Originally Posted by dragosmp
Only one way to go: AMD Llano. In that budget you can't fit anything else, and for that matter you may not need anything else. I'll post without links since I'm at work, but a search on the egg is easy enough. So:
1. CPU AMD A6-3650 ~100$
2. Motherboard - something based on socket FM1 ~70$
3. 2x2GB DDR3 1333 ~35$
4. Generic PSU+Case ~40$
5. HDD 1TB Samsung F3 ~50$
6. DVD-Rom, keyboard, rodent - some 30$
_____________________________________and that's the 300$ budget.
If you manage to push it to 400$ I would advice 2 upgrades:
*CPU the A8-3850 which is some 20% faster in games
*A case like the Antec 300 and an Earthwatts 380W PSU - these two things are particularly important for the long term reliability of the rig
A discrete graphics card that is better than the one integrated on the A8-3850 would be the Radeon 6670, but at 80$ that's tough to fit in the budget.
I agree with this guy. You can't get much better then an AMD llano at 300-400 dollar budget.
It will allow you to PLAY the games. Your boss will most likely have to hit the setting's at lowest possible, and native res. if your lucky. If your playing games like Combat Arms, Then its not a problem.