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so my 14 year old dell desktop finally kicked the bucket a few weeks ago


and I'm in the market for another home computer. The wife and I both have laptops but dont bring them home often enough so i need something that i can get on the cheap but still offer me years of service. I wont be doing any heavy computing but it will be connected to my network, tv and reciever which controls the audio and video for my house.

So basically internet usage but with the ability to connect to my network and do some light computing. maybe a game or 2 if this mass exodus from the dirty console gamers to the master race continues...

Any help would be awesome...

$500?? to low?







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Mr Gardoki
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re: so my 14 year old dell desktop finally kicked the bucket a few weeks ago


This is the budget I requested yesterday! Set your budget wherever you want.





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re: so my 14 year old dell desktop finally kicked the bucket a few weeks ago


I think you can handle a media center pc with some firepower for that range.





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re: so my 14 year old dell desktop finally kicked the bucket a few weeks ago


Want to build and leave it alone for the life of the computer (as it appears you did the old dell) or do you want to further upgrade it down the road?

if its the former - I'd say an AMD APU build would be ideal in that price range.

if its the latter - we can go with a good base and an underpowered Video Card that can be changed out later.






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lsaltee
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re: so my 14 year old dell desktop finally kicked the bucket a few weeks ago


how future proof can we make it?





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jcole4lsu
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how future proof can we make it?

for gaming in that budget? you cant.

for general use, a higher end APU will set you up for quite a while






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re: so my 14 year old dell desktop finally kicked the bucket a few weeks ago


APU 5800k with the ability to add a 7670?

Idk, I could get you something for 500 with a 7850 or 650ti.






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lsaltee
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re: so my 14 year old dell desktop finally kicked the bucket a few weeks ago


That's a lot of numbers.

Any of those solid state drives?






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re: so my 14 year old dell desktop finally kicked the bucket a few weeks ago


Just admit that you want a gaming computer.





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jcole4lsu
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Any of those solid state drives?

you want a whole hell of a lot for a $500 budget

what about getting a athlon II x3 and unlocking the 4th core to make it a phenom?

the core unlocking is super simple with the right board



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re: so my 14 year old dell desktop finally kicked the bucket a few weeks ago


Cuz he wants a gaming pc. Only using this thread as an out in case his wife sees it.





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jcole4lsu
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re: so my 14 year old dell desktop finally kicked the bucket a few weeks ago


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Only using this thread as an out in case his wife sees it.







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LSU Coyote
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re: so my 14 year old dell desktop finally kicked the bucket a few weeks ago


Tbh just buy a console. So awesome!





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re: so my 14 year old dell desktop finally kicked the bucket a few weeks ago


A $500 will easily outperform a console!





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A $500 will easily outperform a console!


did you even bother seeing who posted that?






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jcole4lsu
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re: so my 14 year old dell desktop finally kicked the bucket a few weeks ago


Ok, so far I've got the following:

CPU: Athlon II X3 450 $70 (unlocks into phenom II black)
Mobo: ASRock 970 Extreme 3 $85
Ram: 8 GB Kingston HyperX Black $60
Vid: XFX Radeon 7850 2GB $179
Boot Drive: Samsung 840 128GB SSD $100
Case: Xigmatek Asgard Pro $45
PSU: SeaSonic 520w $65
New Total: $600



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re: so my 14 year old dell desktop finally kicked the bucket a few weeks ago


He can always try to use his HDD from the old computer.

No telling what that is though






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jcole4lsu
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re: so my 14 year old dell desktop finally kicked the bucket a few weeks ago


Yeah 14yr old hdd.... 5400 rpm ide for sure. I can't find a case/psu combo kit worth a shite on newegg.

OP up it to $600 and youll get your SSD






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re: so my 14 year old dell desktop finally kicked the bucket a few weeks ago


Rosewill challenger is a great super cheap case.

I had an OCZ semi modular PSU in my first build. It was like $40 and lasted 4 months before I sold it since I upgraded. I don't know any cheap PSUs to recommend






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re: so my 14 year old dell desktop finally kicked the bucket a few weeks ago


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did you even bother seeing who posted that?

Coyote is such a troll...






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