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What components should I get for a budget gaming pc

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Zexceed, Aug 1, 2019.

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  1. Zexceed

    Zexceed Thread Starter

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    I am trying to build by first gaming PC for around $400 and I am not really sure what parts are the best for my price range.
     
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    You are not going to build a gaming system for that budget. A gaming type video card alone can cost $400 or more.
    If you just want to play old games with lower requirements, you might be able to build a system for $7~800 or so however it is NOT going to be top of the line AND you will have to accept some trade offs in the area of price to performance.
     
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    Yes I understand that It will not be a power house of any kind but I plan to upgrade down the road. But for a $400-$500 PC would I really not be able to play csgo at max settings or Fortnite at medium settings perhaps the equivalent of console quality?
     
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    OK, even going with a budget case ie around $40, budget motherboard $100 or so, lower end processor $150 or so, lower end pw supply about $50, and $75 or so for ram, you are over the budget AND no video card nor a keyboard/mouse OR hard drive.
    As I said, if you want to accept less than top of the line stuff, you could get by for $7~800 or so. If you already have some parts, you might cut down the cost a little.

    You do need to understand the following concept. A gaming system needs quality parts. Gaming puts a lot of stress on cooling, motherboard, pw supply, etc, etc. Going with cheap parts is just asking for a problem.
    You could probably build a basic system for $400 using lower end stuff however this system would be for running office, email, etc NOT gaming.
     
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