Re: Should I buy this computer?
The GPUs aren't that bad. The GTS 450 and the HD 5750 are both perfectly doable cards still - the frames won't be epic but it would be sufficient if you're on a budget. I'd just like to put it out there, that i doubt you'd be able to get a machine to play on high at 1920x1200 for $400. Even used, high end gaming machines will retain their value and sell for around $800-1000 still.
You're not going to find 1155 in your price range, so you're going to have to consider perhaps opening your mind to AMD/Socket AM3 setups, or just continuing to look at the 1156.
Even on a budget you'll want to be looking at:
- DDR3 Memory - Double-Data Rate Version 3; this technology has been around for a while now - DDR3 is standard in almost all newer machines. It's faster than DDR2.
- Upper 5000/6000 series or GTX series GPUs - The newer generation of GPUs (the kind BF3 will be intending to run on) - such as the 5850, 6870, GTX 460, GTX 560 Ti etc.
- big drives because games + windows eats up space.
and so on.
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