|Garcian Smith said:
You really should consider upgrading your entire PC if you can spare the cash. Even the "hobo box" in the OP will blow a P4 2.6 GHz box out of the water. For reference, you're probably sporting an old "Northwood" P4 with only 512 KB L2 cache, an ancient Socket 478 mobo with no PCI-E slots (so you'll have to upgrade into an equally outdated and overpriced AGP card, probably from the secondary market) and MAYBE a max of 4 GB slow DDR2 667 RAM if you're lucky and got a high-end-for-the-time mobo. Also, with that setup you're probably still running Win XP, which you shouldn't be if you're at all serious about PC gaming.
You'll have trouble running on minimum settings even if you upgrade to the best AGP card, Socket 478 CPU, and RAM that you can find.
Hey! good guess! it is a Northwood P4 with 512KB L2 cache, Socket 478 mPGA, and no PCI-E slots (i checked, i just remembered i have cpu-z installed plus, the cpu is 2.8Ghz, was thinking of the shit of a pc my brother-in-law has lol). ram's just 1GB and just DDR HAHAHAHAHA!!!
I like XP, better than vista i'm even thinking of going linux just to make my head hurt, plus i hate MS! only reason i'm running xp is i don't have the slightest idea on how to run linux. I'd go Mac but the damn shit is stupidly expensive.
Lastly, the only pc games i'm currently really interested in are starcraf2 and diablo3. though i have been considering in getting an xbox360 but looking at their exclusive list, i can play most of them on a decent pc. hence why i'm looking at building a bit better gaming pc (well, bettern than this piece of trash i'm typing on )