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Need help deciding between AMD a6+SSD or corei5

Well, need to know what would be a better computer for gaming and general work. some CAD stuff too.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1766274&CatId=3982

and add a SSD to that (patriot pyro 128)

or should i go for this http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1882695&sku=S203-156119?

Bigj
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  1. bigj231 said:
    Well, need to know what would be a better computer for gaming and general work. some CAD stuff too.

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1766274&CatId=3982

    and add a SSD to that (patriot pyro 128)

    or should i go for this http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1882695&sku=S203-156119?

    Bigj


    Hi :)

    They are both decent machine for office work and general stuff, but not for games or Autocad.....you need to add around another $2000 for that....

    All the best Brett :)
  2. Brett928S2 said:
    Hi :)

    They are both decent machine for office work and general stuff, but not for games or Autocad.....you need to add around another $2000 for that....

    All the best Brett :)


    Only problem is I've only got $600. I guess I should revise my statement to "light gaming".
  3. bigj231 said:
    Only problem is I've only got $600. I guess I should revise my statement to "light gaming".


    Hi :)

    That was a good intelligent answer... also revise it to light Cad work as well :)

    All the best Brett :)
  4. Hi :)

    Just had another thought...

    If you buy a second hand laptop for your $600 you will get a LOT more laptop....something like a Dell XPS ..Which originally would have cost over $1000 plus...

    All the best Brett :)
  5. I would really prefer to buy new. The way I look at it, there's a reason why they're trying to get rid of the laptop, and I've been shafted on eBay multiple times. I'm not saying it's not a good idea, but I'd like some assurances that it won't die 2 months later.

    EDIT: I'm not trying to sound too negative. I really do appreciate the help.
  6. bigj231 said:
    I would really prefer to buy new. The way I look at it, there's a reason why they're trying to get rid of the laptop, and I've been shafted on eBay multiple times. I'm not saying it's not a good idea, but I'd like some assurances that it won't die 2 months later.

    EDIT: I'm not trying to sound too negative. I really do appreciate the help.


    Hi :)

    Oops, I meant a "DELL REFURBISHED" one..with A guarantee....


    All the best Brett :)
  7. Ah. Now it makes sense. Thanks.
  8. The Dell refurbs that I can find are all above my budget, or a lesser computer than the ones specified.

    I just need to try to decide between an lintel i5 or an AMD a6 or A8 now.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005KP0XIO/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER
    Free 2 day shipping makes that a tempting offer...
  9. Hi :)

    Most companies do free shipping on a laptop...

    All the best Brett :)
  10. Thanks for the help, but the question still remains, should I choose an inexpensive AMD and put a SSD in it, or get an i5/i7 with a HDD?
    I don't think I can swing the extra cash for a dedicated graphics card (I have a desktop to do the intense stuff at home anyway), so the under $600 price tag is the most important feature to me right now.
  11. Best answer
    For very basic gaming, the A6/A8 have both proven to be far more capable the an the Intel IGP.
  12. Thanks. I'll probably get the AMD with a SSD then.
  13. Best answer selected by bigj231.
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