Which used PC is the better offer?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Frisco, Feb 19, 2015.

  1. Frisco macrumors 68020

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    I can get either of these for around $300. Both have Windows 7--good thing. I am looking for a fast Windows desktop for high end Office work that also supports multiple displays and Aero. I don't game.

    1) http://newjersey.craigslist.org/sys/4881670665.html
    It Has an Amd 3.2 ghz Quad Core Processor
    A Nvidia dedicated graphics card
    750gb hard drive!!! Lots of space
    Windows 7 64bit ultimate
    4 Gigs Ram
    From the screenshot it looks like it has a AMD phenom ii x4 965

    2) http://newjersey.craigslist.org/sys/4881830411.html
    Windows 7, 64 bit fresh install
    Amd FX quad core 4100 3.60 GHz (can be over clocked)
    8 GB Ram DDR3 (upgrade to 16 gb.)
    Nvidia 1Gb graphics card
    Gigabyte Motherboard
    Lg dvd Re- writeable
    320 GB hard drive

    I talked them both down to around $300. Which processor is better--both have a fresh install of Win 7 Ultimate. One has a lot of memory. The other has a huge hard drive--memory is more important to me.

    From what I researched it look like the AMD phenom ii x4 965 is a better CPU than the Amd FX quad core 4100 3.60 GHz?

    Thanks for any input!
     
  2. Altis macrumors 68000

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    Of the two, I'd go with the second. 8GB of RAM is decent, while the first one shows only 2GB in the screenshot of system properties -- are you sure it's 4GB?

    Either way, I'd still go with that one. 320GB is enough space, especially since you'll be putting an SSD in either, right? :cool:
     
  3. three macrumors 6502a

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    I'd have to say with the second PC. You can easily upgrade the HD if needed, 1TB HDs can be found for $50 - $60 now.
     

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