Can anyone recomend something?

Nate1993

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Hello, i am currently using an old Pentium 4 with only 512mb of ram. i am using linux mint so it isn't to slow but i want to upgrade to something better. i wish that was the end of the story but sadly it is not for i have little money. i want a computer that is able to play games on low settings but is upgradeable in the near and distant future. any help is greatly appreciated. thank you for your time.

from: nate

ps: keep budget as low as possible so i can just add things when i am able to. also i am asking for this without os costs. any newegg deals are appreciated also
 
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GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150553 $54.99
Case + Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119205 $49.99
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138179 $49.99
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103872 $74.99
Hard Drive and Optical Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.696166 $71.48
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820139659 $23.99

Total: $325.43

Features: 4 gb DDR3 RAM, AM3 socket motherboard, triple core processor, decent graphics card.

You'll be able to run most games at least mininum settings. I hope this helps. :)

Dogsnake

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Your platform is out of date and not economically upgradable. I suspect the power supply, case, cooling, video and other factors are not worth spending money on. Save your money until you have enough to build one of the systems shown in the Tom's charts. When you can come back and forum members can help you tweak it with current items. Take a look at this to get some ideas of budget vrs. bang for the buck. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/system-builder-value,2972.html. Hope this helps.
 

g-unit1111

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Need a bit more info to go (what's your budget? What's the primary use?, so on) on but here's two builds that could suit your needs:

Build #1 (uses AMD Llano-based APU, requires no central graphics card) :

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - $59.99
PSU: Corsair Builder Series CX 500 - $49.99
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-A75-UD2H - $99.99
CPU: AMD Llano APU Quad Core A8-3850 - $139.99
RAM: 8GB Kingston Hyper X PC 1600 (2 x 4GB) - $59.99
HD: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB - $59.99
Optical: Lite On 24X DVD Burner - $18.99
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit - $99.99
Monitor: Acer S231 23" HD Monitor - $149.99

Total: $743 ($593 w/o monitor)

Build #2 (uses Intel Core i5-2500K, requires graphics card) :

Case: Antec 300 - $59.99
PSU: Corsair Builder Series CX 600 - $59.99
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3P - $139.99
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K - $219.99
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 - $29.99
RAM: 8GB G.Skill Ripjaw PC 1600 MHz - $54.99
HD: Western Digital Caviar Black - $58.99
Optical: Lite On DVD Burner - $18.99
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 550 1GB - $139.99
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium - $94.99
Monitor: Acer G245 23.6" LCD Monitor - $149

Total: $1073 ($887 w/o monitor)
 

samuelspark

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GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150553 $54.99
Case + Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119205 $49.99
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138179 $49.99
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103872 $74.99
Hard Drive and Optical Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.696166 $71.48
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820139659 $23.99

Total: $325.43

Features: 4 gb DDR3 RAM, AM3 socket motherboard, triple core processor, decent graphics card.

You'll be able to run most games at least mininum settings. I hope this helps. :)
 
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