Need help buying a Dual Core or Quad Core PC

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  1. WiiCube_2013
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    Since I do all my gaming on consoles I generally use PC just for office stuff, internet and watching/listening to media so as such this one that I use which is 2GB RAM, 2.80 GHz w/P4 (Windows 7) and want to buy a tower of 4GB-8GB.

    I was looking at these two:

    4GB - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dell-Opti...940?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item43cae34974

    8GB - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FAST-DELL...643?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item1c53f48753

    Would the 4GB edition be more than enough since I wouldn't use it heavily?

    By the way, the tower that I'm using is noisy as fuck! And another reason I want to get another one.
     
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    If you want to reduce the noise, you could always simply buy a quiet case (e.g. Fractal Design R4 or later) and get a quieter aftermarket cooler for the CPU. Then all you need to do is move the motherboard and other parts from one case to the other.

    As for those systems you linked, I would personally avoid both of them. Being Dell slimline products and refurbished ones at that (where they don't specify which CPU it has), there is no guarantee of how long they will last and it is fairly certain that after a few months, they will be as loud as your current case. On the other hand, both systems would be adequate for your needs (just about anything is adequate for your needs).
     
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    It says pentium dual core on the first one, I would avoid that.
    The second one is core 2 quad which is much better.
     
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    Don't buy pre-builds, you're paying for the brand. Put some effort into your PC, go to PC Parts Picker and Newegg, get some proper components with good reviews and stick it together. It's really not difficult - just abstract it to Lego blocks, everything's plug and play these days.
     
  5. WiiCube_2013
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    Other than the noise, it's also sluggish when it comes to YouTube videos.

    So in a range between £90-£160 what could you recommend me?
     
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    Unfortunately, with his seemingly small budget, it's going to be difficult to put anything together that will work remotely well within his price range. And assuming his P4 build is as old as I think, he probably won't be able to reuse many parts besides maybe the HDD, case and...maybe the PSU, if it's recent enough to support newer mobo's?

    @OP, your very limited budget isn't going to get you anything remotely good, unfortunately. I wouldn't recommend either of the two Dell desktops, but I don't think I can actually recommend anything that's actually of worth with your low budget. You'll either have to up your budget or stick with what you have until you have enough money to buy something remotely ok.
     
  7. WiiCube_2013
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    The reason I don't want to spend too much is because when I download shows/movies I just connect the USB to the LED TV and YouTube's on 360/WiiU/PS3 so you see why my price range is low.

    Plus, I prefer watching it on the bed at my bedroom while the PC's in the livingroom.