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Old 01-08-2009, 03:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Alright, so I am looking for a decent computer that can run games on at the least min. - med. settings with a decent FPS. I do not have a lot of money to throw around easily, so going budget here. I have two that I am looking at with a fair amount of cost difference. Basically if Computer 1 is good enough then I will go with it, otherwise, I may have to go with Computer 2 if Computer 1 is going to fail on all levels.

Computer 1 (Dual Core E5200) @ $349
Computer 2 (Quad Core Q 8200) @ $529

All do not include OS.

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both of those pc's will suck hard in games except for the quad core. cant you build it your self? if you do then you can get a pc that will max out most-all games out there,except crysis. how much do you want to spend?
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Ever considered building your own. You could build a better one than these for less money. The second one is better but go to Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more! and price out the components. Keep in mind these computers do not come with an operating system so you are looking at $100 more per machine.
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Lol gaming on that would be awful. Build your own you won't regret it, its simple, cheaper and you might learn something in the process
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The Q8200 blew goats anyway. The Q6600 would be loads better if you ask me. Check out newegg and piece it together, we'll help you with whatever you need.
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Right now I am looking at around $500 - $600 price range max really. So I am limited. The idea is to get something at this time that is ok and then as I save money I will upgrade it.
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Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TForce TP45HP LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100265L Radeon HD 4830 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVDĪR DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

and a case of choice. will max out almost any game out there today.
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Newegg.com - Intel Pentium E5200 Wolfdale 2.5GHz 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

and you're around 550ish.
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So I get back to building being the best option. I have just never built one and would hate to ruin it my first attempt on something I spent this much money on.
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building a pc is easy. we can help. and that is a good sugestion peter i didnt add up all the prices and just kindve assunmed it was around $600.
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