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Topic   WTB: Budget Gaming PC

NatGasHole
Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
* 28-Mar-2018(#1)
Looking for a budget gaming pc. Just need the tower. Would like for it to have Windows 10. Anybody build these things or have an old one that's capable they want to get rid of? I have copy and pasted the game I'm wanting to play's minimum and recommended requirements. I tried messaging @Cymus on here because I know a year or so ago he was building some medium end gaming pcs for a very fair price but he hasn't been on for a couple of weeks. Let me know what you've got and how much. Or if you have recommendations I'm up for that too. By budget I'm hoping to remain between $200-$400 and preferably closer to the $200 mark.




SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
MINIMUM:
OS: Windows 8.1, 10 -- 64 bit version
Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K / AMD FX-8350
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: NVidia: GTX 770, GTX 680, GTX590 / ATI: R9 380X, R9 380, R9 280X, HD 7970 GHz Ed, HD 6990
DirectX: Version 11
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 25 GB available space
Additional Notes: KB/M and Controller: PS4, XBox and Steam
RECOMMENDED:
OS: Windows 10 -- 64 bit version
Processor: Intel Core 3770 or higher/ AMD Ryzen 1200 or higher
Memory: 16 GB RAM
Graphics: NVidia: GTX 1060, 1070, 980, 970, 780Ti / ATI: RX 580, 570, 480, R9 390X, 380, 290X, HD 7990
DirectX: Version 11
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 30 GB available space
Additional Notes: Microphone for in game team chat
Caligula
Silver Good Trader
2-Apr-2018(#2)
If you end up building one yourself, I have a Ryzen 1600x and a MSI Tomahawk B350 motherboard that I'm looking to sell. It's a great cpu.
Cyco2oo4
Triple Gold Good Trader
2-Apr-2018(#3)
What game are you trying to play?

Honestly, you're going to have to bump that budget up if you want something decent. An fairly decent GPU alone is going to cost more than $200 with the current prices. Even a GTX 970 or 780 Ti will be $200+. Have you checked your local Craigslist for anyone trying to sell off a gaming PC? My buddy just bought a pretty decent Cyberpower PC that's a few years old for like $150, and tossed a cheap GTX 1050 Ti in it. It's nothing special, but he's able to play PUBG with us at medium-high settings.
NatGasHole
Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
2-Apr-2018(#4)
I may just have to bump it up. I'm wanting to be able to play HHour and probably the PUBG eventually. I've looked around on craigslist and found a couple local ones that seem reasonable but I'm having a hard time making a decision. If you could maybe take a gander and these and see if any of them look like they'd be good gaming PC's to you.

https://wichita.craigslist.org/sys/d/gaming-pc/654...

https://wichita.craigslist.org/sys/d/gaming-pc-mon...

https://topeka.craigslist.org/sys/d/nice-gaming-pc...

Thoughts? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Cyco2oo4
Triple Gold Good Trader
* 2-Apr-2018(#5)
I'll start off by saying that I don't know a great deal about ATI video cards or AMD processors, because I've always went with Intel CPU's and Nvidia GPU's.

The first listing looks extremely basic and doesn't look like the CPU or GPU will meet the minimum specs that you posted originally. Also, I'm not too keen on people posting stock photos. The second listing, I can't say whether it's decent or not. There's not enough information. That person listed the series of the CPU and GPU, but not the actual model. I would have to assume it's a lower end model of both. The final listing, I would stay away from. Looks very overpriced for what it is, and once again no description on the CPU. Also, that video card is pretty old and won't hold up to today's games. Also does not meet your minimum specs listed above.

Let me do some digging around and see what I can find. Are you able to build a PC yourself, or know someone who can do it for you?
NatGasHole
Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
2-Apr-2018(#6)
I think I could probably figure it out. Thanks for the info. I may just try to build one myself. Kind of don't know what I'm going to do.
NatGasHole
Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
2-Apr-2018(#7)
Was kind of hoping somebody would just have one on here.
Cyco2oo4
Triple Gold Good Trader
* 3-Apr-2018(#8)
So here's what I could come up for a cheap, decent, and modern PC. On this list you got the bare basics for gaming, but it'll get the job done. I left a few things out though. I didn't include a case, because that basically all comes down to what you'd prefer. I also didn't include an optical drive or Windows 10. Note that this Kaby Lake CPU here is only supported by Windows 10. Also, I included a 1TB HDD, but if you'd want much better performance for the same price, at the sacrifice of a lot of storage space, you can also opt for a 240GB, 250GB, or 256GB SSD for an extra $30 or so. What I did manage to do was find the bare essentials for your budget. The following list came to a total of $300.47. I excluded the video card, because the current prices are awful and a good card is going to be another $300. I would suggest finding a GTX 1060, GTX 970, or GTX 980 used on here, eBay, Craigslist, Offerup, etc. I'm sure you can find one for $200 instead of $350. Anyway, here is the list....

Intel G4560 Kaby Lake CPU - $58.99
ASRock B250M-HDV LGA 1151 Micro ATX motherboard - $61.58
G.SKILL DDR4 2133 8GB RAM (2x4GB) - $85.99
Western Digital Blue 1TB HDD - $46.99
EVGA 450 BT 450W Power Supply - $46.92

This will be everthing you need to get started besides a video card, case, optical drive, and a copy of Windows 10. I didn't include a CPU cooler because the CPU will come with a standard cooler. Another thing, all computer parts seem to be a few bucks cheaper on Amazon. Combine that with Amazon Prime and you'll save a good amount of money. All these prices here are quoted from Newegg.com.

If building a PC is something you may want to do, I suggest looking up some videos on Youtube, here is a good one. It's really not difficult at all, just study up and know what you're doing and learn the system and each component. You also have the forums here if you ever got into any issues while building.
Cyco2oo4
Triple Gold Good Trader
3-Apr-2018(#9)
Happy birthday, by the way. Birthday Cake
TBRANIK
Gold Global Trader (10) Has Written 1 Review
9-Apr-2018(#10)
I have a Dell optiplex 90 i5 2400 (don't know if it's the k version or not) with 8gb of ram and a 1050 2gb video card. 1tb hdd I would let it go for 400 shipped I know the 2400 doesn't exactly meet the specs you need but it's all I got right now for that price.

NatGasHole
Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
9-Apr-2018(#11)
TBRANIK wrote:
> I have a Dell optiplex 90 i5 2400 (don't know if it's the k version or not) with
> 8gb of ram and a 1050 2gb video card. 1tb hdd I would let it go for 400 shipped
> I know the 2400 doesn't exactly meet the specs you need but it's all I got right
> now for that price.
>
>

Would have been real interested but went ahead and bought a laptop from a friend. Thanks for the inquiry.

Topic   WTB: Budget Gaming PC