cheap pc - is it any good?

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  1. huwg

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    I've got an opportunity to get one of these, at a seriously low price (genuine and legal)
    http://www.ciao.co.uk/Compaq_Evo_D310__5361309/TabId/4

    whilst not a games machine, is is much better specced than my current PC (onboard graphics, no 3d :thumbsdow)
    is it worth a pop?
    It doesn't have a dedicated 3d card, but will it run games such as deus ex and quake III
     
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    integrated graphics - no chance.

    Most ask for at least a 128mb graphics card, with a 256mb preferrable.

    Most recent games of any sort require a 64mb card.
     
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    It's not too good for gaming. The case is too small for a decent graphics card - it'll fit in but the airflow will be poor, and you'll need to replace that weedy 180w PSU.
     
  4. huwg

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    fair enough, only £100 (without monitor) though.

    thanks for the replies, they've confirmed my thoughts
     
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    I suppose you could look for a mobo with a Pentium 4.2 CPU on it. It might cost about the same as that whole desktop though, but you can use the case of your current PC, and it's PSU (if it's 350w) to support the P4 mobo and a new GFX card.
    Ti4200 cards are good budget cards still. They don't support Direct X 9 modes but they can be heavily overclocked and can get similar performances to 9700 cards. Beter yet, look for a cheap 9700.
     
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    Can you get me one for £100 would be interested as a internet/ storage PC as I reckon it would run nice and quiet rather than use my current one that has Fans all over it (overclocked)
     
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    http://www.dorothybradbury.co.uk/

    I bought a few very low noise fans from here. One to replace my CPU fan, one for the GFX card and one for the case, though it's so quiet now can I keep the case open.
     

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