Intel/Core_i7_3770K_Ivy_Bridge_GPU/4.html
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  23. Agreed, I would support my son(s) or daughter in that department. I did my first build around 13/14ish and (tbred 1400+ and g4 4200ti :D.)
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  24. Yeah, I actually have an a6 3500 build that I made for a cheap upgrade over my wives old prebuilt. I am very pleased with the performance.
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  25. I still think that for $300 you can buy and get more use out of a really nice bike :D
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  26. My parents are in on this. They are helping me build this because they want me off of the pc :P I have a copy of win7 from when my dad went to college and already have a case, optical drive and maybe a power supply which should shave off a few hundred. I am going to be asking for this stuff for my birthday and see how it goes.
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  27. LOL, Pezcore, not everyone is an active person! Your the outdoors type I take it. Me, I went camping once and was bored out of my skull. :)
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  28. a12000 said:
    My parents are in on this. They are helping me build this because they want me off of the pc :P I have a copy of win7 from when my dad went to college and already have a case, optical drive and maybe a power supply which should shave off a few hundred. I am going to be asking for this stuff for my birthday and see how it goes.



    Good luck with it, if you shave off the stuff you already have then yes, you'd have a pretty nice little system.
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  29. a12000 said:
    My parents are in on this. They are helping me build this because they want me off of the pc :P I have a copy of win7 from when my dad went to college and already have a case, optical drive and maybe a power supply which should shave off a few hundred. I am going to be asking for this stuff for my birthday and see how it goes.

    List the exact parts that you have.
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  30. nekulturny said:
    LOL, Pezcore, not everyone is an active person! Your the outdoors type I take it. Me, I went camping once and was bored out of my skull. :)
    We go camping every year next to a lake and go wakeboarding and wakesurfing. Also I am in Baseball atm. I played whiffle ball with my dad and brother since I was like 4. I want to play in the all star team this summer but my mom might not let me because I have so much other stuff. Sorry for being off topic :p
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  31. No problem, I go off topic all that time. :D But I would remind you to be careful how much personal information about yourself you give out online.
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  32. nekulturny said:
    No problem, I go off topic all that time. :D But I would remind you to be careful how much personal information about yourself you give out online.

    That's About the most personal stuff I will Say on The internets
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  33. Kids these days, using acronyms, "wattage" if you asked me when i was 10 years old what is wattage? i would of been whaat?
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  34. will759227 said:
    Kids these days, using acronyms, "wattage" if you asked me when i was 10 years old what is wattage? i would of been whaat?



    Yea well when you were a kid you probably knew what a "transistor radio" was! :lol:
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  35. will759227 said:
    Kids these days, using acronyms, "wattage" if you asked me when i was 10 years old what is wattage? i would of been whaat?

    Electronics are Kind of my thing besides baseball
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  36. Pezcore27 said:
    I still think that for $300 you can buy and get more use out of a really nice bike :D

    I already have a old redline I use during the summer.
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  37. nekulturny said:
    LOL, Pezcore, not everyone is an active person! Your the outdoors type I take it. Me, I went camping once and was bored out of my skull. :)

    I'm an avid hunter and fisherman, been wakeboarding and barefoot waterskiing in tournaments since I was a little older than 6, avid mountain biker and hiker, camping, baseball and hockey player throughout highschool and some in college...

    nope I hate the outdoors :)
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  38. I think I will get a power supply for the 45 bucks it costs, I don't think Mine is any good anyway.
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  39. Thanks nekulturny, This looks like it will work well for a 300-400 Dollar PC. BTW have you ever played minecraft??
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  40. Pezcore27 said:
    I'm an avid hunter and fisherman, been wakeboarding and barefoot waterskiing in tournaments since I was a little older than 6, avid mountain biker and hiker, camping, baseball and hockey player throughout highschool and some in college...

    nope I hate the outdoors :)



    Yea see, at the age of 17 I was 360 pounds, now don't go "oh my god no wonder he's so into computers!", I'm 240 now. While I'm nowhere near "in shape", I'm a lot better than I was, I'll be 27 this year. I don't fret too much about it, I look exactly like my father, and he was a cop, ran 6 miles a day and he was still 210-220. I figure I'm doing pretty good considering I don't do the "running thing".
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  41. a12000 said:
    Thanks nekulturny, This looks like it will work well for a 300-400 Dollar PC. BTW have you ever played minecraft??



    You're welcome. No, I've never played Minecraft, I know about it, but some of my Runescape pals left me for it, but I'm still into runescape. I have a maxed character lvl 138.
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  42. nekulturny said:
    Yea see, at the age of 17 I was 360 pounds, now don't go "oh my god no wonder he's so into computers!", I'm 240 now. While I'm nowhere near "in shape", I'm a lot better than I was, I'll be 27 this year. I don't fret too much about it, I look exactly like my father, and he was a cop, ran 6 miles a day and he was still 210-220. I figure I'm doing pretty good considering I don't do the "running thing".

    Meh, I'm 6'4, 245, so it's not like I am a twig either. I'm just an average guy. Being tall helps so it doesn't look like I weigh as much as I do.
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  44. Man, if I learned some of this stuff when I was his age....
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  45. I built my first computer at 9-10 and started using them at 4 to play dos games on. So not that uncommon for kids that age to build computers w/ parents.
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  46. SuperCoolNerds united!!!!
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  47. mightymaxio said:
    I built my first computer at 9-10 and started using them at 4 to play dos games on. So not that uncommon for kids that age to build computers w/ parents.

    Oh, I have been playing games since I was 5 or 6, I just never learned how to use computers though at that age.
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  48. Well you have to remember back then there wasn't as much information readily available. I remember at 27 the first computer we had was an old IBM, 1980s model we had a neighbor who worked for (It was never mentioned specifically, but looking back on it, he was retired Navy, and being within commuting distance to a little place called "Langley, VA", I'll give you a guess where he worked) but he came over and set us up a DOS type interface to use the programs the computer had. I remember as a kid playing Silent Service II on the computer, at the time the digitized voice the game had was "totally awesome" for the time. "Aye aye sir!"

    Nowadays, you have the internet, and access to forums such as this. Computers aren't the strange voodoo science they once were.
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