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Buying a Computer. Advice on three options I have selected?

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December 28, 2011 11:16:37 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 may be better than option 2 just for the strong warranty.
December 28, 2011 11:19:54 PM

I would go with option 3 as its a more powerful pc with newer tech, the other 2 seems like really old tech.
December 28, 2011 11:24:36 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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December 29, 2011 2:46:44 AM

Thanks everyone for the 3 responses. Tsnor, you had a good idea with the Acer, as far as bang for the buck!
I will go that route unless someone else has some other ideas. Ideas anyone?