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FoolBird66

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#1 12 years ago

OKay, so I'm going to get a Dell Dimension B110 for $359. I was wondering is this PC capable of playing games such as KotOR, Battlefield 1942, C and C: Generals, and LotR the Return of the King. I know it has the 2.53 GHz Intel Celeron D processor, wich is more than enouh but it has this Integrated Intel Extreme Graphics 2 video card. Is that enough? If it isn't I've already made plans to get myself an ATI Radeon 9250 for $47.00 off of New Egg.




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#2 12 years ago

well, even that 9250 is going to hurt ya....

what are the other specs???

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Aristotle13

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#3 12 years ago

it may play those games, but at very low settings. You also may want to consider getting newer games, which it will absolutely struggle with. I'd second the fact that the 9250 is not going to be much of a step up. Search around, you'd be better off with a 7600 DDR2 card that I've seen for $99.




Huffardo

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#4 12 years ago

Do NOT buy that awful thing they call a computer, please. :(

1. No AGP or PCI-E slot 2. Terrible performance 3. Horrible processor 4. Minimal amount of memory 5. It's a Dell 6. Is that not enough?

EDIT: Even if you don't have the money to get anything better, at least try to get a few hundred extra together first.




Aristotle13

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#5 12 years ago

Yikes, no AGP or PCI-E. doesn't sound like it'll do much of anything besides surf the web and type up a resume or two. if this is for gaming, at any extent, then definately a heck no, but not because it's just a Dell. Look for a HP on sale that allows for a PCI-Express video card. I picked one up a couple months back for $629. Matter fact, the rig I have in my sig is an HP.




Agentlaidlaw

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#6 12 years ago

Dude its a Dell........... Ugh hell no that thing is crap. Like said above, crap processor and no AGP or PCI-Exprees slots... Save some money and build a nice rig.




Greenvalv

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#7 12 years ago

Read this: http://www.pcguide.com/byop/index.htm Ought to help.....




Chocu1a

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#8 12 years ago

This would be a much better deal: http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=4532523 If you don't need a monitor, you can check out this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16883102669. If you want somthing for gaming, go with an amd based system. Save up for a good inexpensive graphics card, such as a nvidia 6600gt or 7600 or a radeon x800.




Oblivious

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#9 12 years ago
Aristotle13Matter fact, the rig I have in my sig is an HP.

I think your rig barely qualifies as an HP anymore! :p

to the OP: You can get a better Dell (or HP, etc) that does have a PCI-e slot for just a little bit more $$. Even if you don't buy the video card immediately, you need to have the slot available so it's an option in the future. The 9250 is certainly better than onboard video, but not by much. There are better options for nearly the same price. The people here can suggest the best video card(s) for whatever you're looking to spend, even if it's only $50-$75.

I also second going for an HP. I've had both a Dell Dimension 4550 and an HP Pavilion 9800, and the HP was built with better parts and no proprietary stuff.




Aristotle13

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#10 12 years ago

[quote=Oblivious]I think your rig barely qualifies as an HP anymore! :p quote] lmao, yeah but technically... Okay, after I get my 150 raptor and throw an OEM copy of WinXP I guess I can't say that any longer. LOL