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Opinions Please--What Would YOU Do?

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November 17, 2012 6:20:54 AM

I WANT YOU! Well, mostly your opinion.

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


-465 GB HDD (Win 7 Ultimate 32-bit)

-ATI HD 5670

-No monitor

Gateway 17" P6860 FX Laptop

-t9300 (2.5 Ghz) CPU

-64 GB SSD (OSX Lion and Windows Vista), 320 GB HDD


-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.

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a c 117 à CPUs
November 17, 2012 6:23:55 AM

I would definitely take the i7 machine.
a c 111 à CPUs
November 17, 2012 7:07:26 AM

I agree with jay; take the i7 machine. Those i7 920's still have plenty of kick left in them ;)  Plus, you could swap out that HD5670 for a beefy GPU if you choose to do so.
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a b à CPUs
November 17, 2012 7:28:27 AM

Take the i7 but re-install with Windows 64bit so you can upgrade RAM in the future.
November 17, 2012 4:06:46 PM

Thanks everyone! Looks like its unanimous--I'm doing the trade tomorrow!
a b à CPUs
November 17, 2012 4:49:52 PM

Somelikeitsmooth said:
Thanks everyone! Looks like its unanimous--I'm doing the trade tomorrow!

Wait... If the deal seems unanimous, there might be a problem.

Check the Parts properly, before trading. There might be something fishy... Just an advice.
November 17, 2012 4:52:09 PM

Thank you for the advice. By unanimous I meant that everyone has agreed.

I will give it a good once over, but these folks seem very nice and trustworthy.
a b à CPUs
November 17, 2012 4:54:50 PM

Hi :) 

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...

All the best Brett :) 
a c 117 à CPUs
November 17, 2012 4:58:49 PM

He is trading it so he might be getting it for free.
November 17, 2012 6:37:35 PM

I'm not too worried about Windows--I was interested in putting 64-bit windows 7 on it anyway.

I have access to some retail disks for 7.

Any other hesitations that anyone thinks I should be having?