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Old 11-20-2012, 09:32 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Sure you can, just wont be as good as the OP is looking for. I just made an i3 650ti based rig with everything except an OS and speakers.
so not with that budget.
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:46 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I have room to toss in a 20 dollar desktop speaker set. Could drop the i3 to a Pentium and 650ti to a 650 or 7850 and probably afford a Windows 7. All like I said, not as good as the OP is looking for. Not if he needs LCD and the rest with it.
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:59 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Thanks for the reply guys.

As far as HDD, I would imagine a TB would be fine. He will want to run Windows 8 64bit
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1TB? Gonna lower performance more to stay within budget. At this budget after adding Windows and speakers you are looking at running a Pentium (SB) based processor with lower graphics or drop to a lower grade AMD quad in favor of more GPU power. I wouldn't get Windows 8.

Edit: Actually the more I think about it you would probably be better off grabbing a 700 dollar laptop. A refurb Asus or a good Black Friday deal off Newegg with an i7 and 660m or something.
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you would probably be better off grabbing a 700 dollar laptop. A refurb Asus or a good Black Friday deal off Newegg with an i7 and 660m or something.

I was actually going to suggest the very same thing.
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I was actually going to suggest the very same thing.
Yea cause 700 dollars worth of gaming machine without using AMD and including peripherals is not impossible but not going to be worth the cost.
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