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Kids 1st Gaming Computer

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My 10 year old wants a computer to play a few games, mostly Minecraft, Roblox, Rocket League and browser games. I have a old FX-6300, 16GB of DDR3, and a 550W psu. He needs a GPU. He mows our neighbors yard to earn some $$$. He has saved up about 80$. I was looking around for a GPU for him. Would a GT 730 2GB 128-Bit DDR3 be good enough for those games until he starts to play something needing a upgrade?

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Get a used RX 570/580.

 

GT 730 is a total waste of money 


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This is a hard one... The rule of thumb really is, unless the card costs more than ~130 bucks, your just paying for something that has multiple display outputs. That said, the used market can be a great place to look for things like R9 290's, or even GTX 560's and things such as that. All of these would run circles around a GT730 which is really just a display adapter... There are A LOT of used options out there actually, so its hard to say exactly where to look.


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1 minute ago, Slottr said:

Get a used RX 570/580.

 

GT 730 is a total waste of money 

Basically this. Maybe you can do better than what I listed for 80 bucks. I personally really don't know, I don't shop that market often..... But, I may have a GTX 560 I don't need. If its for a kid... maybe I can cut ya a real good deal on it if it suits his needs. Lemme know, if so I can put it up in the forum's classifieds before you buy it obviously. <- I don't think this is against rules mods?

 

Anyways, just an idea.


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