Getting into PC gaming – Building your first rig

ponder

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I'm pretty sure the cheaper non-Z motherboards are out in the wild to pair with that i3-8100.
 

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What's this gaming PC running Linux? As you'll need to add another 1500 to that price for the OS. So in total that entry level gaming machine will cost you 15000.
 
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What's this gaming PC running Linux? As you'll need to add another 1500 to that price for the OS. So in total that entry level gaming machine will cost you 15000.

Nope, you can buy Win10 Pro for as low as R30.

WINDOWS 10 PRO PROFESSIONAL 32 / 64 BIT PRODUCT KEY ESD LICENSE INSTANT DELIVERY EUR 1.95 (~R30)
WINDOWS 10 PRO 32 / 64 BIT WIN 10 OEM GENUINE LICENSE ORIGINAL ACTIVATION KEY GBP 4.99 (~R85)
From https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uVXSaziXJ4

Windows 10 Pro OEM - $14 Discount Code SKtech10%
Microsoft Office 2016 Pro - $35 Discount Code SKtech12%
From https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKgz8C2Rc98
 
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"eBay Policy States:

"OEM, bundled, or recovery software may be listed only if it is included along with the original hardware, such as the motherboard, hard drive, or computer sold with the OEM software." - Therefore, this sale includes the original broken beyond economical repair computer and motherboard."

How much is delivery for the broken computer and motherboard... :)
 

Johnatan56

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Why recommend SSD? If it's for budget as the i3 suggests, then a HDD is perfectly fine. SSD is still a luxury component (though arguably a gaming machine is luxury device).
 

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Well eBay has had since 2013 to boot his ass but he's still there. His negative feedback score is 0.9%...
I bought something similar on Carbonite at R250, so this is far less of a financial risk. I will, if not too much hassle, buy from ebay in future.
 

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I bought something similar on Carbonite at R250, so this is far less of a financial risk. I will, if not too much hassle, buy from ebay in future.

@R30 the risk is so small it's stupid. It's the price of one beer.
 

DrJohnZoidberg

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SSD is still a luxury component (though arguably a gaming machine is luxury device).

Small SSDs are perfectly affordable these days. Hard drives should be used for mass storage, SSD for OS boot drives so you don't need a massive expensive one.
 

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Those are really not good.

I wasn't sure I've been out of the game a loooong time :). So add another R300 to get a better one, but yeah the AMD spec is better then the Intel one mybroadband did.
 
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