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Just looking to help a friend build a pretty cheap gaming computer. Quality parts never seem to break these days so going to buy used. I'm not really biased amd vs nvidia but seems amd is a bit cheaper and don't hold their value as well so it might be a better option. Any suggestions? They're a pretty basic gamer, just MMOs, indie games whatever.

I was thinking along the lines of a 7850 or 660. They both can pretty much play any modern games at medium graphics with decent framerates, and will be plenty enough for wow and basic games. Let me know. smile.gif
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post #2 of 13
get a 7950

Stretch the budget a bit and it well worth it.


Pushing 5760x1080 with my 7950
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GTX660s seem to be almost $30 over your budget. You can, however, grab an HD7850 for $75 if you look hard enough.
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A bit of a flexible budget I suppose. It's for my friend's girlfriend she just has a modern laptop right now and they moved out together and we want to play some games together. a 666 or 7950 might even be pretty overkill right now as my friend is still running a 460 and playing anything that he wants. but she wants to have an actual gaming PC at some point anyway.

Just hit me up with a few good deals I suppose and I'll talk with them about building costs. Building a computer out of used PC parts is hella cheap right now. biggrin.gif But so many people go so overkill with their computers lol.

I mean my computer is on about all the time and components are about 5 years old now with no issues and it's not even slow so I trust used PC parts now!
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post #5 of 13
Go for a 7950. I'm just now retiring my 7950's... Definitely decent cards. You should be able to find one at a good price.
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Okay, 7950 is good if they want a good card. What about super budget GPUs? 50$ and less, I never hear about the budget series like GT and such. Can always get a high performance GPU when they actually need it.
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Okay, 7950 is good if they want a good card. What about super budget GPUs? 50$ and less, I never hear about the budget series like GT and such. Can always get a high performance GPU when they actually need it.

Most low end card are garbage... Not enough Vram not enough bandwith and not enough performance either..
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They're not garbage when you don't actually need the extra power. Just like I said my friend has been playing everything he could want to play on a 460 still. Actually just found one pop up on ebay for 45$.
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They're not garbage when you don't actually need the extra power. Just like I said my friend has been playing everything he could want to play on a 460 still. Actually just found one pop up on ebay for 45$.

You get more computational performance per dollar if you stretch the budget a bit. At that low a price point, you might be paying more for the PCB+cooler+assembly+transportation, than for the GPU chip on it.

Sure, you can buy a card for 45 bucks, or get one that's twice as fast or faster for 75 bucks. I think calling the $45 card 'garbage' was meant to be a little hyperbolic, though, as that doesn't make it garbage. Just kinda 'not going to play many f2p onlinegames too well from my experience'-tier, while also not winning from a price/performance standpoint there.

As for not 'needing' the performance, just ask yourself if you rather want to play at 60fps or not, given medium settings or something. (Varies game by game. A 2D sidescroller might as well work on anything. So you really gotta ask yourself!)
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Brand new? a r7 360 or GTX 750 Ti
Used? HD 7950
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