Hi there, i'm a n00b here (not a n00b to computers though
I am, however, in a situation where I'm in need of a new PC, and I don't want to be disappointed. I was hoping people here could help me choose a system which will do me good for moderate gaming and multimedia purposes.
I've got roughly $700CDN to work with, and although I've found better deals online, I can only buy locally (no credit card
). I'd like to build my own machine, but there aren't many places which sell parts in my area, and the ones that do are overpriced. It would actually cost less to get it prebuilt.
I've also got the following which I can add to any system I get
Generally, I go for AMD machines (I'm currently running a Duron 1200+), but the best deals I've found are all Intel.
eMachines H2742 ($664)
Intel Celeron 2.7GHz
Available Expansion Bays: 1 x 5.25"
Available Expansion Slots: 2 PCI
Cache: 128 KB L2 On-Die Cache
3.5" 1.44MB Floppy Drive
56K V.92 Modem
Intel Extreme Graphics 3D
I/O Ports: 1 Serial, 1 Parallel, 2 PS/2, 6 USB 2.0
Software: MS Works, MS Money, Antivirus (Trial)
48x CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo Drive
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
256MB PC2100 DDR RAM (Exp. To 1.0GB)
Integrated Sound Card
System Bus: 400 MHz
Cicero Basic 2500 ($649)
Cicero ATX Tower - Black
GPU Integrated Video 651M
Integrated 10/100 Network Card (Intel Pro)
Integrated Audio Realtek
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition - English
Intel Celeron 2.8GHz CPU For PC
128M PC2100 DDR (1x128M)
80GB 7200RPM Hard Drive
16x DVD-ROM Drive
Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 Sound Card
ATI RADEON 9200 SE 128MB Video Card
Win 104 Key PS/2 Keyboard Black - English
Cicero Optical Mouse - Black
Microsoft Works 7.0 - English
So, which is better? I'm leaning towards #2, but it's online only. I'd have to find someone with a credit card who I could pay to use it. I'm still looking for deals at other places, but nothing beats the price to value ratio of these systems.