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What would be a cheap, but good gaming setup?

TanookiAlex

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I am looking to upgrade my bad pc from an HP Simplified, with a intel duel core processor to some better options. I have $600 CAN to spend maximum, however, if possible, I would like to save more. If you guys could give me recommendations, that would be great. Thank you so much!
 

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Check out YouTuber "Paul's Hardware". He is always posting different budget PC builds for gaming.

DISCLAIMER: I have no association with aforementioned YouTube channel. He's just a guy I enjoy watching.

If you've never built your own PC, it's a great way to get the system you want and save money in the process. He's also got some videos on how to do that. I'll never buy another "store-bought" computer again, unless it's a laptop.
 

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I feel your pain.

As a fellow gamer and working with a computer that isn't quite up to scratch; system requirements and not-so-great-specs are already incredibly painful. I can't offer advice, but I can offer sympathy. Also, different countries, currencies and the like xD
 

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I had a little spare time tonight, so I went on PCPartPicker and put this together (Note prices are in USD. Tonight's exchange rate is 1.35 to 1.00. This is why a budget build is so hard. This would BARELY be enough to game today and I've already exhausted your $600 CAN budget. I haven't included a case, power supply, operating system or any storage. When it comes to building a gaming PC, 1st priority should be GPU, followed by CPU and memory. Everything else just holds the wheels on. I feel your struggle, @TanookiAlex . But my advice would be to continue to save until you can spend more on this project. I would say $900 CAN is about the minimum to have a system you'd be happy with.
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Aaron

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I had a little spare time tonight, so I went on PCPartPicker and put this together (Note prices are in USD. Tonight's exchange rate is 1.35 to 1.00. This is why a budget build is so hard. This would BARELY be enough to game today and I've already exhausted your $600 CAN budget. I haven't included a case, power supply, operating system or any storage. When it comes to building a gaming PC, 1st priority should be GPU, followed by CPU and memory. Everything else just holds the wheels on. I feel your struggle, @TanookiAlex . But my advice would be to continue to save until you can spend more on this project. I would say $900 CAN is about the minimum to have a system you'd be happy with.View attachment 2775
I mean the 2200G is an APU so could run without a dedicated GPU and use that money to get a PSU/Case but it'd be a terrible experience. Best to wait and grow the budget like you say.