- 67 months ago
Hashing over something that's been going thriough my mind. Trying to build a budget PC for my teenage son. Seems like I can get more bang for my buck out of an FX 8350 build that won't really be worth upgrading later. Just hope it is fast enough for several years and he can buy his own then.
Or I could build an i3 system but spend more on the motherboard. Then upgrade to an i5 that's compatible when the prices drop drasticly here in a year or two.
I've always been the type to build the best I could with the money I had. Then do a total refresh years down the road when I couldn't stand it anymore or it finally died. However I'm rethinking this strategy and would love some input.
Budget is around $500... not a dollar over $600. He plays Minecraft almost exclusivly but heavily modified. Plays some other games like FTL and occasionaly plays a more demanding game like Planetside 2 or DayZ mod for ARMA II. Who knows what he'll be into later or when he actually has a nice platform =/ If I had to guess... big MMO titles; he really likes multiplayer games.