Budget computer (please help)

okay, basically. i have £200 ($315) to spend and i want a computer which will run mincraft, runescape, rollercoaster tycoon ect. not amazing games like call of duty stuff like that. i was thinking about the i5 but its too expensive for the quad core. im looking for a quad core or a duo core because i think quad will be too expensive. does anyone have an idea for a cheap cpu but a good one and a decent graphics card which is in my buget?
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  1. okay, basically. i have £200 ($315) to spend and i want a computer which will run mincraft, runescape, rollercoaster tycoon ect. not amazing games like call of duty stuff like that. i was thinking about the i5 but its too expensive for the quad core. im looking for a quad core or a duo core because i think quad will be too expensive. does anyone have an idea for a cheap cpu but a good one and a decent graphics card which is in my buget?
  2. With £200, the best you can do is upgrade your current PC.
    what is your current PC?
  3. its an netbook...
  4. okay, basically. i have £200 ($315) to spend and i want a computer which will run mincraft, runescape, rollercoaster tycoon ect. not amazing games like call of duty stuff like that. i was thinking about the i5 but its too expensive for the quad core. im looking for a quad core or a duo core processor because i think quad will be too expensive. does anyone have an idea for a cheap cpu but a good one and a decent graphics card which is in my buget?
    i know £200 ($315) is not alot, but thats all i have.. so please does anyone have any ideas which would suit my needs? i will be doing java and some html coding and playing games. facebook, youtube, skype, itunes, ect. maybe some photoshop.
  5. First specify what exactly u need. Do u have psu hdd cd drive, case, etc ?

    Get a G620 or at the max i3 2100. A $80 to $100 gigabyte mobo, p67 or z68 chipset, better rake up used ones in the deals section.Max $40 RAM.
    Rest on gpu.
  6. adamyjake said:
    okay, basically. i have £200 ($315) to spend and i want a computer which will run mincraft, runescape, rollercoaster tycoon ect. not amazing games like call of duty stuff like that. i was thinking about the i5 but its too expensive for the quad core. im looking for a quad core or a duo core because i think quad will be too expensive. does anyone have an idea for a cheap cpu but a good one and a decent graphics card which is in my buget?



    Ok what exactly do you need for your £200 budget?

    Case ?
    Power Supply?
    CPU?
    Motherboard?
    RAM?
    Graphics Card?
    Hard Drive?
    Operating System?


    If you have some of the above already tell us, and what make and model are they ?
  7. i have a case, with a power supply. i have ram on my old desktop which is broken cuz my brother picked up the cpu and dropped it. i have operating system. my old desktop has a hardrive.
    the case is compaq it saids model no.ps-5301-08hf |ROHS|DC OUTPUT: 300w

    i have a mother bored but im not sure it works, cuz my younger touched it with his bare hands.
    i have a cd drive. usb slots on the case, audio. ect.
  8. or that model is the power suplly. ill upload somes pic
  9. check this link, this is what i have. http://imgur.com/a/XiG8n#0
  10. http://imgur.com/a/XiG8n#0 . the cpu dont work and motherbored is might be broken, cuz my brother touched it without and strap things
  11. i have this http://imgur.com/a/XiG8n#0. but the cpu dont work, and not sure about motherbored cuz my brother touched it with any strap things.
  12. OK well your old RAM is probably not compatible anymore.

    So heres what i recommend..

    AD3870WNGXBOX - AMD A8-3870K Black Edition, S FM1, Lynx Core, Quad Core, 3.0GHz, GPU AMD Radeon HD 6550D 600MHz, 100W, Retail
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/amd-a8-3870k-black-edition-s-fm1-lynx-core-quad-core-30ghz-gpu-amd-radeon-hd-6550d-600mhz-100w-retai


    MSI A75MA-G55, AMD A75, S FM1, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, PCIe (x16), Graphics On Board, mATX
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/msi-a75ma-g55-amd-a75-s-fm1-ddr3-sata-iii-6gb-s-pcie-(x16)-graphics-on-board-matx


    KHX1600C9D3X2K2/8GX - 8GB (2x4GB) Kingston DDR3 HyperX Genesis Grey, PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 999-27, XMP, 1.65V
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/8gb-(2x4gb)-kingston-ddr3-hyperx-genesis-grey-pc3-12800-(1600)-non-ecc-unbuffered-cas-9-9-9-27-xmp-1


    This is the best you will get for your money in a combined cpu/gpu and its quad core and easy to OC using that motherboard, it will also mean you can save another £50 for one of these...

    1GB MSI HD 6670 R6670-MD1GD3 V2 800MHz Core 1024MB DDR3 1334MHz Memory, DL-DVI/VGA/HDMI
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-msi-hd-6670-r6670-md1gd3-v2-800mhz-core-1024mb-ddr3-1334mhz-memory-dl-dvi-vga-hdmi


    TOTAL COST= £180
    Which will crossfire with your GPU on the CPU to give you even better gaming.


    OR AS AN ALTERNATIVE THIS...

    AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition, S AM3, 3.4GHz, 8MB Cache, 125W, Retail
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/amd-phenom-ii-x4-965-black-edition-s-am3-34ghz-8mb-cache-125w-retail


    MSI 880GMA-E35 (FX), AMD 880G, S AM3+, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, SATA RAID, PCIe 2.0, D-Sub/DVI-D/HDMI, MATX
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/msi-880gma-e35-(fx)-amd-880g-s-am3plus-ddr3-sata-iii-6gb-s-sata-raid-pcie-20-d-sub-dvi-d-hdmi-matx


    KHX1600C9D3X2K2/8GX - 8GB (2x4GB) Kingston DDR3 HyperX Genesis Grey, PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 999-27, XMP, 1.65V
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/8gb-(2x4gb)-kingston-ddr3-hyperx-genesis-grey-pc3-12800-(1600)-non-ecc-unbuffered-cas-9-9-9-27-xmp-1


    1GB Asus HD 6670, 4000MHz GDDR5, GPU 810MHz, 480 Stream Processors, DisplayPort/ DVI-I/ HDMI
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-asus-hd-6670-4000mhz-gddr5-gpu-810mhz-480-stream-processors-displayport-dvi-i-hdmi


    This has a stronger CPU which can be OCd to 4ghz, a future proof Piledriver compatible AM3+ motherboard and a stronger GPU for gaming, the only downside is its £20 over budget @ £220 total.
  13. DOUBLE POST DEAR CHAP, STOP IT !

    ALREADY ANSWERED HERE !
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/346112-10-buying-budget-computer#bas

    OK well your old RAM is probably not compatible anymore.

    So heres what i recommend..

    AD3870WNGXBOX - AMD A8-3870K Black Edition, S FM1, Lynx Core, Quad Core, 3.0GHz, GPU AMD Radeon HD 6550D 600MHz, 100W, Retail
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/amd-a8-3870k-black-edition-s-fm1-lynx-core-quad-core-30ghz-gpu-amd-radeon-hd-6550d-600mhz-100w-retai


    MSI A75MA-G55, AMD A75, S FM1, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, PCIe (x16), Graphics On Board, mATX
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/msi-a75ma-g55-amd-a75-s-fm1-ddr3-sata-iii-6gb-s-pcie-(x16)-graphics-on-board-matx


    KHX1600C9D3X2K2/8GX - 8GB (2x4GB) Kingston DDR3 HyperX Genesis Grey, PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 999-27, XMP, 1.65V
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/8gb-(2x4gb)-kingston-ddr3-hyperx-genesis-grey-pc3-12800-(1600)-non-ecc-unbuffered-cas-9-9-9-27-xmp-1


    This is the best you will get for your money in a combined cpu/gpu and its quad core and easy to OC using that motherboard, it will also mean you can save another £50 for one of these...

    1GB MSI HD 6670 R6670-MD1GD3 V2 800MHz Core 1024MB DDR3 1334MHz Memory, DL-DVI/VGA/HDMI
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-msi-hd-6670-r6670-md1gd3-v2-800mhz-core-1024mb-ddr3-1334mhz-memory-dl-dvi-vga-hdmi


    TOTAL COST= £180
    Which will crossfire with your GPU on the CPU to give you even better gaming.


    OR AS AN ALTERNATIVE THIS...

    AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition, S AM3, 3.4GHz, 8MB Cache, 125W, Retail
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/amd-phenom-ii-x4-965-black-edition-s-am3-34ghz-8mb-cache-125w-retail


    MSI 880GMA-E35 (FX), AMD 880G, S AM3+, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, SATA RAID, PCIe 2.0, D-Sub/DVI-D/HDMI, MATX
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/msi-880gma-e35-(fx)-amd-880g-s-am3plus-ddr3-sata-iii-6gb-s-sata-raid-pcie-20-d-sub-dvi-d-hdmi-matx


    KHX1600C9D3X2K2/8GX - 8GB (2x4GB) Kingston DDR3 HyperX Genesis Grey, PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 999-27, XMP, 1.65V
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/8gb-(2x4gb)-kingston-ddr3-hyperx-genesis-grey-pc3-12800-(1600)-non-ecc-unbuffered-cas-9-9-9-27-xmp-1


    1GB Asus HD 6670, 4000MHz GDDR5, GPU 810MHz, 480 Stream Processors, DisplayPort/ DVI-I/ HDMI
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-asus-hd-6670-4000mhz-gddr5-gpu-810mhz-480-stream-processors-displayport-dvi-i-hdmi


    This has a stronger CPU which can be OCd to 4ghz, a future proof Piledriver compatible AM3+ motherboard and a stronger GPU for gaming, the only downside is its £20 over budget @ £220 total.
  14. OK
    ENOUGH NOW WITH THE THREAD SPAMMING THIS IS THE 3rd THREAD ON THE SAME SUBJECT YOU HAVE POSTED. STOP IT OR I WILL REPORT YOU !!


    1.
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/346112-10-buying-budget-computer#bas
    2.
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/message.php?ref=0&numrep=0&config=tomshardwareuk.inc&cat=10&post=346115&page=1&p=1&subcat=178&sondage=0&owntopic=0&new=0
    3.
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  15. Get a nice basic $40-50 1155 motherboard (MSI makes some good quality cheap stuff), and then get one of the Ivy Bridge i3 processors when they are released at the beginning of September.

    Get 4-8GB of 1333 or 1600 ram

    Onboard graphics should be enough for the games listed, but if you find that it cannot keep up then you ought to be able to get by with a $50 GPU... just make sure your power supply is large enough for whatever GPU you choose.

    Mobo: MSI H61 or B75 $40-60
    like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130639
    or this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130654

    CPU: i3 3xxx processor (due out 1st or 2nd week in Sep I believe), $90-120
    -try to get a model number that ends in a 5 (ex: i3 3xx5) as they will have better onboard graphics, and will be more likely to do what you need.

    Ram: 4GB in a 2x2GB kit or 8GB in a 2x4GB kit, $20 or $40

    Sorry, I don't quite know how those prices translate into pounds, but it would be within the budget and do what you want.
  16. CaedenV said:
    Get a nice basic $40-50 1155 motherboard (MSI makes some good quality cheap stuff), and then get one of the Ivy Bridge i3 processors when they are released at the beginning of September.

    Get 4-8GB of 1333 or 1600 ram

    Onboard graphics should be enough for the games listed, but if you find that it cannot keep up then you ought to be able to get by with a $50 GPU... just make sure your power supply is large enough for whatever GPU you choose.

    Mobo: MSI H61 or B75 $40-60
    like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130639
    or this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130654

    CPU: i3 3xxx processor (due out 1st or 2nd week in Sep I believe), $90-120
    -try to get a model number that ends in a 5 (ex: i3 3xx5) as they will have better onboard graphics, and will be more likely to do what you need.

    Ram: 4GB in a 2x2GB kit or 8GB in a 2x4GB kit, $20 or $40

    Sorry, I don't quite know how those prices translate into pounds, but it would be within the budget and do what you want.


    i was thinking of getting an intel cpu.
  17. Uther39 said:
    OK
    ENOUGH NOW WITH THE THREAD SPAMMING THIS IS THE 3rd THREAD ON THE SAME SUBJECT YOU HAVE POSTED. STOP IT OR I WILL REPORT YOU !!


    1.
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/346112-10-buying-budget-computer#bas
    2.
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/message.php?ref=0&numrep=0&config=tomshardwareuk.inc&cat=10&post=346115&page=1&p=1&subcat=178&sondage=0&owntopic=0&new=0
    3.
    has already been deleted.


    dude, sorry. i posted a question on my profile page and it said there was an error, so i did it again. and it said there was an error. so i did it once more.. then i was going to the forum place and realised there were 3 other. i didnt mean 2 and didnt know how to delete them
  18. ***, i didnt mean intel. wrong post. i was thinking of saying for a quad processor like the i5. but im quite short on money and i dont know if i3 will do the job for me. cuz i will be having ALOT of programs.
  19. Uther39 said:
    DOUBLE POST DEAR CHAP, STOP IT !

    ALREADY ANSWERED HERE !
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/346112-10-buying-budget-computer#bas

    OK well your old RAM is probably not compatible anymore.

    So heres what i recommend..

    AD3870WNGXBOX - AMD A8-3870K Black Edition, S FM1, Lynx Core, Quad Core, 3.0GHz, GPU AMD Radeon HD 6550D 600MHz, 100W, Retail
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/amd-a8-3870k-black-edition-s-fm1-lynx-core-quad-core-30ghz-gpu-amd-radeon-hd-6550d-600mhz-100w-retai
    http://static.scan.co.uk/images/products/1680862-a.jpg

    MSI A75MA-G55, AMD A75, S FM1, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, PCIe (x16), Graphics On Board, mATX
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/msi-a75ma-g55-amd-a75-s-fm1-ddr3-sata-iii-6gb-s-pcie-(x16)-graphics-on-board-matx
    http://static.scan.co.uk/images/products/1538342-a.jpg

    KHX1600C9D3X2K2/8GX - 8GB (2x4GB) Kingston DDR3 HyperX Genesis Grey, PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 999-27, XMP, 1.65V
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/8gb-(2x4gb)-kingston-ddr3-hyperx-genesis-grey-pc3-12800-(1600)-non-ecc-unbuffered-cas-9-9-9-27-xmp-1
    http://static.scan.co.uk/images/products/1629807-a.jpg

    This is the best you will get for your money in a combined cpu/gpu and its quad core and easy to OC using that motherboard, it will also mean you can save another £50 for one of these...

    1GB MSI HD 6670 R6670-MD1GD3 V2 800MHz Core 1024MB DDR3 1334MHz Memory, DL-DVI/VGA/HDMI
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-msi-hd-6670-r6670-md1gd3-v2-800mhz-core-1024mb-ddr3-1334mhz-memory-dl-dvi-vga-hdmi
    http://static.scan.co.uk/images/products/1908384-a.jpg

    TOTAL COST= £180
    Which will crossfire with your GPU on the CPU to give you even better gaming.


    OR AS AN ALTERNATIVE THIS...

    AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition, S AM3, 3.4GHz, 8MB Cache, 125W, Retail
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/amd-phenom-ii-x4-965-black-edition-s-am3-34ghz-8mb-cache-125w-retail
    http://static.scan.co.uk/images/products/1105664-a.jpg

    MSI 880GMA-E35 (FX), AMD 880G, S AM3+, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, SATA RAID, PCIe 2.0, D-Sub/DVI-D/HDMI, MATX
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/msi-880gma-e35-(fx)-amd-880g-s-am3plus-ddr3-sata-iii-6gb-s-sata-raid-pcie-20-d-sub-dvi-d-hdmi-matx
    http://static.scan.co.uk/images/products/1749693-a.jpg

    KHX1600C9D3X2K2/8GX - 8GB (2x4GB) Kingston DDR3 HyperX Genesis Grey, PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 999-27, XMP, 1.65V
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/8gb-(2x4gb)-kingston-ddr3-hyperx-genesis-grey-pc3-12800-(1600)-non-ecc-unbuffered-cas-9-9-9-27-xmp-1
    http://static.scan.co.uk/images/products/1629807-a.jpg

    1GB Asus HD 6670, 4000MHz GDDR5, GPU 810MHz, 480 Stream Processors, DisplayPort/ DVI-I/ HDMI
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-asus-hd-6670-4000mhz-gddr5-gpu-810mhz-480-stream-processors-displayport-dvi-i-hdmi
    http://static.scan.co.uk/images/products/1505364-a.jpg

    This has a stronger CPU which can be OCd to 4ghz, a future proof Piledriver compatible AM3+ motherboard and a stronger GPU for gaming, the only downside is its £20 over budget @ £220 total.


    i was thinking of buying an intel processor, just because there meant for more gaming. but more expensive..
  20. Uther39 said:
    OK well your old RAM is probably not compatible anymore.

    So heres what i recommend..

    AD3870WNGXBOX - AMD A8-3870K Black Edition, S FM1, Lynx Core, Quad Core, 3.0GHz, GPU AMD Radeon HD 6550D 600MHz, 100W, Retail
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/amd-a8-3870k-black-edition-s-fm1-lynx-core-quad-core-30ghz-gpu-amd-radeon-hd-6550d-600mhz-100w-retai
    http://static.scan.co.uk/images/products/1680862-a.jpg

    MSI A75MA-G55, AMD A75, S FM1, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, PCIe (x16), Graphics On Board, mATX
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/msi-a75ma-g55-amd-a75-s-fm1-ddr3-sata-iii-6gb-s-pcie-(x16)-graphics-on-board-matx
    http://static.scan.co.uk/images/products/1538342-a.jpg

    KHX1600C9D3X2K2/8GX - 8GB (2x4GB) Kingston DDR3 HyperX Genesis Grey, PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 999-27, XMP, 1.65V
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/8gb-(2x4gb)-kingston-ddr3-hyperx-genesis-grey-pc3-12800-(1600)-non-ecc-unbuffered-cas-9-9-9-27-xmp-1
    http://static.scan.co.uk/images/products/1629807-a.jpg

    This is the best you will get for your money in a combined cpu/gpu and its quad core and easy to OC using that motherboard, it will also mean you can save another £50 for one of these...

    1GB MSI HD 6670 R6670-MD1GD3 V2 800MHz Core 1024MB DDR3 1334MHz Memory, DL-DVI/VGA/HDMI
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-msi-hd-6670-r6670-md1gd3-v2-800mhz-core-1024mb-ddr3-1334mhz-memory-dl-dvi-vga-hdmi
    http://static.scan.co.uk/images/products/1908384-a.jpg

    TOTAL COST= £180
    Which will crossfire with your GPU on the CPU to give you even better gaming.


    OR AS AN ALTERNATIVE THIS...

    AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition, S AM3, 3.4GHz, 8MB Cache, 125W, Retail
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/amd-phenom-ii-x4-965-black-edition-s-am3-34ghz-8mb-cache-125w-retail
    http://static.scan.co.uk/images/products/1105664-a.jpg

    MSI 880GMA-E35 (FX), AMD 880G, S AM3+, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, SATA RAID, PCIe 2.0, D-Sub/DVI-D/HDMI, MATX
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/msi-880gma-e35-(fx)-amd-880g-s-am3plus-ddr3-sata-iii-6gb-s-sata-raid-pcie-20-d-sub-dvi-d-hdmi-matx
    http://static.scan.co.uk/images/products/1749693-a.jpg

    KHX1600C9D3X2K2/8GX - 8GB (2x4GB) Kingston DDR3 HyperX Genesis Grey, PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 999-27, XMP, 1.65V
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/8gb-(2x4gb)-kingston-ddr3-hyperx-genesis-grey-pc3-12800-(1600)-non-ecc-unbuffered-cas-9-9-9-27-xmp-1
    http://static.scan.co.uk/images/products/1629807-a.jpg

    1GB Asus HD 6670, 4000MHz GDDR5, GPU 810MHz, 480 Stream Processors, DisplayPort/ DVI-I/ HDMI
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-asus-hd-6670-4000mhz-gddr5-gpu-810mhz-480-stream-processors-displayport-dvi-i-hdmi
    http://static.scan.co.uk/images/products/1505364-a.jpg

    This has a stronger CPU which can be OCd to 4ghz, a future proof Piledriver compatible AM3+ motherboard and a stronger GPU for gaming, the only downside is its £20 over budget @ £220 total.

    will the first one, will do what i need? cuz im thinking of buying more intel.
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  22. triplicate posts....
  23. Brett928S2 said:
    triplicate posts....

    dude, sorry. i posted a question on my profile page and it said there was an error, so i did it again. and it said there was an error. so i did it once more.. then i was going to the forum place and realised there were 3 other. i didnt mean 2 and didnt know how to delete them
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