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#1 Posted by XxCHALLSxX (32 posts) -

I plan on starting PC gaming soon but instead of starting by building my own rig, i want to buy my own dirt cheap PC sothat i can buy right away, play right away, and upgrade later.

so, i found this PC, the cheapest on newegg

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883103228

from the reviews, they said that it works decently for gaming so i'm wondering if it will work well for PC games (i really don't care about high settings or whatever they are).

if it is decent, what parts should i upgrade in the future?

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#2 Posted by Empirefrtw (1324 posts) -

That pc will not do well with games and will not be upgradable you will need to spend atleast 600 for a decent gaming rig.

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#3 Posted by d-rtyboy (3178 posts) -

YO! Dat rig is t3h chizzznit dawg!!! I max crysis wit dat sheeeit.! Allz muh homiez owsz dat and dey agree!

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#4 Posted by grenadexjumpr (1120 posts) -

.......is this a serious thread?

You couldn't even upgrade that.

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#5 Posted by Marfoo (5997 posts) -
That machine is going to have trouble running anything new even at low settings. Also it's non upgradeable, save at least $700 then go for PC gaming, this machine will not cut it all.
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#6 Posted by smc91352 (7786 posts) -
that's a pretty pricey router. Oh wait you wanna game on that :o .............:lol:
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#7 Posted by DJ_Headshot (6427 posts) -
expect to spend double that.
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#8 Posted by X360PS3AMD05 (36303 posts) -
I was thinking of getting that cute thing to replace the family PC, only because it will be nice and slow/cool/low power. Not a good idea for a "gaming PC" :|
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#9 Posted by sourfacedcyclop (67 posts) -

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16868100049&cm_re=nintendo_dsi-_-68-100-049-_-Product

^that

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#10 Posted by millerlight89 (18658 posts) -

Is this a joke?

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#11 Posted by Tezcatlipoca666 (7241 posts) -

Is this a joke?

millerlight89

It has to be. Wow.

Expect to pay at least $650+ for a new rig and $400 if you already have a good case, PSU, CD-drive, and possibly HDD. And that's for a budget build.

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#12 Posted by ferret-gamer (17476 posts) -
it is a netbook without the lcd screen.......
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#13 Posted by Luminouslight (6397 posts) -
it is a netbook without the lcd screen.......ferret-gamer
Technically it's called a nettop.
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#14 Posted by d-rtyboy (3178 posts) -

Is this a joke?

millerlight89
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#15 Posted by metroid5 (946 posts) -
LOL.
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#16 Posted by Neo_revolution7 (2088 posts) -

Dude..............................

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#17 Posted by aura_enchanted (7942 posts) -

that wont even play painkiller let alone anything recent hahahaha

seriosuly though minimum for a gaming pc would be like 350.. 400

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#18 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (24599 posts) -

Well I bought a pc, for around 250$. e5300 g41 gigabyte motherboard 2 gigs of ram 350watt psu (didn't come with a hd) Some random case. Pretty good deal for 250$, just add a videocard to this for 100$ more 350$ + 50$ hd. And you can game pretty well. Though don't expect to upgrade this much, lga 775 is a dead socket, but it ocs to 4.0 ghz without an insane amount of hassle.

Also that thing you mentioned, I actually like it quite a bit. Looks decent for a htpc, though uh that won't game... at all. I have a netbook with similar specs, it can run games from 04 fine.

Here is basically what that cpu is: 1.2ghz pentium 4 celeron. Not a very fast thing.

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#19 Posted by X360PS3AMD05 (36303 posts) -
Yup it's a dead socket, but you can't go wrong with a Core 2 Duo for gaming if you don't have much money. Thinking of swapping to a Q9400 myself.
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#20 Posted by BloodSeeker1337 (1278 posts) -
At Least It Can Run Diablo II :D
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#21 Posted by polarwrath11 (1674 posts) -

$290 is the cheapest I could go, literally, on newegg, without choosing a product with really bad reviews, and allowing you to game!

Can't believe I did this lol:

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#22 Posted by Neo_revolution7 (2088 posts) -

$290 is the cheapest I could go, literally, on newegg, without choosing a product with really bad reviews, and allowing you to game!

Can't believe I did this lol:

polarwrath11

lmao, thats a pretty good build for 290 bucko's XD

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#23 Posted by superclocked (5864 posts) -

lmao, thats a pretty good build for 290 bucko's XD

Neo_revolution7
lol, no joke. I didn't even try because I didn't think that I could pull it off! Nice job polarwrath11 :)
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#24 Posted by deactivated-57af49c27f4e8 (14149 posts) -
This has to be a joke thread.
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#25 Posted by superclocked (5864 posts) -
This has to be a joke thread.paullywog
I think that he was serious. But check out polarwrath's build. He managed to put a decent enough rig together for $290!
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#26 Posted by Empirefrtw (1324 posts) -

expect no os so that is another 100 or so.

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#27 Posted by superclocked (5864 posts) -

expect no os so that is another 100 or so.

Empirefrtw
True, they quit giving out keys for Win7 beta. Maybe he can get a retail copy of XP or Vista from a friend that upgraded?
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#28 Posted by GazaAli (25216 posts) -
[QUOTE="Neo_revolution7"]

lmao, thats a pretty good build for 290 bucko's XD

superclocked
lol, no joke. I didn't even try because I didn't think that I could pull it off! Nice job polarwrath11 :)

indeed he is admirable.
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#29 Posted by drwcker (228 posts) -
LOL this is a joke thread. He hasn't replied to even one of us..... he just wanted to see what we will do!!!!!!!! FTW! F him
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#30 Posted by superclocked (5864 posts) -
[QUOTE="drwcker"]LOL this is a joke thread. He hasn't replied to even one of us..... he just wanted to see what we will do!!!!!!!! FTW! F him

Probably so. That's why I usually ask a question and wait for a response. Some people make a post and never some back. I didn't even look to see if he responded this time though =P
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#31 Posted by drwcker (228 posts) -
Ha ha LOL =))
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#32 Posted by HaLoMaStErJT (1380 posts) -

This must be a joke, you need at least $500 to build a low end gaming rig. This little thing won't cut it.

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#33 Posted by XxCHALLSxX (32 posts) -

ha ha, honestly (sadly), it wasn't a joke. (i went to a friends house last night so didn't come online tilhalf an hour ago to the guy who said i wasn't responding)

a good amount of reviews said it could game and me being a complete noob to PC's, thought that it would actually last for a while.

thanks to the guy came up with the 290 build, something ican actually afford.

no if you all will excuse me...

*runs away crying shamefully*
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#34 Posted by MuddVader (6321 posts) -

[QUOTE="polarwrath11"]

$290 is the cheapest I could go, literally, on newegg, without choosing a product with really bad reviews, and allowing you to game!

Can't believe I did this lol:

Neo_revolution7

lmao, thats a pretty good build for 290 bucko's XD

Seriously... My laptop cost over 650$ and it only has 2.2ghz and a ATI Radeon HD mobility 4650... I wish I had the choice of getting a desktop =( I needed a laptop for space reasons though.

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#35 Posted by gmaster456 (7568 posts) -

I plan on starting PC gaming soon but instead of starting by building my own rig, i want to buy my own dirt cheap PC sothat i can buy right away, play right away, and upgrade later.

so, i found this PC, the cheapest on newegg

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883103228

from the reviews, they said that it works decently for gaming so i'm wondering if it will work well for PC games (i really don't care about high settings or whatever they are).

if it is decent, what parts should i upgrade in the future?

XxCHALLSxX
Sorry but there is no way in heck that this computer will play decent games
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#36 Posted by drwcker (228 posts) -

ha ha, honestly (sadly), it wasn't a joke. (i went to a friends house last night so didn't come online tilhalf an hour ago to the guy who said i wasn't responding)

a good amount of reviews said it could game and me being a complete noob to PC's, thought that it would actually last for a while.

thanks to the guy came up with the 290 build, something ican actually afford.

no if you all will excuse me...

*runs away crying shamefully*XxCHALLSxX
LOL LOL ..... sorry dude but i ve seen many ppl do that :( sorry if i said something wrong. Dont be ashamed for god's sake. plzzzzz and get the 290 one its way way way better than that stupid thing and u can always get a new gpu later :D
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#37 Posted by smc91352 (7786 posts) -
I do think he could get a Sempron 140 for not much more...
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#38 Posted by drwcker (228 posts) -
I do think he could get a Sempron 140 for not much more...smc91352
Hmmmmmm i right. How come i dint think of that?????
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#39 Posted by GLOWS-IN-DARK (298 posts) -

[QUOTE="XxCHALLSxX"]

ha ha, honestly (sadly), it wasn't a joke. (i went to a friends house last night so didn't come online tilhalf an hour ago to the guy who said i wasn't responding)

a good amount of reviews said it could game and me being a complete noob to PC's, thought that it would actually last for a while.

thanks to the guy came up with the 290 build, something ican actually afford.

no if you all will excuse me...

*runs away crying shamefully*drwcker

LOL LOL ..... sorry dude but i ve seen many ppl do that :( sorry if i said something wrong. Dont be ashamed for god's sake. plzzzzz and get the 290 one its way way way better than that stupid thing and u can always get a new gpu later :D

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#40 Posted by Arcane-Angel (31 posts) -
Is this a joke? That PC is the size of a dvd case... meaning it can NEVER be upgraded... but as far as gaming goes it will do amazing with its tic tac sized graphics card!
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#41 Posted by polarwrath11 (1674 posts) -

ha ha, honestly (sadly), it wasn't a joke. (i went to a friends house last night so didn't come online tilhalf an hour ago to the guy who said i wasn't responding)

a good amount of reviews said it could game and me being a complete noob to PC's, thought that it would actually last for a while.

thanks to the guy came up with the 290 build, something ican actually afford.

no if you all will excuse me...

*runs away crying shamefully*XxCHALLSxX
Welcome. Should be able to run majority games on medium or better which is rediculous, but people have got used to it in todays gaming climate where hardware trumps graphics!
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#42 Posted by DJ_Headshot (6427 posts) -

$290 is the cheapest I could go, literally, on newegg, without choosing a product with really bad reviews, and allowing you to game!

Can't believe I did this lol:

polarwrath11

yeah like i said if you get the os for 'free' ;) its $300 for a gaming pc but buying the os will cost you $400 minimum for gaming pc.

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#43 Posted by X360PS3AMD05 (36303 posts) -
You could get something that cheap just make sure it's a regular ATX case so you can fit a video card later, stick with integrated graphics like AMD 785G and i'm sure you could play older games fine.
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#44 Posted by Sparticus247 (2368 posts) -

[QUOTE="polarwrath11"]

$290 is the cheapest I could go, literally, on newegg, without choosing a product with really bad reviews, and allowing you to game!

Can't believe I did this lol:

DJ_Headshot

yeah like i said if you get the os for 'free' ;) its $300 for a gaming pc but buying the os will cost you $400 minimum for gaming pc.

Theres always Linux. You can run source games under Wine

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#45 Posted by Neo_revolution7 (2088 posts) -

lol this thread is still alive?? XD