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$200 super budget Help please.

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September 4, 2012 1:27:29 AM

So what I'm doing is buying my little brother a budget pc for simple games like minecraft, and maybe left 4 dead or something. He isn't as picky as I am, and we don't have much money so what I found will work out for his needs.

So I found a referbed desktop off of walmart website. It is decent and cheap but I would like to throw in a better gpu so that his experience isn't horrible. I found a cheap one that I think would be appropriate for his needs.

WHAT I NEED TO KNOW:
Will this gpu work with this desktop?

Desktop:
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Dell-Refurbished-GX520-Deskto...

Gpu:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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September 4, 2012 2:31:03 AM

It has a Dell Foxconn LS-36 rev a01 motherboard. I do not know if the gpu will work with the mobo
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September 4, 2012 4:26:13 AM

yes, it will work with that mobo.
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September 4, 2012 4:44:13 AM

Better off picking up an A4, MB and 4GB of ram if you've got a copy of windows already. A Pentium 4 could really struggle with gaming.
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September 4, 2012 5:18:23 AM

Thing is I have a limited budget, and this is a decent set up for under 200 dollars that fits all my little brother's needs. I have a computer for more high end games. We mainly want this for minecraft, and he might dabble with some left 4 dead, and new vegas. He is not picky like me and doesn't mind lowering graphics settings.
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September 4, 2012 5:51:29 AM

That one is perfect besides the vista.
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September 4, 2012 6:01:04 AM

Avoid Pentium 4s. Here are a few Win 7 Core 2 Duos with 80-250GB HDDs. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/catego...|c:5138|&Sort=4 (scroll down to where the C2Ds begin)

Since it's just for Minecraft and low-requirement games, 80GB will be plenty. You can always get a bigger HDD later, but the CPU is not as easy to upgrade, so make sure you get a decent CPU.

The GPU selection is fine although for these types of games, a Radeon 6450 is enough.
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