View Full Version : HELP Please, Buying a new PC tomorrow, will this do????

20-07-2010, 21:10
Intel Pentium dual core E5300 processor.

2.60GHz processor speed.


320GB SATA hard drive.

Multi format dual layer drive.
NVIDIA GeForce 7050 graphics.

Windows 7 Premium operating system installed.

how many leagues would it play?
64 bit? does it have it? if it does have it how will it affect me?
windows 7? how does it differ from XP?

Thanks in advance

20-07-2010, 21:29
not sure if your graphics card will cut the mustard to be honest.

20-07-2010, 21:32
on a scale of 1-10 were would you rate this graphics card?

Brian Shanahan
20-07-2010, 22:11
It will I'm running the same graphics card and I can get games up to Fallout 3 running on it with only slight lag. Dual core processor should be good to.

I can get all leagues to run on mine, though processing can go a bit slow.

21-07-2010, 03:11
McNeils, I don't know where you're going for your computer, but you should at least check out http://3btech.net/. Check out their barebones kits as well as their fully built systems. If you do, I would suggest going to http://www.newegg.com/ or somewhere similar for your graphics card and then wherever you can get the best price for your monitor. My family and I have bought our last 5 computers from 3btech. I've not found a better place online to go for desktops.

If you're looking for places to go for advice about hardware, you can't look much further than http://www.tomshardware.com/us/. I would recommend looking through their graphics card roundups and their gaming graphics charts.

If you don't mind me asking, how much are you going to pay for that system? I bought a system about a year ago with a: E7300 2.7 GHz dual core, 4 GB DDR2, Radeon HD4670 1GB, 500GB Western Digital SATA, and an LG 20" widescreen for around $500. Feel free to hit me up if you have any other questions.

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Passion Fruit
21-07-2010, 11:15
Have a pop over to the Guru3D forums. Should be able to part out a rig for you if you set a budget. You can PM me personally if you like and i'll give you a bit of advice.

I'm not sure what Brian Shanahan is talking about with that GPU though, the 7050 is not a gaming card at all. It's good for browsing the web at the most, so his definition of running fallout 3 on it is up for debate. It's beyond low-end, i'd rate it a 1.

21-07-2010, 13:58
Dont expect too much from this computer. Its pretty much the lowest spec you can find if you are ignoring the atom based nettops. If you dont have a lot of money perhaps it would be wiser to look at some used computers. You can get a much faster computer for the same amount of money with a proper gfx card. I didnt even know you can still find 7050 based computers in the shops.

21-07-2010, 14:02
are you defo buying that pc? if not, whats your budget? and im sure several more options can be given