Which of the following (2) computers give the best bang for my buck. I don't play any first-person shooter games or anything. I would say the most intensive/demanding thing we do is Starcraft 2.
We are trying to work within an $800 budget and we need a new monitor and Windows 7. Here are the (2) options I am considering. I'm open to suggestions, but these seem to be the best deals I could find.
OPTION #1 from Costco AMD Phenom II x6 1035t 6GB DDR3 1333 RAM 24" monitor (5ms refresh) $800
OPTION #2 from Office Depot AMD Athlon II 630 4GB DDR3 PC-10600 RAM integrated Radeon 4200 $450 ***this leaves me $350 for video card upgrade and monitor***
We have a tax free holiday this weekend!
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what kind of graphics card does option 1 have? and also what do you want to do with your computer?
I should have mentioned that Option #1 comes with a 512 MB ATI Radeon HD 5450 graphics card.
We will use the computer mostly for music downloads, web surfing, microsoft office. The most demanding thing we do will be Starcraft 2.
Get option 2, overclock the CPU, get a 5770 hd, an aftermarket CPU cooler aand any monitor of your choice with the remaining $.
When upgrading your gfx you need to check that your power supply is up for it.
i recommend option 1 if your sorta lazy and don't want to buy a new graphics card and such but option 2 would proably be better since you would have 350 for a graphics card and a moniter but its up to you (option 1 has better CPU)