Hi, I want to help out my friend, he wants to build a pc which he can play games on, doesnt need to be the best just play games on it.
what can he build with $500?
Now I mean from stratch, Ill lend him my windows XP cd but everything else he needs to buy.
so far i got a case for about $40
now a 60-80 GB HDD should be suffiect for his needs
what cpu would be good? how much do AMD XP 3000+/3200+ sell for?
what is a good mobo?
the ram will mostly likely be PC2700 so thats about $100 for 512MB
what is a cheap but decent video card? 9600Xt/ 5700LE (256MB)
help me out here, unlike him I have the money to invest in high end pcs, so I never really look at the low end.
Now keep in mind this is the summer we're talking about, 6 months away so these things could go down in price but what is a rough estimate of what he can get for $500?
BTW he does not need a monitor