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July 25, 2010 3:02:22 AM

Hey guys, I'm looking to buy a PC for the following(order of importance):

1. Gaming(not firmcore, not hardcore but just under)
2. Video Editing
3. Music

I already have a 19" monitor and a Radeon 4850. Anyways which PC would have the greatest price/performance ratio, or which would you pick?

HP Refurb Core 2 Quad Q8300, 8GB DDR3, 1TB, $530

Asus Refurb Core 2 Quad Q8200, 6GB DDR2, 750GB, $350

HP Pavilion Core i3-530, 6GB DDR3, 1TB, $600

The cheaper the better! (600$ is really biting)

Thank you so much for your time.

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July 25, 2010 3:36:57 AM

The HP refurb looks the best, the i3 530 would be slighly faster in some applications but in most programs the Q8300 and i3 530 trade blows. Links are broken just so you know.
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July 25, 2010 4:22:31 AM

ewiz has prebuilt systems they put together for you can customize the parts you want so upgrading won't be a hassle either worth a look

http://www.ewiz.com/system_index.php

Entry 101
Thermaltake Case
- 550 W Power Supply
- AMD Phenom II X2 3.0 Ghz on this system you can geta an athlon2 X4
635 for 11.50 more
- Integrated Graphics
- 1 GB DDR3 Memory
- 160 GB Hard drive
- 22x DVD Burner
- Windows 7 Home Premium
From $422
add your own video card newegg has the 4870 1gb for 100 after rebate code
http://www.fatwallet.com/best-deals/xfx-hd-ati-4870-vid...
microcenter has some good deals if you live near one they have a store locator ?
http://www.microcenter.com/index.html
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July 25, 2010 5:00:09 AM

Best answer selected by Zallomallo.
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