Someone has offered to trade their quad core (i7) custom rig for my older gaming laptop. The specs are:
Custom Gaming Desktop
-Intel DX58SO Motherboard
-3 GB RAM
-465 GB HDD (Win 7 Ultimate 32-bit)
-ATI HD 5670
Gateway 17" P6860 FX Laptop
-t9300 (2.5 Ghz) CPU
-64 GB SSD (OSX Lion and Windows Vista), 320 GB HDD
-4 GB DDR2 RAM
-NVIDIA 8800M Graphics card (Overclockable)
My question is, would you do it? I also have a dell Optiplex 960 Mini Tower (e8400) that I was going to put an HD 7750 into and use that for my gaming rig (display is native at 1920 x 1200)--I want to play FIFA 13 at high settings and maybe BC2 in the future. What this really comes down to is getting a better CPU and a more upgradeable rig--I'm sick of all the finicky stuff that's involved with this Dell.
Personally I would bite their hand off for the i7, with ONE proviso.... make SURE that Windows Ultimate is a legal one.... READ what it says on the COA sticker.... if NO sticker , you are going to be buying a LEGAL OS... so be careful...