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Old 08-13-2008, 02:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well, I wasn't too sure where to put this so I put it here =).
I've been shopping around for a new computer and I wanted some "expert" advice from people who also play this dumb little game called Gunz =P. For the last six years of so, I've been running a crappy AMD Athlon XP 3000+. Sadly, I've NEVER experienced Intel Core Duo or Quad Core. Suggestions?
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well we need a budget and what exactly you want to do with the computer.
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Well, I'm a moderate gamer (WC3, Gunz, bit of CoD4). But mainly I use it for music, videos, and just stuff a regular high-schooler would use it for =).
My budget's around $600 to about $800. If it's a deal, I'd hit $1000.
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Budget!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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^I just edited it!!!!!!!! 600-800 =P.
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Old 08-13-2008, 08:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
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For that you would be able to get a very low end PC. Not even budget. For a Core 2 Duo mobo and decent CPU you are looking at around $300 or more. If you want Quad then more for sure. Then you have to add in RAM and everything else.

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You could build a good system with under $800, not sure if you need to buy the OS & monitor too if not this is a good starting point.

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Well, I'm a moderate gamer (WC3, Gunz, bit of CoD4). But mainly I use it for music, videos, and just stuff a regular high-schooler would use it for =).
My budget's around $600 to about $800. If it's a deal, I'd hit $1000.
No matter what you do, don't spend over 700$. Anything over 700$ or more is usually just a waste anyways.
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How about this, it's about 799 after mail in rebates, and the CPU should easily do 3.8-4ghz. If you have some more cash I would go for the E8400 though



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Well, thanks for the suggestions guys but I'm really not looking to build my own computer =0. I know... *gets slapped in the face* I'm starting a couple of IB courses in school now and I just don't have the time =/.
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