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Which Computer Would Be Better?

by Warpify / December 2, 2012 1:46 AM PST

Hey CNET this is my first post so I just wanna say Hi!

So my question is which computer should I get for Christmas. I know I can build my own computer but I'm way to scared that I wouldn't be able to put it together and the fact that I wouldn't know which parts are compatible with each other.

So here's the two computers:

The second one just went on sale it used to be 549 dollars now it's just 500.

The specs are on the site so please tell me which one would be better for like running games and running apps and stuff.

I wanna play like Minecraft and Trouble in Terrorist town and stuff and I do Graphics so it's gotta be able to run Photoshop and After Effects fast. Thanks guys Happy

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Nod to the AMD Radeon HD 7750
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 2, 2012 1:49 AM PST

You can research which video card games better on but either should run the apps you mentioned as well as similar machines.

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Help me out...
by Warpify / December 2, 2012 1:53 AM PST

So are you saying the AMD Rad 7750 is better? Because that is what I was thinking. The only thing about the second computer that I find a bit disappointing is the fact that it has a 300w psu...

Is that bad?

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No, I wrote you could research benchmarks to confirm it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 2, 2012 9:40 AM PST
In reply to: Help me out...

The newer GPUs do draw less power so as we see advances we see the usually 500+ Watt PSU shrink in size.

The maker of the PC usually has done the power tests. Or we hope they do.

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I'd go with the $499 one
by wpgwpg / December 2, 2012 1:53 AM PST

I'd go with the $499 one because it's less expensive and has double the hard drive space.

Good luck.

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Thank You!
by Warpify / December 2, 2012 1:54 AM PST

Thanks for the reply! That's what I was also thinking Happy

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