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Computer Purchase advice

tarnoktarnok Registered User regular
edited May 2007 in Games and Technology
My friend wants to buy a new computer. His main goal is to be able to play all the hot new graphics card raping games for the next five years or so and then limp along for as long as possible after that. He was looking at this beast but then I mentioned this little number.

The question is, is it cheaper to get the woot and upgrade to the graphics/ram/physics processor of the monster or to just get the scary looking computer in the first place?

Wii Code:
0431-6094-6446-7088
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    gneGnegneGne Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    No computer will last 5 years for playing the latest games. If you want most of your computer to last, you'll have to build one yourself and replace some components every 2 years.

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    RohanRohan Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    If you're going to install upgrades anyway, why not just build a new one for much cheaper than any machine you could buy? I suppose warranty is an issue?

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    tarnoktarnok Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Ok, unreasonable time frame aside and assuming the my friend doesn't have the time or inclination to build a pc, which option would hold him the longest for the least money?

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    Wii Code:
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    VeeveeVeevee WisconsinRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Core 2 Duo is a much better CPU than the woot's offer. If you have to get either of those two, get the Dell. I'd personally build mine, since for $1500 I can get near top of the line easily.

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    FaceballMcDougalFaceballMcDougal Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Keep the DS and get a Wii









    wait... sorry canned PA response just jumped out of me

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