Which PC Would You Recommend From These Two?

Session9

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There's two PCs on eBay that my brother is looking at buying.

I wanna know which of the two you guys would recommend, which is better.
He wants to do the usual boy stuff, play high end games, surf the net, sit on youtube for three hours straight, download a bunch of things, play music etc.

The games thing is the main one I think, he does a lot online, like COD4, warcraft etc.

They both have two year warranties, have been tested, have drivers and manuals included, etc ladida.
No monitors or Windows or accessories or anything like that, he doesn't need them.



First one:
AMD Athlon II X2 Dual Core 240 2.8G 320Gb 4GB 9500GT/1G - eBay Athlon 64, AMD, Desktop PCs, Computers. (end time 22-Nov-09 15:11:48 AEDST)

CPU : AMD Athlon II X2 240 2.8GHz Dual-Core Processor
Case : ATX Midi Tower Case with 550W Power Supply
Motherboards : Gigabyte GA-M61PME-S2P M/board
DDR2 memory : 4Gb DDR2 PC-6400 240-pin 800MHz RAM
Video Card : Nvidia 9500GT 1G Video Card
Hard Drive : 320GB SATA2 Hard Drive
Optical Driver : 22x Dual Layer DVD Super All Write Drive
Sound Card : Intel High Definition Audio (onboard)
Network Card : Ethernet network adapter (onboard)
OS: Pre-loaded Windows 7 Home Premium Trial Version



Second one:
Dual Core E5300 2.6GHz/ 500GB/ 4GB/ DVDRW/ 9500GT 1GB - eBay Core 2 Duo, Intel, Desktop PCs, Computers. (end time 12-Dec-09 23:12:48 AEDST)

CPU : Intel Pentium Dual Core E5300 2.6Ghz, 2MB Cache, 800MHz FSB
Case : ATX Midi Tower Case with 500W Power Supply
Motherboards : Intel G31 Chipset LGA775 1333FSB DDR2 mATX Motherboard
DDR2 memory : 4Gb DDR2 PC-6400 240-pin 800MHz RAM
Video card : Nvidia GF9500GT 1GB Video Card
Hard Drive : 500Gb SATA Hard Drive
Optical Driver : 22x Dual Layer DVD Super All Write Drive
Sound Card : Intel High Definition Audio (onboard)
Network Card : Ethernet network adapter (onboard)
OS: Pre-loaded Windows 7 Home Premium Trial Version
 

hadmad

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i think i would go for the amd for gaming i dont do much gaming myself but mates of mine are very big gamers and from what they say they per fair amd and with hard drives been so cheap its an easy upgrade at a later stage
 

rtm27

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Hard drives are getting cheaper, and he can get an external one to back up his hard drive and still have enough space to store tons of items on it.
 

Session9

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So the AMD one it is?
Will the RAM and graphics card do a good job for what he needs?


And true..he can always get another hard drive.
 

rtm27

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As far as I can tell, the graphics card will be decent enough for some gaming. As for the ram, if it comes with 4GB of ram, then I assume it's a 64-bit OS, upgradeable to either 6GB or 8GB of ram.
 

hadmad

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ya id say he be fine the gc is a nice card and is on the cod list of cards ram is also very cheap when it comes to ddr 2 but with 4 gig he should be grand
 

Session9

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He'll get more RAM eventually.

It is a 64bit OS.


He bought the AMD one just before time ran out haha

Thanks heaps guys :grin:
 
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