Originally Posted by Aastii
i3's have hyperthreading, they don't have turboboost though, which the i5's do
You will get the best performance from building it yourself, you can get a better system than Echo posted, but for at least $50 less, and with that you get higher quality, more power and better warranties. If you don't feel confident though, the system Echo posted would do well enough
he wanted it simple right. so he is not gonna build it him self.
it it cheeper to build, but he will properly damage something, and dont know where things are placed.
about core i3: it is only a processor you should buy if you dont play any games.
with a core i3 on the h55 chipset gives you integrated graphic and you can safe money on not buying a graphic card.
however he IS playing some games. go for core i5 700 series. no need for core i7 in his case. maybe a core i5 600 is good anoth, but i will HIGHLY recommend the 700 as explaned in my above post.
again i am from danmark, and there is price defference from DK to USA(not just valuta, but things are more expensive here) so i wont find a system that i'll recommend. i dont have time to get into USA prices.
Originally Posted by Abba Zaba
What ever computer I get it would be used for internet, documents and Civ 5. Aastii I would love to build a computer myself, but with my technical expertise I would probably end up with a small explosive instead of a computer. ( That statement could be taken the wrong way huh?) I honestly wouldn't know how to build it myself; I wouldn't know where to begin.
The computers posted wouldn't run the game smoothly? At mid settings does the game look okay or is it a huge dip in graphic quality?
Also are these pre-built computers reliable?
i know that the system I posted will run it just fine. but i dont know if you can get it at better prise (I am not from America) but on THAT homepage i will buy that one.
because i dont want an i5 600 as explaned.
a pre build system should be reliable. if it was not the company whould have some troble replacing it and repairing it from angry customers.
you have a garanti of 2 years. (at least in danmark you have 2 years)