Need a gaming PC

By Fujioshi7
Nov 23, 2010
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  1. Hi, i just signed to this forum and im not sure if this is the right place for this topic.

    Anyway, its time i throw away my rubbish hp computer which gave me nothing but hell for 6 yrs. I managed to find this pc at my local repair shop which is custom build and knew.

    Here are some details- Price $550. w/mouse&keyboard no monitor.

    Dell vostro 230mt Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 2.93GHz

    -1066FSB 3M Cache
    -2gb DDR3 1333MHz DUal Channel
    -250GB SATA 7200RPM
    -Onboard Intel X4500 HD Video
    -Mini Tower Case
    -16x DVD-ROM
    -Onboard 5.1 sound
    -USB Keyboard/Mouse
    -MS Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
    -1 yr at home parts& labor warranty
    -Roxio Creator MS Office 2010 Starter
    -Adobe Acrobat Reader
    -PC-Cillan internet security 15-month

    I hope this is enough info on the pc. Do you think its a low-minimum-high gaming pc? and reliable?
    Im hoping this will last me 4 and up yrs.

    Games I'll be playing

    -Counter strike cz
    -TDU 2
    -Left 4 dead
    -Current Flight Simulators

    BTW, i already have a 8400GT, is that better than the onboard x4500HD?

    Also, if you think im better off building a pc (which ppl may recommend) than
    is it a possibility to find a pre-made custom pc for under $500? Im ok with installing a few components, but ounce i hit the DVD-burner etc, i get confused.

    Thnx 4 reading
  2. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,073   +219

    Hi and welcome this is where you want to post.

    post again or wait for someone to move this post there for you

    Here are my thoughts but you should wait for an expert opinion. your vid card is probably your weakest link, but you will be able to play any game at least at low settings, most games at mid to high settings. also 4 gigs of ram would be better for windows 7, though you have 32 bit so it might not matter as much. As for building your own it usually give you the best bang for your buck, other people on here are up to date on all the latest bang for your buck parts, but I am not one of them :). Someone will give you some suggestions. When I built my pc I got probably 25% more out of it then I would have from any prebuilt machine.

    btw a dvd burner is like 20-30$ for one that will burn a 10 gig movie in about 10 min, so yeah they are really cheap
  3. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,448   +145

    Nope the X4500 is pretty crappy, it's probably worse/even with an 8400GT.
    Yes 100%
    For that, you'll have to decide which OS you want, or if you need one.

    ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
    Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    ASRock 870iCafe AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard
    SAPPHIRE 100284L Radeon HD 5750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
    Antec EarthWatts Green EA-430D Green 430W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power ...
    CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model TW3X4G1333C9A G
    AMD Athlon II X2 245 Regor 2.9GHz Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor ADX245OCGQBOX
    Total: $440.
    That does not include a case, nor OS, so that's probably overbudget...
    Do tell if that's too much, and keep an eye out for newegg's black friday deals.

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