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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.

All I need is the tower. I got screen, speakers, mouse, keyboard.

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 10:30pm
post #2 of 66
It is going to be rough getting a even a mid range gaming machine for 300. You probably need at least 500.

This guide will help: http://www.hardware-revolution.com/b...ng-pc-q2-2011/
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Yeah I would think so too. I didn't know if maybe even used parts or a machine would make it more cheap
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This is almost impossible. perhaps the best thing to do is to buy a used pc, i mean the whole tower as its really hard to come up with a build for 300 unless you dont want to play games or unless you live next to fry's or microcenter. I would check in the for sales section of this forum to see if any one is selling a rig for 300. But then again I think you need more reps to purchase from other members.
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post #5 of 66
This is pretty impossible, i just tried and i can get one to around 300, but tht doesnt include OS which is another 100 alone.
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Deal i could find, miss some part psu, gpu

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboB...t=Combo.634260
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post #7 of 66
300 might be a little pushing it. Your best bet is just to get a tower that's on sale @ staples or office depot. You can get some okay ones for around 300
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post #8 of 66
If you have an old computer you are currently using. You can probably reuse the harddrive, powersupply and case.

A decent CPU, cheap DDR3 ram and a mobo that has an adequate onboard IGP can be bought for around $300 if you look around the right places.
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post #9 of 66
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Maybe I should sell my xbox 360, games, controllers, etc for like 400 then use that toward one
post #10 of 66
Yeah, buy a second hand computer, or buy second hand hardware and pirate the OS ... (or just go Lunix, but I doubt you want that).

Actually, there's hardly any difference between the second hand and the new (depends of course). The second hand is just way cheaper.
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