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Old 12-11-2008, 05:50 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Default Re: PC for parents. $400-$500?

Maybe so Sapper, but I'd actually like to pay more around $500. My parents bought a fast PC in it's time, but it's 8 years old now. I want their new PC to last another 3-5 years. I really want them to have the PC they deserve, and it needs to be as future compatible as possible for my $500 price range. I could go above $500 but I need to stay as low as possible...

I'm not gonna move from the Hard Drive I picked unless you can show me a better 700GB+ HDD that's the around same price or cheaper (with better specs).

As for the gfx card, I want to buy one with a hdtv port.
Is Radeon all that good? I've only had experience with Nvidia. Also, I realize the 8600 I picked only has 256mg ddr3.
Would 512mb be much more noticeable?
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