My budget is $100-150, $200 if I sell my current pc lol. I'm too broke to build my own, but I want a system that will play some games moderately until I can afford to upgrade. But do tell how much each one is apprx. worth, I wanna know if this is a deal and if there's room to negotiate (the guy selling them has a lot more experience than me)
they're not ideal. but if it we're me i'd go for the first one. I wouldn't pay more then 200 for it though as long as the tower was complete. 150 without an OS. I've have a few friends that still use that setup. you can play many older games. and it will do well with a cheap video card upgrade later down the road. something like a gtx 650. borderlands 2 runs at 1080p on low-medium settings.
The tower is complete (I think). The guy's asking $200 for the first and $330 for the 2nd. I was planning to offer him $160-170 for the first one (I'm sure he'll take it). BUT, I do plan to upgrade the gpu (which would you recommend?) and want to make sure it will be worth the investment-or should I keep the 8800gt? I'm not an extreme gamer just want to be able to play mw3 or black ops (whichever's the least demanding) maybe a driving simulator too like TDU2 and euro trucks 2. Will I be ok?
My current pc is not even worth mentioning (a430n), my other pc has an athlon 64x2 but still will need another $150 in graphics and power supply to play anything, and still not beat the Q6600 (I think)
whatever gpu you can get for about 150. I have a few friends that run the q6600 and a gtx 460 and are playing modern games at decent settings. Like I said before the 8800gt is a bit long in the tooth. most modern games will only run on the lowest settings. It can barely run borderlands 2 at 1080p but there are still plenty of older games it will run well.
Thanks guys. Luckily I sold my bike today and have $200 extra. Now I'm thinking of getting something better and found this: Quad core intel i5 - 2400 3.10GZhz, 6GB RAM, 320GB hard drive, 2 PCI-e slots, Win 7 does not have a graphics card. Guy's asking $425, I figure I'll need to spend another $150 for a good card and maybe more for power supply. It'll end up costing me at least $600 but is it worth it? Should I get this or the one for $200?
Also, what exactly is a pci-e slot?
The I5 is good but the 2400 but it has a locked clock so it can't be overclocked. This is fine if you don't want to overclock but if you are you will want to look at a 2500k. As for graphics I think you are confused. Physical graphic prduction has nothing to do with Windows 7 it has to do with hardware. Video signal is created by a graphics chip integrated into the CPU or from a video card which is plugged into the PCI-e slot.
No i know that. I should have put a period after "win 7", I meant the computer does not have a graphics card (other than the integrated) and will have to install one to play games. And I'm not really interested in overclocking-not sure how to do it either.
The i5 is better, but comparing the specs from the first pc (with the Q6600) to this, is it worth the +$225? I'm not talking solely based on the processor but which machine is the best bang for the buck as a whole (ram, hard drive storage etc).
If I do get the i5 with $425 then I'm back to being broke with not much cash for a graphics card- but if it's worth it I can wait another week to buy one.
If I get the first pc for $200, I can get a card the same day for $100+ and still have saved $125..and I can still play some games if I decide not to upgrade the card right away
ps. is the 2nd one (w/ amd a6) really not worth the extra $130? It's a complete machine and I can use it right away, and other than the cpu (which is low end, yet new) it has pretty good specs, including a good graphics card (saving money there)
I really don't know which to choose-help me out before I spend my money on something else and end up playing solitaire on my a430n!! (hey, no lag whatsoever)