VERY tight budget PC... Is this good? $300

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  1. DarkFlare69
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    DarkFlare69 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I know $300 isn't much at all. But I won't use it for any intense gaming (Like GTA 5), just programming, emulation, EDuke32, and a few other simple things. A great graphics card isn't important IMO. I had shitty laptop for several years and the graphics never bothered me. And like I said, it won't be used for intense stuff, just some basic things and maybe a few more modern games (not too hardware demanding though)

    Processor: AMD Athlon 5150 1.60GHz Quad-Core AM1 RET
    Motherboard: MSI AM1I AM1 CV X16 2D3 M32 GL MITX
    RAM: 8GB DDR3-1600 PC3-12800
    Hard Drive: Toshiba 1TB 3.5 SATA3 7200RPM 32MB Cache
    Optical Drive: DVD±RW DL 24x SATA Black
    Video Card: Onboard Video Graphics
    Network Card: 10/100/1000 Gigabit Network Onboard
    Keyboard & Mouse: Logitech USB Keyboard and Mouse Combo
    OS: Ubuntu Desktop 14.04.1

    I have a Windows 7 disc at my house and may use that instead of Ubuntu.
     
  2. Originality

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    With the lowest end APU Athlon powering it, it should be okay for general use and light gaming.
    As for value... $70 for the APU and motherboard, $110 for the RAM and HDD, $15 for the ODD, $20 (maybe) for the keyboard and mouse, and no mention of the case and PSU (I assume the cheapest possible)... I'm not sure exactly how much value is actually there.
     
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    DarkFlare69 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    The case is a cheap one. I don't give 2 fucks about what it looks like

    Do you think it could run Dolphin Emulator (with proper settings) at an ok speed? (75% +) Mario Kart Wii to be exact
     
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    My old laptop runs some gamecube at decent speed with lowest settings, so I guess yours is going to do better
     
  5. sonic2756

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    It'll be a stretch with that clock speed.
     
  6. raystriker

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    Dolphin will choke on this. You need at least a Phenom II X4 965 in AMD terms and an okay-ish GPU too.

    I say decrease your RAM to 4GB or 6GB and get a better AMD APU
     
  7. Jaggent360

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    Hmm. Amd a6-7400K apu
    Asus a78m-e mobo
    Any ram
    Any drive
    Any odd
    Sound great.

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    Add some amd a7 240 gpu and get dual graphics. Or go with the gtx 750 ti