Hi all, looking to build a very cheap system. I'm hoping to put something together for around $350-$400 (lower even better!) that can play CS:GO, D3, LoL, and maybe something down the road on close to max settings (I've played on low settings for just about everything for 10 years, so anything is better). I'd like to leave some room for upgrades in ~2 years, as every 3 years at work we get $800 to put toward any electronics.
I ran across this link: http://www.build-gaming-computers.com/gaming-desktop-co... and was thinking of taking the cheapest model as a starting point and trying to find things that I can swap out for slightly cheaper. Bear in mind I've never built my own system, so I appreciate all feedback and tips.
I don't think you can really get a gaming system that you will enjoy for under about $600-700. You say you are tired of playing on low but now you want us to design the cheapest, bargain-basement system we can think of? Doesn't make sense. Just spend a few hundred more and get a system you love, rather than one you merely tolerate.
I'm sorry for the confusion. Currently I'm looking at around $350-$400 as a budget, with the caveat that I'll be able to upgrade with an $800 budget in 2 years. Pretty much CS:GO will be the primary game I'll be playing during this time frame, and I'd like to at least be able to run medium graphics with 120+ fps.