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June 10, 2012 1:53:34 PM

Well my friend wants a 450$ pc where he can just watch movies(1080p) and play his games without lag, it's not high end games, but those free online games e.g Vindictus. If anyone can contribute that would be helpful. I would need a case also, Thanks! :D 

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June 10, 2012 2:31:08 PM

If you don't need an OS you could build this for less than $450 and it shouldn't have a problem with any current game assuming you don't mind lowering settings a bit.

Intel Pentium G620
4GB G.Skill NS 1333Mhz
ASRock H61M/U3S3
Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200RPM
Sapphire HD 7750 1GB
Seasonic SS-300ET
Fractal Design Core 1000
LG DVD Burner

Total - $436.92 on Newegg

If you do need an OS you could build something around an AMD A8 processor to save cash, it has onboard graphics that should be good enough for low settings @ 720P so you wouldn't need to buy a graphics card yet.
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June 10, 2012 2:58:53 PM

I just try sorry i couldn't pull it off this was best i could do PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G630 2.7GHz Dual-Core Processor ($63.99 @ Mac Mall)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M/U3S3 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($73.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Value Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($20.49 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 6670 1GB Video Card ($79.98 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($35.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 430W ATX12V Power Supply ($36.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $494.37
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-06-10 10:56 EDT-0400)
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June 10, 2012 3:24:40 PM

ok.

Are these free online games like Farmville and other Facebook games, or free online games like World of Tanks and Star Trek Online?

heres one that can handle both:

AMD A8-3850 2.9 GHz + Gigabyte A75M mobo: $149.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Pareema 8 GB DDR3-1600 RAM: $40.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital 500GB HDD: $64.99 w/ promo code
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LG DVD Burner: $17.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill R218 case: $29.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill 120mm fan: $4.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair CX 430 v2 PSU: $44.99 before $10 rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sapphire HD 6670 DDR5: $89.99 before $15 rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

total: $443.91 before $25 in rebates and $16 shipping
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June 10, 2012 3:35:21 PM

Agreed, that A8 build should be good. If he needs an OS he can leave the graphics cards and extra fan until he can afford them. It would still be OK for lower settings.
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June 10, 2012 3:43:29 PM

jmsellars1 said:
Agreed, that A8 build should be good. If he needs an OS he can leave the graphics cards and extra fan until he can afford them. It would still be OK for lower settings.


No, it's not farmville, it's like one of those Desktop Games, Combat arms, the full screen free to play ones. I got the O.S covered so that isn't a worry to me, would it be possible to get a CPU cooler, perhaps a cheap one that works decently and a nicer looking case lol :) ?
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June 10, 2012 3:51:55 PM

I would go with bigcyco1's build then, drop the case and OS and get your case and cooler of choice.
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June 10, 2012 3:58:01 PM

no rea need for a cooler with that CPU. for an extra $10 you can get the unlocked A8-3870 that starts at 3.0 GHz. The built-in cooler for either this or the unlocked model should be good to overclock to 3.3 to 3.4 GHz.

a CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO should run about $30 and get either APU to 3.6GHz.


for a slightly nicer case, you can get a Rosewill Blackbone for the same price as the fan and R218:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

the a8 Build with the 6670 should do 45-55 fps at most shooters at 1680x1050, 35-45 fps at 1920x1080 at mmedium settings, at stock. Better in DirectX 11 games (50-60 fps at 1680)
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