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Posted 01 February 2016 - 04:58 AM
Posted 03 February 2016 - 09:55 PM
Well...for 3D gaming at any quality or full screen these machines are not going to cut it. Power supply is weak and graphics cards are rather low powered. For any serious gaming you'd want a 500 watt power supply and probably Nvidia GTX 960 or minimum AMD R7 360.
Having upgraded a number of machines from Windows 7 or 8,1 to Windows 10, I think it's best to get Windows 10 factory installed from the get-go (assuming you'll want to have it eventually.)
Posted 04 February 2016 - 05:37 AM
Posted 04 February 2016 - 03:29 PM
You can pick up an R7 360 for a bit over $100 but it needs a 500 W power supply with a PCI-e connector to supply the power. It's your call but I don't think the video cards listed in the machines above are much of an improvement over a good APU or Intel HD video, frankly.
Posted 04 February 2016 - 06:15 PM
Building a PC will increase value fairly significantly. Would you be willing to build?
One time I did this, some years back. While it wasn't that difficult, there were parts I had trouble with. I remember over the course of owning it there was one or two odd things it would do that always made me suspect I messed something up. Regardless the computer never broke or burnt out or anything like that.
Still, not crazy about the idea, and the option of doing so did come to mind, but I figured it's not worth looking into unless I wanted to spend a bit more. I'm noticing now the price is changing on some of these computers, they were all at $429 when I looked at them.
I guess it comes down to I'm under the impression these 3 are my options, at the price I'm willing to spend right now. I mean I'm sure there's $450 PC's plenty elsewhere but I just figured I'd narrow it down to these available on newegg, and I'm sure anything in that price range is roughly the same. Either way, its going to beat using old laptops.
Edited by satch4684, 04 February 2016 - 06:18 PM.
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