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User Info: AkiraKurusu5

AkiraKurusu5
3 months ago#1
Alrighty, so I've always been and will always be a consol gamer, however with a PC I can play all kinds of games that the
PS4 doesn't have, and get Japanese games like Ao no Kiseki in English.

There are 9 games I'd like to get on PC which is huge for me since I am a very picky gamer.

Unfortunately that is we're money comes into play...I am 15, and so money is very tight. I only have around 300, and I have heard that buying or making good PCs is very expensive, but I don't need a super powerful one...
The only game that will require a decent amount of power to run is Bayonetta, the rest are old games.

So long story short, how much money will it cost me on average if I want a decent PC, nothing super powerful or anything, just your average Joe PC?

User Info: ClunkerSlim

ClunkerSlim
3 months ago#2
AkiraKurusu5 posted...
There are 9 games

List the games, which system they're on, and date of release.
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User Info: AkiraKurusu5

AkiraKurusu5
3 months ago#3
ClunkerSlim posted...
AkiraKurusu5 posted...
There are 9 games

List the games, which system they're on, and date of release.


Trails in the Sky (PSP, Steam)
Trails in the Sky SC (PS Vita, Steam)
Trails in the Sky the 3rd (Steam)
Bayonetta (PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, Nintendo Switch, Steam)
Ys: The Oath In Felghana (PSP, Steam)
Visual Novel Maker (Steam)
Zero no Kiseki (PSP)
Ao no Kiseki (PSP)
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (3DS)

And there are actually 2 others I forgot about:
RPG Maker MV (PC)
Persona 3 Portable (PSP)

As for the date they were released, I can't really be bothered to look up every single one, but most of them were released a while ago, like back in the early 2000s,
so none of them should pose any problem for any device, except Bayonetta.

User Info: zhenghan

zhenghan
3 months ago#4
AkiraKurusu5 posted...
I only have around 300, and I have heard that buying or making good PCs is very expensive, but I don't need a super powerful one...

with your budget it would be cheaper to invest in a laptop with GTX 1050 Ti when they're on sale. even still, $300 is still cutting it close. i would expand it a bit, then you should be able to get one when they're on sale.
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User Info: ClunkerSlim

ClunkerSlim
3 months ago#5
$300 just may not be doable. I'm sure somebody may come along and post something that gets that low but it's probably going to be a pile of junk or a fire hazard.

My cheapest PartPicker build came out to around $560.

Buying a computer at Best Buy and shoving a 1050TI in it comes out to $550.

You can try to go the ebay route and buy a used corporate desktop or a refurbished desktop for $200 and shove a 1050TI in it. Some people have made that work. But if something goes wrong then it's probably going to end up costing you even more money.

But my feeling right now is that your budget needs to be more in the $500 to $600 range.

However.... if you choose to ditch Bayonetta then it's possible those other games might run without a graphics card. I haven't really looked at them, but it might be something worth researching and considering...

http://www.pcgamer.com/gaming-with-integrated-graphics-tested-intels-finally-good-enough/

EDIT -- Well... apparently this guy got Bayonetta to run without a graphics card, but somebody in the comment section said it was really laggy when they tried it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJqE1ZhmXZk

I don't know. Maybe you can do something to get you down to that $300 mark. But I really don't think you'd be happy with the results.
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User Info: gideond

gideond
3 months ago#6
With RAM and GPU prices right now this budget just isn't realistic. You will literally spend half of it on RAM and the other half might cover a GTX 1050 Ti from EVGA B-Stock.
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User Info: thelocalhentai

thelocalhentai
3 months ago#7
If you have a fry's or something around you, you could probably snag up a refurb computer for that much, when TF2 was released (2008/9) I was able to buy a refurb computer for the office that ran it at 1080/60.

Building a computer right now makes it too iffy for lower budgets. Not too long ago, I built a buddy's computer for 400 bucks that had the stats of the PS4 but had to cut disc drives and stuff.

User Info: Monopoman

Monopoman
3 months ago#8
Yep, the only game on your list that demands anything at all is Bayonetta. The rest of those would run on a potato, so if you can get your hands on a cheap used system or some damn good deal you would likely easily be able to run everything else.

Right now building a PC is pretty rough with inflated ram prices and GPU prices so it's kind of a tough time to be on a very low budget in the PC world.
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User Info: Metalfan49

Metalfan49
3 months ago#9
You can find some interesting deals on used workstations

https://m.newegg.com/products/9SIA4GH6957161
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User Info: AkiraKurusu5

AkiraKurusu5
3 months ago#10
Yeah, I think I'll probably save a tad bit more and try and get a laptop instead.
The main reason I wanted a PC besides the games, was because my brother had it where his computer screen and TV was hooked up, so he could play his computer games on the big screen, and with a PS4 Controller too.

I can deal with discarding Bayonetta since I've already played it, so as long as I can hook up my laptop to my TV and use my PS4 Controller with it, then I can settle for a laptop.
I know this might sound dumb, but is it possible to do that with a laptop, and if so, will it cost a lot of money?

That is probably my final question.
Thanks for all your support everyone :3

Of course this plan may crumble if he decides I can't keep the laptop upstairs...but fingers crossed.
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