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post #11 of 25
I saw this PC reviewed in a computer magazine, for gaming it couldn't keep up with a gateway in the benchmarks.
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post #12 of 25
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so i could get this and upgrade my graphics card and be ok


anyone heard of nitto legends 1320 drag racing flash game

thats kinda what im building it for
post #13 of 25
Well then i stand corrected...lol
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post #14 of 25
No, it's not good. You can build a much better system for $500. If you are using it for gaming, go with an E8400 instead of that Q8200. I'll see if I can build a better system on newegg, gimme a few minutes.
    
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post #15 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by low strife View Post
"Recommended usage: Gaming"

And it has a 8400GS?
I caught that also.

IBuyPower has a nickname and on this I can see why. The nickname is IBuyCrap!

GPU is so weak as to call it a gaming system? Sorry!
    
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post #16 of 25
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OK THIS IS WHAT I NEED FROM ONE AMD GUY AND ONE INTEL GUY =p

I WANT YALL TO PLZ MAKE A SS OF A WISH LIST ON A SETUP FOR A GREAT GAMING COMPUTER FOR LESS THAN 500

THATS KINDA MY BUDGET

PREFERABLY A QUAD

thanks ahead of time
post #17 of 25
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OK THIS IS WHAT I NEED FROM ONE AMD GUY AND ONE INTEL GUY =p

I WANT YALL TO PLZ MAKE A SS OF A WISH LIST ON A SETUP FOR A GREAT GAMING COMPUTER FOR LESS THAN 500

THATS KINDA MY BUDGET

PREFERABLY A QUAD

thanks ahead of time
A good dual core will outperform a quad in games every time unless you get something like a Q9550. If you are on a $500 budget there is no way you will get good gaming performance on a quad. I suggest something like an E8400. I am making a system for you right now I will be done in just a minute.
    
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post #18 of 25
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i mean a basic quad is better than a oc dual right or wrong????
post #19 of 25
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i mean a basic quad is better than a oc dual right or wrong????
Not for games, no. A good dual will outperform a basic quad every time hands down.

Here is my build. Easily 5x better than the one you listed and costs the same. It is $13 over budget but has $40 of mail in rebates to make up for it. Total cost after MIR: $473.

Edited by slothfish - 6/1/09 at 5:44pm
    
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post #20 of 25
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so make me a list of a good gaming amd QUAD and DUAL plz

and an INTEL



what would be better AMD quad or Intel quad

and

AMD dual or Intel dual
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