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2 years ago#1
Hey Gfaqs,

My friend is looking to get into PC gaming, (hoorah!) while I don't mind building the computer, I am a little bit on the lazy side for part picking haha. I have a spare copy of Windows 7 and he has a monitor, so it would just need to be the base parts. He said no more than $600, but wants to keep it close to $500. If you guys can help, that'd be awesome.

Thanks Gfaqs
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2 years ago#2
go with amd. can you get to a microcenter?
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2 years ago#3
He's your friend. You build it.
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2 years ago#4
Or you could search on here.
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2 years ago#5
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3MJZXL
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2 years ago#6
You may find this article helpful too, TC.

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/can-we-build-a-gaming-pc-on-a-console-budget/1100-6418829/

Read some of the comments there also.
2 years ago#7
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/KZyvD3

That motherboard can also take any 1150 Intel CPU so your friend can upgrade the CPU to an i5 or something down the road if they want more power. Spend the extra $50 on a good mouse or something.

Here's a system for $300 with a step down in the GPU and ram amount. Still a decent rig.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Gng88d
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2 years ago#8
http://www.logicalincrements.com/

EDIT: Also
Guitar_Hero_Guy posted...
(hoorah!)

Stop that.
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2 years ago#9
Your friend should buy PS4 instead.
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2 years ago#10
Guitar_Hero_Guy posted...
He said no more than $600, but wants to keep it close to $500.

Then do this:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/b8G7sY
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