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Currently am looking towards pc gaming but don't know if possible with a limited budget. Doesn't have to be the best of course with my budget. I'm looking to game with my buddies on BF3. I'll be fine with medium settings I think. Low settings I guess is fine but if I can go medium that would be great. I have a monitor(1440x900), keyboard, and mouse already so no extra cost there. Also would like to play some single player games like crysis, crysis warhead, and skyrim on medium settings if possible.

**Updated**

I recently was at a microcenter and had explained my budget. The rep there was very generous and gave me some returned / open box items in their inventory for free to create my build. Sometimes it's not just about the money for some businesses so it's nice for microcenter to offer me some of their returned / open box items for free. Also I know someone who upgraded to windows 7 and he is going to let me have his Windows Vista 64-bit OS.

Things I have:

1. Mouse
2. Monitor
3. Keyboard
4. Can get old case for free on craigslist
5. Windows XP SP3
6. CPU - i5 2500k - open box item free from microcenter
7. Power Supply - 500 watt eagle tech power supply - free from microcenter
8. 4GB DDR3 Ram - Free from Microcenter
9. Motherboard - Asus Z68 open box - free from microcenter
10. Hard Drive - 500GB - free from microcenter

Things I need:

1. Video Card - $100 budget

All I need is a video card!
Edited by BroMance - 10/7/12 at 8:12pm
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doh.gif I'm voting for:not possible.
 
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Originally Posted by BroMance View Post

Currently am looking towards pc gaming but don't know if possible with a limited budget. Doesn't have to be the best of course with my budget. I'm looking to game with my buddies on BF3. I'll be fine with medium settings I think. Low settings I guess is fine but if I can go medium that would be great. I have a monitor(1440x900), keyboard, and mouse already so no extra cost there. Also would like to play some single player games like crysis, crysis warhead, and skyrim on medium settings if possible.

I doubt it.
With a name and avatar like that, are you a multi?
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el oh el.. You are going to have to increase your budget dude.
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I have seen 500-600$ builds but a 100$ build?
I'll have to vote for no.
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Not even if going used?
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No.
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post #8 of 174
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I can probably get a free case, seen some on craigslist from time to time.
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Still no.
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post #10 of 174
Not even remotely close hehe. Multiply that budget at least 4-5 times Do you even have an OS? Just the OS alone is about 100 bucks.
    
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