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Super Budget Computer! Help?

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October 17, 2012 5:03:16 AM

I searched the forums and put together this budget computer for my friend. He wants to play games with it i believe.

Just looking for some input on parts and if there are better options out there for the money. His budget is $500 max and he needs a OS. He is planning to hook his computer up to a TV through HDMI. Pretty sure he has a standard like 30" tv not a ginormous 70".

Thanks in advance!

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October 17, 2012 5:19:09 AM

Its a computer made of decent parts, so it wont blow up on him.
Though a powerful gaming rig it is not, wouldn't expect a lot of performance from it.

If its still in budget, upgrade the graphics to this.
It will be better, but again wont be a powerhouse.

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October 17, 2012 5:34:11 AM

I would second the 7750. But I would move the build around to do this:

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($72.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M/U3S3 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($66.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Value Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($38.25 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($93.20 @ Amazon)
Total: $472.38
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

This puts it so you don't have to use the rebates to get it under $500.
October 24, 2012 12:02:33 AM

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