|That reply wasn't very nice. In reality you cant expect it to play the newest games 5 years from now. Many of the newest games Are multicore capable. This means they can benefit from running more then one task at a time. The dual cores are nice, but after using a quad I would never go back. Quads are great for fast load times. Your also want to look for vista or xp since many games are not compatible with windows 7 yet. You want a min of 2 gigs of ram since ram is the cheapest upgrade you can make. You also want a hard drive that is at least 7500 rpm. If you can afford it, a raid 0 for additional speed is nice. You also want a decent graphics card for gaming so buy a comp with a radion 48xx or above. |
I know this is a little over budget, http://www.gateway.com/systems/prod...
but this has an i7 under the hood. That's a supper fast CPU, faster then quad and can handle more tasks. It can do 8 things at once. It also has a 4850 which is a decent GFX card. HAs 3 extra slots for ram upgrades in future and a 500w power supply. 500w is enough to upgrade your graphics card int he future if you want. Its a pretty awesome comp and gateway makes pretty good products. I have a gateway laptop and am quite impressed.
Intel DP35DPM Socket 775 Motherboard
Intel Quad Core Kentsfield 2.4Ghz Q6600 CPU
Ultra 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Dual Channel 2X1024