View Full Version : Need Computer buying advice bad!

11-19-2010, 12:41 PM
I use to be into gamiing back in 2001, and knw about computers then, The ATI 9800pro was king of back then in Video cards.
Well I now pretty well nothing, but I want to get back into gaming. Is this Computer good for its $580 price and be able to play all current games.


CPU AM3: AMD Athlon II X4 Quad-Core Processor 630 (2.8GHz) AM3
Motherboard AM3: ASRock M3A770DE Socket AM3/ AMD 770/ CrossFireX/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard
Memory: DDR3: 8GB STT DDR3-1333 2GB/128x8 CL9 Memory
Hard Drive(s): 1TB SATA2 7200rpm 32MB Hard Drive
Optical Drive(s): 22X SATA Lightscribe DVD+/-RW Internal Drive
Video Card(s): nVidia GeForce 9500GT 1GB VGA/DVI/HDTV PCI-Express Video Card
Power Supply: Logisys 480W 20/24 Power Supply
Sound Card: Onboard Audio
Keyboards: Basic USB English Keyboard (Black)
Mice: PS/2 Optical Mouse (Black), OEM
Speakers: 2.0 Channel Multimedia Speaker System (Black)

Does anyone here know of anyone selling a decent gaming machine,does not have to be ahead of the curve,just not well behind it, like mine is.

P4 2.4
ATI 9500pro
384 mb pc2100 or 2700 (I forget now)
40gb Hd
Win xp

11-19-2010, 12:48 PM
No. That video card is not going to be good for modern games. And with that PSU you wont be able to pop in a higher end card.

11-19-2010, 12:57 PM
OK thanks. Still looking will be back with some other choices. Dont care if the card has TV out,don,t want topay for features I will not use.

11-19-2010, 12:58 PM
Look for something around my specs. It runs modern games.

11-19-2010, 01:56 PM
Will do that,thanks. Looking on Ebay (usa) for a used one in the $500-$550 range. without monitor.

For curiosity sake Hans, what would a computer like yours be worth if it was for sale "used".without monitor? in Canada.

11-19-2010, 02:16 PM
I've got two pretty similar to that one, one is mine and the other my son's. His is water cooled. We're both looking in that range. My son's out of the country for a year or two so he's asked me to sell his. As for me - I'm just as happy with my laptop. PM me if you're interested and we can talk more. I don't have specs yet because I just moved and have other things going on, but you're welcome to come see for yourself.

11-19-2010, 02:42 PM
500$ range, pending on storage capacity and memory.