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What's the cheapest desktop you can build online?

#1lilj812Posted 8/30/2013 1:39:00 PM
I'm moving this weekend to my new apartment and I'm going to be able to gradually build up money. I truly don't want a beast of a pc but I would like to have something at my house because it's been a very long time since I had a desktop. I like my laptop but I want something at home that will be more powerful.

I don't want to spend a lot, I actually would love to spend UNDER 400 dollars. If that's possible. Plus, if there is a place where you can find pre builds or something, I would love any help. Thank you gamefaqs :)
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#2SinisterSlayPosted 8/30/2013 1:41:33 PM
Walmart would be your best bet.
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#3lilj812(Topic Creator)Posted 8/30/2013 1:44:14 PM
SinisterSlay posted...
Walmart would be your best bet.


Serious? Walmart? I'm located very far but possibly near a Fry's electronics, best buy, a bunch of stores. But Walmart has a good selection??

Gonna research that right now...

Any more info is gladly appreciated.

BTW, I am technically saavy, It's been years since I built my own custom pc and have been buying laptops at a bargain for years. I know specs, but too many cards these days and they are recycling numbers and I HATE that.
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#4cosmic_assasinPosted 8/30/2013 1:46:05 PM
http://www.newegg.com/All-Desktop-PCs/SubCategory/ID-10?Order=PRICE

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#5DerPancakePosted 8/30/2013 1:48:48 PM(edited)
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1y4uc

The problem with this is that windows is expensive compared to the other parts.
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#6lilj812(Topic Creator)Posted 8/30/2013 1:47:30 PM
Just throwing it out there that I found this...

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/HP+-+Refurbished+-+Refurbished+ENVY+Desktop+-+10GB+Memory+-+1TB+Hard+Drive+-+Black/1307357552.p?id=mp1307357552&skuId=1307357552#tab=overview


And.... while the price is high.... look at it. What do you guys think? Could you guys find a better deal?
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#7lilj812(Topic Creator)Posted 8/30/2013 1:49:18 PM
DerPancake posted...
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1y4uc


Very nice price! I'm curious, how do dual cores hold up to newer generation games? Could that max out something like Guild wars 2 for instance and run smooth?
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#8DerPancakePosted 8/30/2013 1:50:56 PM
lilj812 posted...
DerPancake posted...
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1y4uc


Very nice price! I'm curious, how do dual cores hold up to newer generation games? Could that max out something like Guild wars 2 for instance and run smooth?


I didn't even put a videocard on it, so I don't think it will even play it smooth on low settings lol.
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#9PathlessBulletPosted 8/30/2013 1:53:58 PM
lilj812 posted...
DerPancake posted...
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1y4uc


Very nice price! I'm curious, how do dual cores hold up to newer generation games? Could that max out something like Guild wars 2 for instance and run smooth?


$400 is way too low. Try $600.
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#10MasterDonGeroPosted 8/30/2013 2:00:30 PM(edited)
What's your laptop make and model?

Most likely, you would be better off saving up for a really good rig. I went with a budget build for $500 my first time and I was severely unhappy.
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