“I’m a poor student,” my friend once said, “but I still want a good gaming computer for $700.” “That simply is not possible,” I replied, thinking that even a decently good gaming computer would mean a dedicated video card, somewhat decent processor, good amount of RAM; you know the drill. I thought to myself that if he had gotten most of the parts, it would easily exceed his budget, not to mention we have not added the cost of the operating system yet. I then asked myself whether it is even worth building a new gaming computer when one claims to be a “poor student”.