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https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01CV9G1BO/ref=mp_s_a_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1522360543&sr=8-5&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=pc&dpPl=1&dpID=41ZLGAJEh7L&ref=plSrch

So in my boredom, I decided to buy this 200$ pc off amazon, certified refurbished,had a nice i5, 8gb ram, 500gb storage and Windows 10 pro, extremely hard to turn down, so I decided to build on a budget, pulled out an r7 250 (90$ average) but it didnt have room, so I worked on it and fit it in, runs nice, no hiccups, just can't close off the case, this is perfect cause it will only cost you about 300$ give or take. They send a mouse and keyboard too, which arent bad if you wanna start out with just that. This isnt high specs, but it will run higher end games, maybe not the way you want, but with a little dedication, this will turn out to be a mighty fine parter with just a few upgrades and a new case.

/UPDATE: Plays fortnite medium 60fps, plays warframe high 60fps, plays overwatch medium 60fps but you should tinker with some settings to get just a bit above up into the 70s, plays league at highest 140fps, and it runs photoshop and illustrator alright, not what I'd like, but it doesnt lag, unless I'm doing a 4k render. Which is a bit annoying. If this helped at all, let me know in the comments.

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  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow man, great idea! If I had a friend who needed a gaming computer ASAP on the cheap, I'd point them towards the same deal. Thanks for posting the link!

Seriously a great way to game on a budget.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

YES! This is great!

I think that there are half-height R7 cards that would have worked with the OEM HP case but if it works then more power to you! +1 from me for sure lol

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Could have just used a half height card without as much... destroying.

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/CGK7YJ/xfx-video-card-r7250azlf4

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, but I got that specific card for cheap and I'm scraping the case for a nicer one soon

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  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

lmao I had this exact same setup, for a bit cheaper ($170?) before I built my own, the R7 struggles but does well in some games

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Where is the picture of the system? Did the cooler fit on the case?

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  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

The issue with that is that I got the r7 free, I just put it out there so people can see an added price, this runs the games I play well enough, and will run Better when I'm not on such a tight budget, cause I have to pay bills too. This is just to hold me off and I can sell the system for more anyways.

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  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm saving for a 1070 ti, and then I'll be updating my ram and processor to ddr4 and an i3 8350k

  • 23 months ago
  • 0 points

4GB isn't enough for modern games, barely enough for esports, and definitely not enough for a APU

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  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm curious, don't the APU's share system RAM with the Vega GPU? 4GB should be enough, but that doesn't leave a lot left over for anything else (especially memory hogs like Chrome). Might not be thinking of this correctly, though.

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  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

4GB of RAM is barely enough for Windows and games, I would know, running a similar build with 4GB, it can barely power through anything, and you'd be better off going used.

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