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Ideas as to the best to buy from my list of 3 systems?

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December 28, 2011 10:24:20 PM

Hi Everyone, any and all advice welcome. I am on a budget and wondering of the three system options below, which would be a mid level + better gaming system. Bear in mind that in either case, I will add more Ram and an upgraded Video card in any system option. I’m leaning towards the older GX745 because of the price and thinking it may perform close to the new low end computer options listed. Am I right? Performance verses cost is the question, ready to buy so any suggestions ASAP very appreciated. .

A) $150.00 for an older Dell Optiplex GX745 Tower, Intel Dual Core 3.4GHz, 2GB DDR2, 160GB HDD, DVD/CD-RW. 800MHz Bus Speed & 4MB Cache. Basically, (2) Pendium 4’s (925). OR B) $299.00 The new and more expensive Dell Vostro 260 Mini Tower Pentium Dual Core, Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 2GB memory, 250GB HDD Intel® Pentium® processor G630(2.70GHz, 3MB) OR C) $369.00 Dell OptiPlex 390 Desktop Intel® Pentium® Dual Core G630 Processor (2.7GHz, 3M) comes with a limited 3 year warranty if I buy through business. So 3) may itself be better than option 2 just for the strong warranty.

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December 29, 2011 6:55:11 AM

Are you sure the Vostro 260 doesn't have an i3 2120 in it ?

When I look it up in the DELL page the G640 isn't an option listed.

The other two when searched do have the processors listed as possibilities.

If it really does have an i3 2120 in it, I would say the Vostro 260 is the clear winner.

If the Vostro 260 really does have a G630 then I guess I would just get the last one out of all the choices.
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December 29, 2011 7:25:38 AM

Raiddinn said:
Are you sure the Vostro 260 doesn't have an i3 2120 in it ?

When I look it up in the DELL page the G640 isn't an option listed.

The other two when searched do have the processors listed as possibilities.

If it really does have an i3 2120 in it, I would say the Vostro 260 is the clear winner.

If the Vostro 260 really does have a G630 then I guess I would just get the last one out of all the choices.



Hi, I appreciated your input. Thanks! To answer your question about Dell: "Yes but the Dell has both the home and the Business areas, and I found they changed their home page and page order since yesterday. I spent hours weeding through it all." As for the i3, they really up the price on that option, so the i3 was never considered. Sorry to be unclear.

Currently, I am seriously considering the Tiger.com: Cert Refurbished ACER: Acer AX1420-U5832 Desktop PC Athlon II X4 645(3.1GHz) 4GB 1TB HDD Capacity Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit. 1 -DVDRW *OS - Includes Windows 7. $299.00
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December 29, 2011 9:14:10 AM

The Athalon 2 x4 645 isn't bad for that price and the 1 TB HD is definitely not something you see in most $299 computers right now.

The new option may be the best of the four.
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