Bulding a cheap PC

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Sep 5, 2011

Bulding a cheap PC by Tom Bombadildo at 5:45 PM (616 Views / 0 Likes) 8 replies

  1. Tom Bombadildo
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    Recently I've received about $300 for my birthday coming up and I'm thinking of building a cheap, quality PC. So I went to the Newegg DIY section and found a pretty good DIY combo for $292 and I added a somewhat good GPU along with it coming at a total of $367.98. So I was just wondering how the good the specs of this PC is for this cheap. The specs of it are:

    Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Processor
    4GB DDR3 RAM
    LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
    1TB 7200RPM SATA HD
    Case with 500W PSU
    GeForce GT 440 (Fermi) 512MB 128-bit GDDR5

    The link for the DIY combo is here
    and the GPU is here

    ATM I don't really have the time to research as school is starting so I figured maybe GBATemp can help. So how is it for a $367.98 PC? I'd like to think it could play some new games on low-mid specs but would love a second opinion.

    Thanks guys!
     
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    It looks like a pretty good deal. My pc was around €600,-, and it will be outrun by that pc.
     
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    Aside from the Seagate HDD, it looks alright.
     
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    Yeah the Seagate was the only thing I was a little weary on. But I can always get a cheap HDD some other time.
     
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    Its good for now. You might want to upgrade into GTX460 1GB when you have more funds.

    I notice it is using Seagate HDD. Normally I would advise people to avoid Seagate, but since it is a combo deal, I'd say take it. Don't store important data on that drive though.
     
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    Feel free to use it for a while, but after a few months, that's probably when you should look into a new HDD and migrating all your data (or at least the important stuff like the OS).
     
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    I've already got another HD in view instead of the Seagate which I should be able to nab in a month or so, so I should be all good there. Luckily I've got a 500GB external I can keep all my important and personal data on there. So basically for a $367 PC it's pretty solid? Awesome [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah. Your PC is good to go. Core i3 2100 is a very good gaming CPU. The only thing that is holding back gaming is GT440. But like I said you can always grab GTX460 1GB (not 768MB) when you have more money.

    You are good to go.
     
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    Great! Will probably get a GTX460 for Christmas so I'll have quite a good PC for around $450 by then. Pretty great deal for an average PC gamer [​IMG]
     

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