buying a new comp. today. HELP!

By flavin
May 26, 2007
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  1. hey my mom just told me today that she was planning on buying a new computer today and can spend up to 500-700 max if its worth the deal. and i could really use ur guys help on this one.

    itll be used for internet browsing etc. and gaming too.

    ive found a few choices but i could use some of ur suggestions.

    http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/HP-P...78512/catOid/-12962/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do

    http://computers.pricegrabber.com/desktop/m/35488091/details/

    http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Acer...75660/catOid/-12962/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do

    http://shop4.outpost.com/product/5257017

    those are what i have found in the 15 minutes since she told me. and now i have to go shower and be off to work at the movies. (pirates weekend has been terrible) thanks.
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,067   +13

    it pays to research before buying.

    know what you intend on using it for. $700 won't get you a gaming computer, but it will get you a decent productivity system.
  3. ovvn.you

    ovvn.you Newcomer, in training Posts: 122

    Well I did a little research for you kid, best thing i found in your price range that you could have some good gaming on is on e-bay.
    Heres the link Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 7600GS Gaming Computer
    you guys out there... plz dont steal this kid's thunder.
    ends at 4:48 tomorrow afternoon
    youll need to get your own operating system though... xD
    they can give you vista home basic for $110 but i wouldnt recommend it.... vista doesnt rub me the right way
  4. rgreen

    rgreen Newcomer, in training

    I like the Refurbished HP a1613w from FRYS the best. That processor won't have a problem playing any games out right now. You may have to add some RAM if you plan on playing any newer games without hiccups. One thing you'll definitely need is a fast PCI-E video card. You can get a decent one under 150 on www.newegg.com . I'm sure can do all those things for under 700 and have a pretty decent rig for awhile.
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