PC price tag

By Siieg
Sep 2, 2015
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  1. So I found 2 pc's with almost the same specs and the only difference is that one has gddr5 and one ddr3 also the gddr5 has win 8.1 with free update to win 10 or so I heard.
    (Also the case is different)


    Thing is the better one costs 1.015 usd and the other one 710 usd and 840 usd if I also want to add win 10.
    So is the difference bettwen specs that high so that the better one is actually worth it?
    (Also I'm poor so pls consider that and I want it for gaming ofc)
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,738   +3,706

    You are getting confused. Both GPU and CPU has it's own dedicated memory.
    • GDDR5 is referring to the memory on the graphics card.
    • DDR3 (in this case) is referring to the memory on the motherboard.
    You stated the one machine has an additional cost to put Windows 10 on the machine. Does this mean the machine doesn't have an operating system? Windows 10 is a free upgrade to Windows 7 and Windows 8. It seems a bit irrelevant if you have to spend the money anyway getting an OS of any version.

    Simple answer is the one that cost more, cost more because it is a small form factor machine (smaller case design). It's not that you would be paying for a better machine. Small form factor has a markup value.

    The computer that cost less has a standard case design and can be upgraded later much easier. This machine has the Ti version GTX 750 (it is even overclocked) which is faster than the non-Ti version.
    B00kWyrm likes this.
  3. Siieg

    Siieg TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I see.. thanks alot for clearing that up for me :) easier upgrades in the near future is what I'm looking for, so I guess I know which one to choose . Thanks again. ^^

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