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Posted 24 December 2017 - 04:35 PM

$300 tops. What parts do you recommend?

I know $300 Is low, but this is just gonna be for very light internet browsing

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Posted 24 December 2017 - 05:11 PM

Best you'll do for price is a i3 Dell Optiplex or similar, unless you get a second hand or returned manufacturer one. At that price you can't really build a worthwhile system.
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Posted 24 December 2017 - 06:53 PM

At $300, you might get lucky second hand. Maybe buy a dated gaming rig in need of a few upgrades but then your $300 budget goes up.


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Posted 24 December 2017 - 07:34 PM

https://www.ebay.com...gIAAOSwSeVaKxh9

 

$120 bucks, will still need a hard drive and probably a ram upgrade but $40 for a 120gb ssd, $40 for a 1tb storage drive and $30 for a 4gb stick of ddr3 (all newegg prices) would put you at $230.

 

https://www.newegg.c...1-855-_-Product

https://www.newegg.c...00032-_-Product

https://www.newegg.c...5-081-_-Product

 

thatd leave 70 bucks so if you wanted to spend the rest of your budget you could probably get a 750 ti used off ebay or gumtree and have a competent gaming rig. note watch out buying 750 ti's on ebay especially from china as most of those listings are 5/6 series cards with a flashed bios.

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Posted 24 December 2017 - 10:06 PM

For internet browsing? Might as well just get a laptop for the added bonus of taking it places and using internet at friends or families places.

 

https://www.bestbuy....p?skuId=5828200

 

I recommend replacing the hard drive with an ssd when you think the time is appropriate, I have a Lenovo laptop, but replaced its 1tb hdd with a 120gb ssd. You even have the ability to do some ultra light gaming(nothing like GTA V tho).


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Posted 24 December 2017 - 10:43 PM Edited by Ai®aCob®a, 24 December 2017 - 10:49 PM.

$300 tops. What parts do you recommend?

I know $300 Is low, but this is just gonna be for very light internet browsing

 

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Posted 25 December 2017 - 12:38 AM

If you don't mind buying used you can easily put together a gaming machine for 300.
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Posted 25 December 2017 - 02:19 AM Edited by Chargr, 25 December 2017 - 02:20 AM.

This is for my parents, they are just going to browse the web very little. I chose $300 for parts, so I can build it and gain experience. 

 

I can expand the budget for more if I wanted, but I just need something simple.

 

Thanks for the above suggestions. I think in this case it would be better to just buy one. 


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Posted 25 December 2017 - 02:52 AM

This is for my parents, they are just going to browse the web very little. I chose $300 for parts, so I can build it and gain experience. 

 

I can expand the budget for more if I wanted, but I just need something simple.

 

Thanks for the above suggestions. I think in this case it would be better to just buy one. 

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/tpz2gL

 

Not sure if you have a spare mouse and keyboard, you should be able to find a cheap or free monitor, perhaps a friend could give you one if you dont have a spare. Im told you can get windows 10 keys from ebay for around $10-$15 and make your own usb(8gb) windows 10 installer flash drive with the tool in this official microsoft link: https://www.microsof...nload/windows10


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Posted 25 December 2017 - 07:44 AM

Im told you can get windows 10 keys from ebay for around $10-$15

For that price they're very unlikely to be legal, even if they activate successfully.




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