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Adoption is finalized. I'm looking to build a pc for my daughter she is 7 and plays roblox and minecraft mainly. Unfortunately I have a very very small budget and I hate asking for help but since its for her I will. I'm a disabled veteran with limited income and just adopted and my daughter is asking for a pc for Christmas to play with her friends. I hope I can make it happen. I am not looking for donations just advice/recommendations.

 

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for $200, maybe look for used office PCs that are available to you nearby, they're normally good value for your money

 

$200 wont get you much if you buy the entire thing new

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forgot to add used, hurr durr me

Things I need help with: (nothing at the moment) ❤️

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none atm

 

I hate Intel's pricing, Ryzen's weird quirks, Nvidia's pricing, and Radeon GPUs in general

 

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Products I like:

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Sony Xperia Z1 / Z2 / 10 ii, Asus Strix 970 / 1070, Samsung SSD, WD HDD, Corsair PSUs (AX, RM, CX(grey)), GeForce GPU, NZXT N450/S340, be quiet! Coolers, G.Skill Trident RAM, Logitech M525, Logitech G440, Razer Deathadder Elite

 

Products I hate:

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Xperia Z3, XiaoMi 5c, Radeon GPUs, Razer Audio Products, any bloatwares

 

Companies I absolutely adore: (and hope it stays that way)

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be quiet! - sent me AM4 mounting for my DRP3 even though it's way past the timeframe stated, no questions asked

Corsair - very good RMA experience, absolutely recommend

 

Companies I hate:

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Nvidia, Intel, Apple, TMT (Thundermatch, a retailer)

 

Personal Blacklisted Companies:

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Acer: shit tier quality products, shit tier customer service thus far, they "tried" to solve my issue but they arent really doing anything but delaying and delaying. (on-going case since July)

Gigabyte: horrible customer service (gigabyte had literally 0 customer service, asked me to go to retailer with NO WAY to email them about a question) but at least they fixed my shit in ONE MONTH (would probably take me 1 hour to fix if they let me email them)

XiaoMi Phones: built like a tank but the software is buggy as all hell

Seagate HDD: had too many dead seagate drives

Kingston SSD: 300V controller swap thingy

Razer (except their mouse)

 

Remember, just because I had good/bad experiences with these companies/product, doesn't mean you will have similar experiences too. I would still recommend these products if they made sense for your needs, but I'll add a disclaimer of my experience if it's relevant. Feel free to DM me asking why they are where they are.

 

 

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@Twade322, could you please edit your post a bit to make clear that you are not expecting donations of any kind, just help on what parts to pick. Our rules:

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https://linustechtips.com/topic/965477-community-standards/

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As actual help, look on used markets or even laptops. Both of those titles are easy to run.

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Can do sir, thank you for your service. Here's a pc for around 260 that's all new.

If you're fine with used, I recommend buying a used dell optiplex with a gpu. under 200$ 

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-Optiplex-9020-SFF-i5-4570-3-2GHz-8GB-RAM-500GB-HDD-Windows-10-Home/222420422360?_trkparms=ispr%3D1&hash=item33c94a4ed8:g:DesAAOSwG25b~rLc&amdata=enc%3AAQAFAAACYBaobrjLl8XobRIiIML1V4Imu%2Fn%2BzU5L90Z278x5ickkgCVySCgrNFPU8Iu85TabMNh4s1%2B%2B7MogZEC8nh1eQjBCdPBsPUZRTRiIk%2B%2FMyP%2Fk4kml5bzlCe0dTyXE5lMkEQNr4hZXm2tpO7vkfsWkFkwd6U3sh%2BudIhs48baHvJiD095buk4bo3elZ%2B40I4VtL2rMONzdLhh6AbGpncjhzU1Cx0MWqZL12Sb4z9ez9zVqsgAKPwQ%2B0aAWoUeJCHd8JRlyUt14D5kWWKxQYvs6iI0eO2IzJ%2FzLk%2FFwy%2Bdb8W2i5uWObUgXAh7r6VxHA8yaPJfkfOQcYfj4o%2FyCYeHMGr514jOFOz7H9qggb%2FYNEPKvzpeOOKJbTDxj4LBcIIXZNZnSn0kWq8LQn%2FpFOCZBF9rk6jCG%2BiV55ghz8oWKsRCEROWSZbnlY8UFDKd7l1m1%2F0YYtd108R19b1E97xPdudP0zJ7l7CuxK7YWkFgQCn8XNWPxbhNGCS2tq0HwaAGMNXgD0822a4kfhLp6a8WxksEptywx5zZ8S%2BcFdMiI4dJnHQ8vvhV%2F0NYXK064iOYULj1O%2BgkHbn2ReWzocNXm4cjbmQH2wPME3Qi5nNDSLL7%2B70QBtW2gwEPQtTp3NfkDoCL3ohxjswsCQolXx0FMRciWP1EV8H72TDg43%2FanCuyUgyoo174%2BzGqEbhdp2yRrBUNHNwuVeYqEanCTs%2BO6OZceRFlJZ4molTSEyD2HJ0TUkn27A7teLvrg1567AAotdY2weQSsnE9sHpIFB3B0LEBDhh0YFyyvJqIEL7G2TMbA|cksum%3A2224204223603975b6b3ee104999852af952a1a7f1c2|ampid%3APL_CLK|clp%3A2334524

 

if you want a gpu then https://www.ebay.com/itm/MSI-Gaming-GeForce-GTX-1650/293860833708?hash=item446b7879ac:g:zfgAAOSwTnpftwKZ

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A cheap Dell Optiplex SFF or USFF should do the trick. Not many people want these machine, because there's no way for them to 'pimp' them and turn them into potent gaming rigs so the demand is pretty much non-existent. 

 

Around here, one can get a Dell 990 SFF with a humble Sandy Bridge i3, a 500GB mechanical disk and 8 gigs of RAM for about ~$60-70 very easily. 

 

You can install a low-profile mini GPU such as the GT1030 in there and transform it into a fairly decent (for the price) gaming/learning machine for the child; although you won't be able to upgrade it much further, which is to be expected from an ex-office machine. 

 

Alternatively, you can look for custom made rigs on ebay etc., preferably something with a Ryzen APU which will go a long, long way in terms of future upgrade. 

 

Hope it helps!

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