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250 $ Gaming Pc (Lowest-End)

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June 25, 2012 8:46:12 PM

Hi everyone!
Im Yasir and i live in Karachi, Pakistan.
As of yet i havent decided any parts or what to actually purchase.. but with the heart-breaks i hav had with my LGA 775 P4 , i have become resigned to the idea of spending a pretty penny after i complete college in 2013, JULY.

If im violating any kind of Forum Procedures, kindly inform me. I do not wish to be a burden on your minds.
But what i would like to ask is some really insightful and trustworthy advice from the learned community here on what to buy next year, in July 2013.
Im looking for a Pc that will serve my gaming needs for ATLEAST the next two years ( i will probably replace the system by 2015 mid)

since i live in Pakistan, its fair to let u know the currency conversion.
1 USD ~ 94 Pakistan rupees (weak economy, i know :p  )
My projected budget is around 250 $ , that is around 23,500 PKR (provided my father agrees to atleast this)

any part u might find too expensive, i will be able to replace it with a Second-Hand Version if possible.
Do remember, i am looking to run games at the LOWEST possible settings, so im a bit strapped for cash here :D 
kindly suggest feasible options for me. but those, which can atleast run a game flawlessly (aka WITHOUT LAGS) on my rig

I eagerly and enthusiastically await your valuable advice.

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June 25, 2012 8:48:26 PM

Since you're buying next year it's hard to recommend you anything. Technology changes so quickly and by next year the prices will be a whole lot different than they are now.
June 25, 2012 8:50:36 PM

Yeah technology will be different next year with new cpu's and stuff like that
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June 25, 2012 8:53:05 PM

Oh , i see.
one thing im curious, the parts released this year, will their prices go up or down next year?
If u have a definite answer, this may just help me out alot
June 25, 2012 8:53:22 PM

Besides, as of now a decent gaming CPU, GPU, and mobo will cost around your budget.
June 25, 2012 9:10:06 PM

As the others stated, its hard to recommend something for a year from now. All there really is for $250 is this DIY one from Newegg.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?It...
It will handle most games on low.

An alternative would be getting a used crappy computer, and upgrading it with more RAM and a discrete graphics card.

Shipping could be expensive from an american website though, watch for that.
June 25, 2012 9:12:31 PM

Yanzir said:
Oh , i see.
one thing im curious, the parts released this year, will their prices go up or down next year?
If u have a definite answer, this may just help me out alot


Should go down. For example. the Sandy Bridge i3's/i5's/i7s are cheaper than this years Ivy Bridge i3's/i5's/i7's. Obviously those are way out of your price range, some of them are like $400 alone.
June 26, 2012 11:46:12 PM

voiidwulf said:
As the others stated, its hard to recommend something for a year from now. All there really is for $250 is this DIY one from Newegg.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?It...
It will handle most games on low.

An alternative would be getting a used crappy computer, and upgrading it with more RAM and a discrete graphics card.

Shipping could be expensive from an american website though, watch for that.


Thanks for the pointer there.. :) 
Gives me a bit of hope...
I hope i receive similar guidance next year when im ready.. :bounce: 

Oh and im not gonna ship from U.S sites.. will probably check in with a
notable local vendor.. ;) 
!