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Half your budget is in windows.

Also, youll probably want HDMI to interface with the TV.
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Normally I wouldn't recommend a laptop for a home gaming setup but in the realm of cheap pc's windows eats too much of the budget to make it very worth while.


http://www.amazon.com/Acer-AS5560-Sb613-15-6-Inch-Laptop-Black/dp/B005J2JNDE/ref=pd_ybh_7?pf_rd_p=280800601&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_t=1501&pf_rd_i=ybh&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0TMYTS0J68ZEDPXRP3FY

AMD A8 apu (cpu+ graphics), 4gb ram (easy to upgrade), built in screen (can still output to tv if desired), and a 500gb HD, and most importantly a windows 7 home premium license.
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Originally Posted by redsunx View Post

Honey, that's YOUR money, tell him to go F himself.

+1. He should be the one offering to buy you a new computer. Hell he should be the one providing the majority of the bill money. Yes yes I know it's 2012 and all that but some things shouldn't change, and man should be a man. Send him packing, go buy some new lingerie, and find yourself a nice geek to help you out with this stuff. You'll be happier in the long run, and your tech will stay up to date.
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Well, my boyfriend isn't really wanting me to save up for anything. After all, he has been bumming the most of the rent off of me for the past three months. He's had this computer for at least two years now, and it's a beautiful machine. It's just a laptop that had to be transformed into a desktop due to the randomly screwed up screen. But it runs everything so smoothly at top graphic settings, and it makes me really jealous. He lets me use it every now and then, but honestly I want my own pretty piece of equipment to play with.
He seems to be technologically inclined, but I really don't think he wants me to spend any money for myself. Especially on something "expensive" like a computer. But I really need it.
Everyone's input so far has been excellent. Really love the great advice and information provided. And, due to the warm welcome, I just may stick around. Seems like a pretty good community here.

Sounds like its time for a new BF LOL. Any of the 600$ builds previously recommended will be much more viable in two years than any laptop you can buy right now.
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Normally I wouldn't recommend a laptop for a home gaming setup but in the realm of cheap pc's windows eats too much of the budget to make it very worth while.


http://www.amazon.com/Acer-AS5560-Sb613-15-6-Inch-Laptop-Black/dp/B005J2JNDE/ref=pd_ybh_7?pf_rd_p=280800601&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_t=1501&pf_rd_i=ybh&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0TMYTS0J68ZEDPXRP3FY

AMD A8 apu (cpu+ graphics), 4gb ram (easy to upgrade), built in screen (can still output to tv if desired), and a 500gb HD, and most importantly a windows 7 home premium license.

Well, I personally like laptops. So it would be cheaper in this case than a desktop?
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Well, I personally like laptops. So it would be cheaper in this case than a desktop?

It would be about the same cost and about the same performance. Most importantly it should get you 60 fps outdoors and bearable fps in dense cities (even power house systems bog down) at medium settings. But as the guy above said it won't be scale-able in the future (only part re-usable being the HD). I mainly recommend the laptop because it comes out best value with windows and a monitor. Plus I know females always prefer laptops.

A slightly better alternative (assuming you actually prefer the tv as monitor) for $600 is a desktop based fusion system ala http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883227390
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Sounds like its time for a new BF LOL. Any of the 600$ builds previously recommended will be much more viable in two years than any laptop you can buy right now.

And yes I agree laptops aren't the greatest gaming rigs, but if cash is a real issue now is not the time to get into pc building. The first time or two there always seems to be a costly mistake or pita problem to solve. Once you go over the $500/$600 mark it does get vastly cheaper to build it yourself though.
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I mean, I've seen some pretty sick laptops out there, with like 2 hours of battery charge even playing Skyrim on them. I saw one once for 700 bucks that was pretty nice. I think that's around the same price my bf paid for his, then again, his is a couple years old.
post #28 of 56
guys lets try and make this the cheapeast desktop with decent parts that are upgradable in the future

have you got any old pcs at home that arent used anymore if so we could use that as a basis for a new pc ie reuse the case possibly reuse the power supply also the dvd drive could be reused even the harddrive if its a decent sized drive
    
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post #29 of 56
I know it's not your preference, but I'd save up (and don't let anyone else tell you that you can't; but similarly, don't let anyone here tell you how to manage your relationships and finances on not even half of the information). Whether you get a desktop or laptop, save up. I'd shy towards a desktop myself, and while that laptop that was linked to is half decent, I don't think you'll be as happy with it before long.

For one, it's got a slow 5400 RPM hard drive. Stuff like World of Warcraft will probably be hurt by it. MMOs, and stuff that streams (The Sims 3 is a big one) really like faster hard drives, SSDs even, and a 5400 RPM hard drive is slower in general, not just in these games.

The Llano (CPU/GPU hybrid chip it has) is decent for the price, but I'd try and go for a Core i3 or something since it'd probably serve your types of uses better. World of Warcraft doesn't need cores. It wants IPC. That Llano is like an Athlon II or something. Of course, then the problem is that most of those (the mobile offerings with the Core i3) have even worse GPU's; Intel IGPs, paired with them, but that's why I suggested to save up.

In all fairness, that is probably one of the best balances for your needs for the price, but I'd just try and save up and get more is all I'm saying. Just my opinion. As was said, it has no real practical upgrade-ability. All that can be moved is the hard drive, and when it's a slow 5400 RPM one, it's not too worthwhile.
post #30 of 56
I was looking around Newegg and came across this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=-1&isNodeId=1&Description=Ibuypower&x=0&y=0

They do sell some pre-built PC, and those are probably better for cheaper than what you can get from best buy. Most of the best ones are currently out of stock, but they restock them from time to time.

This one isn't a bad deal at all for $549

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883227384

The GPU sucks, and I'd probably upgrade with something in the $100 range. So you would be looking close to $650 total.

If you go with something like this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=-1&isNodeId=1&Description=Radeon+6750&x=0&y=0

You should be able to run WoW no problems at all, and could probably max it out with 60fps.
Edited by chaosblade02 - 1/15/12 at 4:12pm
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