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Guys who know computer: Is this a good deal?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by momoneynoproblems, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. momoneynoproblems

    momoneynoproblems Registered Member

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    I need an extra computer for making some money (automated) and a bit of gaming. what do you think of this?

    why/why not?
    Thanks.
     
  2. Debian

    Debian Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    A single core processor can only handle so many games nowadays. But the price and specs match pretty closely.
     
  3. thetafmann

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    Yea, thats a good price for a good computer. He described it pretty well using the crysis example, you wont play high end games on high settings, but you will play them. The cpu is a pentium, plenty fast just not a dual core, but your running xp and Im not sure about the newer games being friendly to non duel core cpu's but mine isnt duel core and I play games just fine. A gig of ram is ok, you could upgrade to 2 for pretty cheap. As long as the HD is 7200 rpm then your games will load pretty fast. As for doing IM its pretty solid just maybe upgrade the ram. Its PCI-E so you can always buy a super fast vid card if you want but that one is sufficient for most games at med- low settings. As far as the case, i dont care about shit like that so I cant comment. No moniter but you might either have one or can get one for pretty cheap. I still use a CTR on my gaming computer. Seems like a pretty good deal mang.
     
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    "Great for moderate to high end games." :lmao:

    Yeah, maybe in 2004 it was... Seriously, I wouldn't even consider any games except browser-based flash games with that p.o.s. (and older games if that's your thing, of course).
    I guess it'd be decent for surfing and other light-weight stuff, but anything else you can just forget about.

    thetafmann: He described it completely falsely - the Radeon x700 series (which is probably what he meant) is 5 years old, beyond ancient in GPU years. It doesn't have SM3.0 support either, so any relatively new games won't even START, let alone be playable.
     
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    I wouldn't even think about using it as a gamer as the video card sucks.

    Still, for a second PC to do a little work with, the price is right on. P4's are good cpu's as long as you don't try to push them past their capabilities. Max out the memory though for sure.
     
  6. Paper-Boy

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    wow, that's a pretty good deal.

    you wont be able to play crysis with decent frame rates with those specs though.

    the games you run are probably like doom 3, css, far cry, etc.
     
  7. LHaskins

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    Not a bad price, if your not a tech guy who can build his own....Just keep in
    mind that the fastest pentium 4 ever made is slower than the lowest end dual
    core cpu. If you were upgrading, you could get a low end dual cpu, all in one
    mobo, fan and 2gig of memory for a little over $100.
     
  8. gbmack

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    Replace the CPU, power supply, video card, and add some ram.

    That should cost you an extra $500.

    Or fuck it and get a new computer.
     
  9. proexploit

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    You could get twice the computer for half the price easily. Look a little harder. I'd be giving that computer away if I had it.
     
  10. momoneynoproblems

    momoneynoproblems Registered Member

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    is it okay to buy used pc parts off craigslist and build my own?
     
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    You could find some great deals, but you could also be screwed... Honestly, if it's the first time you're building your own, and don't have much prior experience, I'd just get new parts for it. These days building your own computer is pretty easy (if you can do Lego stuff from the instructions, you're pretty much good to go :p), but if it doesn't work after you're finished, the troubleshooting part can take some more knowledge and effort.

    Now obviously, the chance of something going wrong with old/used parts is much higher (tho granted, even some new parts are sometimes dead on arrival, but this is really rare these days with good manufacturers and their QC).
    If you have a friend that knows about hardware side of things, CL/Ebay etc. could be great sources to find some parts, but otherwise I'd steer clear - just to save yourself from the potential extra stress.