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Gtoll
  • 52 months ago

Im looking to build a computer from scratch as my laptop just died. I was hoping to build one around $200. Id like it to run some small steam games smoothly and honestly a better computer than my laptop. How could I build one for around $200-250?

Thanks!

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Well. Used parts would be your best option but ill configure a pc at 300-350 range http://pcpartpicker.com/p/sNdr3C Best I could do. Not much to start off of

$500 is a good sweet spot for a PC

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/TXjNRB

best save a little longer to get something worth building

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

A celeron is not worth having in a gaming PC.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

There are plenty of videos on YouTube of people playing all kinds of games on the G1840 including GTA V. It would be best to get a quad core for some games like Far Cry 4. He won't get anything better on a $200 budget. The system is at least upgradeable and can play some games until then.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Games might be OK, but after a few months, the computer will seem very slow, and it will be time for *another8 upgrade. I'd recommend getting something that will last at least 1 and a half years.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

https://pcpartpicker.com/guide/KDJ7YJ/budget-box-1080p-gaming-for-less-than-350

$100 over budget, but plays pretty much ANY 1080P game at max settings.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly, at this price point there is no reason to not go with an APU. The one I included is Quad-core, as opposed to any intel CPU at this price point. It alss has Radeon R7 250 Graphics Built in which is just as powerful as a GT 740. Essentially, it is double the CPU performance for the same price as an intel Celeron and GT 740. I also went for 8GB of RAM which means more RAM allocated to the integrated GPU. THis is probably the best you are going to get for $250. Hope you like it! PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD A8-7670K 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor $89.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Asus A68HM-E Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $40.98 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $30.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.89 @ OutletPC
Case Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case $22.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $24.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $301.83
Mail-in rebates -$45.00
Total $256.83
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-15 16:51 EST-0500
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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

The AMD A6 line of CPUs is outdated and is not worth it. Go with an A8 or a AMD 5350 and an R7 370/R7 265.

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

quad core

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Eh, true. But when you go to upgrade just buy a new mobo.

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Celerons are not happening. Get an APU.

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