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I hope this is the right place for this, if it's not please point me in the right direction. I'm not looking to build a new pc but simply to pick one up. The problem is I really don't know much about the current PC specs and whats average etc. I also don't have to much to spend 500-600 bucks or so.

I was looking through newegg and found a few that interest me, but I was hoping someone could point me in the right direction. This computer will be for gaming only (or mostly at least) I hope to play new games as well as old. However I really don't care if I have to play them on low graphics as I have gotten used to having a terrible PC and bad graphics. So low end that will play games for a few years or so will be fine. Any advice?

Also not sure If i'm allowed to link to external sites (newegg) so I won't though I was just looking at their computers on the front page area.
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http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115038 - CPU

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814133239 - Graphics Card

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813130186 - Motherboard

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817152035 - Powersupply

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811208021 - Case

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827135165 - Disk Drive

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835106113 - CPU Fan

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820178154 - Memory

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148309 - Hard Drive

Alright the price of this one is $658.90. This computer will last a farely long time in terms of gaming and PC use. It uses a fairly new processor that works like a dream. The graphics card supports high-end gaming so you will be future proof. The 2GB is perfect for the average gamer, even some higher-end gamers use 2GB. Now you have the option of not getting the graphics card because the motherboard comes with an on-board GeForce 7100 graphcis card. I would recommend getting the graphics card so that you will be able to play future games, the 7100 will get outdated quickly. Everything i listed is basically made for a gaming PC and it is future proof, so if you ever want to upgrade to a quad-core CPU, you can cuz the motherboard supports it. Need anything else, just let me know.
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Blackout, you seem to have missed that the OP is asking for a complete system to buy - not a list of components to build. :) (And you're forgetting an OS). While I would definitely recommend for everybody to build their own computers, some people are not interested, or have no time, or aren't very good with their hands... And I definitely would go changing that PSU (and probably motherboard) from your list.


Hi evilsqurrill, welcome to the forums! :)

Yes, you can link off-site if it's something specific you want us to see - linking to a system or parts is fine.

About the cheapest gaming PC I can find (funnily enough, with a 9600GT) is this one - although I have to admit I don't recommend it. A basic motherboard, and poor-quality PSU make it hard to swallow.

And even then it's out of your budget range by a few hundred dollars... :)

What are some other sites you can purchase from? I'll check them out for you, if you like.


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Buying a whole system you probably won't get much for your money, building you could probably scrap together something half decent. You wouldn't happen to know anyone that can build a computer for you if you buy the parts, its one of the easier ways to do it as friends will work for free or for a running supply of tea and biscuits.

Some of the bigger companies can get you a better system for less they have lower overheads, HP and Dell on occasion have made half decent gaming computers in that price range but they don't make them all the time so check what is available.

Mostly agree with Troys comments on Blackouts pick, the PSU, motherboard and the case are just slightly naff and I would add you don't need an aftermarket cooler as retail CPUs come with one and if you aren't into computers and overclocking there isn't a point in replacing the stock cooler.
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