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Id sell the 360, if u can get your budget to around 700 tht be awesome, the computer would bite alot harder.
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I'd get windows 7 from a friend, or vista from someone else
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I can think of a
AMD Athlon X2 (atleast 2.7) [$50]
A stick of DDR2, 2GB [$30]
AM2 board [$50]
Really REALLY cheap GPU [$50] $180 at this point
Cheap sh**y PSU [$50]
case? maybe not [$0]
HDD? lol try to find one [-$0]

Someone fill this in too
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Originally Posted by Fullmetalaj0 View Post
Id sell the 360, if u can get your budget to around 700 tht be awesome, the computer would bite alot harder.
Not to mention, I got turtle beaches I could add to that too!
post #15 of 66
Eh, don't let em get you down. If 300's your goal then it will take time and patience. Craigslist, outsource, put the word out. A point worth mentioning is you're going to college soon. Well so are your peers. They will be getting new computers too. Let everyone know you're ready to buy their old one! A friend will always be a better deal.

I found mine (well how mine started anyway) for 50 bucks. The motherboard I needed to get it in working order could have costed 50 new, but I chose to spend more on a better one with upgrades in mind. It progressed from there, (CPU replacement, Vid card, soon HDD) but the computer did very well without the upgrades. Point is, it's definately possible.

My biggest suggestion is to stay away from new and to stay away from laptops. You'll find something good just be patient.
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Now that you mention selling your TB (turtle beaches) why not ask your parents if you can do a garage sale? that would flood some cash in!

You benefit, parents benefit, insert success face here-

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I found mine (well how mine started anyway) for 50 bucks. The motherboard I needed to get it in working order could have costed 50 new, but I chose to spend more on a better one with upgrades in mind. It progressed from there, (CPU replacement, Vid card, soon HDD) but the computer did very well without the upgrades. Point is, it's definately possible.
That's quite the story! My friend started off with a $200 Lenovo Thinkstation LOL. AMD Sempron 3400 (1.8 GHz single) 1.5 GB (1gb and 512) and a Quadro NVS 290, WD Raptor IDE 80gb, WD 80gb.
Now he's got a 5770 for $100 via craigslist, 650w psu for $30, AMD Athlon x2 4200+, 4GB (2x2), 2TB, Wi-Fi.

Last 3 items were from me for him to use and 5770, PSU was from my wallet..

I'm dead broke LOL
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Here a build that i did close to your price with a gtx 460.


Edited by 222Panther222 - 5/1/11 at 11:08pm
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Also I have a tower but idk what's wrong the computer itself. It's fried or something, could I use that case and maybe take the ram or hd out of it?
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Best I could do for $300.

Like I said, reuse the harddrive, power supply and case from your old computer. (assuming you have one.) You could remove the graphics card and downgrade to slower/cheaper ram to save some extra $$$.

Edit:Cart screwed up.
Edited by N3C14R - 5/1/11 at 11:17pm
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edit: guess I read that cart wrong
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