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Alright well, I am looking to buy a PC. I like to game but the games don't have to be the top games on the market. I like playing cod2, tf2, any of the battlefields.

I'm 18 and don't work so I don't have much money. (Family of 2 including me only have 1 car). I'm going to college in the fall and would also just like a decent computer.

I don't know that that much about computers but I would like if someone could help me find a PC to buy or build worth as much as $300. Remember, it doesn't have to be top notch, at all. If someone could help me find all the parts because I don't know all that's needed, that would be great. And if $300 isn't enough then I guess I'm out of luck.

Thanks very much
Edited by C r o s b y - 5/1/11 at 10:23pm
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Hmm... this one is a hard one... $300

Well, your best bet is to buy used parts from here. Most people are selling pretty nice components for quite cheap. To confirm, does the $300 include monitor, speakers, keyboard, mouse, and other peripherals, or is it just for the tower?
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Oh yeah I should have put that... Just the tower. I have keyboard, screen, speakers.
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What country are in you in right now?
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Usa!
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Are you looking to play games on it? Or just for school/internet stuff?
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you can go in the market section and scout for a Core 2 Duo or a Core 2 Quad that's cheap paired with a nice Mobo..
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Decent overview for your price range: EDIT: THIS IS A BIT OUTDATED. will try and spec you a 300 dollar build tonight or tomorrow [it's getting quite late where i am..]


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post #9 of 39
Give me a few mintes, and I'll come up with something for you. Damn, this is harder than I thought.

EDIT: The dude above and his little chart pretty much sums up what you're look at for $300. For that much, its relatively easy to build a computer that'll boot, but not necessarily one that can game. $300 would bring it close to a full system without a GPU - which IS the most important part to be looking out for when you're trying to game. Going used might shave about $75-$100 off the total - but thats the best case scenario (i.e. next to impossible)
Edited by shinigamibob - 5/1/11 at 10:41pm
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post #10 of 39
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Thanks all. If anybody has certain links to parts, or PC that would be better. If its used that fine
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