It's basically for surfing, watching movies, videos, editing pictures, etc.
Basically a media center.
Although it must have the capability to play games older than 2006, which shouldn't be hard as I was running GTA - San Andreas on a 64 MB Intel two years ago.
I need a computer that can run simple games like; Combat Arms.
Now, I don't play my games at full resolution, I care about gameplay, not graphics.
I run all my games at 640x800 and 800x600.
I already have a GeForce 9500 Sparkle.
I honestly don't know much about processors.
I also don't know the FULL potential of ram.
I don't know if it's the processor or ram that gets the job done faster.
And; Because I love TigerDirect, I'm going to be buying a refurbished desktop, basically because the deals are fairly good.
I'm a multi-tasker, I always have Windows Live messenger open, as well as iTunes, Skype, Firefox, and a majority of the time I have Ventrillo open, if I'm gaming.
I don't want a 'superior' computer. I just want a computer that can get the job done.
I don't care about the operating system that is on the Machine.
I have a mouse, I have a keyboard, and I have a monitor. So it doesn't matter if the computer doesn't come with either of the items.
The preferred cost is 300-350, but I am willing to pay up to 400. If I have to, I'll pay 450.
(I basically want a computer that can stream videos, stand editing pictures/drawing, and play low-requirement games like Combat Arms. )
I don't give a care for games newer than 2006, and I rarely buy games for the pc as I have a PS3 and Xbox360.
Any advice and/or help is appreciated. ( But I really want to hear about processor speed, and ram, as to; How it effects games/Multi Tasking/etc. )
Edited by ZlobIsFun, 17 December 2009 - 11:32 AM.