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im thinking about buying it, i would be using it mainly for playing games lik, starcraft2 and lol
By the looks of it you are not a wiz at things like this.
But you have done a good job.
For what you need the i5 is more than fine.
2 things though.
The graphics card is a bit cheap. Would go for something more powerful than that for gaming.
Also a SSD is a great addition to any gaming computer. Running OS and other programs of that and keeping hard drive for storage for games and media is best. This helps performance a lot as OS, Antivirus and other background programs do add up and lower the read/write of harddrives so would lower speed for the game.
As suggested by another member a i7 would be cool. But for what you need and looking at it you really don't need one and would be better spending money on the graphics than the CPU.
answered Jul 22 '12 at 22:27
I've actually just done some more research in regards to this. It appears that the 2320 is a second generation (sandy bridge) processor. There are mixed reviews on its capabilities in regards to gaming, it will hold up on certain games but heavy ended games such as Diablo III it may struggle with. In the end it's your own decision. The only thing I would say, I've pointed it out in my last response, that this is now an old processor. Ivy bridge has been out for about 2-3 months now so that's the most up to date processor. I would again go for an i7 processor within Ivy Bridge so you are perhaps looking at a i7-3770k rather than the i5-2320 in the specs above.
These can be quite pricy but worth it in my opinion. If you wanted one down from that the i5 chipset is year is i5-3570k. Hope this has helped.
answered Jul 22 '12 at 21:36
The only thing that would make it better is changing your operating system or upgrading to Windows 7 Ultimate.
answered Jul 23 '12 at 12:41
Where the heck did you get 8 USB ports?! I'm not much for graphics, but 3 GHz is pretty awesome, though the hard drive is nothing to speak of. I can hardly believe that there's one out there with that little memory and that great of processor. 4 gb of RAM is your norm... not too bad, not spectacular
answered Jul 24 '12 at 18:02
the CPU is fast enough for the games you listed but the GPU is not fast enough and will need to be replaced.
if it is a store bought prebuilt system then this is the start of your issues.
Most systems with those specs use the cheapest components possible for the system, which means, a bare minimum power supply (often a 250-300 watt power supply) so upgrading the videocard will also mean upgrading the power supply (if you were to put the cost of those upgrades into the system to begin with, you would have something much better especially if you build your own system
and if it is the low profile dell system that I am finding in google, then that is even worst as you will be stuck with low profile cards that would not handle the games maxed out, and you not be able to get a power supply that can handle faster hardware (at least not at a reasonable cost)
overall, it is a bad deal if you plan to do any gaming (and if it is a inspiron 660 then it is a bad deal at any price above $400 USD)
answered Jul 26 '12 at 05:27
Yes, the specs look tantalising, the only issue with it is that its running Windows. A safe haven for bugs.
answered Jul 22 '12 at 18:48