Cheap Pre-Built/build For Noob

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  1. qunnibunni

    qunnibunni New Member

    I know their frowned upon but, can you guys help me find a cheap future proofed prebuilt in time for Christmas? I come from the console world but i'm not new to pc gaming. I have always played on shitty laptops and on my working MacBook Pro. I really want to get into the PC gaming world and something not too expensive but efficient with upgradability is what i'm looking for.

    My budget is $4-600. It would be used for simple games like OW, PUBG, and CODWW2. Thank you!

    If a build around this price with case and guide is available it'll be appreciated!
    Something easy since it'll be my first build.

    Seriously Thank you-:santa::santa::santa:
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  2. Hey Qunnibunni,

    Finding a pre-build at that price range might be a tad complicated - they are often overpriced and you might want to be ready to spend $1000 for a correct config.

    However, you should be able to gather nice components for $600. Austin Evans made a good build for this budget:

    My only suggestion would be to replace the Pentium CPU for a Core i3. You should check out the parts on Amazon/Newegg and see what fits in your budget and what doesn't - and tweak from there.
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  3. qunnibunni

    qunnibunni New Member

    Thank you, so much! I'll look into it!
  4. Hadesgatee

    Hadesgatee Active Member

    As already mentioned above: prebuild is more expensive.

    If you can find a friend that can help you build your own pc than that would in most cases provide you with a more " future proof" build.
    Future proof however doesn't really exist. example: you buy a graphicscard and think i can always add another too it and put it in sli (so they work together). by the time you want to buy the second same card, there will be far better cards for the same price. and besides it will also save you electricity costs of just having 1 new card than 2 old cards.

    - GPU most important. Try to find the best deal for this.
    - CPU it doesnt have to be the newest nor does it have to be an i7. i3 / i5 is good enough!.
    - RAM - everyone says 16 GB. i think with 8GB you will come a long way already.
    - motherboard - you wont overclock your cpu so dont buy a motherboard that supports it.
    - pc case those can be cheap!

    I personally really like JayzTwoCents (clip 1). he has plenty of videos to help you out.
    Paul's hardware also has plenty of video's to help you out.(clip 2)
    Some youtube movies can help you too:

    *above youtube movies are a personal preference nothing else.
  5. mo-iro

    mo-iro Active Member

    Here in Brazil the stores that sell pre build system use cheap parts and don't specify it very well, so we have the ilusion that it have a lower price, it's a shame
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  6. PixieMoortgat

    PixieMoortgat New Member

    For a price of up to 600 dollars it's going to be really hard to find a PC strong enough to run 'simple' games like that. You're probably more looking at 1000 dollars or above
  7. Reaper-IWP

    Reaper-IWP Member

    I have a build of mine that would be willing to sell for around 600. Setup is decent for gaming entry, and easily upgraded to a improved GPU.
    If interested message me or email for all specs.
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