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Desktop died 2 years ago. FINALLY got a BAD temp laptop, need game suggestions

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Posted · Original PosterOP

as title states, where i live parts are expensive and electricity is terrible.. due to a power surge (had a protector) my desktop did the big "spark" and the electricity company refuses to cover the cost (which is a legal requirement)
as far as i know the parts that work is my noctua cooler, fans, MAYBE ssd+hdds but dont have a way to test...basically whole thing is gone.
remember when pricing shot up in the us/canada and everyone freaked out? those are my normal prices but kinda worse here.... 

well anyways i managed to over pay for a temporary laptop a hp pavilion g7 1227dx.
----CPU/apu: AMD A4-3300M
----Ram: 4gb 700mhz ddr3
----Apu graphics: 6480g, 512mb ram (1600x900)
basically worthless in terms of gaming, BUT ive been without a gaming machine since 2018, so i've been playing some bauldurs gate and that's about all it can handle that i found.
anyone have suggestions of some games that could possibly run on this thing? to think i could have bought a rtx 2060 for the price i paid for this laptop (gotta love import taxes and a poor economy, south america)

prior to moving to south america and what i brought over, was an: ivy bridge 3770k, powercolor 7990, 32gbs of ram, my ssd, and 3 backup hdds for keeping work 3d files (yes, i lost that job too, graph paper didnt cut it).


but anyways any game suggestions would be nice, would love to be playing some path of exile (favorite game) but this doesn't even launch the login screen.. so any and all game suggestions are much appreciated.

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early 2000s are going to be your friend.

Half life 2, CS S

 

UPS and a new PSU may get your rig up but it may have killed the board, thankfull boards from that time are getting cheaper.


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Light 3d and 2d games, i.e OpenTTD, Terraria Minecraft, Half life 2, Garry's Mod, KSP (i played ksp for a long time on my 2010 macbook air, it ran, not well but it was playable), Open Arena and other games from the early to mid 2000'


Main PC:

CPU: i5-8600k@5.0GHz | GPU 1: GTX 1660@2070MHz | GPU 2: GT 710 | RAM: 16 GB DDR4 3000MHz | Case: Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic | PSU: Corsair RM 650i | SSD: Corsair MP510 480GB & Kingston UV400 120GB |  HDD: 2x 2TB WD Black | Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro | OS: Windows 10 Pro & Linux Mint 

 

Server:

Model: HP DL360e Gen 8 | CPU: 1x Xeon E5-2407 | RAM: 4 GB DDR3 1333MHz | SSD: Kingston A400 120GB | OS: CentOS 8

 

Laptop:

Model: MacBook Air Late 2010 | CPU: Core 2 Duo L9600 | RAM: 4 GB DDR3 1066MHz | OS: MacOS Catalina 

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Just now, mbntr said:

 KSP

KSP has gotten harder to run.

I forgot about opeTTD, man that game is fun


Good luck, Have fun, Build PC, and have a last gen console for use once a year. I should answer most of the time between 9 to 3 PST

NightHawk 2.0: R7 2700 @4.0ghz, B450m Steel Legends, H105, 4x8gb Gell EVO 3000, XFX RX 580 8GB, Corsair RM750X, 500 gb 850 evo, 500gb 850 pro and 5tb Toshiba x300

Skunkworks: R5 3500U, 16gb, 250 intel 750, 500gb Adata XPG 6000 lite, Vega 8. HP probook G455R G6

Condor (MC server): 6600K, z170m plus, 16gb corsair vengeance LPX, samsung 750 evo, EVGA BR 450.

Bearcat (F@H box) core 2 duo, 1x4gb EEC DDR2, 250gb WD blue, 9800GTX+, STRIX 660ti, supermicro PSU, dell T3400.

Compute server Rappter(remember to add link) HP DL380G6 2xE5520 24GB ram with 4x146gb 10k drives and 4x300gb 10K drives, running NOTHING can't get anything to work

WIP NAS Spirt Cisco Security Multiservices Platform server e5420 12gb ram, 1x6 1tb raid 6 for plex + Need funding 16+1 2tb raid 6 for mass storage.

PSU Tier List      Motherboard Tier List      How to get PC parts cheap    HP probook 445R G6 review

 

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1 minute ago, GDRRiley said:

KSP has gotten harder to run.

I forgot about opeTTD, man that game is fun

 it's a great game and it will run on literally anything got it to run on a raspberry pi, but the raspberry pi was running windows 10


Main PC:

CPU: i5-8600k@5.0GHz | GPU 1: GTX 1660@2070MHz | GPU 2: GT 710 | RAM: 16 GB DDR4 3000MHz | Case: Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic | PSU: Corsair RM 650i | SSD: Corsair MP510 480GB & Kingston UV400 120GB |  HDD: 2x 2TB WD Black | Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro | OS: Windows 10 Pro & Linux Mint 

 

Server:

Model: HP DL360e Gen 8 | CPU: 1x Xeon E5-2407 | RAM: 4 GB DDR3 1333MHz | SSD: Kingston A400 120GB | OS: CentOS 8

 

Laptop:

Model: MacBook Air Late 2010 | CPU: Core 2 Duo L9600 | RAM: 4 GB DDR3 1066MHz | OS: MacOS Catalina 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 hours ago, mbntr said:

Light 3d and 2d games, i.e OpenTTD, Terraria Minecraft, Half life 2, Garry's Mod, KSP (i played ksp for a long time on my 2010 macbook air, it ran, not well but it was playable), Open Arena and other games from the early to mid 2000'

minecraft is a solid 5 fps even at a low setting.

HL is around 15. even stardew valley struggles) 

ill look into openttd and see how that goes. ------------- after looking at youtube videos, 100% not for me, city building/transport/tycoons.. not my jam.

thanks homie

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Posted · Original PosterOP
29 minutes ago, GDRRiley said:

early 2000s are going to be your friend.

Half life 2, CS S

 

UPS and a new PSU may get your rig up but it may have killed the board, thankfull boards from that time are getting cheaper.

line stabilizer+ups BOTH went kaputz. not sure how the psu is doing right now. cpu had a skid mark on the gold leads so a new mobo does nothing. the issue here is that we have tropical storms, imagine the thunderstorms in the canada/us then multiply it by quite a bit, AND people constantly climb poles to steal electricity from the city so.. just is what it is.

and a thing about brazil, things don't lose value. so much so that i paid around 1600 R$ (300ish usd) for this REALLY bad laptop. (a r5 3600, is the same cost. not including the mobo and all other parts which are similarly priced)

85% import taxes is a BIIAAA.....not gonna finish that.

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1 minute ago, Bsailor said:

and a thing about brazil, things don't lose value. so much so that i paid around 1600 R$ (300ish usd) for this REALLY bad laptop. (a r5 3600, is the same cost. not including the mobo and all other parts which are similarly priced)

85% import taxes is a BIIAAA.....not gonna finish that.

yeah issues with some countries. I got family there right now, amazon forwarded their by the US gov is how they get almost everything other than food.


Good luck, Have fun, Build PC, and have a last gen console for use once a year. I should answer most of the time between 9 to 3 PST

NightHawk 2.0: R7 2700 @4.0ghz, B450m Steel Legends, H105, 4x8gb Gell EVO 3000, XFX RX 580 8GB, Corsair RM750X, 500 gb 850 evo, 500gb 850 pro and 5tb Toshiba x300

Skunkworks: R5 3500U, 16gb, 250 intel 750, 500gb Adata XPG 6000 lite, Vega 8. HP probook G455R G6

Condor (MC server): 6600K, z170m plus, 16gb corsair vengeance LPX, samsung 750 evo, EVGA BR 450.

Bearcat (F@H box) core 2 duo, 1x4gb EEC DDR2, 250gb WD blue, 9800GTX+, STRIX 660ti, supermicro PSU, dell T3400.

Compute server Rappter(remember to add link) HP DL380G6 2xE5520 24GB ram with 4x146gb 10k drives and 4x300gb 10K drives, running NOTHING can't get anything to work

WIP NAS Spirt Cisco Security Multiservices Platform server e5420 12gb ram, 1x6 1tb raid 6 for plex + Need funding 16+1 2tb raid 6 for mass storage.

PSU Tier List      Motherboard Tier List      How to get PC parts cheap    HP probook 445R G6 review

 

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9 minutes ago, Bsailor said:

line stabilizer+ups BOTH went kaputz. not sure how the psu is doing right now. cpu had a skid mark on the gold leads so a new mobo does nothing. the issue here is that we have tropical storms, imagine the thunderstorms in the canada/us then multiply it by quite a bit, AND people constantly climb poles to steal electricity from the city so.. just is what it is.

and a thing about brazil, things don't lose value. so much so that i paid around 1600 R$ (300ish usd) for this REALLY bad laptop. (a r5 3600, is the same cost. not including the mobo and all other parts which are similarly priced)

85% import taxes is a BIIAAA.....not gonna finish that.

when you get a new desktop don't forget to buy a USP


Main PC:

CPU: i5-8600k@5.0GHz | GPU 1: GTX 1660@2070MHz | GPU 2: GT 710 | RAM: 16 GB DDR4 3000MHz | Case: Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic | PSU: Corsair RM 650i | SSD: Corsair MP510 480GB & Kingston UV400 120GB |  HDD: 2x 2TB WD Black | Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro | OS: Windows 10 Pro & Linux Mint 

 

Server:

Model: HP DL360e Gen 8 | CPU: 1x Xeon E5-2407 | RAM: 4 GB DDR3 1333MHz | SSD: Kingston A400 120GB | OS: CentOS 8

 

Laptop:

Model: MacBook Air Late 2010 | CPU: Core 2 Duo L9600 | RAM: 4 GB DDR3 1066MHz | OS: MacOS Catalina 

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11 minutes ago, Bsailor said:

line stabilizer+ups BOTH went kaputz. not sure how the psu is doing right now. cpu had a skid mark on the gold leads so a new mobo does nothing. the issue here is that we have tropical storms, imagine the thunderstorms in the canada/us then multiply it by quite a bit, AND people constantly climb poles to steal electricity from the city so.. just is what it is.

and a thing about brazil, things don't lose value. so much so that i paid around 1600 R$ (300ish usd) for this REALLY bad laptop. (a r5 3600, is the same cost. not including the mobo and all other parts which are similarly priced)

85% import taxes is a BIIAAA.....not gonna finish that.

here in europe prices are on somenting and there always is someone trying to sell you a 12yo part for well too much


Main PC:

CPU: i5-8600k@5.0GHz | GPU 1: GTX 1660@2070MHz | GPU 2: GT 710 | RAM: 16 GB DDR4 3000MHz | Case: Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic | PSU: Corsair RM 650i | SSD: Corsair MP510 480GB & Kingston UV400 120GB |  HDD: 2x 2TB WD Black | Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro | OS: Windows 10 Pro & Linux Mint 

 

Server:

Model: HP DL360e Gen 8 | CPU: 1x Xeon E5-2407 | RAM: 4 GB DDR3 1333MHz | SSD: Kingston A400 120GB | OS: CentOS 8

 

Laptop:

Model: MacBook Air Late 2010 | CPU: Core 2 Duo L9600 | RAM: 4 GB DDR3 1066MHz | OS: MacOS Catalina 

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Posted (edited) · Original PosterOP
33 minutes ago, mbntr said:

when you get a new desktop don't forget to buy a USP

i had a ups AND a line stabilizer. BOTH died. 

and on the EU comment, thats the same thing here. you can buy ddr2 pc parts for the price for new ddr4 components. people dont get paid a lot so they think that the hours and hours that they slaved over to buy that part 10 years ago.... is STILL worth that now.

unrelated to pc, but a 1990s economic car (palio from fiat) is still 1-2 3rds the price of a new car. it's just how this country works.

hell why do you think my pc did 2 years ago and i havent been able to buy something new other than this quite frankly nearly uselessand massively overprice laptop but it's what i could get.



edit....

to avoid double posting, it's 6:30am and my sleeping meds are FINALLY kicking in.. if i didnt say thankyou to everyone i would like to apologize and thank them now. it's much appreciated. 

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My experience with import taxes is you don't pay them if your package ends up in parcel machine. Also if seller puts fake low value on the package. Though if there is extra check and package is opened they might estimate the value to be even higher.

Don't you have any local stores for used electronics? With 85% tax travelling and shopping in some other country might be worth it.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 hours ago, RageTester said:

My experience with import taxes is you don't pay them if your package ends up in parcel machine. Also if seller puts fake low value on the package. Though if there is extra check and package is opened they might estimate the value to be even higher.

Don't you have any local stores for used electronics? With 85% tax travelling and shopping in some other country might be worth it.

i usually avoid taxes by lowering the value listed. has to be under 50 dollars INCLUDING shipping.

IF it's not paid the gov seizes it and set it for auction instead of sending it back. 

like i said on other posts, i could buy a used pc here for the price a fresh new r5 3600 with 2070... and what i will get is a 775 socket machine with. just the way this country works.

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Just now, Bsailor said:

i usually avoid taxes by lowering the value listed. has to be under 50 dollars INCLUDING shipping.

IF it's not paid the gov seizes it and set it for auction instead of sending it back. 

like i said on other posts, i could by a used pc here for the price a fresh new r5 3600 with 2070... and what i will get is a 775 socket machine. just the way this country works... and traveling with a all the borders shut down? not sure how ill manage that. 

 

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