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Frequently Asked Questions...

xbox360 vs pc?

i am ethier going to get a xbox360 elite or a new pc
PC specs:
E6750 $210
x1650 pro diamond- upgrade later when i have more money $109
2 gigs ram $75
gigabyte p35 motherboard $100- upgrade to penryn later
western digital 250gig 7200rpm $64- upgrade to a raptor later
vista home basic $90
Sunbeam AC-T Transparent Clear Acrylic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case- $50
APEVIA ATX-CW500WP4 500W Power Supply-$30
Sony NEC Optiarc Black IDE $17

its a cheap gaming rig right now but will upgrade more later (i dont have that much money right now)
so xbox or cheap rig


Answer:

To put it simply, your hardware list sucks. The graphics card is the most important component when gaming, and the x1650pro is bottom of the barrel.

Look at the blue lines:

http://www23.tomshardware.com/graphics_2007.html?modelx=33&model1=778&model2=735&chart=277

You generally want 40frames per second minimum while playing fast paced games like first person shooters.

Here is the e6750 vs the e2140 @ 2.4ghz in gaming (red lines)

http://www23.tomshardware.com/cpu_2007.html?modelx=33&model1=877&model2=873&chart=425

If you want gaming as the main objective on a budget, this is what you buy through newegg.com:

$75 - Pentium e2140 (uses the Core 2 chipset, just with less cache and will easily overclock to 2.4hz on the stock fan/heatsink)
$250 - Nvidia 8800gts 320mb
$130 - Gigabyte P35 motherboard (will take quads)
$75 - 2gb of DDR2
$20 - Rosewill mid-tower case
$60 - 250gb SATA
$25 - DVD / CD burner
$75 - 500watt+ power supply with 35+amps on the +12v rails (FSP, SeaSonic, Tagan, Corsair, or other "top-tier" PSU's)
$80 - XP home

For a total of $790...your list came to over $800 with pathetic gaming performance.

You should really research before spending your money. tomshardware.com and anandtech.com great sites with usefull forums.

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