I recently received, and, with nothing else to spend it on, I decided to get a budget...ish PC. Here's the situation. I have $100, a bit more for shipping. However, from an old friend, I have:
a GTX 660,
a 1TB HDD,
and an 120GB SSD
I intend on buying a cheap, used, full sized PC for around $100 and swapping out some of these parts. As I understand it, the GTX 660 isn't a tiny card, so I need a full sized PC. Anybody know of anything like this?
I've been researching for a while now, and there are plenty of Optiplex's that are cheap, but I'm not sure if a 660 will fit in it. There are also some Lenovo ThinkCentre desktops, but they also aren't full sized.
Secondhand - Craigslist or whatever your local alternative is, will be your best (and probably only) option. Just have a good look around for something full size (not SFF), with a PCI-E x16 slot, and the best CPU you can find. A decent PSU would be a good idea too.
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If you don't mind building, used parts on amazon can be as low as as $15 instead of $50, only if you don't want it mostly premade.
I'd help you build one on amazon (I find they have to lowest priced used PC parts). If you absolute minimum to play mincecraft, were looking cheap as anything. If you want to play other games, you'll need a bit more of an investment.