With that said, here's some of the things I'm looking for with a computer:
PC (not Mac)
Desktop not Laptop
Decent graphics card (does not need to be the best, but need to be durable for long gaming periods)
Decent Cooling (I want to be able to use my computer, not fry an egg on it)
Able to handle multiple programs at the same time (4-5 programs+ ; think maybe one or two video games, mozilla firefox, maybe some messenger programs...etc)
A Motherboard that does the "job" and doesn't fail
Sturdy Hard Drive (at least 250 GB, preferably more)
Intel 2 Core Duo Processor or better
[edit: Can be a custom or not; I'd prefer a custom I could customize online...Please nothing from HP.]
The tricky part is with the Operating System:
I've experienced a bit of Vista (both 32bit and 64bit) and I can't say I'm a fan of the operating system. I'm more of a XP 32bit sort of person, as its the OS I'm most familiar with and (within my own personal experience) has given me the least amount of problems. However, I wouldn't mind going Vista 32bit or 64bit if someone could verify the following for me:
1. I've heard that 64bit OSes can sometimes have problems with older games. Have you as a 64bit OS user experienced any problems with your older games? If so, which games were these?
2. I've heard time and time again that 64bit OSes are "worth it" and are "the future" for gamers. But in the present is it really worth getting that 64bit OS over the 32bit?
Thanks for the help!
Edited by TTC, 08 June 2009 - 11:10 PM.