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abattlescar
  • 55 months ago

My dad's PC is quite old, and it's just about ready to die, so I think I'll get him an upgrade, in the budget of $300. He uses it for basic home use, like any real American. I need an optical drive, windows, and the system itself. If it could beat the specs of his current systems: i3-2120 and 6 gb of ram; that would be great. He does want to get into some gaming though, so it might require a GPU as well. Thanks

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't think this is really possible at this budget you might look at just getting him a few thinks to add to his system.

Windows alone is $90. So add things like an ssd, new power supply, and a low to mid range gpu since that i3 will prob be better than what you can get at this budget And maybe a new clean case to assemble it in and reuse the ram,CPU,mobo, hard drive, disk drive,etc

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor Purchased For $0.00
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $43.49 @ Newegg
Storage Sandisk SSD PLUS 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $44.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card $119.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $34.99 @ Directron
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $44.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $288.34
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-06 18:48 EST-0500

Potentially something like this?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Seems legit, I think I'll do that. But do you think I could add 2 gb of ram to the existing 6 to get 8 to save a bit.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes you can do that shouldnt notice much if any performance difference. But it might be a better value to get a 4 GB stick to make 10gb ot ram. Just cuz technically smaller you get the "more" things cost

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