Entry level gaming machine for 12 year old....$700 budget

Am looking to build entry gaming machine for my 12 year old.....any thoughts on a 750 budget?
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  1. Well let me start of by saying that i will not give links becaude im on my phone so excuse my mispellings. Okay so if this budget includes (tower,os,k&m) then the tower will only be about 500$ < i suggest you go with an ivy i3, radeon 7770 8gb ram 500-1tb hdd cx 430 psu , maybe a haf 912 if its cheal if not any case on newegg with decent reviews, if the budget is only for the tower than this will differentiate alot. i suggest that you dont go with an i5 cause then the gpu wont be as good. so look into this < ivy i3 7950 8gb ram 1tb hdd cx 600 and a haf 912 or antec 300. that should play any game on h
    very high and maybe even max settings. again sorry for the mispellings no im not dumb im

    i just dont write well and fast on my phone thanks
  2. Here's my suggestion:
    Cpu: i3 3240 $120 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115233
    Motherboard: ASUS P8B75-V LGA $90 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131835&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=
    GPU: MSI gaming gtx 760 $260 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127745
    Case: Corsair carbide 200r $50 http://www.frys.com/product/7372244?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG
    Memory: g skill ripjaws x series 8gb $60 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL080213&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL080213-_-EMC-080213-Index-_-DesktopMemory-_-20231428-L0A
    storage: Western Digital Red WD10EFRX 1TB $70 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236342&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL080213&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL080213-_-EMC-080213-Index-_-InternalHardDrives-_-22236342-L08A
    optical drive: asus 24x dvd burner $25 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135240
    psu: Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371044
    Total: $745

    This build will run most games at high to max settings at 1080p, the best you can get for the price. Good luck :)
    Edit: I notice now that this goes a little over your budget, but I think it's worth it for the performance bump you'll be getting. You could shave off 45 dollars fairly easily by downsizing the hard drive and other things like that.
  3. Hi there,
    Here's a list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/q92jVn
    Sorry if it is a bit over budget and I'm not sure the prices will stay the same, but most of those parts are my person favourites, the RAM and the case especially.
    The R9 380 is overkill for most games a 12 year old will play as it is an amazing card with 4K capabilities. He should be able to play his favourite games on this with no problem.
    Hope I helped
    Alec
  4. pcarawan said:
    Am looking to build entry gaming machine for my 12 year old.....any thoughts on a 750 budget?


    Do you know which games he plays or is likely to play?
  5. Anyway, whatever the games are this would be a great build. He could play any game at 1080P on highish settings:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor ($69.89 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A78M-HD2 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($51.98 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.78 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon R7 370 4GB Video Card ($177.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Micro Center)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($55.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $478.61
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-08-31 06:49 EDT-0400


    That's well under budget as well so you could save some cash or get him some nice speakers with it or something.
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