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Old 06-17-2011, 09:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default May be asking for the impossible here....

My younger brother is on an extremely limited budget, but is asking me to come up with a build for him under $400 (crazy I know) that can play games like Black Ops and such on medium-high settings. I built my computer about 2.5 years ago for $650 or so and can still max out games (I don't have a high res monitor though) so maybe it is doable. The thing that helps is when I bought my video card (8800GTX), the seller threw in his extra for about $50. I got it thinking I'd SLI them eventually, but eventually decided against it since my motherboard is only a single slot PCI-E and I don't wanna buy another.

Anyways, so with everything but the graphics card, is there something that you guys can come up with for about $400?


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By "everything" do you mean monitor, keyboard, speakers etc need to be included in the $400?


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Old 06-17-2011, 09:41 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Sorry, no...I just need everything for the tower. He has a monitor and all of the peripherals.
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I just ordered the parts for a $450 build (including tax and a graphics card). Check it out here.

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