Gateway DX4720-03 vs. iBUYPOWER Gamer Power 511

Hello. I want to be able to play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Flight Simulator X etc., and I need a better computer to do that. I could either upgrade my current computer by adding a new motherboard, some ram and a processor but I am thinking of just getting a whole new computer. So what are your opinions on the following deals and which one do you think is better?:

iBUYPOWER Gamer Power 511 Desktop PC - AMD Athlon II X2 240 2.8GHz, 4GB DDR2, 320GB HDD, DVDRW, NVIDIA GeForce G210, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5325263&CatId=4928

Gateway DX4720-03 Desktop Computer - Intel Pentium Dual Core E5200 2.50GHz, 4GB DDR2, 640GB, DVDRW Labelflash, Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit (Refurbished)
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4348627&CatId=2628


Thanks!

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  1. The Ibuypower system is better. It's got windows 7, faster CPU, more memory slots, AM3 socket (upgrade friendly), and a bigger PSU (though, I'd be curious to know what model they are).

    Both have garbage graphics. You'll need to upgrade either one you choose. Make sure you look for a 6 pin PCIe PSU power connector before looking for a new video card.
  2. aford10 said:
    The Ibuypower system is better. It's got windows 7, faster CPU, more memory slots, AM3 socket (upgrade friendly), and a bigger PSU (though, I'd be curious to know what model they are).

    Both have garbage graphics. You'll need to upgrade either one you choose. Make sure you look for a 6 pin PCIe PSU power connector before looking for a new video card.


    Someone who reviewed the iBUYPOWER Gamer Power 511 said that it actually has a 330W (480W Peak) PSU instead of the 700W. Would that PSU work or would I need to upgrade it? And I can replace its G210 with my current PNY Nvidia 8400GS 512MB. Yes, it's not that great but it's really all I need.
  3. If it does come with a 330w PSU, it should still be able to run the 8400GS.

    If I were you, I'd buy that system, and demand a 700w PSU. If they advertise it, they have to put one in.
  4. aford10 said:
    If it does come with a 330w PSU, it should still be able to run the 8400GS.

    If I were you, I'd buy that system, and demand a 700w PSU. If they advertise it, they have to put one in.


    I dont know how I would demand it.. but I wish they correct it. I've just found anew deal at bestbuy which seems to be good for me:

    http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?sku_id=0926INGFS10137164&catid=20217&logon=&langid=EN

    I can use my 8400GS and my PCI Adapter because it has 2 PCI slots. It's also a quad core so I think its pretty good.
  5. Yep, I'd take that over the other 2 as well.
  6. aford10 said:
    Yep, I'd take that over the other 2 as well.


    Thanks for the feedback. I will try and get that deal.
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