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    zacspeed's Avatar Pheasant plucker
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    A mate has asked me to look out for a cheap system, what do you guys think of this for the money (478)?

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    MEMORY - 512Mb PC 3200 DDR
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    What does your mate want to do with this PC? Thats not really a gaming pc, more of a casual once in a while game and just email and internet machine.


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    I don't think gaming will be an issue, more for P2P downloading & CD/DVD copying use (he's got a DVD writer already).

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    I think if this machine isn't going to be used for gaming (not that it couldn't handle today's games), then he'll have more than he needs. That's ok though, he won't have to upgrade for awhile either.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Skizo
    I think if this machine isn't going to be used for gaming (not that it couldn't handle today's games), then he'll have more than he needs. That's ok though, he won't have to upgrade for awhile either.
    I've trawled through the interweb for ages now & I think for the money, this seems the best system for him.
    I just wanted to know if there was anything obviously wrong with those specs/manufacturers (is the mobo prone to melting, shit like that)
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    The mobo most likely won't be melting unless u do some insane o/cing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gam3Guy
    The mobo most likely won't be melting unless u do some insane o/cing.
    Aww

    LOL

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    If he has a dvd writer already ,mabye save him some coin and skip the dvd . and cd-rw .

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    Quote Originally Posted by zacspeed
    Aww

    LOL

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    Is he likely to want a 64-bit chip in the near future?

    If the answer is yes, then you can probably get one for a small amount more now so go straight to it.

    If the answer is no, then why spend extra money on an upgradable motherboard when the upgrade board will cost almost as much as a new motherboard when the time comes.

    Either way, I wouldn't waste my time getting that mobo, I've seen too many of these "upgradable" systems over the years, and I've yet to see one that has actually been cost effective as an upgrade path.
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