Question by BCTennis: How does this sound for a medium-ranged gaming desktop computer?
AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core 5600+
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium
20 inch E207WFP Widescreen Digital Flat Panel
3GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz – 4 DIMMs
320GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/DataBurst Cache™
16x DVD+/-RW Drive
256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600GT-DDR3
Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio
Logitech Cordless Desktop S 510 Keyboard and Mouse
No Floppy Drive Included
56K PCI Data Fax Modem
My Software & Accessories
Microsoft® Office Home and Student 2007
DataSafe included with DellCare Service bundle
6 Months of America Online Membership Included
Mouse included with Keyboard purchase
Adobe® Acrobat® Reader 8.1
Integrated 10/100 Ethernet
Windows Vista™ Premium
No Entertainment software pre-installed
Well I would like to play games like Civilization 4 and Rome: Total War.
Answer by joegr2005
Wonderful. I would use it in a heart beat…BUTTTTTTT>>>
Two concerns. Graphics card is decent – mediocre, but isnt that what you were going for?
Biggest concern is windows vista. As an overall performance and liking, the ratings and usability is down the tubes more than Mario and Luigi in video games you might play. There’s a reason why you have 3GB or RAM. And that’s because Vista EATS computer resources more than cookie monster and cookies. Many cpu gurus are still avoiding vista and reverting to XP, yet still, until all the bugs get defunked.
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