“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.”
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I have a mouse\Keyboard\Monitor\Hard Drive for him.
Not sure if I can get the cost down some. I would rather be about $500 before Windows 10. I have not ran the idea past the wife yet and having a price tag under 500 seems like it would make it an easier sell.
I might be able to save some money by using the stock cooler. Just not sure if it is worth it, as I have not used a stock cooler (well ever).
I know someone will ask what he will use it for. He is just getting into gaming. Things like fortnight, and city building or tycoon type games. What he is using now is not fast enough to play most modern games. I picked up a couple of all in one with touch screens really cheap for the kids to us. They are basically toasters when it comes to gaming. They are good for homework, browser games, or streaming though. My younger kids love them.
What are you thoughts. Can I use the stock cooler? Can I cut another $90? I would like the PC to be stable and last 5-7 years, even if he has to do some small upgrades.
Thanks in advance.