You'll want the restore media so you can begin with a clean install or start.
The FX 3400 is about a Nvidia 6800 (about equivalent to the Geforce 6800 GTO, ) so while the CPU is nice enough, you have the usual 4GB RAM this card is dated. At least the machine has PCIE if you find the card lacking.
You'll likely play everything but want more video card power.
After having my fair share of problems with the PS3 as well as my laptop actually going out recently, Ive decided that I want to get a desktop computer now with the capability of playing some games. Im not looking for anything like alienware or something that will max out every game with no lag whatsoever, just a nice mid range computer that can handle a good majority of the games out now. I found this one on craigslist listed for $250 and Im wondering if its worth it. (its used and the name of it is the HP XW8200 workstation)The specs it has listed are:
Dual 3.6Ghz Xeon (64 bit)
Quadro FX3400 graphics
My old laptop had a dual core AMD X2 and a radeon 3100 integrated graphics card so Im looking for something that can do at least better than that. I couldnt really find much info on the FX3400, is that a decent graphics card? On a side note, just to give you all an idea of what kind of gamrs I play, a couple of recent pc games I bought are Sims 3, Resident Evil 5, and Batman Arkham Asylum at a buy 2, get 1 free sale. Any insight on this would greatly be appreciated, $250 seems like a good deal seeing as how much I see them going used for online but on the flipside, idk if its any good for gaming as well.