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Is this worth the money?

Just saw this computer on craigslist and I'm considering buying it. It has a $150 "Transformer" case and here are specs.

2.4 GHZ AMD Athlon 4000+ (high end single core, faster than low end dual cores like the 3800+ 64 x2)
1GB DDR Memory (2 open slots that you can put more ram in)
120GB Hard Drive
DVD-RW (Burns and Plays DVD or CD formats)
256MB ATI Radeon x1050

Is it worth $200? How well will it run games like World of Warcraft?

Thanks!
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    No. Not worth the money.

    A single core 2.4 GHz processor is not going to be faster than a dual-core 2.0 GHz processor, unless you're dealing with a program that cannot take advantage of multi-threads.

    Since it's using DDR memory, that means it's likely a socket 939 motherboard and is dead-end technology. Yes, you may be able to upgrade the processor, but the cost of those processors exceeds, by far, the benefit you'd get from it.

    Looks to have on-board graphics. There is no mention of what type of graphics card slot it has (either AGP or PCI-E). If it's AGP (also dead end tech), you just limited yourself to what upgrades you could implement.

    Quite simply, for $200, you could build a better core system. In NO WAY should you invest in this computer.

    -Wolf sends
  2. Ignore the "Transformer" case lol. There's nothing in that PC that's going to run WoW.
  3. I would rather take a meteor to the head than spend any money at all on that machine. Even homeless people would refuse it.
  4. In this case the term " more than meets the eye" does not apply - thats rubbish LOL
  5. Well, I guess I won't be getting it then, lol. Thanks for all the replys.
  6. Hmm if $272AR isn't a bridge too far: 3ghz+ Triple core with 80+ 500W, get a decent GPU later or do WOW @ 1024 x 768 low hehe
  7. C'mon, do you think you can wow him with a t-shirt?

    Nice config :)
  8. I'm on medium right now with my pentium 4 2.4 ghz, 1gig ddr ram, and a sapphire 9600 256 mb graphics card, lol. I get about 12 fps in Dalaran, and 25-32 fps in dungeons. I'm sure the setup you suggested with the triple-core processor, 2 gigs of ram, and a pretty nice motherboard would run wow on high settings smooth as could be. Thanks for taking the time to put that all together for me, and the shirt's a pretty sweet deal! haha.
  9. Err is that a 9600 AGP Radeon or PCIe/Nvidia? If single/core + AGP just hit that cheap rig 1st then a PCIe GPU at least HD 4670/9600GT or better :P
  10. batuchka said:
    Err is that a 9600 AGP Radeon or PCIe/Nvidia? If single/core + AGP just hit that cheap rig 1st then a PCIe GPU at least HD 4670/9600GT or better :P


    It's an AGP Radeon
  11. O_o if you were fine with that hitting a HD 4670/9600GT PCIe would be godly hehe
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