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    I Need a consult about a PC


    Good evening / Morning Everybody
    I would be so happy if some one give me one precise answer to my question .. it wouldnt take more than " one line " from You
    The question is :
    I'm gonna buy a PC with this specs , I want to know for how many years it will be compatible with new applications and games from 2012 On
    The PC specifications are

    MB : gigabyte G41
    Processor : intel Core 2 Duo 2.9 GHz
    Ram : 8 GB
    VGA : nVidia GPU Geforce G210 1024 MB
    HDD : 1000 GB

    Roughly for how how many years I can play high resolution games ?

    Thanks a million in advance for every caring soul who would donate time to help me

    Yours Sincerely
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    It's not quite as simple of an answer as you think. But if you really want one, here you go: Many. You probably could get 2 years of being able to play games at the highest of high settings. But then another Crysis will come out and you'll have to scale back the water settings one notch. From there you just keep sliding down.

    (Please keep in mind I kept all the scathing answers out of this reply.)
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    thanks Adam for your reply , and thanks for not being sarcastic and scathing about my inexperienced question
    really thanks
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    another stupid question


    one of my friends here in Egypt told me buy a PC even if its more expensive than the laptop and with the same specs .. even if both are I3 intel processor and 4 GB ram .. the performance of a PC excels the that of a laptop ..
    is it true ?
    Here if I buy HP / le novo laptop with
    processor : I3
    Ram :4 GB
    and HDD: 500 GB
    it will be for 2900 LE
    while buying a PC without VGA with the same specs it will cost 3300 LE
    I dunno why should I buy a PC seriously :S
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    There's probably more pieces to the puzzle you aren't seeing. the extra 400 LE might be for monitor, keyboard, mouse, etc. Generally speaking laptops are best if you intend to travel/carry it around. You'll benefit from a more stable (and easier to cool) environment if you don't plan on taking the laptop with you. You know, kind of the right tool for the right job.
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    the 3300 includes everything
    but thanks anyway
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    In my experience you can expect to get 2-3 years out of a new machine at the most demanding levels. Technological information is doubling roughly every 2 years. In 2 years there will be new applications coming out that will defy what is currently available.
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    That's my point. the 3300 includes extras the laptop doesn't come with.
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    that is not right .. , laptops are NOT supposed to be cheaper .. , computer shops buy old hardware, and they store it at their shops (like the pc) , and then 6 month later, new hardware comes out with better specs and lower price ( the laptop) , but the shops still have the old pc to sell for the old price

    i have seen shops selling worthless 5 year old hardware for prices as if it was new!

    reasons to get a pc:

    can upgrade cpu / harddisk / gfx / ram
    easier to fix
    can have big screen or dual screen configuration

    reasons to get a laptop:

    can move around with it:
    can work on battery
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    VGA : nVidia GPU Geforce G210 1024 MB

    Roughly for how how many years I can play high resolution games ?
    that is a very "low end" card
    probably wont be able to run anything at good quality

    try to get a slightly older card with batter specs,

    google for "nVidia GPU Geforce G210 benchmark" to get a better idea,

    and use the same search method for any card
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    It's not THAT low end of a card. Unless you want to be on the bleeding edge all the time (and can afford it) buying a mid-priced GPU in a current day's field should get you several years of moderate graphics. I have a GeForce 9800 GTX and it still runs most things at medium-high settings. And that is about 3 years old now.
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    nvidia's 9800 is a high end card, so its normal to work fine for few years

    It's not THAT low end of a card
    he asked about "high resolution" gaming, which the above card can not provide at all, unless playing 3+ years old games
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    The G210 is newer than my 9800 by 2 years....
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    Originally Posted by AdamPI
    The G210 is newer than my 9800 by 2 years....
    but, ..
    the g210 is a low-end card, targeted at users who just want to play some hd videos,

    the 9800 is a high-end card, target at gfx intensive applications and games

    every series from nvidia or ati have the 3 types:
    low end
    mid range
    high end
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    Id go for a Core i-5 i-7 system the Core2Duo is quite outdated now.
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