Re: Buying a basic rig from a friend, Need advice on whether its reasonable
Are you getting a Monitor with that? Mouse, keyboard etc?
Whats your current rig? (So I can gauge how much of an improvement / reduction in performance you will get from buying this)
Your getting a quad core intel system, probably running at 2.5GHZ, and 8GB's of ddr2 RAM.
You would be able to run a fair amount of the games out at the moment on mid/low settings.. (from the info you have given)
Like above poster said, for 600+ new cpu (Lets say $660 or so). You could probably start a new build of your own, get completely new parts / guarantees on them, the newest type of ram DDR3, and probably a faster CPU. The new system you build wouldnt be majorly out performing his rig, but you would be better off your own price wise.
He isnt majorly overpricing his system either.. work him down a bit :P