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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 2
01-12-2010, 11:22 AM
Originally Posted by Captain_Tom View Post
Hi everyone.

I haven't bought a computer in soooo long. I'm not much of a game player but I really want to play this game. Anyways, I went to Best Buy today to checkout what's new and exciting. I sure would appreciate your comments and advice. Here is the two computers I am looking at.

HP Phenom II X4 910 (model E9220Y)
Windows 7 Home 64bit
AMD quad core
8 gig DDR3
1TB hard drive (5400rpm)
DVD writer w/lightscribe
Radeon 4350 w/ HDMI, 512MB

Dell core i7 860
Windows 7 Home 64bit
Intel quad core 2.8ghz
8 gig DDR3
1 TB hard drive 7200rpm
DVD writer
Nvidia GTS240 w/ HDMI, 1024MB

Thanks for any advice, feel free recommend your own.
I would pick up the Phenom II X4 system, take the 300 you saved, and pick up one of these puppies with the saved cash (Radeon HD 5850).

The Radeon HD 4350 won't run any games of note, because it's strictly an HTPC card, and the Geforce GTS240 is alright, but it's a entry level card. That cheaper system has more than enough base system performance though, so pair it up with a video card like the one I linked and your games will FLY.