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Old 01-16-2008, 05:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I found this computer off of Craig's list that seems awesome and is in my price range. But I have absolutely no idea what any of the technical specs mean!

Is that computer good enough to game on, or would I be better off looking for others?
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Seems pretty nice for the price, but I wouldn't say it's good for gaming. Well good for older games, but not for current and future games. And the system specs, are well outdated.

I think you're better off building a system from scratch, looking at current parts.
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Default Re: Is this a good computer to game on?

that thing is a dinosaur
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How about this one?
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Default Re: Is this a good computer to game on?

better but still major crapola.

Look into building one yourself....
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Yeah, I don't really know how.....
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thats what we are for!
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First one is pretty weak by current standards, second one is still kinda outdated, maybe mid range at best. I don't see a price on the second one, either. As it's been said, you can do better building your own. It's not that hard. Or you can configure and buy one from a site such as this:
Desktop Systems : avadirect.com

Smaller company but rated very highly.
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Old 01-16-2008, 06:48 PM   #9 (permalink)
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the only thing really terrible on that first computer is the graphics card and the processor isnt that great. It really isn't that good of a deal when you can build your own twice as good for that price. If I had 500 dollars I could finish off my soon-to-be beast machine.
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for $550 a decent system can be built
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