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Budget-based gaming PC for two kids that can no longer play Fortnite on Apple iPad

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Posted Original PosterOP

Budget (including currency):聽500-600

Country:聽United States

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for:聽Mostly Fortnite

Other details Best Budget since I have to build 2 PCs'!!!馃槥

Thank you for any great ideas...they have been playing in 11" iPad pros at 120hz...they have been playing Fortnite since the beginning.聽 Now all they do聽

is whine about it.聽 Any help would be great!

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Maybe a console would be a good choice for them, since you can't fit 2 good PC's in that budget and monitor and stuff


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2 minutes ago, ridetoobs said:

Budget (including currency):聽500-600

Country:聽United States

Games, programs or Workloads that it will be used for:聽Mostly Fortnite

Other details Best Budget since I have to build 2 PCs'!!!馃槥

Thank you for any great ideas...they have been playing in 11" iPad pros at 120hz...they have been playing Fortnite since the beginning.聽 Now all they do聽

is whine about it.聽 Any help would be great!

ill do one 300$ build, you could just buy twice.


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Posted Original PosterOP

I thought of that, but I would also like for them to have the ability to play/do class work on them if needed.聽聽

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Just now, ridetoobs said:

I thought of that, but I would also like for them to have the ability to play/do class work on them if needed.聽聽

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with $300, if you include a monitor, a kb, a mouse, you're probably left with close to nothing for a tower unfortunately

it's wiser to buy a single system and make them share?


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1 minute ago, ridetoobs said:

I thought of that, but I would also like for them to have the ability to play/do class work on them if needed.聽聽

Please quote me, you could see what the guy above has to offer then you could buy that PC twice but you can always get an used xbox one for under $200


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your going to want a zen2 APU when those come out to consumers


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Just now, ridetoobs said:

I thought of that, but I would also like for them to have the ability to play/do class work on them if needed.聽聽

then a laptop or something.聽https://www.walmart.com/ip/MOTILE-14-Performance-Laptop-FHD-AMD-Ryzen-3-Radeon-Vega-Graphics-THX-Spatial-Audio-Tuned-display-4GB-RAM-128GB-SSD-HDMI-Front-720P-HD-IR-Camera-Rose/708573214

is 369$ and liked pretty well. it could play FN at 720p 60fps low settings. a 300$ pc would need used everything.


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My new PC I'm saving for:

  • NZXT H1 Matte Black
    • Comes with a 650W NZXT PSU
    • NZXT AIO
  • Ryzen 5 3600
  • MSI B450i GAMING PLUS聽AC
  • XPG ADATA 2800Mhz
  • RX480 untill I have more for a 2060 or 2070
  • 2tb Sabrent Rocket Q PCIE gen 3 NVME SSD
  • Samsung 470 128GB SATA SSD
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Just now, Kanna said:

Please quote me, you could see what the guy above has to offer then you could buy that PC twice but you can always get an used xbox one for under $200

I just realised that 300 is nigh impossible with new.


I am still TechWizardThatNeedsHelp, just less of a mouthfull.

My beautiful, but not that powerful, main PC:

My new PC I'm saving for:

  • NZXT H1 Matte Black
    • Comes with a 650W NZXT PSU
    • NZXT AIO
  • Ryzen 5 3600
  • MSI B450i GAMING PLUS聽AC
  • XPG ADATA 2800Mhz
  • RX480 untill I have more for a 2060 or 2070
  • 2tb Sabrent Rocket Q PCIE gen 3 NVME SSD
  • Samsung 470 128GB SATA SSD
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Just now, HelpfulTechWizard said:

I just realised that 300 is nigh impossible with new.

That is true


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uoltra low budget. No monitors, no peripherals.聽 I would look for a optiplex from ebay, then get a gpu.


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My new PC I'm saving for:

  • NZXT H1 Matte Black
    • Comes with a 650W NZXT PSU
    • NZXT AIO
  • Ryzen 5 3600
  • MSI B450i GAMING PLUS聽AC
  • XPG ADATA 2800Mhz
  • RX480 untill I have more for a 2060 or 2070
  • 2tb Sabrent Rocket Q PCIE gen 3 NVME SSD
  • Samsung 470 128GB SATA SSD
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Just now, HelpfulTechWizard said:
uoltra low budget. No monitors, no peripherals.聽 I would look for a optiplex from ebay, then get a gpu.

Wouldn't even run the game (I would get a console at this point tbh)


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Good luck, Have fun, Build PC, and have a last gen聽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 2866, XFX RX 580 8GB, Corsair RM750X,聽500 gb 850 evo, 500gb 850 pro and 5tb Toshiba聽x300

Skunkworks: R5 3500U, 16gb, 250 intel 730, 500gb Adata XPG 6000 lite, Vega 8. HP probook G455R G6

Condor (MC server): 6600K, z170m plus, 16gb corsair vengeance聽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.

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

Spirt聽 (unfinished NAS) Cisco聽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聽聽聽聽聽 Motherboard Tier List 聽 聽聽 How to get PC parts cheap 聽聽 HP probook 445R G6 review

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Just now, Kanna said:

Wouldn't even run the game (I would get a console at this point tbh)

cheap prebuilt+ GPU does well. new PSU is 50$ and GPU are around 50-75$ for something like a 750ti, 660ti, 950, 960


Good luck, Have fun, Build PC, and have a last gen聽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 2866, XFX RX 580 8GB, Corsair RM750X,聽500 gb 850 evo, 500gb 850 pro and 5tb Toshiba聽x300

Skunkworks: R5 3500U, 16gb, 250 intel 730, 500gb Adata XPG 6000 lite, Vega 8. HP probook G455R G6

Condor (MC server): 6600K, z170m plus, 16gb corsair vengeance聽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.

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

Spirt聽 (unfinished NAS) Cisco聽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聽聽聽聽聽 Motherboard Tier List 聽 聽聽 How to get PC parts cheap 聽聽 HP probook 445R G6 review

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Posted Original PosterOP

I have peripherals...I would like to be around 500 per build, and for the boys to enjoy their game.聽 Every time I build one out I am over $700, but not sure

to what is needed to keep Fortnite fun, and somewhat crisp looking.聽

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1 minute ago, mahyar said:

Wouldn't run fortnite that well


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Just now, Kanna said:

Wouldn't run fortnite that well

well i didnt want to pass 330$


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Just now, mahyar said:

well i didnt want to pass 330$

Well what I mean is it will look worse than on what it would on the iPad before it got removed, what I mean is it wouldn't run and look good


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Just now, Kanna said:

Well what I mean is it will look worse than on what it would on the iPad before it got removed, what I mean is it wouldn't run and look good

he is on a tight budget and he wants two pcs soooo


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1 minute ago, mahyar said:

he is on a tight budget and he wants two pcs soooo

Well I would only use that for school work since that probs won't fit fortnite and windows at the same time (his choice tbh)


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Just now, Kanna said:

Well I would only use that for school work since that probs won't fit fortnite and windows at the same time

move past it bro


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Posted Original PosterOP

Just trying to be OTD with 2 PCs' for a total of $1 to 1.2k...I apologize.

Hopefully 500 per PC...I don't want to show favoritism馃槈

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