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

    Sep 24, 2002
    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 68030

    Sep 10, 2013
    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


    Jan 22, 2008
    Washington State
    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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