Which computer is better for playing Star Wars the Old Republic?

Star Wars the Old Republic Specs:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 4000+ or better
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz or better
Operating System:
Windows XP or later

Windows XP: 1.5GB RAM
Windows Vista and Windows 7: 2GB RAM
Note: PCs using a built-in graphical chipset are recommended to have 2GB of RAM.

Star Wars: The Old Republic requires a video card that has a minimum of 256MB of on-board RAM as well as support for Shader 3.0 or better. Examples include:

ATI X1800 or better
nVidia 7800 or better
Intel 4100 Integrated Graphics or better
DVD-ROM drive – 8x speed or better (required for installation from physical editions only) Internet connection required to play.

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I need a gaming computer for Christmas for under 550$ and to run SWTOR.

I found 2 computers from Best Buy with sales and I just want advice if there good enough and what upgrades I would need.


I really like this one but I notice that it has UMA graphics which I understand to be very bad. But otherwise, could I upgrade the graphics card and then will it be good?


This one Im pretty sure has everything required to play and the graphics are sufficient enough I think. This is a downgrade in processing speed from 3.0 GHz to 2.1 GHz.

Which one is better? Is it better if I just upgrade the Asus's graphics card or risk the processing speed and get the Pavilion with the good graphics card (someone confirm if im correct)

Any help is much appreciated.
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  1. Do you have a monitor already?

    It is hard to get everything for a gaming system off the ground on $550 all inclusive.

    You may be better off just going with a DELL $400 system and putting in a $100 video card.
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