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User Info: Ch3wy

Ch3wy
4 years ago#11
You might be best off buying one of the mass produced pre-builts at this price range. I'd see what you can find there and see if you can beat it on pcpartpicker.

Although the problems with those is that they usually use cheap mobos, cheap HDDs, and cheap RAM(not that this makes a big difference).

Don't expect to max out modern games with a $400 build though.
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User Info: 2Dhas_a_MIGRANE

2Dhas_a_MIGRANE
4 years ago#12
Honestly, if you already have a laptop and want to play games you should just get a PS4 for that money.
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User Info: SinisterSlay

SinisterSlay
4 years ago#13
lilj812 posted...
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.


Here you go
http://www.walmart.ca/canada-estore/catalog/productlistingpagecontainer.jsp;jsessionid=W5r-NYYmAR6-WAJAib4y2Q**.oses4300-atg03?&inputId=30543&categoryName=Desktop+Computers&refId=globalFacetsRC&facetedtitlevar=Electronics%2C+Computers+%26+Accessories%2C+Desktop+Computers+%7C+Walmart+Canada+Online+Shopping&frombrowse=true&_DARGS=/canada-estore/catalog/productlisting.jsp.testForm

Nice thing about these, they come with an OS.
Just get yourself a cheap monitor at a garage sale, or just use your TV.

This system isn't too terrible.
http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/gateway-sx2110-ew29-desktop-amd-processor-e1-1500-148ghz/10232113?trail=&fromPLP=true&ancestorID=&searchString=&startSearch=&fromSearchBox=&addFacet=

Or here you go, this isn't too bad.
http://www.staples.ca/en/IBM-Refurbished-Desktop-213-GHz-Intel-Core-2-Duo-E6400-processor-2GB/product_169739_2-CA_1_20001


Or a system with some upgrade potential, a cheap video card might make this worth while.
http://www.staples.ca/en/Acer-Desktop-300GHz-Intel-Pentium-Dual-Core-G2030-8GB-RAM-1TB-HDD/product_48109_2-CA_1_20001
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User Info: lilj812

lilj812
4 years ago#14
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1y59P

What do you guys think of this?

BTW, thanks for the help guys, great stuff.
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User Info: SinisterSlay

SinisterSlay
4 years ago#15
lilj812 posted...
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1y59P

What do you guys think of this?

BTW, thanks for the help guys, great stuff.


missing operating system
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User Info: lilj812

lilj812
4 years ago#16
SinisterSlay posted...
lilj812 posted...
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1y59P

What do you guys think of this?

BTW, thanks for the help guys, great stuff.


missing operating system


Oh... I can install that on my own...
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User Info: lilj812

lilj812
4 years ago#17
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1y59P

So far I am really liking this build..
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User Info: Master_Bass

Master_Bass
4 years ago#18
I've heard those Cooler Master eXtreme Power PSUs are pretty bad. You might want to look into a different one.
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User Info: lilj812

lilj812
4 years ago#19
Master_Bass posted...
I've heard those Cooler Master eXtreme Power PSUs are pretty bad. You might want to look into a different one.


Oooh, I'll look into that. Noted.Thank you :)
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User Info: Master_Bass

Master_Bass
4 years ago#20
You're welcome. Usually Corsair, Seasonic, and Antec are pretty good.
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