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by corsair26 / May 14, 2011 8:20 AM PDT

Hello, just wondering if this: http://www.qvc.com/qic/qvcapp.aspx/view.2/app.detail/params.item.E166981.desc.HP-Pavilion-4GB-RAM-1TB-HD-DVD-RW-20-Monitor--4Yr-McAfee/walk.yah.0103~1115~5725#BVQAWidgetID

Coupled with a Radeon 6570 (or equivalent) would be decent for gaming. I know I can build better but have to settle for something that I can make payments on Happy I really only play MMO's (WoW, LOTRO, STO) and games like Starcraft II. Trying to figure out if this system and video card will let me run that stuff, not on Ultra settings but at least to the point where the games are enjoyable. Any feedback would be great, thanks!

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I advise to not do this. Why? "Slimline"
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 14, 2011 8:32 AM PDT
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OK.....
by corsair26 / May 14, 2011 11:06 AM PDT

Well the problem is I'm trying to find something on a site like QVC or HSN that offers a payment plan since my credit is crap. So you're saying I won't be able to fit a new video card and power supply in this case if needed?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 14, 2011 11:56 AM PDT
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I don't know your tech limits. Many will whip out metal shears, drills and solder irons to modify anything that would need it. SLIMLINE cases for those that need to keep it simple to non-power tools must be avoided.

I'd avoid the slimline models UNLESS they are ready to use AS-IS.
Bob

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Decision.....
by corsair26 / May 15, 2011 1:41 AM PDT
In reply to: Sorry.

Well, I ended up going with an Alienware Aurora desktop, not the ALX, just the normal one. I'm hoping that will be good enough!

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 15, 2011 1:53 AM PDT
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Is available in many setups. Almost all are geared up for gaming.
Bob

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