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Build a new Mini ITX rig that can be done under $500.
    
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There's no way that thing will play GTA IV, ever. You'll need a quad, and there is no 939 quads.

But if you DID get that rig (assuming it has DDR and not DDR2, or its AM2 instead of 939), then its not really a half bad deal. The x800 is a decent enough GPU for low resolution gaming. Newer games won't play because it lacks SM3.0 (or was it 2.0?). The single core will slow it down pretty well, but a 939 dual core isn't too expensive if you can find one used for a good price. If it's AM2, then you could possibly be looking at a cheap quad that might work.

$70 isn't a bad deal really to have a starter rig. It would beat out what I'm on quite heavily.
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Pioneer, why won't you upgrade?
    
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Build a new Mini ITX rig that can be done under $500.
I added a $75 biostar ATX board. Should I go micro? I'd like him to have an sli/crossfire option and 4 ram slots. It's an am3 board, it seems like a good deal.
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post #25 of 55
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Originally Posted by lazi punk View Post
for 70 bucks thats well worth it just because of the monitor. But to be honest, single core processor is way too slow nowadays. I have a p4 2.6ghz and it is just sitting there. Everything works too
Although still a single core, the Athlon 64's were faster than a comparable P4.
Should do well for light gaming and browsing.
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id buy it yeah, for $70 its a steal, the stuff inside it is clearly worth more than 70 dollars
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id buy it yeah, for $70 its a steal, the stuff inside it is clearly worth more than 70 dollars
At one time they were, however, now...
    
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At one time they were, however, now...
Even still now, the price of a 64 3000 processor is about $40. So...
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post #29 of 55
It's worth the money but it's not really an upgradable machine as it wouldn't be worth the money.
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It's worth the money but it's not really an upgradable machine as it wouldn't be worth the money.
Just drop $500 on a new build and smoke that $70 antique.
    
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