Lazyguy22
2016-05-10T01:18:39Z
Im trying to build a Matx/Mitx minimal gaming pc on about a 150-175 budget. Any thoughts on how to accomplish one capable of playing Dota 2 decently? Looking for recommendations on way to keep it cheap and maybe some deals if you see some.
digitaldd
2016-05-10T15:16:29Z
Not sure if you can do it for $150-200 but those Intel NUC computers with a Core iX CPU can definitely handle DOTA @ 1080p resolutions. Problem is even a Core i3 version of the Intel NUC computers will cost @ least $350 with RAM and a small SSD. I suppose with an older CPU you could do it for $150-175.

http://www.newegg.com/Pr...x?ItemList=Combo.2750536  good deal, I'm not 100% sure on the CPU.

Blackhawk8100
2016-05-10T16:08:40Z
I was gonna suggest a NUC lol
tmanvest
2016-05-10T16:31:22Z
The only way this would be possible is if you or he has spare parts laying around such as the case, powersupply, and harddrive. A good AMD APU like an A10xxxxk or a newer a8 with at least 6gigs of ram for the system.

The os you would use would be a debian based linux such as ubuntu, linux mint, or steam os.

Blackhawk8100
2016-05-10T16:41:30Z
Save and then buy a NUC.
Lazyguy22
2016-05-11T04:36:10Z
Ya I actually found a build online thats 150 and I'm gonna give that a go. It still has room for a graphics card.