Thread: New Computer

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    High Overlord Turismo's Avatar
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    New Computer

    I don't know too much about PCs but I've been looking at getting a new desktop for SW:TOR. I don't really want to spend a lot of money on one now. I figured I could upgrade it as I go or get a really good PC later on.

    The PC I have in mind is the Acer Aspire Desktop

    CPU: AMD A6-3600 2.1 ghz
    HD: 1TB
    Graphics: AMD HD6530D

    I'll be able to purchase it for around $400. Is it worth it to buy or should I be looking at getting a better computer?
    Last edited by Turismo; 2011-12-18 at 10:38 PM.

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    Save more if you want a computer that isn't slow the day you buy it.

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    Sure it's a pretty "decent" computer for 400$, but as chaud said, it will be slow and will not run your games very good.

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    As Chaud pointed out, you are better off saving a bit more and get something that will actually run well from the get-go. What you linked is certainly not terrible, but for gaming it is not that good. The 6530D is a worthless GPU for gaming.

    For $400, not including Windows, you could potentially get something like this:
    Extreme Budget Gaming 400
    MoBo: MSI H61M-P21 (B3)$59.99
    CPU: Intel Pentium G840$84.99
    RAM: Kingston Value 1333MHz 2x2GB$23.99
    GPU: XFX Radeon 6770$109.99
    HDD: WD Caviar Blue 500GB$44.99
    PSU: Antec EarthWatts 430W$39.99
    Case: NZXT Gamma Classic$35.99 Review

    Estimated Total Price – $400

    Recommended for:
    Budget gaming build that can handle most
    newer games. Offers great value for money.
    Mind that the HDD price is a bit off. Find more sample builds here:

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    High Overlord Turismo's Avatar
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    Good to know. Thank you everyone for your input!

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