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SunnyG

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Hello, I want to buy another computer For my son, he plays games like resident evil 2, GTA 5 Etc.
I’ve searched the requirements of these games And google has shown me these requirements
I think these requirements are too low for a pc And I want to make a good pc around a budget of $900
Kindly guide me which processor, mother board and graphic card I should use.

Thank You!
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cybereality

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Those are the minimum requirements, which are quite low and will not look great.

You can build something much better in the $900 range.
 

SunnyG

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Those are the minimum requirements, which are quite low and will not look great.

You can build something much better in the $900 range.
Thanks all,
Actually I don’t have much knowledge about witch things are good or not in PC, also I don’t have a time.
I just want a good PC like, Intel gaming PC.
Please cybereality I think you have good knowledge about
Intel gaming PC in $900, please guide me which processor, mother board and graphic card.

Regards.
 

cybereality

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I can give you some advice, but a full build probably requires some research.

Off the top my head, I would say an AMD CPU may be better if you're on a budget. While they are not always as fast as Intel, they give you good bang for your buck.

A Ryzen 3600 would be pretty decent, I have a 3600X and I've been generally happy with it. $160.

https://www.newegg.com/amd-ryzen-5-3600/p/N82E16819113569

Then find a motherboard that supports that chip (AM4 Ryzen 2nd gen 3000 series). You need to see what case you want, if you go for a full ATX, or something smaller like MicroATX (this dictates the motherboard and case choice).

Something like this maybe if you want standard ATX case? $130.

https://www.newegg.com/gigabyte-b450-aorus-pro-wifi/p/N82E16813145082

16GB of DDR4 RAM. $100

https://www.newegg.com/g-skill-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820232530

1TB SSD. $105

https://www.newegg.com/crucial-p1-1tb/p/N82E16820156199

2TB HDD. $55

https://www.newegg.com/seagate-barracuda-st2000dm008-2tb/p/N82E16822184773

GTX 1660 Super. $230

https://www.newegg.com/evga-geforce-gtx-1660-super-06g-p4-1061-kr/p/N82E16814487484

Case is your choice. You can find good ones for under $100, like this for example. $90

https://www.newegg.com/black-fracta...-tower/p/N82E16811352084?Item=N82E16811352084

Total that comes to $870.

Note, this is just what I put together with a quick search. I would highly recommend you read reviews and do research as I can't vouch for all those parts.

That said, you should be able to find other options in that price range if you want another brand or model, etc. Hope that helps.
 

Aegir

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Don't build a PC unless you do the research first.
Watch videos, read articles, and enter the the world of computer geekery first, and once you TRULY UNDERSTAND, then build one.
Or buy a prebuilt computer and just add some cool, simple upgrades like an SSD or GPU.
 

cybereality

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Yeah, I don't know what the OP's level of PC knowledge is, so building a PC from scratch might be a little rough.

Honestly, it's not that hard if you know what you are doing, but it does require research and patience.

Getting a pre-built and maybe customizing a few things could be a nice way to get started.

That said, building a computer with your son is a nice bonding experience. My pops taught me quite a lot about computers, that's how I got into it.
 
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This. A couple years ago I grabbed a retired office PC and threw it in a new case with a GPU and better power supply so he could join the PC master gaming race. We've upgraded a handful of times, but each time it was a learning experience. Grounding, power requirements, processing abilities, compatibility (the office PC I got had a gpu whitelist, it wouldn't work with a GPU I wanted to upgrade with after a year).

It's nothing super powerful (I5 2400, RX480 4GB, 550W PSU, 500 GB HDD and 128GB SSD) but it runs his games no problem (mostly roblox and minecraft)

Edit: If I remember correctly initial build totalled $180 CAD, and I think I've spent another $150 on the SSD and GPU since then.
 
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