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Old 04-21-2006, 01:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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iv'e never bought my own pc before.. and i dont know too much about my current one lol .. but i guess some pcs are better for playing pc games than others.

does anyone know of any relatively cheap pcs (around $300) that probably wouldnt have any problems playing a pc game?

or am i just uneducated and all pcs can play pc games efficiently?

oh and when i mean "having problems playing a pc game", i mean like.. it wouldnt use up all the memory just for one game.

thanks =)
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Old 04-21-2006, 01:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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what kind of games are you talking about?
a 300 dollar comp SHOULD play tetris on high settings...
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lol .... yeah i figured as much >.> .... the game i'm talking about is final fantasy 11
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idk how demanding ff11 is but i would defintly get double of what you have so you can have something to play some modern games.
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do you need a monitor, keyboard, mouse and all that junk as well? or JUST the computer (tower). if you need everything, then you're looking at getting a dell. they have some good deals for computers that cost $299. can it play games? only old gamed. you can't get a gaming computer for $300.
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Old 04-21-2006, 02:03 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Final Fantasy XI [PC]

Minimum System Requirements

* CD-ROM: 4X CD-ROM
* CPU: PIII 800
* Hard Drive Space: 6000 MB
* DVD-ROM: 0X DVD-ROM
* Other:
* RAM: 128 MB RAM
* Video Memory: 32 MB VRAM




Recommended System Requirements

* CD-ROM: 32X CD-ROM
* CPU: Pentium 4
* Hard Drive Space: 0 MB
* DVD-ROM: 0X DVD-ROM
* Other:
* RAM: 256 MB RAM
* Video Memory: 64 MB VRAM


looks like a cheap dell can play that. but don't look to be playing any of the newer games...

http://configure.us.dell.com/dellsto...c=DB110A&s=dhs

if you get more money, and are willing to build the computer yourself, well then you can get a comp that plays the newer games well. good luck
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What computer do you have now (make & model)? Maybe it can be upgraded...
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Old 04-21-2006, 02:32 AM   #8 (permalink)
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well.. i have about $400 i can put out for a PC..and as far as my current model, it doesnt matter because i need a new PC. even if the one i'm on now was the best gaming PC available, i wouldnt be able to play them lol ..
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well.. i need brand new everything lol .. i don't have anything of my own right now

i have about $400 i can put out for a PC..and as far as my current model, it doesnt matter because i need a new brand new PC (i'm currently on the "family computer" ...>.>)

and thanks to everyone that has helped so far =)
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Dell mgiht be a good choice for you but i hate dell but for $400 there really isn't much we can do here. For hte whole system dell is good for low budgets.
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