Gaming on a budget => new cheap or secondhand


Apr 25, 2011
Hi guys,

I've been asked to make or buy a build for my son.
He's on a tight budget, somewhere around €500,- (max), and he would use the computer for his homework but also for gaming.
Only game that needs to run on a higher framerate is CSGO. Al the other games he plays, he doesn't mind to drop the graphics-selector a bit lower.

When I select some new stuff, I think that dad need's to pay some extra.

This comes at 530 euro's.
I could also ditch the GTX950 and go for a secondhand 970. Almost same pricing.

Or would I rather go with a more expensive older second hand system?
I think about a system sporting a I5 4670k, z87 Mobo, GTX 760 ...
These systems go for around 400 euro's. He wants to invest (over time) in a decent mouse and keyboard but also a 144hz capable monitor.

What do you guys recon?



Diamond Member
Jul 24, 2016
That system looks fine, but with the GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti coming out next week, it will be pointless to buy a GTX 950.