I was talking to a friend of mine and they need a new PC. His son wants to play Fortnite (maybe other games) and does not like it on a mobile device. They don't have an operational computer right now and they don't have a lot of disposable income. I want to be at $470 without the OS/case/Monitor/Mouse/Keyboard.
He wants the PC to last ~5 years, although I am not sure it will be able to play games that are new 5 years from now.
I think I waited a bit too long, as video cards seem to have moved up a bit in price post 20xx launch and reviews.
*****Notes, I can shop at the local Microcenter (Westmont)
I can talk to him about getting a bit more budget, or maybe present some different options to see what he thinks. This would have been easier if I had done it ~3 weeks ago.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Edit: Does anyone think waiting a few months and doing it closer to Christmas may drop the prices? If it does I might suggest that.
“It's unwise to pay too much, but it's worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money - that's all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot - it can't be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that you will have enough to pay for something better.”