October 25th, 2011, 12:38 PM
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
October 25th, 2011, 03:44 PM
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.)
October 28th, 2011, 04:10 AM
thanks Adam for your reply , and thanks for not being sarcastic and scathing about my inexperienced question
October 28th, 2011, 04:16 AM
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
October 28th, 2011, 11:35 AM
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.
October 28th, 2011, 11:54 AM
the 3300 includes everything
but thanks anyway
October 28th, 2011, 01:41 PM
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.
October 28th, 2011, 01:59 PM
That's my point. the 3300 includes extras the laptop doesn't come with.
October 28th, 2011, 02:33 PM
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
November 3rd, 2011, 11:41 AM
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
November 4th, 2011, 10:19 AM
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.
November 4th, 2011, 02:43 PM
nvidia's 9800 is a high end card, so its normal to work fine for few years
he asked about "high resolution" gaming, which the above card can not provide at all, unless playing 3+ years old games
November 7th, 2011, 09:22 AM
The G210 is newer than my 9800 by 2 years....
November 8th, 2011, 12:18 PM
Originally Posted by AdamPI
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:
November 14th, 2011, 03:58 PM
Id go for a Core i-5 i-7 system the Core2Duo is quite outdated now.