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Cheap Multimedia PC for under 300$
by Razer
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Description

Just a cheap PC i built recently. Best for Internet browsing, watching movies and playing games like Minecraft. Also, it can be used as a home server PC.

Leave a comment below and tell me what should I add/change/remove...

Details
Intel Celeron G530 2.4GHz Dual-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate2.4GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle-
CPU Temperature Under Load-
Comments
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LeviSF [1 Build] 1 point 24 months ago

I've never played minecraft, but don't you need a gpu?

 
 
Razer [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 24 months ago

No, graphics are integrated within the CPU. By the way, Minecraft is more CPU intensive than GPU intensive.

 
 
lutzee [4 Builds] 2 points 24 months ago

For £300 not bad, but minecraft will most definitely benefit from even a low-mid end GPU.

 
 
Razer [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 24 months ago

I agree, but even the integrated GFX is enough to get decent FPS on dedicated quality settings

 
 
lutzee [4 Builds] 1 point 24 months ago

Just something to consider as an upgrade a bit further down the line :)

 
 
Razer [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 24 months ago

What do you mean exactly???

 
 
lutzee [4 Builds] 1 point 24 months ago

I mean if you end up with a bit of spare cash in 6 months you can add a discrete graphics card.

 
 
suihigh [1 Build] 1 point 24 months ago

not bad... i did a 250 budget build. reusing my hdd and optical is why it was 250sh. but i went amd route on the cpu.. AMD A8 5600k. This is what i ordered last night: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/t6LP and came w/ Dirt Showdown for free w/ the cpu i think. I will have this in the mail on monday then i can build, take pics and upload .^

 
 
Razer [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 24 months ago

Nice builds, man. However, i prefer Intel over AMD. But it doesn't matter, it's all about what you prefer...

 
 
suihigh [1 Build] 1 point 24 months ago

well this cheap build is my first build and using it as a htpc basically. my 2nd build ill know more on putting stuff together and cable management and the 2nd build im going w/ an intel i7 cpu... id rather have my first build be on a cheap one just in case something goes wrong and im not out a lot of money :p

 
 
Razer [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 24 months ago

I'm not on budget either, that's the reason for using such a cheap CPU like Celeron G530. But G530 is quite enough for my needs, as i'm not a hardcore gamer or anything like that.

 
 
suihigh [1 Build] 1 point 24 months ago

reason for my cheap route is cause im out of work and my current rig is shtting on me w/ its 1.6ghz single core cpu and 1gb ram... im going to see huge increase in performance w/ the 3.6 quad core :D.. also my pc has a shtty built in graphics on the mobo and i can hardly play facebook games on this :(

 
 
Razer [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 24 months ago

My previous PC was ****, too. The main reason is ****** 10-years old Celeron D 330 working at 2.66 GHz. Also, it had only 256MB of RAM. Windows XP booting lasted for almost 15 mins.

Your current rig walks circles around mine, so you should be happy with it :)

 
 
5parkle5 1 point 20 months ago

Are you happy with your choice of Power Supply so far?