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$600 is too much? Otherwise, this one would be a pretty decent choice:

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-N50-600-UR12-Desktop-i5-8400-Graphics/dp/B07GXJGHM8/ref=sr_1_12?dchild=1&fst=as%3Aoff&qid=1585739645&refinements=p_36%3A2421880011%2Cp_n_operating_system_browse-bin%3A17702486011%2Cp_n_graphics_type_browse-bin%3A14292273011&rnid=14292272011&s=pc&sr=1-12

Core i5 8400 CPU and RX 580 GPU plus 8GB RAM, DVD drive and 1TB HDD

Edit: Or this one for $499:

https://www.amazon.com/HP-Pavilion-Desktop-Computer-690-0020/dp/B07QNLC25P/ref=sr_1_19?dchild=1&fst=as%3Aoff&qid=1585739645&refinements=p_36%3A2421880011%2Cp_n_operating_system_browse-bin%3A17702486011%2Cp_n_graphics_type_browse-bin%3A14292273011&rnid=14292272011&s=pc&sr=1-19

Very similar specs, just trades the i5 for a Ryzen 2400G

Last edited by Bofferbrauer2 - on 01 April 2020

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d21lewis said:
Diogo said:
Assembling one yourself is completely out of question?

If by "build" you mean "buy and completely destroy perfectly good components because I have no clue what I'm doing" then, yeah. I could build one...

Fair enough :)



d21lewis said:
JEMC said:

Well, I'm not going to say that whoever said that back in the day was lying, but maybe he got carried away while discussing the new machine and its specs.

Right now you could build a PC as powerful if not more than the XOne for $500, but not without some troubles because, with no intention to disrespect the machine, it's so outdated that it's hard to find components of that level outside the second hand market.

I remember whoever said they could get one mentioned using a lot of used components. I just figured there was an off the shelf PC that could do it, now. Doesn't have to run perfectly. Even 360 level, maybe. I just want to get my feet wet.

The problem is that OEM brands like Dell, HP, etc. always want new gear to sell their products, and are keen to jump on th latest hardware to do so. It's so much like that that AMD had to rebrand its whole HD 7000 series GPUs to HD 8000, just for OEM to sell new PCs.

And of course, newer hardware is not only more powerful, but the price is kept constant or even higher. That's why the second hand market would be your only choice.

That said, the two computers that boffer has posted would be capable of running any game from this gen at 1080p.



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JEMC said:
d21lewis said:

I remember whoever said they could get one mentioned using a lot of used components. I just figured there was an off the shelf PC that could do it, now. Doesn't have to run perfectly. Even 360 level, maybe. I just want to get my feet wet.

The problem is that OEM brands like Dell, HP, etc. always want new gear to sell their products, and are keen to jump on th latest hardware to do so. It's so much like that that AMD had to rebrand its whole HD 7000 series GPUs to HD 8000, just for OEM to sell new PCs.

And of course, newer hardware is not only more powerful, but the price is kept constant or even higher. That's why the second hand market would be your only choice.

That said, the two computers that boffer has posted would be capable of running any game from this gen at 1080p.

That second one is more than good enough for me, then. 



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don't you have someone who could build the pc for you. a friend or college or someone on the internet living near you. 

that's a bit more pricey than you asked, but this build should run every game pretty good. propably will run ps5 games when sticking to 1080p.

not sure about the power supply + case, just picked a cheap one. I have almost the same computer.

link

Last edited by ruffy37 - on 01 April 2020

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ruffy37 said:

don't you have someone who could the pc for you. a friend or college or someone on the internet living near you. 

that's a bit more pricey than you asked, but this build should run every game pretty good. propably will run ps5 games when sticking to 1080p.

not sure about the power supply + case, just picked a cheap one. I have almost the same computer.

link

Of course there's no operating system included, which might or might not be a bit of a problem. It's easy to find cheap Windows licenses of course, but it's still some extra effort and cost as well as something to keep in mind.



Zkuq said:
ruffy37 said:

don't you have someone who could the pc for you. a friend or college or someone on the internet living near you. 

that's a bit more pricey than you asked, but this build should run every game pretty good. propably will run ps5 games when sticking to 1080p.

not sure about the power supply + case, just picked a cheap one. I have almost the same computer.

link

Of course there's no operating system included, which might or might not be a bit of a problem. It's easy to find cheap Windows licenses of course, but it's still some extra effort and cost as well as something to keep in mind.

if his old pc had win10 he could use that licence. and I think it's still possible to use win 7 product key on win 10 installation.

Last edited by ruffy37 - on 01 April 2020

This whole thing is kinda terrifying and becoming moreso. I'm sure it's not as bad as it seems but yeah.

I remember buying the last (shitty) PC in 2015 and needing the seller to send me another code. Otherwise the PC was useless. It upgraded to Windows 10 pretty early, though.



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This is probably the one, though. If it runs games, I'm happy. Thanks for all of the submissions, guys!


https://www.amazon.com/HP-Pavilion-Desktop-Computer-690-0020/dp/B07QNLC25P/ref=sr_1_19?dchild=1&fst=as%3Aoff&qid=1585739645&refinements=p_36%3A2421880011%2Cp_n_operating_system_browse-bin%3A17702486011%2Cp_n_graphics_type_browse-bin%3A14292273011&rnid=14292272011&s=pc&sr=1-19



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d21lewis said:
This is probably the one, though. If it runs games, I'm happy. Thanks for all of the submissions, guys!


https://www.amazon.com/HP-Pavilion-Desktop-Computer-690-0020/dp/B07QNLC25P/ref=sr_1_19?dchild=1&fst=as%3Aoff&qid=1585739645&refinements=p_36%3A2421880011%2Cp_n_operating_system_browse-bin%3A17702486011%2Cp_n_graphics_type_browse-bin%3A14292273011&rnid=14292272011&s=pc&sr=1-19

Glad to have been of assistance. Have fun!