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#1 Kilar302


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 11:49 PM

I'm looking into getting into PC gaming and heard from a friend to buy a cheap gaming PC of Craiglist to start since I can upgrade it down the line. I found one for $300 and it's includes everything from mouse and keyboard and it's ready to go. The issue is that I know zero things about pc gaming and was wondering if the following specs where worth $300 or am I getting scammed: Intel I3 2100 3.10ghz processor,8gb ram, dvd rw, AMD HD 6850 1gb graphics card, 680watt power supply and 500 gb storage. Any help would be appreciated.

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#2 Kilroy


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Posted 14 September 2017 - 02:40 PM

What are you looking to play?


I don't think you'd be happy with that machine.


This will play some games, but is very under powered for a gaming machine.  I want to say that is the video card I originally had in my machine when I build it five years ago.


The power supply is about the only thing in that machine, unless the storage is SSD, that would be up to par for a mid level gaming machine.


This Refurbished Gaming Machine is $100 more, but much better and looking at it you should be able to upgrade it in the future.  That's really the lowest price I could find for an actual gaming machine.   

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 03:17 PM

I'm looking for something to start of and nothing to fancy, maybe play fallout New Vegas with a couple of mods and upgrade it later down the line if I feel more comfortable with investing more money

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 06:45 PM

Old motherboards from a few years ago with processors not really adequate for the newest games are really not the best way to start...


A B350/R5-1600-based system would be a nice start, or, you could wait and evaluate 8600K/8700K performance in a few weeks...; the 7700K is still a bit steep in price, but does well in all games, but, requires a cooler, adding expense...

Asus Z270A Prime/7700K/32 GB DDR4-3200/GTX1060

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