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    Budget computer help

    I'm setting up a budget computer to buy for my little brother for christmas.

    The budget is.. well.. I want a computer that's as cheap as possible while still being relatively decent.
    Games he plays are Minecraft and Terraria mostly, but he wants to play WoW and D3 as well.

    The current setup I have is this:
    Corsair CX 430W PSU
    AMD A-Series A4-3300
    ASUS F1A55-M LE R2.0
    Seagate Barracuda® 1TB
    Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1333MHz 4GB CL8


    Cost is about 200 euros. That is about fine, but would that work for the games?

    Thanks!
    I'm not a native English speaker, and yet, I don't suck at English. The argument "English is not my mother tongue" doesn't actually give you an excuse to do so.

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    That is like saying my brother needs a car to drive to work, then giving him a bicycle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alric View Post
    That is like saying my brother needs a car to drive to work, then giving him a bicycle.
    Thanks for being informative. Anything else you can share?
    I'm not a native English speaker, and yet, I don't suck at English. The argument "English is not my mother tongue" doesn't actually give you an excuse to do so.

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    Herald of the Titans shroudster's Avatar
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    that cpu with intergrated graphics won't manage wow/d3 or terraria at all unless going for really low resolution and graphic settings at low.

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    So how can I upgrade it to get a decent computer within a reasonable price? Budget is 300 euro, and I already have a nvidia gtx 460 for it.
    I'm not a native English speaker, and yet, I don't suck at English. The argument "English is not my mother tongue" doesn't actually give you an excuse to do so.

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    might be tight but maybe you can squeeze a i3 build in that budget.
    got a site for parts we can use?
    Last edited by shroudster; 2012-12-05 at 03:09 PM.

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    I use komplett.se, but that might be tricky as it's in swedish.
    I'm not a native English speaker, and yet, I don't suck at English. The argument "English is not my mother tongue" doesn't actually give you an excuse to do so.

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    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor (€99.95 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (€50.12 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Memory: Corsair XMS3 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (€16.98 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Storage: Western Digital Scorpio Black 500GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (€49.99 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case (€41.44 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 380W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (€48.49 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Total: €306.97
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-05 16:17 CET+0100)

    check what prices those parts would be @komplett.se
    might be possible that you can get cheaper case or psu on that site.
    Last edited by shroudster; 2012-12-05 at 03:21 PM.

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    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...6&Sku=B69-0668

    You can even do something like this, just teh basic hardware parts, reuse some of your older hardware, i.e. old HDD as it will have your files and programs, and there not much difference in HDD nowadays. either 7200 rpm or 10,000 rpm and your choice of Sata or IDE, Sata always faster, not a huge a difference. Just as a heads up you can piece together a machine for very cheap too!
    Last edited by adidas; 2012-12-05 at 03:38 PM.

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    Thanks a lot for your responses. I'm currently looking if I can change the budget slightly, so I haven't quite decided yet, but your responses help.
    I'm not a native English speaker, and yet, I don't suck at English. The argument "English is not my mother tongue" doesn't actually give you an excuse to do so.

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