You can buy a Raspberry Pi computer for about $30 that will actually run Windows 10.
So yes, it's a computer.
Of course it's not a very good computer, but that wasn't the question.
If you have a tight budget, buy a used machine, like a 3-4 year old Ex-lease business machine for $200. Then you can put a cheap GPU and some more ram in it, and have a low end gaming machine. It wont be as good as a $1000 gaming PC of course, but hey, if you only have $350, you gotta work with what you got.
Since you can buy a new computer in that same monetary range, you could certainly build your own computer that could be better than computer you could purchase for $200 to $350. You can probably find some of the parts needed for free from friends, or very cheap at a Goodwill Store that has electronics/computers.
Gaming PC, but not including WIndows operating system for under $350 after rebate, and can cut it to close to $200 as not a gaming PC by changing to A8-7600, subtracting the RX-460
AMD Athlon X4 845 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
quad core cpu of 5507 passmark score
ASRock A88M-G/3.1 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard
4 x DDR3 DIMM Slots, 1 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 2.0 x16, 1 PCI 2.0 x1, 1 PCI, 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC1150 Audio Codec), 8 SATA3, 1 M.2, 2 USB 3.1 10Gb/s (1 Type-A + 1 Type-C), 4 USB 3.0 (2 Front, 2 Rear), 2 x Chassis Fan Connectors (2 x 4-pin)
Kingston HyperX Fury Black 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory – should get 8gb
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
PowerColor Radeon RX 460 2GB Red Dragon Video Card
Thermaltake Versa H23 ATX Mid Tower Case
Raidmax Cobra 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply
Total: $403.32 Promo Discounts: -$10.64 Combo Discounts: -$6.00 Mail-in Rebates: -$45.00 Shipping: $1.99
Here's one for just under $200: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/zMpPf8
It's a potato. It would likely even have trouble browsing the Internet. I made it by picking the cheapest option in every category (except PSU-this is a PC not a bomb).
Here's a $350 one: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/jbv9KZ
It's somewhat decent and will be able to handle most games at low settings at 30 FPS.
Yes, quite comfortably.
Obviously the better the spec the more $$$.
My recommendation is to start with a high spec motherboard and cheaper components (RAM/graphics/etc).
That way you can build a PC to a budget, whilst ensuring it's futureproof against future upgrades (when you may want to spend a bit more money).
Yes but a copy of windows will cost you half of that so you should look for a referb'ed machine to upgrade or other system that comes with windows installed. Of course, you can use Linux instead, but odds are you want to run windows based games etc.
A computer with real old parts: yes
A computer with newer better parts: nope
I was not aware of it thanks for asking questions and for answering it. So i got to know we can build computer with this budjet