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November 11, 2011 5:08:08 PM

Hi, I just found someone selling this computer online for $600. First of all, I'm wondering if this is a good deal, and i'm curious to know what kind of games a computer like this would be able to handle. I would like to play games like Skyrim, Battlefield 3, and Diablo 3. Could anyone give me some insight on how it would handle these games, the type of settings I could run them at. Maybe Future upgrades as well? I'm thinking the processor isn't too great, but what do I know? Thanks in advance.



Antec 300 Customizable Cool Tower (Nice amount of fan space)
Pentium Quad Core processor @ 2.6 GHZ
6 GB Ram DDR3
MSI ATI Radeon R5770 Hawk 1GB Video Card (Recently installed) ($230 upgrade)
1 TB Hard Drive
SD/Memory Card Reader

Bonus Free Items:

1. HDMI Cable
2. Razer Limited Edition Lycosa Glossy Black Blue-lit keyboard. ($90)
3. Razer Naga Mouse($80)
4. 2.1 Subwoofer Computer Speakers. ($80)

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November 11, 2011 11:45:14 PM

The ATI "R5770" is probably an HD5770, a very good $100 to $120 video card. You can go here to compare it to a card you already have. http://www.hwcompare.com/3489/geforce-9600-gt-512mb-vs-...

The intel quad 2.6ghz could be Core 2 Quad Q6700 – 2.66 GHz, Core 2 Quad Q8400 – 2.66 GHz, Core 2 Quad Q9450 – 2.66 GHz, Core 2 Quad Q9400 – 2.66 GHz, etc. All are decent. Could be something else.

You could build or get better for $600.
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November 12, 2011 1:35:09 AM

You can build a much better pc for that price and it would all be new with a warranty
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November 12, 2011 1:42:28 AM

But don't the Core 2 Quads have dual channel DDR2. This system appears to have tri-channel DDR3.
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November 12, 2011 3:28:44 AM

First, I'm concerned about the processor. There is no such thing as a Pentium Quad-Core. Any chance you'll have more info on the actual name of the processor?

That GPU is not a $230 upgrade. Not sure where they bought it from, but the card runs no more than $130 online, brand new with warranty.

This computer isn't a bad deal, but it really isn't the best deal either, especially if the computer is used. If you want to buy it, go for it. I'm just concerned about the processor.

By the way, you'll be able to max out Skyrim with that GPU. Not sure if the processor can hold its ground, again depending on what it actually is, but it won't be a slouch either.

@fb39ca4 - It could be dual-channel, but you can still run 3 dimms. It just won't get that dual-channel bandwidth.
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